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Today's Features

  • Ronnie and Jonie Wilcoxson were honored with a baby shower on Aug. 2 at the home of Judy Dile. They are expecting a baby girl the first week of September. The shower was hosted by Dile, Vel Wyatt, Lois Wilcoxson and Jamie Rogers. About 35 attended.

  • Terry Milby of Cross Over Ministries will host two free country and southern gospel concerts this weekend. Tomorrow, from 7 to 10 p.m. ET, a concert will take place at the IGA parking lot beside McDonald's in Columbia. Singers will include The Coffee Family, Jim Roberts and Milby.

    On Saturday, a concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Campbellsville. Singers will be Dennis Bowling, Joe Milby and Terry Milby. Door prizes will be given away during both events.

  • The Polston Family will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Fairview Baptist Church. For more information, call Daryl Cox at 465-2058.

  • The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday with Patrick Henry Hughes of "Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition" fame.

    Hear classical and popular instrumentals, blues, gospel and popular vocals 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 and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

  • 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.