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  • Four-day, 400-mile sale across Kentucky is June 5-8

    The first weekend in June isn't far away, especially if you're getting items together to sell at the U.S. 68 400-mile yard sale.

    The annual yard sale stretches from east to west across the state through 60 communities ... from Maysville to Paducah. This year's sale is June 5-8.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, came up with the idea for the sale several years ago when she was looking to do something that would create some tourism business for small towns located off the major highways.

  • Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair is June 28-29

    Imagine being able to see and touch a diverse mixture of high quality arts and crafts from throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky under one roof. Then imagine that every work of art presented is hand crafted by artists and crafters from the region.

    For the second year, the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair will offer this treasure chest of one-of-a-kind pieces on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

  • Library sponsors art contest, display

    The Taylor County Public Library and The Friends of the Library are hosting an art display and contest for children.

    Children in preschool through 12th grade are encouraged to participate. There will be four age categories with prizes. All appropriate artwork will be on display at the library.

    The artwork is to be based on the child's favorite book. Art may be done on paper or canvas no larger than 15 by 11 inches, or it may be a diorama no larger than a shoebox. Children may choose whatever media they desire - crayons, pencils, watercolors, markers or other paints.

  • CMS drama club to present 'I Need a Vacation'

    The Campbellsville Middle School Drama Club, "Drama Obsessed at CMS," will perform "I Need a Vacation" on Monday at 6 p.m. in the CMS gymnasium.

    Tickets will be available at the door at $3 for adults and $1 for students. Children age 5 and under are free.

    The musical takes students from a boring school day to the excitement of a family vacation.

    A reception will follow the performance in the CMS cafeteria.

    The production is funded by VSA Arts of Kentucky, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities.

  • Autism institute event offers help for parents

    Parents and professionals will gather at the 9th annual Autism Institute on June 5-7 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

    The Autism Institute features strategies and techniques to enhance the lives of those affected by autism.

    It will feature more than 20 sessions from national and regional presenters, a provider expo, teacher-to-teacher sessions and autism related vendors and other resources.

    For more information, visit www.louisville.edu/kyautismtraining or contact the Kentucky Autism Training Center at the University of Louisville at (800) 334-8635.

  • Ladies Night Out is July 24

    The annual Ladies Night Out event sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and the School of Business and Economics at Campbellsville University is set for Thursday, July 24.

    The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the theme is musicals.

    Cost is $15 per person. Tables will consist of eight people. Those who attend should decorate their table according to a musical theme. This year, organizers are allowing any woman who is not taking part to attend.

  • Heart of Kentucky youth festival is Saturday

    Children can learn discipline and the exciting and interesting aspects of martial arts at the Heart of Kentucky Youth Festival presented by John Cox Martial Arts.

    Hosted at Centre Square in downtown Lebanon, the festival will have slides and bouncers, a race car display, model airplanes, a karate photography studio, Stranger Danger classes, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, four-wheeler safety exhibit, a rock wall climb, helicopter display, food and hot air balloon rides, weather permitting.

  • Liberty car show is May 24

    Downtown Liberty will come alive on Saturday, May 24 as it remembers the 1950s and 1960s through a classic car show, games, entertainment, food and music.

    Beginning at noon, a classic car show, sponsored by the Casey County Cruisers, will liven up the courthouse square until 5 p.m. Trophies and cash awards will be given for the best in several class divisions.

  • Reunion for USS America veterans is June 24-28

    The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will host its sixth bi-annual reunion to reunite the crew of the USS America on June 24-28.

    The reunion will be at the Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.

    Guests will include a representative from the office of the Secretary of the Navy and Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund.

    For more information, visit www.ussamerica.org or call (888) 391-CV66.

  • CES Walk-A-Thon Fitness Day is May 22

    Campbellsville Elementary School will host a Walk-A-Thon Fitness Day on Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. to raise money for handicapped accessible playground equipment.

    Students will ask for donations, which are due Wednesday, May 21.

    For more information, call Shirley Cox at 465-4561.