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Today's Features

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    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.

  • 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.

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    Carrie JoBeth Newton and Jeremy Trent Thompson of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Newton is the daughter of Helen and Lowell Jones and Mike and Mila Newton of Columbia.

    She has a master's degree in education from Lindsey Wilson College and is a language arts teacher at St. Charles Middle School in Lebanon.

    Thompson is the son of Randy and Jody Thompson and Deborah and David Mouser of Campbellsville.

    He is a 2003 Taylor County High School graduate and is employed at Campbellsville Water and Sewer.

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    A crowd of people gathered on Memorial Day to pay honor to those from Taylor County who fought in the War of 1812.

    Campbellsville residents Teresa Spurling and Chuck Darnell spent several months tracking down the history of Spurling's third great-grandfather, Stephen Harding, who fought in the war.

    And they, along with family members, the Marion County Honor Guard and the public, gathered to honor those who died in the war and to unveil a new stone to honor Harding.

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    Sgt. Matthew J. Mowery of Huber Heights, Ohio, recently returned home from a one-year deployment to Sinai, Egypt. He is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and previously served a year in South Korea.

    Mowery is the grandson of James R. and Fay Tucker of Campbellsville and the great-grandson of the late LeeRoy and Florence Sallee and Sara Tucker.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance and a master's degree in sports leadership.

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    Neely Nichole Gannon, 10, who has family ties to Campbellsville, is recovering from having surgery in Florida.

    She is the daughter of David and Beth Gannon of Richmond and the granddaughter of Nolan and Rita Underwood of Campbellsville.

    Neely had surgery on May 6 and again May 16 for a birth defect. She has a cast from her hip to foot on the right side of her body. She will undergo therapy in Florida through August.

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    LEX 18 recently announced that it has received 10 Regional Emmy nominations from the Ohio Valley chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In all, 14 people, including a Campbellsville native, were honored with nominations in ten categories.

    Three people on LEX18's staff received multiple nominations.

    Nancy Cox, formerly of Campbellsville, received four nominations for her work as an anchor and reporter.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    June 10, 2004

    Taylor County Relay for Life, which will begin tomorrow night at 7 p.m. and last to 8 a.m. the following morning at Taylor County High School track, will have karaoke fun for this year's participants.

    Glen and Trixie Lane of Greenhill Drive in Campbellsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 17.

    Adam Burress earned the Taylor County Farm Bureau 2004 Future Farmers of America Scholarship.

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    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 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.