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Today's Features

  • The Taylor County Fair Association recently announced that the 2009 Taylor County Fair will be June 5-13 next year at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The date is two weeks earlier than previous fair dates.

    "We are making the move to an earlier time period for several reasons," said Harold Young, president of the Taylor County Fair Association.

  • Members of the Greensburg Artists Guild have artwork on display in the Campbellsville University Art Gallery until Sept. 25. From left, Betty Jo Shuffett, Glenna Acree, Mary Goff, Eugenia Davis and Gloria Gramz show some of their work during a reception in their honor Sept. 15. Sylvia Collings also has work on display. The public is invited to the show.

  • Dr. W.R. "Randy" Davenport, president emeritus at Campbellsville University, will be the chapel speaker at CU's Heritage Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Ransdell Chapel.

    Davenport, who served as president of Campbellsville College from 1969 to 1988, will discuss the history of the institution during the annual Heritage Day presentation. The public is invited.

  • Campbellsville University will feature Dr. Vernon and Nancy Cherrix, piano duettists, in concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on campus.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Cherrix is on the piano faculty of the School of Music at the University of Louisville, where he is also director of the community music program.

    The couple has been performing together as piano duettists for more than 25 years. They met while Dr. Cherrix was a visiting professor at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Family dinners have long been an American ritual but with hectic schedules these days, it can be hard to get everyone in the same place at the same time for a sit-down meal.

    Yet research is finding that the benefits of this simple custom go far beyond just banishing hunger pangs.

    Studies link the practice to healthier children, who earn better grades and are more likely to resist risky adolescent behaviors as they grow older.    

  • Russell Lunsford, author of "Letters from a Captive Heart" will read excerpts from his book at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

    Lunsford's book discusses rural Kentucky in the 1950s and the reality of POW camps.

    According to Lunsford's Web site, www.russelllunsford.com, "in 'Letters from a Captive Heart,' the contrast between the innocence of the early 1950s in rural Kentucky and the horrific reality of the POW camps is starkly portrayed as the story travels back and forth from the Land of the Morning Calm to the Heartland of America.

  • In the days following 9/11 seven years ago, the term "preparedness" took on a whole new meaning.

    In the weeks and months after the attacks on our country, Americans rearranged their priorities and placed preparedness a little higher on their lists.

    But as time and distance have grown between that appalling day seven years ago and present day, the importance of being ready or perhaps more importantly the magnitude of not being prepared seem to be drifting further and further away.

  • With just 38 percent of the population eligible to give blood, and just a fraction of those eligible actually donating, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood more often.

    To donate blood, you must be 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parent/guardian consent form where permitted, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required.

    All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

  • Taylor County Elementary School will host a National Family Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 22.

    The day is scheduled to promote regular family activities to encourage parent-child communication.

    The event, featuring a community chili supper, games and prizes, will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Advance tickets are $4 and can be purchased at Taylor County Elementary School and the front office of the Family Resource Center. Tickets purchased at the door are $5.

    The event is sponsored by the Taylor County Family Resource Center.

  • International award-winning classical guitarist Petar Jankovic will perform tomorrow at Lindsey Wilson College.

    His performance - which kicks off the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Arts & Lecture Series - will be at 8 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.