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Today's Features

  • Calen McKinney

    Staff Writer

    It's her Golden Birthday - but with a twist. Katie Murley will turn 8 tomorrow on Aug. 8.

    In other words, she'll be 8 on 8/8/08.

    "It's my favorite number," Katie says with a smile.

    A Golden Birthday, also known as a Grand or Star Birthday, is one in which a person turns the age of their birth date.

    Katie says the No. 8 has been lucky for her. Her mother, Jackie Livers, says Katie sometimes thinks the No. 8 has been able to get things "changed" for her, such as a "no" from a parent to a "yes."

  • Campbellsville University student enrollment for the fall 2008 semester will be Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 18-19 for students who have not previously completed the enrollment process.

    Semester enrollment consists of several steps including academic advising, registering, scheduling and paying. Most steps may be completed online.

    Students may complete the various semester enrollment steps on Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • This year, nearly 3,140 men throughout the state of Kentucky will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 11 percent of them will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

    Despite these grim statistics, there is hope if detected early, making prostate cancer one of the more treatable forms of cancer.

  • Community Ventures Corp. and Greater Campbellsville United will host a small business workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center.

    Business planning at the workshop will focus on the feasibility of business marketing strategies and financial resources.

    Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Wanda Washington at 465-9636 by Monday, Aug. 11.

  • When Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff arrived at the Exposition Center at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to begin preparing for a 2 p.m. ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, James B. Short was waiting for them.

    The Army veteran of Korea and two tours in Vietnam had driven up the night before from Harlan.

    "Nobody ever gave me anything for my service before," he said. "I wasn't about to miss this."

    "This" was the presentation of special medallions and certificates to Kentucky's veterans of the Korean War, from Major General (Ret.) Choi Seung-Woo.

  • Karen Michelle Erickson of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Jonathan Talmadge Moore of Long Beach, Calif. will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Erickson is the daughter of Roger and Pamela Erickson of San Jose, Calif. Her grandparents are Orpha Erickson of Peoria, Ill., Jewell Thornton of San Jose and the late Martin Erickson and James Andrew Thornton.

    She is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned her bachelor of arts in history and American studies. Erickson is a video editor for NBC-Universal Television.

  • Madelyn Kathryn Roy, born April 28, is the daughter of Reggie and Sarah Roy of Russell Springs. Her grandparents are Nelson and Nancy Pickett of Greensburg and Osburn and Loureda Roy of Russell Springs. Great-grandparents are Stanford and Elnora Pickett of Greensburg.

  • Christine Deweese celebrated her 75th birthday with her family and friends on July 9 at Elk Horn Baptist Church. She is holding her great-granddaughter, Jaylen Patterson.

  • Don and Julie Whitehouse of Crestwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Whitehouse of Lexington, to Philip David Montgomery of Louisville, son of David and Saundra Montgomery of Campbellsville.

    Whitehouse is a 2001 graduate of South Oldham High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is attending the UK M.I.C. graduate program.

  • The Central Kentucky Arts Series recently announced the acts performing in its 2008-2009 season.

    The 42nd season will open with a performance by Wilson Williams and His Platters at Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

    On Monday, Oct. 27, classical pianist Charles Rosen will perform at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel. The show begins at 8 p.m.