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  • CU participating in 'The Bucket Project'

    Kevin Thomas

    Campbellsville University

    Buckets of love from Campbellsville University will soon be raining down on Africa.

    CU is participating in a campus-wide event known as The Bucket Project. The Bucket Project is an initiative to aid Southern Baptist missionaries in Africa in helping persons with HIV/AIDS, cancer, malaria, and other devastating diseases who are in the last stages of their illness.

  • Taylor County Homemakers to host blood drive

    Winter weather has taken its toll on the American Red Cross blood supply. Nearly 70 blood drives have been canceled in the River Valley region since the first winter storm on Dec. 6.

    Lindsay English, communications manager for the Red Cross, said the canceled drives equate to nearly 1,800 units of blood lost.

    "This has been one of the harder winters that we have experienced recently," English said. "When schools and businesses close, we have to shut down as well."

  • 'Incredible Colon' comes to Campbellsville on March 14

     

    Kentucky Cancer Program officials are encouraging everyone to Dress in Blue, the color of colon cancer awareness, and come to Walmart in Campbellsville on Friday, March 14, to tour the "Incredible Colon."

    The display, at 20 feet long and 10 feet wide, is so large that visitors can walk through it and see educational displays inside.

    The special event is as part of the fifth annual nationwide campaign to promote lifesaving colon cancer screening and March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Red Cross team forms, training offered

    A Taylor County Red Cross team has formed and training will soon be offered to certify those who have volunteered as members.

    According to Michael K. Humphress, a Campbellsville resident involved with forming the team, there have been about 20 people who have expressed interest in forming a Red Cross group in Taylor County.

    A training session has been scheduled for Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Campbellsville Civic Center.

  • Fourth of July photo contest entries sought

    Campbellsville's Fourth of July celebration will once again feature an amateur photo contest sponsored by Orthodyne Physical Therapy.

    Organizers encourage amateur and professional photographers who wish to participate to pick up their cameras now and start taking photos.

  • Second annual Color to Conquer set for March 15

    In just a few weeks, Campbellsville's fundraising effort designed to help pediatric cancer research will begin with the second annual Color to Conquer 5k road race on Saturday, March 15, at Miller Park. That event will be followed on Saturday, March 22, when this year's St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure will wrap up its seventh year, having raised nearly $280,000.

    This year's effort has already received a $3,410 boost from a Dance Maroon fundraiser sponsored by Campbellsville University's swim team.

  • TCHS chapter kicks off FFA week

    Taylor County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter will kick off its activities for National FFA Week today, Monday, Feb. 17.

    According to the organization's website, the week-long tradition started in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

  • Fourth of July committee soliciting volunteers

    Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration committee members are already at work planning and preparing for what they promise to be the biggest, best and most anticipated July fourth weekend in all of Campbellsville history.

    As the celebration grows, so does the need for passionate volunteers to serve on the committee.

  • Taylor County Fair to last nine days

     

    Leslie Moore

    lmoore@cknj.com

    While winter's cold and wet weather shows no sign of relenting anytime soon, members of the Taylor County Fair Association are already getting warmed up for this year's fair. For the first time in the fair's 17-year history, the amusement rides and attractions will be extended to nine days.

    The carnival will open Friday, May 30, and run through Saturday, June 7.

  • CU to host Tiger Plunge

     

    Jordan Antle

    Campbellsville University

    It might seem a little early for swimming trunks and bathing suits outside, but Campbellsville University wants residents to put their courage on ice.

    Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m., the Tiger Plunge will pit the human spirit against Mother Nature as CU students, faculty and staff, along with members of the community, run through the fountain in the center of CU's Alumni & Friends Park.