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Calendar

  • Community Calendar

    The following are events happening in Taylor County. To submit an event for publication, email reporter@cknj.com or call (270) 465-8111.

    Friday, Aug. 29

    Blood Drive – American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Walmart from 2 to 7 p.m. (800) 733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org

  • Birthday List

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Central Kentucky News-Journal needs help. Call (270) 465-8111 or email reporter@cknj.com to add a name to the list. If a person is deceased, please let us know.

    The January birthstone is the garnet; the flower is the carnation.

    The February birthstone is the amethyst; the flower is the violet.

    The March birthstone is the aquamarine; the flower is the daffodil.

    The April birthstone is the diamond; the flower is the daisy or sweet pea.

  • On-Going

    Clubs/Organizations

    • Campbellsville American Legion Post 82 hosts bingo every Monday at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. (270) 465-7131

    • Taylor County Sportsman Club meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the club house. (270) 465-7639

    • Habitat for Humanity meets the third Monday of each month. (270) 469-9080 or (270) 465-2543

  • GriefShare support group forms, meetings start Sept. 2

    A new grief support group has formed in Taylor County, and meetings begin Sept. 2.

    Dr. Lynda Collins will lead the group, which will meet for 13 weeks at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

    The group is called GriefShare and is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It's a place to be around people who understand what the others are feeling.

    At GriefShare, those attending will learn about recovering from grief and renewing hope for the future.

  • Homeplace to host annual fall festival

    The annual fall heritage festival at The Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The family-oriented festival will feature new activities and the most popular activities from previous years.

    There is a $5 parking fee, which includes one ticket each for up to three children younger than 12. The tickets are for the barrel train, hay ride and face painting. Additional tickets are $1.

  • TRH to offer free vein screening

    Varicose veins affect half of the people older than 50 and can start earlier, for example, following pregnancy in women.

    People might notice darkened leg veins first as a cosmetic nuisance, a reason not to wear shorts. But for some people, varicose veins and related conditions can lead to significant leg pain, swelling and difficulty sleeping, along with more serious complications such as wounds, ulcers and dangerous blood clots.

  • Booth space available at arts and crafts festival

    Booth space is now available for the Green River Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be Saturday, Nov. 22.

    The annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Taylor County middle and high schools.

    Taylor County Band Boosters sponsors the event.

    Vendors will begin setting up on Friday, Nov. 21.

    Booth space is 8x10 and rental fee is $40 for the day or $70 for two spaces. Access to electricity will cost an additional $5.

    Canopies aren't allowed and vendors are responsible for their tables and extension cords.

  • Diversity festival to feature art contest, other activities

    Greater Campbellsville United will sponsor its annual community Diversity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor County Extension Office.

    There will be several activities, including a youth art show.

    Students in kindergarten through high school can use any medium to express what makes them unique. All participants will receive a ribbon and be entered into a drawing for a prize.

  • Library offers free classes

    Taylor County Public Library offers free computer classes each month.

    A basic computers class is taught at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

    A computer club for seniors meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.

    And on the third Thursday each month, specific social media and software classes are taught at 2 p.m. Classes include Facebook, Pinterest, Microsoft Publisher and more.

    No registration is required to attend.

    The library also offers appointments to those who need help with their e-reader devices.

  • CU turns 100-year-old oak tree into praying hands

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    A 100-year-old oak tree on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn is now an 8-foot, 2,000- to 3,000-pound set of praying hands.

    Rob Peterson, a Louisville chainsaw artist, carved the praying hands for the university. It will be placed outside the pergola between the Administration Building and Stapp Lawn.