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  • Marion County Japanese Cultural Day is March 30

    Ever wanted to learn how to use chopsticks? At the eighth annual Marion County Japanese Cultural Day, visitors can do that and more.

    See sword fights, sample traditional Japanese food and listen to the thundering rhythms of chudaiko and odaiko drums.

    This year's festival is Sunday at the Centre Square Convention Center in historic downtown Lebanon. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Parking and admission is free.

  • Weather spotter class offered April 8

    Taylor County Emergency Management, in conjunction with Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Department, will host an advanced spotters class at the Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Department's third floor meeting room Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

    The certified training will be taught by National Weather Service staff and will last about two hours. Emergency service personnel, school officials, industrial safety officials, those responsible for public safety and the general public are invited to attend.

  • Blood drives is April 11

    The official World Health Day 2008 celebration is Monday, April 7, but you can help make the world a healthier place all month long by donating blood.

    This year's World Health Day theme is "Protecting health from climate change." Extreme weather-related disasters are just one concern related to climate change.

  • Fourth of July theme announced

    The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration Committee recently announced that the theme for the 2008 celebration will be "Celebrating the Life of Lincoln."

    The theme is a natural tie-in with the national 200th Anniversary Commemoration of the birth of Abraham Lincoln now under way.

  • TRH to host health fair

    If you need blood work, health screenings or a wealth of health related information, then the Taylor Regional Hospital "Healing with Heart" Health Fair is for you.

    The fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19 at the Taylor County High School gymnasium.

    "This year we are proud to offer over 40 booths with health information and screenings," said Jane Wheatley, CEO of Taylor Regional Hospital.

  • National spokespersons to speak at CU on April 1

    National spokespersons Dr. Richard Land and Holly Hollman will be at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, April 1.

    Land is president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Hollman is general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

    Their address, titled "Church and State and Religious Liberty Issues," is sponsored by CU's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy.

    The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Little Auditorium.

  • CU to present plant conservation talk

    Dr. Thomas G. Barnes will be presenting a program in Campbellsville University's Little Auditorium on Friday, April 4 at 2 p.m.

    Barnes is a Kentucky state extension wildlife specialist and associate extension professor of forestry at the University of Kentucky.

    He will speak on "Rare Plant Conservation and Kentucky's Last Great Places" during the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

    Immediately following Barnes' address, there will be a book signing for his two books: "Kentucky's Last Great Places" and "Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky."

  • Lovely to speak at LWC

    Opportunities for individuals to become "community patriots" will be the topic of an upcoming talk at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Kentucky League of Cities Executive Director Sylvia Lovely will speak about her book, "The Little Red Book of Everyday Heroes: How Ordinary People Can Become Community Patriots," at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 25 in the Thomas D. Clark Reading Room of the Holloway Building.

    Lovely's talk - which is part of the Lindsey Wilson Lecture Series on Civic Engagement - is free and open to the public.

  • Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 23-39

    Volunteers will be out in full force next week to spring clean Kentucky's roadsides. The Transportation Cabinet announced recently that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 23-29.

    "The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the effort put forth by all Adopt-a-Highway groups in keeping our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free," Transportation Secretary Joe Prather said.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital to offer 'Fun Foods for Kids' class

    Children need proper nutrients to grow strong and healthy, but treats and serving sizes also need to be limited so that children will not develop weight and health problems.

    Taylor Regional Hospital will offer a free class, "Fun Foods for Kids," from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the TRH Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive in Campbellsville.

    The class was originally scheduled for Feb. 21 but was rescheduled due to severe winter weather.