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Today's Features

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently had a contest for school-aged children to submit a name for its new 18-foot water safety display.

    The display is meant to attract attention as well as make visitors to the lake think about water safety.

    "Billy Floats A lot" was chosen as the winning name and was submitted by Jordan Humphress, 13, of Knifley. Humphress' entry was chosen based on how catchy it was and how his description promoted water safety.

  • Larry and Betty Skaggs recently visited their middle son, Daniel Skaggs, who is living in Missoula, Mont., where he is attending the University of Montana majoring in environmental studies. He has a 4.0 GPA.

  • Dig out your julep cups and silver trays.

    Betty Overly will help silver owners correctly identify their sterling and silver plate objects on Friday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office.

    Overly's class will include caring for and protecting silver.

    She will also have displays and will discuss the evolution of silver. Coins will not be discussed.

    For a $3 registration fee, participants can have a verbal, general, "ballpark" appraisal of an item and have access to Overly's pattern books for researching patterns.

  • Teachers across Kentucky can improve their skills in teaching civic education at a free training program July 22-25 in Frankfort. The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and the national Center for Civic Education will sponsor a free summer institute for teachers about the "We the People ... the Citizen and the Constitution" program and civic education. Interested educators must register by June 23.

  • Todd Sharp and his fianc Leeann Cooke of Campbellsville won Boyle County Fair's Dancing with the Stars event on Tuesday, June 17. The couple danced an East Coast swing to "Hot Stuff, Let's Dance." They will perform the same dance in exhibition tonight at Taylor County Fair's Dancing with the Fair Stars competition. The event begins at 7:30.

  • Sheryl Bell, 29, of Campbellsville performed a vocal solo during the USA World Showcase on May 24 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

    Bell sang "Coal Miner's Daughter" by Loretta Lynn.

    Online voting will begin on Sunday, July 6 at www.usaworldshowcase.com.

    Bell received a plaque for her performance and was the only participant from Kentucky.

  • Tina Hudson Watkins and David "BB" Benningfield exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, May 31 at All Occasions in Campbellsville.

    The Rev. Paul Dicken performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Elsie Hudson of Winter Haven, Fla. and the late James Hudson. Her grandparents are Margaret Wells of Tipler, Wis., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sylvester and Albert Hudson.

  • Last weekend I went home. Home for me is with my husband in Florida but it's also Southern California, "the O.C."

    The occasion was my niece Jennifer's wedding. She's the first one in our family to graduate college. She's beautiful, inside and out, and smart - a high school guidance counselor for at-risk teens. Her new husband, Marc, is a rookie firefighter.

    The outdoor wedding took place in San Juan Capistrano. It had a Baja, Mexico theme. My mom and dad live in Baja.

  • Campbellsville Woman's Club had its annual Lawn & Garden Tour on Saturday. Eleven homes were a part of this year's tour.

  • Entry deadlines for two major Fourth of July Celebration events are fast approaching. Wednesday, June 25 is the deadline to enter the Taylor Regional Hospital Children's Parade and the Q104 Bar-B-Que Contest.

    The second annual Taylor Regional Hospital Children's Parade is set for Thursday, July 3 at about 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at Campbellsville High School, travel down Main Street and end near Jackson Tower.