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Today's Features

  • Shelby England was crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair on Saturday, July 26. She will compete in the Miss Preteen Kentucky County Fair Pageant on Oct. 17-18 in Louisville. England is the 10-year-old daughter of Trisha and Jeremy Hall and Wes England of Greensburg. She is the granddaughter of Mitch and Theresa Collings of Greensburg and Don and Beverly England of Campbellsville.

  • To hold the destiny of another human being in your hand - to the extent that one can - is a humbling thing.

    Last week I served my first jury duty.

    Although I'm free to talk about the details of the case, I'm choosing not to. The details aren't relevant to the point I want to make.

    Before the trial, I joked with my friends that I had been practicing.

    "Guilty!" I'd yell and jab my finger in the air. "Off with their heads!"

    I didn't think it would be all that difficult to come to a decision about the case. Yes or no. Guilty or not guilty.

  • Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Servant Evangelism in the 21st Century Church" is the theme for Campbellsville University's seventh annual Pastors and Church Leaders Conference on Sept. 25-26 featuring Dr. Frank S. Page, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, executive secretary/treasurer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention and executive director of Lott Carey International and former pastor in Campbellsville.

  • Michael and Mimi Watson of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Creed Daniel, at 10:36 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 6 pounds and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Billy and Pam Ford and Brenda Watson, all of Campbellsville, and the late Dan Watson.

    Great-grandparents are Odele Caldwell of Calvary and Mary Ford of Lebanon.

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  • 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.