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  • 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.

  • National Guard officials seeking names of the fallen

    Kentucky National Guard Memorial officials need help from those who know a member of the Kentucky National Guard who died in the line of duty.

    Officials are asking families and friends of the fallen to contact them and provide them with names.

  • 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.

  • CU graduation ceremonies are May 2 and 3

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    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will host two commencement ceremonies this spring with a total of 415 students graduating.

    Graduate commencement services take place Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, and undergraduate commencement will be Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in the Powell Athletic Center.

    There will be 152 students graduating with a master's degree and 263 students graduating with a bachelor's or an associate degree.

  • Events scheduled to celebrate 100 years of extension

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act, which formally established the national Cooperative Extension Service system.

    Across Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating ways that extension has helped clients change their lives for the better.

  • Memorial service to honor war veterans

    A memorial service will be hosted on Monday, May 26, to honor all veterans of the War of 1812 and to unveil a replacement stone for the late Stephen Harding.

    Harding, who served in the 3rd regiment of the Kentucky Detached Militia, died in Taylor County on Nov. 24, 1880. He was married to Lydia Carlisle and they had four children, James Harding, Nancy Harding Puryear, Sarah Jane Harding Cox and Elizabeth Harding Wright. He later married Jane Knifley and they had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Harding Taylor.

  • TRH to host baby fair

    Those who are expecting a child now or plan to expand their families in the future are invited to attend the Taylor Regional Hospital Baby Fair on Thursday, May 22, at the hospital from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Car seat safety checks will be performed performed by certified professionals from the Kentucky Department of Transportation. The inspections will begin at 4 p.m. on the day of the event.

    There will be a variety of educational booths at the fair, as well as speakers such as local physicians.

  • Goodwill partners with local Red Cross

    Goodwill is partnering with the local Red Cross organization to raise money to help families.

    For every pound of items the public donates to Goodwill on behalf of Red Cross, the organization will donate 23 cents to the local Red Cross. The money will be deposited into a bank account and Red Cross organizers will use the money to issue Goodwill certificates to families they help in emergencies. Those taking items to Goodwill on behalf of Red Cross must mention the group when donating.

    All donations to Goodwill are tax deductible.