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Today's Features

  • Edward Allen Shofner of Campbellsville graduated from Marine Corps basic on July 18 at Parris Island, S.C., after 12 weeks of basic training.

    Shofner spent 29 days at Camp Lejeune, N.C. before leaving on Aug. 26 for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for further training.

    A 2007 graduate of Taylor County High School, he is the son of Rosemary Schuhmann of Campbellsville and Michael Shofner of Greensburg.

  • Bill and Sherri Cheser of Springfield announce the birth of a son, Brandon Matthew, at 3:32 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 9 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Donn and Ginette Rethlake of Bremen, Ind. and the late Barbara Ann Cheser.

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    David and Becky Graham of Bowling Green announce the birth of a son, William Edward, at 4:01 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

  • Wendy Michelle Barger, formerly of Mannsville, and Ryan Daniel Cox of Elk Horn will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Barger is the daughter of Mel Jr. and Tammy Barger of New Albany, Ind. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rakes Sr. and Stella Barger, all of New Albany, and the late Melvin Barger Sr.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Murray State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree. Barger earned her doctorate of physical therapy in 2006 from Bellarmine University. She is employed at Greenhills Health and Rehab in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Kaleigh Brooke Hunt, front, center, celebrated her seventh birthday with a luau party with her family and friends. She is the daughter of Suzanne and Bill Coffey of Campbellsville and the late David T. Hunt. Her grandparents are Tommie and Arlene Hunt, Marianna Skaggs and Shirley Coffey and the late Norman Skaggs and Tom Coffey.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Brent Robinson of Elizabethtown announce the engagement of their son, Chad Michael Robinson, to Lyndsey Kara Neal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Neal of Danville.

    Neal is a 2001 graduate of Boyle County High School and a 2006 graduate of Campbellsville University, and earned a master's in education in 2007 from the University of Kentucky. She is a math teacher at Boyle County High School.

    Robinson is a 2003 graduate of Elizabethtown High School and a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville University. He is an accountant at Potter and Co. in Lexington.

  • Grandview Nursing & Rehab hosted its first beauty pageant in July at Grandview Nursing Home. Nurse aides, families and staff helped organize the event. Judges were Eva McCubbin, Pat Hardesty, Jeannie Seaborne, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers and Betty Chaney. Hallie Ratcliff was voted the Grandview Queen. Donna Kirk was first runner-up and Ethel Ford was second runner-up. Best dressed went to Isabelle Brockman, and best hairstyle to Maxine Phillips. More than 200 attended.

  • Brian D. Clifford, principal at Taylor County Elementary School, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club's Aug. 27 luncheon.

    Clifford spoke to the group about issues facing schools today.

  • Campbellsville University will host the Kentucky General Assembly Interim Joint Legislative Committee on Education for its meeting Monday, Sept. 8 in the Gheens Recital Hall.

    The meeting will bring 25 to 30 Kentucky State senators and representatives from across Kentucky to Campbellsville University.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, said the university is delighted to host the meeting, which will give CU faculty, staff, students and coaches a time to highlight the university and its importance in the City of Campbellsville.

  • "A Day in the Garden" with organic gardener/film maker/author Chris Karrow will be Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at Tucker's Station Farms in Columbia.

    The event is hosted by the Adair County Garden Club and the Adair County Extension Service.

    Karrow will teach about gardens and the creatures that inhabit them. Those who wish to attend should bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair. Drinks will be provided.

    Activities will include videos, discussions, demonstrations and an auction.

    For more information, call Kelli Bonifer at (270) 384-2317.

  • The Taylor County and Campbellsville high school classes of 1981 will have a reunion Saturday, Sept. 6 at All Occasions.

    The event will feature a barbecue dinner and a performance by a live band from 6 p.m. to midnight.

    Cost to attend is $75 per couple or $40 for an individual.

    The classes will also host a Friday night TCHS/CHS football pre-game tailgate party and half-time reunion at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    Those wishing to attend should send a check payable to TCHS/CHS '81 Reunion Committee to Laura Wilds, 221 E. Main St., Campbellsville, Ky. 42718.