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  • Bruckheimer to sign books in Bloomfield

    Film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to Bloomfield next month to sign copies of his book "Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes - Four Decades of Filmmaking."

    According to a news release, the book commemorates the uber producer's entire body of work, including such blockbusters as "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Armageddon," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films as well as television's "CSI" shows and "The Amazing Race."

  • Yard sale to raise money for Red Cross

    American Red Cross will host a yard sale at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church's civic center on Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Taylor County Red Cross Disaster Team.

    All donations are welcome.

    For more information, or to donate, call Karen Delk at (270) 465-5799.

  • Local artist showing work at Hiestand House

     

    Gerald Myers has been an artist nearly all his life.

    Working with pencil, pen and ink, wood and other media, Myers said he likes to create scenes with lots of action. On Sunday, Myers was asked what he calls his creations.

    "Art," he said, with a smile.

    Myers, a Campbellsville native, is showing his work in an exhibit at the Hiestand House through mid-July. A reception on Sunday opened the exhibit and about 30 people attended.

  • Antique tractor show is June 21

    The 18th annual Russell Creek/Homeplace on Green River Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show will be at The Homeplace on Green River on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    There is no admission fee, though there will be a fee for food from vendors.

    The show will include a variety of antique tractors on display and some will participate in contests and a tractor parade. There will also be awards in several categories. Last year's show attracted more than 40 tractors.

  • Claycomb to celebrate 90th birthday

     

    Conrad Claycomb of Campbellsville, a former World War II prisoner of war, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a celebration on Sunday, June 15.

    His children will host the event at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church fellowship hall from 2 to 4 p.m. The family requests no gifts, but cards are welcome.

  • Openings available for 4-H camp

    Openings are still available for girls wanting to attend 4-H camp on June 24-27 at Lake Cumberland.

    According to the Taylor County Extension Office, applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 18. Cost to attend is $175.

    For more information, call (270) 465-4511.

  • Hiestand House to host art exhibit

    The Hiestand House will host an art exhibit this summer, with a community opening reception on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The exhibit will feature the photorealism drawings by Taylor County native Gerald Myers.

    Those attending will see a number of original works by Myers and see him do a sketching demonstration. The exhibit will be open through July 31.

    Hiestand House is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by special appointment. Large groups should call (270) 465-8726.

  • Sponsors needed for Kids Outdoor Day

    Planning for the annual Kids Outdoor Day event is under way, and sponsors are needed to make the event possible.

    The event is at Green River Lake State Park and Camp Kentahten and is hosted by the Friends of Green River Lake group.

    Kids Outdoor Day began to expose children and their parents and grandparents to events in the great outdoors. In more than 10 years, the event has grown from about 60 children attending to more than 1,500.

  • Local author to speak at Hiestand House

    The Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum will host a book signing and lecture by local author and Vietnam veteran Joe Fair on Thursday, May 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Fair, author of "Call Sign Dracula," will speak to the group attending and them meet with visitors and sign copies of his book, which will be for sale at the event.

    "Call Sign Dracula" provides an in-depth look at the life of a U.S. Army soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

  • Public invited to attend Education Day at Tebbs Bend

    Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association will host an Education Day on Thursday, May 1. The public is invited to participate for $5.

    The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Atkinson-Griffin House Confederate Hospital at Green River Lake Visitor Center. The public can follow the buses of students and get out along the trail and hear docents dressed in costume explain what happened at that point in the Civil War battle on July 4, 1863.