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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.

  • We're in the process of painting the inside of our house (which means my husband paints and I mostly stay out of the way lest I find myself with a paint roller in my hand).

    I do have one job, however, which is to go through the closets and drawers and under-bed boxes and weed out the throw-away and give-awayable from the keepable stuff.

  • Evangelist Rick Gage, once dubbed "the Small Town Billy Graham" by Associated Press because of his emphasis on outreaches in small communities, will conduct his South Central Kentucky Go Tell Crusade at Taylor County High School football stadium on Sept. 14-17, beginning at 7 each night.

    A pre-crusade youth rally will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Taylor County High School gym, beginning at 6 p.m.

    Rick Stanley, step-brother of the late Elvis Presley, will speak at the Sept. 13 youth rally and share his testimony at the crusade on Sept. 15.

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 116 S. Columbia Ave., will host a discussion of the "Lost Books of the Bible" beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10, and continuing on alternate Wednesdays thereafter for five sessions.

    The Rev. Karl Lusk, pastor, will lead the discussion of the books that were in use by the early Christian church but were not included in the Canon of Scripture we know as the Bible today.

  • TEN YEARS AGO

    Sept. 3, 1998

    Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bault will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 6.

    Mr. and Mrs. Forrest J. Hogue celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 21 with a family dinner at Lure Lodge.

    Daris Arnold attended the annual Asgrow Seed Co. LLC dealer meeting July 27-29 recently.

    Clarence and Jessie Page Benningfield will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 5.

  • 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.