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Today's Features

  • Varicose veins affect half of the people older than 50 and can start earlier, for example, following pregnancy in women.

    People might notice darkened leg veins first as a cosmetic nuisance, a reason not to wear shorts. But for some people, varicose veins and related conditions can lead to significant leg pain, swelling and difficulty sleeping, along with more serious complications such as wounds, ulcers and dangerous blood clots.

  • Taylor County Public Library offers free computer classes each month.

    A basic computers class is taught at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

    A computer club for seniors meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.

    And on the third Thursday each month, specific social media and software classes are taught at 2 p.m. Classes include Facebook, Pinterest, Microsoft Publisher and more.

    No registration is required to attend.

    The library also offers appointments to those who need help with their e-reader devices.

  • The annual fall heritage festival at The Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The family-oriented festival will feature new activities and the most popular activities from previous years.

    There is a $5 parking fee, which includes one ticket each for up to three children younger than 12. The tickets are for the barrel train, hay ride and face painting. Additional tickets are $1.

  • A new grief support group has formed in Taylor County, and meetings begin Sept. 2.

    Dr. Lynda Collins will lead the group, which will meet for 13 weeks at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

    The group is called GriefShare and is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It's a place to be around people who understand what the others are feeling.

    At GriefShare, those attending will learn about recovering from grief and renewing hope for the future.

  • Greater Campbellsville United will sponsor its annual community Diversity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor County Extension Office.

    There will be several activities, including a youth art show.

    Students in kindergarten through high school can use any medium to express what makes them unique. All participants will receive a ribbon and be entered into a drawing for a prize.

  • Booth space is now available for the Green River Arts and Crafts Festival, which will be Saturday, Nov. 22.

    The annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Taylor County middle and high schools.

    Taylor County Band Boosters sponsors the event.

    Vendors will begin setting up on Friday, Nov. 21.

    Booth space is 8x10 and rental fee is $40 for the day or $70 for two spaces. Access to electricity will cost an additional $5.

    Canopies aren't allowed and vendors are responsible for their tables and extension cords.

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    The Taylor County Community Watch group recently delivered its second emergency kit to a Campbellsville resident. Group members plan to deliver several more kits.

    The group also donated 66 pounds of food to Taylor County Animal Shelter for rescue animals. Hall made the presentation to Sarah Clark.

  • Shaelynn Winkle and Justin Ford of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Adalynn Jane Ford, at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Keith and Jane Humphress and Shalana Detery of Campbellsville, Greg Ford of Wilmington, N.C., and Mike Winkle of Muncie, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are James and Kay Terry of Muncie, Alma and Conrad Ford of Campbellsville, Brenda Napper of Columbia and the late David Speer.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Aug. 26, 2004

    John Wayne Kessler, 15, is the state Future Farmers of America auctioneering champion, bringing home the trophy after facing 10 challengers at the Kentucky State Fair on Friday.

    Amory Cox was chosen as 2005 Taylor County Junior Miss at Saturday's program.

    Army National Guard Pvt. Victor Farrar has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Life change is taking place on the campus of Campbellsville University this summer."

    Rusty Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences, said CU hosted 7,007 summer camp participants in 48 groups with 149 first-time decisions for Christ having been made during this summer. And several more have reaffirmed their decision to follow Christ on a daily basis.