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Today's Features

  • The Lebanon Kiwanis Club will be host a "Texas Hold'em" Tournament at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Floral Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds property.

    Registration will begin at 5 p.m., requiring a $75 initial buy-in. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 places with first place receiving $1,500 (assuming there are 100 players).

    Proceeds of the event will support the Lebanon Kiwanis Club in its efforts to provide scholarships, funding for youth sports and projects of all kinds for the children in Marion County.

  • TEN YEARS AGO

    July 30, 1998

    Taylor County's unemployment rate for June was up slightly over April and remains the second highest in the state.

    Mr. and Mrs. E. Mac Hill of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, Aug. 16 at First United Methodist Church.

    Kaitlin Mardis celebrated her fourth birthday with a party at her home.

    Army Pvt. Philip E. Gunsaules Jr. has entered basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

  • Merrimac Christian Church will host a pig roast and wagon ride on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

    There will also be a potluck and offering, with proceeds collected going toward Kosair Children's Hospital.

    For more information, call 465-7481.

  • The Garry Polston Family will be performing at Mannsville United Methodist Church on Sunday at 7 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

    This Kentucky based group presents a concert of southern harmonies, including old hymns and songs written by the Polstons and others who write exclusively for the family. Their acapella arrangements are a favorite among their listeners, as well as piano numbers for some down home singing and guitars and banjo for some pickin' and grinnin'.

  • First Baptist Church is hosting its second annual Back to School Bash this weekend.

    On Saturday, a youth carnival will take place at the church from noon to 7 p.m. The first 75 youth to arrive will receive free school supplies.

    There will be food, games and more.

    On Sunday, the Youth Gospel Explosion will take the outdoor stage at Miller Park beginning at 5 p.m.

    There will be singing, dancing, rapping and stepping.

    Special guests will also include S.W.A.T, U.N.I.T.Y. and others.

  • Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University and the Zion District Association of Baptists, and its Bible Institute, signed an agreement recently to grant academic credit for courses taught at the Bible Institute.

    The Institute is located at Jacob Grove Baptist Church in Summersville. The agreement begins with the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the Rev. John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

  • In honor of this year's World Breastfeeding Week on Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. Additionally, Kentucky celebrates the month of August as World Breastfeeding Month.

    This year's theme, "Mother Support: Going for the Gold - Everyone Wins When Babies Breastfeed," calls on health professionals, employers, families and communities to provide a breastfeeding-friendly environment that helps new mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.

  • Voting for the Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography "Relay Kid" contest will end Friday, Aug. 15 at midnight.

    The contest is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

    "Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

  • Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a Poker Run & Memory Ride on Saturday, Aug. 16 with signups from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The ride will begin at noon and a lunch will be after the ride.

    The route will begin at Central Hardin High School on Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown. The route will end at Saunders Springs in Radcliff.

    Entry fee is $20 for one play, a meal and a door prize. For $10 more, participants will receive an extra hand.

    Hospice will also sell 50/50 tickets the day of the event with $20 for fingertip to fingertip. Best hand wins $200.

  • The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday.

    Rick Monroe will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet at 212 W. Main St.

    There is no admission cost and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

    For a complete Live in Lebanon schedule, visit www.VisitLebanonKy.com. For more information, call (270) 692-3970 or e-mail bigjims@alltel.net.