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  • Church to host health fair

    First Baptist Church will host a health fair at its Imani Community Center on Sunday, June 8.

    The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will help residents learn about their physical health.

    Businesses and organizations will provide educational materials, free screenings, food and prizes.

    Services offered include glucose monitoring, high blood pressure checks, HIV testing, and information on skin cancer, elder abuse, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, physical therapy, fire prevention and death and dying counseling.

  • Benefit poker run is June 7

    A Lil' T's & Hillbilly Choppers benefit poker run for Gerald Myers is set for Saturday, June 7 beginning at Lil' T's Traffik Stop.

    Signup is from 11 a.m. to noon with the ride beginning at noon.

    Cost is $10 per hand and prizes will be given for the best hand, worst hand and the largest group.

    All proceeds will benefit Myers' cancer treatments.

    For more information, call Gary Porter at 849-2025 or Mark McFarland at 465-1514.

  • Training available for preserving local history

    The Kentucky Folklife Program will present a series of training sessions as part of the Community Scholars certification program this summer at the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office in Madisonville.

    The Community Scholars training is designed to help people document and promote community culture, folklife and the traditional arts. Community Scholars learn the basic skills needed to conduct fieldwork, identify and showcase traditional arts and musical talents, folk traditions and local history.

  • Campbellsville University offers senior scholars program

    Individuals 62 years of age or older who have graduated from high school or received an equivalent degree may take courses for credit as part of Campbellsville University's senior scholars program at no charge.

    No application fee, credentials or enrollment deposits are required.

    For more information, contact the CU Office of Admissions at 789-5220 or e-mail admissions@campbellsville.edu.

  • Relay for Life auction items announced

    The items for auction at this year's annual Relay for Life event have been announced.

    The auction will begin at about 11 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at Taylor County High School right after the luminary ceremony.

    The live auction will include items from Maker's Mark, Louisville Slugger Museum, Holiday World, the Corvette Museum and Campbellsville University.

    Organizers will also auction Microsoft Zunes and Webkinz packages.

  • One in five Kentuckians affected by mental illness

    About 1 million Kentuckians - one in five - will be affected by mental illness in their lifetimes, according to the Kentucky chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Kaiser Foundation.

  • Memorial Day ceremony is Monday

    The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Taylor County War Memorial.

    Several will speak at the event, including State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Master of Ceremonies Bill Perkins and past ceremony chair Bob Rotschi.

    The ceremony will feature the North Hardin High School JROTC Honor Guard as special guests.

    Laurie Mandi, publicity chair for American Legion Post 82, said the group is thrilled to get the North Hardin Honor Guard as a guest.

  • Arm wrestling competition is Saturday

    A "test of strength" amateur arm wrestling competition is scheduled for Saturday at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory.

    The event, sponsored by Reverence for Christ Church, begins at 1 p.m.

    Entry fee is $10 for male right- or left-handed participants. Those who wish to enter both arm competitions can do so. The fee for double-hand entries is $15. Male competition will be divided into weight class.

    For women, entry fee is $6 for an open class.

  • Taylor County Fair offers pageants for all ages

    The Taylor County Fair is offering pageants for all ages, beginning Tuesday, June 24.

    - The Miss Taylor County Fair pageant will begin June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The pageant is for girls ages 16-21. Contestants must reach their 16th birthday but not reach their 22nd birthday by Oct. 31. Entry fee is $25. Contestants will compete in swimsuit and evening gown competition. Swimsuits must be one piece and contestants must wear shoes.

  • Benefit ride is Saturday

    A benefit ride for the family of Billy Joe Ritchie Jr. will be Saturday in Greensburg.

    Ritchie died last March from muscular dystrophy. He was 17. All proceeds collected will go toward funeral expenses and Ritchie's tombstone.

    The ride will begin at the Northgate Shopping Center with signups starting at 10 a.m. ET. The 70-mile ride will leave at 11 a.m.

    The ride will end with a meal, auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

    For more information, call 789-6657, 469-8560, (270) 405-6080 or (270) 405-6087.