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  • Benefit auction, gospel singing is Saturday

    An auction and gospel singing to benefit Greensburg residents Wayne and Jane Pruitt is Saturday at the Exie Fire Department in Greensburg.

    Money collected will go toward Wayne Pruitt's medical expenses.

    Chili, beans, cornbread and hot dogs will be served at 5 p.m. ET. Homemade cakes and pies will be auctioned.

    Gospel singing, featuring the First Service Band, Gods Mighty Angels and Community Baptist Church Family, will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

    To donate a cake or pie to be auctioned, call (270) 932-3073 or (270) 432-4217.

  • Literature and public policy to be discussed at LWC

    Area residents will have two chances next week to hear two views of Kentucky from different corners.

    Kentucky Poet Laureate Jane Gentry Vance will speak about "Creating the Soul of Kentucky: Kentucky Poems," on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

    And then on Thursday, Feb. 28, Amy L. Watts of the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center will address "Progress and Investments in Kentucky Education: How Far Has Post-Reform Kentucky Progressed and What Are Cost-Effective Next Steps for Continued Progress?"

  • CU effort seeks World War II vets' stories

    More than a half-century ago, they traveled thousands of miles from home to defend the world against tyranny. Many never returned. Those who survived World War II went on with their lives, contributing to the communities they call home.

    Time is catching up with these veterans. On average, 1,100 World War II veterans die each day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. With them die their stories of courage during a time of great uncertainty and a challenge to global peace and democracy.

  • CHS chili supper rescheduled

    The Campbellsville High School junior class chili supper originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    The supper will be in the CHS cafeteria and will benefit the CHS junior prom.

    For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact any CHS junior or parent.

  • CU to host annual worship conference

    Campbellsville University's School of Theology and the Reuben and Jewell Robertson Worship Endowment will present "Worship and Justice" as the theme of the university's Worship Arts Conference on Feb. 28-29.

    Conference leaders will be Eric Bryant, navigator, Mosaic of Los Angeles, Calif.; Marvin McMickle, professor of homiletics, Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio; and Nathan Ivey, SEED/Community Development, Sojourn Church of Louisville. There will also be several session speakers.

  • Kentucky Heartland Outreach is seeking families in need of home repairs

    Kentucky Heartland Outreach will be awarded a grant from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund administered by the Kentucky Housing Corporation.

    As a result, KHO is currently taking applications from low-income families in Taylor and Green counties who are in need of home repair. The repairs will be completed in the summer of 2008 and are totally free of charge to the homeowner.

    The deadline for applications is Feb. 29.

  • Experience Works searches for outstanding older worker

    Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Kentucky's outstanding older worker. Experience Works Prime Time Awards program is part of Experience Works' national effort to raise awareness of the contributions made by older individuals and to break down barriers associated with the hiring of all older workers. Outstanding older workers from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be honored in Washington, D.C., and in their home states for their contributions to the workforce and local communities.

  • Library to offer computer class

    Taylor County Public Library will host a beginning computer class taught by Guy "Scotty" Strupper.

    The class will be offered Thursday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library.

    The class will cover basic computer hardware, basic software and computer concepts, setting up printers, installing and uninstalling programs and updating Windows through www.microsoft.com.

    The class will be limited to six people on a first come, first served basis.

  • Kentucky Woodlots conference is Feb. 20

    Kentucky landowners, farmers, foresters, policymakers and others who have an interest in woodlands can learn more about alternative fuel sources, carbon markets, ecotourism and other issues at a state conference in Somerset.

    Some of the leading experts in the field of forestry will be speaking at "Kentucky Woodlot$: Capture the Value" conference Wednesday, Feb. 20 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The conference, sponsored by 15 stakeholders, will explore the latest market trends on how to reach and "capture" the maximum value of America's forests and woodlands.

  • LWC students to raise world hunger awareness

    A group of Lindsey Wilson College students hope to raise the region's awareness about world hunger by going hungry for 30 hours next week.

    Lindsey Wilson will be among dozens of colleges and universities who will participate in the 30 Hour Famine on Feb. 21-22. Sponsored by World Vision, the event asks participants to fast for 30 hours because that's the average time a child in a poor country goes between meals. Participants are permitted to drink water and juices, but they abstain from foods.