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  • Blood drive is July 5

    Parades, cookouts and fireworks ... a traditional celebration of Independence Day. But with the fun comes dangerous consequences if fireworks are not used properly.

    Fireworks can cause serious injuries such as blindness, third-degree burns and permanent scarring. In 2005, four people died and an estimated 10,800 were treated in emergency treatments for fireworks-related injuries in the United States.

  • Annual tractor show planned for July Fourth

    The 19th annual Community Trust Bank tractor show will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 4 on East Main Street.

    The event will feature gas engines and old farm equipment as well as farm toys for sale. There will be timed events and contests.

    Those who wish to participate in the Fourth of July parade should meet at the Fruit of the Loom parking lot. The parade begins at 10 a.m.

    For more information, contact Eddie Cowherd at 465-2091 or Wayne Livesay at 789-4259 or visit www.campbellsvillefourthofjuly.com.

  • Community baby shower is July 15

    The 10th annual community baby shower is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15.

    The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Elementary School cafeteria.

    The shower is for expectant and new mothers of babies younger than 4 months. Each may bring one guest.

    Those wishing to attend should pre-register by calling 465-3978, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Space is limited and the event is open to Taylor County residents only.

  • CHS Class of 1958 reunion is July 5

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1958 will have a 50-year reunion on Saturday, July 5 at the Community Center.

    For more information, call Sue Smith at 465-5339 or Randall Phillips at 465-5030.

  • Lebanon concert series continues Saturday

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

    New Deal will perform country and pop music from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet.

    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.

  • Silver identification course offered June 27

    Dig out your julep cups and silver trays.

    Betty Overly will help silver owners correctly identify their sterling and silver plate objects on Friday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Overly's class will include caring for and protecting silver.

    She will also have displays and will discuss the evolution of silver. Coins will not be discussed.

    For a $3 registration fee, participants can have a verbal, general, "ballpark" appraisal of an item and have access to Overly's pattern books for researching patterns.

  • Free institute on teaching training is July 22-25

    Teachers across Kentucky can improve their skills in teaching civic education at a free training program July 22-25 in Frankfort. The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and the national Center for Civic Education will sponsor a free summer institute for teachers about the "We the People ... the Citizen and the Constitution" program and civic education. Interested educators must register by June 23.

  • Fourth of July event deadlines approaching

    Entry deadlines for two major Fourth of July Celebration events are fast approaching. Wednesday, June 25 is the deadline to enter the Taylor Regional Hospital Children's Parade and the Q104 Bar-B-Que Contest.

    The second annual Taylor Regional Hospital Children's Parade is set for Thursday, July 3 at about 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Campbellsville High School, travel down Main Street and end near Jackson Tower.

  • 'Relay Kid' contest deadline is July 11

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography are hosting a "Relay Kid" contest as 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.

  • Dancing with Fair Stars is Monday

    Local celebrity couples will put on their dancing shoes and boogie for prize money on Monday evening.

    Q-104 and the Taylor County Fair will host Dancing with the Fair Stars at the fairground's grandstand.

    This year marks the second for the Dancing with the Fair Stars event. Some couples have polished up their routines and will be returning after competing last year, with new couples also in the competition mix.