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  • 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.

  • Deadline for acreage reports is Aug. 15

    The Taylor County Farm Service Agency would like to remind farmers that Friday, Aug. 15 is the final day to file an acreage report for all crops except small grain crops and value loss crops.

    Crop reports are required for eligibility for certain USDA farm programs. For more information, call 465-4651 Ext. 2 or visit the Taylor County Farm Service Agency on South Columbia Avenue.

  • CU to host final concert of the summer

    The Campbellsville University School of Music will host its final concert of the summer with a graduate general recital on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in Gheens Recital Hall.

    The concert will feature summer graduate students from Taiwan studying toward the master of arts degree in music, according to Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music.

    The summer program is especially adapted for international students and is designed to be completed in four summers, he said. Most students who will be heard on the recital are currently in their third summer.

  • Benefit planned for Deason family

    A benefit auction and fundraiser for the Deason family will be Saturday, July 26.

    Twelve-week-old Laci Deason, the granddaughter of Campbellsville resident Buster Williams, has been diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma and will be undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the next year.

    A meal will begin at 6 p.m. at the former Living Grace Church location on Old Columbia Road. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

    For more information, or to donate, call Jennifer Taylor at 789-3129 Ext. 1306.

  • Lebanon concert series continues Saturday

    The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in downtown Lebanon on Saturday, July 26.

    Hear country western favorites with a performance by Kentucky Thunder 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 charge 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.