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Today's Features

  • When Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff arrived at the Exposition Center at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to begin preparing for a 2 p.m. ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, James B. Short was waiting for them.

    The Army veteran of Korea and two tours in Vietnam had driven up the night before from Harlan.

    "Nobody ever gave me anything for my service before," he said. "I wasn't about to miss this."

    "This" was the presentation of special medallions and certificates to Kentucky's veterans of the Korean War, from Major General (Ret.) Choi Seung-Woo.

  • Karen Michelle Erickson of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Jonathan Talmadge Moore of Long Beach, Calif. will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Erickson is the daughter of Roger and Pamela Erickson of San Jose, Calif. Her grandparents are Orpha Erickson of Peoria, Ill., Jewell Thornton of San Jose and the late Martin Erickson and James Andrew Thornton.

    She is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned her bachelor of arts in history and American studies. Erickson is a video editor for NBC-Universal Television.

  • Madelyn Kathryn Roy, born April 28, is the daughter of Reggie and Sarah Roy of Russell Springs. Her grandparents are Nelson and Nancy Pickett of Greensburg and Osburn and Loureda Roy of Russell Springs. Great-grandparents are Stanford and Elnora Pickett of Greensburg.

  • Christine Deweese celebrated her 75th birthday with her family and friends on July 9 at Elk Horn Baptist Church. She is holding her great-granddaughter, Jaylen Patterson.

  • Don and Julie Whitehouse of Crestwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Whitehouse of Lexington, to Philip David Montgomery of Louisville, son of David and Saundra Montgomery of Campbellsville.

    Whitehouse is a 2001 graduate of South Oldham High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is attending the UK M.I.C. graduate program.

  • The Central Kentucky Arts Series recently announced the acts performing in its 2008-2009 season.

    The 42nd season will open with a performance by Wilson Williams and His Platters at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

    On Monday, Oct. 27, classical pianist Charles Rosen will perform at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel. The show begins at 8 p.m.

  • Fourth Street Live!, Louisville's premier entertainment destination, will host the 27th Annual Colgate Country Showdown Kentucky State Final.

    Contestants for America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will feature a performance by rising country start, James Otto.

  • Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on Campbellsville University's TV-4, discussing news from their schools. The shows are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialogue on Public Issues. Their discussion will be broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • The Lake Cumberland District Health Department recently announced that all residents of its 10-county service area will soon receive a packet of information in their mailboxes.

    "We have put together some terrific resources for our communities," said Shawn Crabtree, executive director of Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

  • The Lebanon Kiwanis Club will be host a "Texas Hold'em" Tournament at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Floral Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds property.

    Registration will begin at 5 p.m., requiring a $75 initial buy-in. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 places with first place receiving $1,500 (assuming there are 100 players).

    Proceeds of the event will support the Lebanon Kiwanis Club in its efforts to provide scholarships, funding for youth sports and projects of all kinds for the children in Marion County.