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  • 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.

  • Hodgenville plans celebration in honor of Abraham Lincoln

    A community-wide celebration is planned for Hodgenville on Saturday, May 31 in conjunction with dedication and unveiling ceremonies of the Boy Lincoln sculpture.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed on the Hodgenville town square opposite an existing seated statue of President Abraham Lincoln, which was created by Adolph A. Weinman and dedicated on May 31, 1909.

  • TCHS FFA to host tractor pull

    Taylor County High School FFA will host a truck and tractor pull at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

    The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and all proceeds collected will go toward FFA activities.

    Tickets are $8 at the event or $5 in advance from any FFA member.

    For more information, call 849-5784.

  • Lindsey Wilson to host groundbreaking ceremonies

    Lindsey Wilson College will host three ground-breaking ceremonies today to begin a $12 million expansion program.

    The public is invited to all three ceremonies.

    The $12 million program - which is the first phase of a larger expansion for the college - includes building a health and wellness center, a new baseball-softball complex on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway and an addition to the Sumner Campus Ministry Center.

    The first ground-breaking ceremony - for the Sumner Campus Ministry Center - will begin at 11:15 a.m. ET next to the Sumner Center.

  • Water safety display contest begins

    The Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake has a new water safety display that was built to make visitors think about water safety. The display is more than 18 feet tall.

    The Corps of Engineers is having a contest to name the display, a name that should raise water safety awareness.

    Those at Green River Lake care about the safety of those who visit and are continually looking for ways to bring water safety awareness.

    Some facts about water safety:

  • Summer camp for kids with asthma

    Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • WIC releases new guidelines

    WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children) is a national program that helps low-income families meet nutritional needs.

    WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant woman and new mothers, infants and children up to five years of age who are found to be at nutritional risk.

    Proper nutrition along with appropriate health services helps maintain health and promotes normal growth and development.