Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Campbellsville High School Class of 1968 will have its 40-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Spurlington Community Center.

    The event, which will feature a barbecue dinner, is from 7 p.m. to midnight. Price is $20 per person.

    For more information, contact Linda Rogers at (270) 572-777, Pat Minor at (270) 651-8655, Joyce Hobbs at (270) 783-9447 or Brad Clark at (270) 622-9141.

  • The Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum is open again this season for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.

    Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and $1 for students. New guides are Marietta Jeffries and Maxine Hitch. Visitors can come and hear how people lived in the 1830s.

  • Campbellsville High School Class of 1963 hosted its 45th reunion on July 5 at the home of Mary Osborne.

    Attendees reminisced about high school days, renewed friendships, enjoyed a dinner and played outdoor games.

    In addition to Osborne, others who helped coordinate the reunion were Beverly Elzy, Donabeth Doyle, Betty Sue Schuhmann and Jane Noe.

    Graduates of 1963 are asked to return to Osborne a brief summary of their life since 1963, their e-mail address and phone number. These will be used for the 50th reunion.

  • U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to Dr. Bobby R. Himes in the Senate Congressional Record in July:

    "Mr. President, I rise to note with sadness the passing of Dr. Bobby R. Himes, a retired Campbellsville University professor and star Kentuckian who will be greatly missed. After over four decades of service to his students, his community and the commonwealth of Kentucky, he leaves behind many loved ones and a great legacy of accomplishment. He was 76 years old.

  • Raymond and Arletia Rucker of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Erin Rucker, to Benson Travis Sexton, son of the Rev. Thomas and Remona Sexton of Albany.

    Rucker is a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2007 graduate of Campbellsville University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. She is employed as an admissions counselor at Campbellsville University and as a youth minister at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

  • Staff Report

    A former Campbellsville man is training members of the Afghan National Police and Army in Western Afghanistan.

    Maj. Brian S. DeMers has been deployed overseas since January as a member of the Kentucky National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    He is the son of Celia DeMers of Campbellsville and a 1981 graduate of Campbellsville High School. His wife, Debbie Bertram DeMers, is also a 1981 CHS graduate.