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Today's Features

  • In 1785, the first group of Catholic settlers, mostly from Maryland, came to what are now Nelson, Washington and Marion counties in Kentucky.

    Since 1990, Catholics with Maryland/Kentucky roots have gathered every other year to research and exchange information regarding their ancestry. Past reunions have taken place in Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri.

    The 2008 Maryland to Kentucky Reunion is scheduled for this weekend at St. Thomas Parish, 870 St. Thomas Lane in Bardstown.

    This year's reunion includes 660 registrants from 34 states.

  • Crusade for Children collections end Sunday

    Crusade for Children collections have begun.

    House-to-house collections will continue through Thursday and roadblocks will begin Friday.

    Friday's roadblocks will begin at 3 p.m. and end at dark. Saturday's roadblocks will begin at noon and also end at dark. Sunday's roadblock will be in front of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

  • Madison Angelina Abell celebrated her second birthday on May 13 in Glan-Munchweiler, Germany, where her father is stationed at Ramstein AFB. She is the daughter of Samantha and Edward Lee Abell Jr. Her grandparents are Edward and Barbara Abell of Casey Creek and Mike and Carolyn Graham of Waynesville, N.C. Great-grandparents are Alan and Irene Humphress of Campbellsville, Oscar and Gail Lott of Waynesville, Carolyn Graham of Memphis, Tenn., and the late James Graham and Clarence and Rowena Sween.

  • In 2007, nearly a thousand girls in Kentuckiana missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime. They were denied the chance to develop the skills needed to discover their potential, to connect with their communities and to take action to solve the world's problems. These girls wanted to join Girl Scouts but could not because of a shortage of volunteers.

    Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Terry Blackwell wants every girl to have a home in Girl Scouting.

  • Pack 777 had a fishing derby at City Lake on May 17. Winners are, in front: Timothy "TJ" Lawson, biggest fish; Devin O'Keefe, tiniest fish and most fish caught; and Nicholas Smith, ugliest fish. Back: Chris and Carla Garrett, fishing derby co-chairs and Bear den leaders for the pack.

  • Kelli Rakes was honored with a bridal shower on Sunday, May 4 at Green River Memorial Baptist Church. Pictured are, from left, Peggy Caulk, the groom's aunt; Reba Martin, the groom's grandmother; Janet Edwards, the groom's mother; Rakes; Patricia Rakes, the bride's mother; and Annie Rakes, the bride's sister. Rakes will marry Brad Brockman on Saturday, June 7.

  • Jack Ford celebrated his eighth birthday on May 10 at Sport Spot with family and friends. Pictured are, from left, front: Madison Ferrie, his cousin Lexie Ford, Jack and his sister Natalie Ford. Back: Sydnee Beard, Amelia Bowen, Faith Gaddis, Sarah Matthew Grimsley, Loren Finck and Mattison Blakeman.

  • Elisha Rhodes was honored with a baby shower on May 18 at the home of Farrah Hord. She and her husband, Nathan Rhodes, are expecting their first child in September. Pictured are, from left, hostesses Tammy Hash and Hord, Elisha and Donna White, hostess.

  • Lilly Kathryn Pickett, born March 15, is the daughter of Chris and Anna Pickett of Bardstown. Her grandparents are Nelson and Nancy Pickett of Greensburg, Sam and Anita Clements of Springfield and the late Donna Clements. Great-grandparents are Sue Clements and Murray and Ann Smith, all of Springfield, and Stanford and Elnora Pickett of Greensburg.

  • Campbellsville native Theresa Haskins Smith has been selected as the 2008 Support Person of the Year by the Louisville Education and Employment Partnership.

    A 1972 graduate of Campbellsville High School, Smith is a home school coordinator for Fairdale High School MCA in Louisville. She also oversees the Title V program.