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Today's Features

  • 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.

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    The Beams family reunion was Sunday, June 29, at Acton Retreat Center.

    The family members gathered for a meal and fellowship. Several family members were unable to attend because of illness, though several attended who hadn't before.

    Those attending from out of state were Charles and Velda Beams and Jason and Karla Taylor with children Cohen and Melanie from Henderson, Tenn.

    Dylan and Brandy Blue and daughter Tinley from Hanson, Ky., attended.

    Brian Beams and daughter Sarah came from Taylorsville, Ky.

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    Campbellsville resident Bruce Dangerfield grew this ponderosa pink tomato, which fused together from three individual tomatoes.

    All together, the tomato weighs 4 pounds.

    Dangerfield has 25 tomato plants in his garden.