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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.

    Wednesday, July 30

    Organized Chaos – Campbellsville Baptist Church will host Organized Mass Chaos at Veterans Memorial Park for first- through sixth-grade students from 7 to 8 p.m. (270) 465-8115

    Through July 31

  • 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

  • Al-Anon meetings offered for those affected by drinking

    Three Al-Anon meetings are offered in Taylor County for friends or family members affected by someone's drinking.

    Meetings are on Mondays at noon and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church and on Fridays at 8 p.m. at The Haven Club.

    The following is taken from the "One Day at a Time" daily reading material given to Al-Anon members.

  • National Guard accepting applications for youth program

    The Kentucky National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program is accepting applications for fall classes, which begin on July 13.

    Jointly funded between the federal government and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard, Youth ChalleNGe is designed to help youth ages 16 to 18 get a jump-start on life.

    The 22-week curriculum covers extensive academic studies geared toward completing a high school diploma as well as physical fitness, leadership and community awareness projects. The program has been around for nearly 20 years.

  • CU students writing book about Vietnam War

    A book honoring those from Taylor County who served during the Vietnam War is being written by mass communication students at Campbellsville University, and help is needed if the book is to become a reality.

    Those who are a veteran of the Vietnam War or know someone who is are asked to contact Stan McKinney, associate professor of journalism at the university, at somckinney@campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5035. Please include the name of the veteran and contact information.

  • Health department offers insurance enrollment help

    Lake Cumberland District Health department, to which the Taylor County Health Department belongs, is offering help for residents to enroll in kynect health insurance.

    To speak to a kynect enrollment specialist, call (855) 762-1227 or the Taylor County Health Department at (270) 465-4191.

    The next open enrollment begins Nov. 15.

  • Goodwill partners with local Red Cross

    Goodwill is partnering with the local Red Cross organization to raise money to help families.

    For every pound of items the public donates to Goodwill on behalf of Red Cross, the organization will donate 23 cents to the local Red Cross. The money will be deposited into a bank account and Red Cross organizers will use the money to issue Goodwill certificates to families they help in emergencies. Those taking items to Goodwill on behalf of Red Cross must mention the group when donating.

    All donations to Goodwill are tax deductible.

  • National Guard officials seeking names of the fallen

    Kentucky National Guard Memorial officials need help from those who know a member of the Kentucky National Guard who died in the line of duty.

    Officials are asking families and friends of the fallen to contact them and provide them with names.

  • Local artist showing work at Hiestand House

     

    Gerald Myers has been an artist nearly all his life.

    Working with pencil, pen and ink, wood and other media, Myers said he likes to create scenes with lots of action. On Sunday, Myers was asked what he calls his creations.

    "Art," he said, with a smile.

    Myers, a Campbellsville native, is showing his work in an exhibit at the Hiestand House through mid-July. A reception on Sunday opened the exhibit and about 30 people attended.