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  • CU president to speak at first fall convocation

    Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter, who is beginning his 10th year as CU president, will deliver the first chapel of the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. The public is invited to attend.

    "This is the first chapel of the new academic year, and it sets the tone for the school year," Carter said. "We invite our faculty, staff and students, as well as the public, to come hear about our plans for the new year and about our successful summer. Campbellsville University is on the move, and we want to share that good news."

  • Grant writing training ends Sept. 12

    New grants make it possible for cash-strapped agencies to bring important services into the community and get innovative ideas off the ground.

    Yet applying for and receiving grants can a competitive process.

    To help members of the non-profit community and government agencies decipher the intricacies of the grant process, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy will host the Grantsmanship Training Program through Sept. 12 at the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Somerset.

  • CHS Class of 2003 to host reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 2003 will have a five-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    Invitations will be sent. Organizers would like to hear from classmates to compile a listing of current addresses.

    Those who have not been contacted about the reunion can contact Rachael Akin-Dobson at 789-0512 or Natalie Houk at 465-5415.

  • Louisville Youth Orchestra auditions are Sept. 5-9

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra will have auditions for its 50th anniversary season from Friday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 9. These auditions are for musicians through age 21 who play any orchestral instrument.

    Students should have a solo of about two minutes in length prepared for this audition and be ready to play selected scales.

    The LYO is comprised of six orchestras of varying ability levels ranging in age from 5 to 21.

  • Cemetery preservation workshop is Sept. 27

    The Kentucky Historical Society will host a cemetery preservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 that will focus on protecting and preserving family burial grounds. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Sept. 19.

    Genealogists, preservationists, archeologists and government officials will discuss the increasing problem of safeguarding the cemeteries and burial grounds of the commonwealth. The workshop will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

  • CU to offer ESL classes

    The Campbellsville University Department of English as a Second Language will offer "ESL in the Community" classes for international people in Taylor County and surrounding communities in need of gaining or improving their English language skills.

    The classes, taught by CU trained ESL instructors, began Aug. 21 and will meet in Classroom 1 of the Ransdell Chapel.

    Plans are to offer intermediate and beginning levels of English instruction.

    For more information, call Susan Walters at 465-4954.

  • Civil War musical performed through Aug. 23 in Bardstown

    Stephen Foster Productions in Bardstown is set to stage the Broadway musical "The Civil War" through Aug. 23.

    The musical, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1999, is based on the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Walt Whitman and other historical figures, with notes and letters of actual soldiers of the North and South. The poetic words and statements are infused with gospel, folk, country and Broadway style music to bring a tribute to America's past to life on stage.

  • Resident to protest 'Tropic Thunder'

    A Campbellsville resident will protest the movie "Tropic Thunder" because of its depiction of a character with disabilities.

    A group of self-advocates, disability rights activists and families of people with disabilities have joined to denounce the portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities in the film, which opened nationwide last Wednesday.

    The film, which has sparked boycotts and demonstrations across the country, features a character named "Simple Jack," who is referred to as a "retard," "moron" and "imbecile" in the movie.

  • Historical society to meet Aug. 19

    Kentucky Historical Society Research Librarian Don Rightmyer will present a program on the Civil War in Kentucky for the Taylor County Historical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In addition to discussing the Civil War, the program will provide information on resources for researching the Civil War in Kentucky.

  • Live in Lebanon concert series continues Saturday

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

    Andrew Scott Newton will perform country and pop music 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 and the concert will be moved inside in case of bad 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.