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Today's Features

  • The Louisville Youth Orchestra will have auditions for its 50th anniversary season from Friday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 9. These auditions are for musicians through age 21 who play any orchestral instrument.

    Students should have a solo of about two minutes in length prepared for this audition and be ready to play selected scales.

    The LYO is comprised of six orchestras of varying ability levels ranging in age from 5 to 21.

  • The Kentucky Historical Society will host a cemetery preservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 that will focus on protecting and preserving family burial grounds. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Sept. 19.

    Genealogists, preservationists, archeologists and government officials will discuss the increasing problem of safeguarding the cemeteries and burial grounds of the commonwealth. The workshop will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

  • The Campbellsville University Department of English as a Second Language will offer "ESL in the Community" classes for international people in Taylor County and surrounding communities in need of gaining or improving their English language skills.

    The classes, taught by CU trained ESL instructors, began Aug. 21 and will meet in Classroom 1 of the Ransdell Chapel.

    Plans are to offer intermediate and beginning levels of English instruction.

    For more information, call Susan Walters at 465-4954.

  • Laura Lamb competed in the 2008 Pre-Teen Kentucky Scholarship and Recognition Program on Aug. 1-3 in Lexington. She was the junior division talent competition winner and also a merit finalist.

    Lamb performed a piano solo titled "Watch My Fingers Rock."

    She has qualified to compete in the Pre-Teen America Program, which will take place in Baton Rouge, La. in July 2009.

    Lamb is the 9-year-old daughter of Tammy Lamb and Doug Lamb, both of Campbellsville, and the granddaughter of Dolly Harris of Campbellsville and Frances Lamb of Paint Lick.

  • Northwest Herald

    CARY, ILL - The clinic's five resident cats may have changed addresses, but they clearly are at home with The Animal Doctor.

    They claimed as their own the area that was to be the employee lounge - a sun-soaked, second-floor vantage point overlooking the pond in Jaycee Park. T.A.D. - the group's dean and business' namesake - was abandoned in 1996. Forrest, who had surgery at 6 weeks old to remove restrictive tissue in his esophagus, is the youngster.

  • Diane Lewis and Jonathan Coomer were married on April 12 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

    The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Doreen Lewis of Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island. She is a 2005 graduate of Apostolic Christian Academy.

    The groom is the son of Robert and Betty Coomer of Campbellsville. He is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    A reception will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning at 2 p.m., at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    The newlyweds are making their home in Campbellsville.

  • Stephen Foster Productions in Bardstown is set to stage the Broadway musical "The Civil War" through Aug. 23.

    The musical, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1999, is based on the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Walt Whitman and other historical figures, with notes and letters of actual soldiers of the North and South. The poetic words and statements are infused with gospel, folk, country and Broadway style music to bring a tribute to America's past to life on stage.

  • A Campbellsville resident will protest the movie "Tropic Thunder" because of its depiction of a character with disabilities.

    A group of self-advocates, disability rights activists and families of people with disabilities have joined to denounce the portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities in the film, which opened nationwide last Wednesday.

    The film, which has sparked boycotts and demonstrations across the country, features a character named "Simple Jack," who is referred to as a "retard," "moron" and "imbecile" in the movie.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Research Librarian Don Rightmyer will present a program on the Civil War in Kentucky for the Taylor County Historical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

    In addition to discussing the Civil War, the program will provide information on resources for researching the Civil War in Kentucky.