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  • TCHS Show Choir spring production is May 8-10

    The Taylor County High School Show Choir spring production will feature classic pop and rock songs.

    The show, themed "PopRocks," is directed by Lisa Gupton. Assistant Director is Brandon Centers.

    TCHS Show Choir members will perform songs made popular by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Nsync, Queen, KISS, Fleetwood Mac, Otis Redding, Switchfoot, James Taylor, Mariah Carey and others.

    Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, May 8-10, at 7 p.m. in the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    General admission tickets are $5. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

  • "Run for the Son" is May 3

    The Christian Motorcyclists Association and Vision Riders will host the 20th annual "Run for the Son" on Saturday, May 3.

    The annual ride raises money for CMA mission outreach efforts. All of the donations collected will go to reaching out and helping bikers and other missions in the United States and throughout the world.

    The run is for donations only. The suggested donation is $10 per bike.

    Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Green River Plaza. A blessing of the bikes is at 12:45 p.m. with the ride beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Relay for Life fundraiser is April 26

    A fundraiser to benefit Marion County's Relay for Life events will be Saturday, April 26 at Wal-Mart in Lebanon.

    The "Racing for a Cure" team will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and baked items and will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Marion County's Relay for Life events will be June 13-14 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Graham Memorial Park.

    For more information, call Alyce Graves at (502) 868-6840 or Nikki Thornton at (270) 692-9871.

  • LWC to present concert

    The Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir will close out the college's portion of the 2008-2009 cultural affairs season by collaborating with some old friends.

    The concert choir will perform Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria" with the Louisville Symphony. The concert will be at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Columbia Christian Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Penn's store is primary site of Kentucky Writers Day Celebration

    In honor and celebration of the state's designated Writers Day on Thursday, April 24, the birthday of Robert Penn Warren, noted writers, authors, poets and songwriters will read and perform their own work and the work of others at Blues on Tap in downtown Lebanon, Historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch and Woody's in Danville this Friday through Sunday.

  • Anti-drug coalition to offer KASPER training

    Youth prescription drug abuse has increased to epidemic proportions.

    More young people age 12-17 abuse prescription drugs than any illicit drug - more than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined, according to a national survey on drug use and health.

    Every day, 2,500 children abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time.

    Seventy percent of teen prescription abusers get their drugs from family and friends.

  • 'Tinseltown' fundraiser to help Taylor County youth

    The Center for Rural Development in Somerset has touched the lives of Taylor County students through its youth and arts education outreach programs.

    Twenty-two Taylor County students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program for rising high school juniors, since the program was launched in 1998. Another local teen attended the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute in 2007.

    The Center also hosted a performance by the Lexington Children's Theatre on April 10 at Taylor County Elementary School.

  • Pageant will benefit Green County Junior Miss

    Green County Junior Miss will host a spring Mr. and Ms. Sunburst pageant on Saturday, April 26.

    Categories will be available for boys ages 6 months to 4 years and girls ages 6 months to 18 years.

    Registration is $20 with additional categories for best hair, best dress, most photogenic, prettiest smile and prettiest eyes for $5 each.

    Prizes will be awarded to the winner, first runner-up, second runner-up and individual winners.

    The pageant will begin at 10 p.m. ET at Greensburg Elementary School. Participants may register up to 30 minutes before the pageant.

  • Workshop for veterans offered April 25

    A workshop for veterans of all military services will be offered Friday, April 25.

    The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at 1425 Old Hodgenville Road and is for veterans and their significant others.

    A national service officer will be available to answer questions. Lunch will be served.

    For more information, call Junior Patterson at 789-4896 or Mike Hash at 465-9845 or 469-6286 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • St. Jude benefit poker run is April 19

    A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital benefit poker run is set for Saturday, April 19 at Green River Plaza behind Burger King.

    The event is sponsored by the Bridge to Faith Motorcycle Club.

    By participating in the event, participants will help raise funds for children in the world who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell anemia. Funds raised will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

    Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee is $10.