Today's Features

  • During National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages every American to prepare for emergencies and asks eligible individuals to donate blood.

    National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.

    Disasters strike unexpectedly, but it's simple to get prepared. Through five easy steps, the Red Cross helps Americans prepare for emergencies.

    1. Create a family emergency plan and discuss the need to prepare for a disaster.

  • The next Look Good ... Feel Better meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Taylor Regional Hospital Learning & Resource Center at 125B Kingswood Drive.

    Registration is currently under way. There is no cost to attend.

    To register, contact the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345 or call (270) 782-9036.

  • Staff Report

    Leslie De Grez of Campbellsville says a lot of people wonder what walking 60 miles has to do with finding a cure for breast cancer.

    "Well, it's bold, and that's what it will take to find a cure," she said.

    On Aug. 8-10, De Grez participated in an event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day in Chicago, Ill.

    The event, hosted in several large cities across the nation, supports breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

  • The late Fred Phillip Harris painted this picture of the Old Courthouse and many others during his stay in the Taylor County jail in 1968. Pictured are, from left, his nephews Fred Moore of Paoli, Ind. and John Payton of Mitchell, Ind. and Betty Jane Gorin Smith, local historian. Harris' artwork was featured in a 1968 Courier-Journal story after local jailer Ben Richerson purchased art supplies for the inmate. Moore and Payton visited Campbellsville in July in search of old paintings that their late uncle created.

  • An "August Gala" featuring dancing by Campbellsville residents has been planned for Thursday, Aug. 28.

    The event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will feature dancing by Joel Bennett, Dave and Debbie Nunery, Todd Sharp, Rob Carter, Sparky Taylor and others.

    Those wishing to attend should bring their lawn chairs. The event will be inside the courtyard at Grandview nursing home. The event will be moved inside for bad weather.

  • Trena Gayle Wilson and Jamie Russell Smith, both of Campbellsville, exchanged wedding vows on Friday, June 6 at Twin Eagles Estates in Lebanon.

    Bro. Don Gowin performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Roger and Judy Wilson of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of Henry and Kelly Smith of Campbellsville and Patti and Bill Hartman of Hanover, Ind.

    The outdoor wedding ceremony took place on the lawn, which was scattered with white rose petals.

  • Peggy Pyles, associate matron of Pitman Chapter #157, Order of the Eastern Star, congratulates Norma Swafford and Nadine Milsap on receiving their 50-year membership pins. Also receiving pins, but not pictured, were Pearl Blevins, Florence Curry, Ruby English, Mildred Gabehart, Gertrude Mizer and Kathryn Smith. The chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

  • Richard and Virginia Barnett of Campbellsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    The Barnetts were married on Aug. 6, 1948.

    The event took place at Campbellsville Country Club. It was hosted by their son and daughter, Ricky Barnett and Elizabeth Sanders.

  • Margaret Ann RoBards and Karl Henry Feige, both of Louisville, exchanged wedding vows on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Beech Mountain Country Club in Banner Elk, N.C.

    The Rev. Paul Bader of Gray, Tenn. performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Richard and Linda RoBards of Campbellsville.

    The groom is the son of the late Herbert Feige Jr.

    Emma Louise Feige of Louisville served as matrimonial witness.

    Bree Russell and Mallory Russell, both of Bowling Green, served as the flower girls.

    A dinner reception followed the ceremony.

  • Bible Baptist Tabernacle of Campbellsville hosted a special "God and Country Sunday" on Aug. 3. Missionary Chaplain Joe Adams, who has ministered to state and local officials for more than 25 years, was the featured speaker. The church also honored a number of public officials with special recognition and personalized certificates. Pictured are, from left, State Rep.