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  • Fourth Street Live! to host showdown finals

    Fourth Street Live!, Louisville's premier entertainment destination, will host the 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown Kentucky State Final.

    Contestants for America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will feature a performance by rising country start, James Otto.

  • School officials guests on TV show

    Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on Campbellsville University's TV-4, discussing news from their schools. The shows are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialogue on Public Issues. Their discussion will be broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • District health department to mail information

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department recently announced that all residents of its 10-county service area will soon receive a packet of information in their mailboxes.

    "We have put together some terrific resources for our communities," said Shawn Crabtree, executive director of Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

  • 'Texas Hold'em' tournament to benefit children

    The Lebanon Kiwanis Club will be host a "Texas Hold'em" Tournament at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Floral Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds property.

    Registration will begin at 5 p.m., requiring a $75 initial buy-in. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 places with first place receiving $1,500 (assuming there are 100 players).

    Proceeds of the event will support the Lebanon Kiwanis Club in its efforts to provide scholarships, funding for youth sports and projects of all kinds for the children in Marion County.

  • World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7

    In honor of this year's World Breastfeeding Week on Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. Additionally, Kentucky celebrates the month of August as World Breastfeeding Month.

    This year's theme, "Mother Support: Going for the Gold - Everyone Wins When Babies Breastfeed," calls on health professionals, employers, families and communities to provide a breastfeeding-friendly environment that helps new mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest voting deadline is Aug. 15

    Voting for the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography "Relay Kid" contest will end Friday, Aug. 15 at midnight.

    The contest is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

  • Hospice to host poker run

    Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a Poker Run & Memory Ride on Saturday, Aug. 16 with signups from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The ride will begin at noon and a lunch will be after the ride.

    The route will begin at Central Hardin High School on Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown. The route will end at Saunders Springs in Radcliff.

    Entry fee is $20 for one play, a meal and a door prize. For $10 more, participants will receive an extra hand.

    Hospice will also sell 50/50 tickets the day of the event with $20 for fingertip to fingertip. Best hand wins $200.

  • Rick Monroe to perform in Live in Lebanon concert series

    The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday.

    Rick Monroe will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet at 212 W. Main St.

    There is no admission cost and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

    For a complete Live in Lebanon schedule, visit www.VisitLebanonKy.com. For more information, call (270) 692-3970 or e-mail bigjims@alltel.net.

  • CHS Class of 1968 plans reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1968 will have its 40-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Spurlington Community Center.

    The event, which will feature a barbecue dinner, is from 7 p.m. to midnight. Price is $20 per person.

    For more information, contact Linda Rogers at (270) 572-777, Pat Minor at (270) 651-8655, Joyce Hobbs at (270) 783-9447 or Brad Clark at (270) 622-9141.

  • Hiestand House open for tours

    The Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum is open again this season for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.

    Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and $1 for students. New guides are Marietta Jeffries and Maxine Hitch. Visitors can come and hear how people lived in the 1830s.