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Today's Features

  • Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on Campbellsville University's TV-4, discussing news from their schools. The shows are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialogue on Public Issues. Their discussion will be broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • The Lake Cumberland District Health Department recently announced that all residents of its 10-county service area will soon receive a packet of information in their mailboxes.

    "We have put together some terrific resources for our communities," said Shawn Crabtree, executive director of Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

  • 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.

  • Taylor County Junior Miss participants recently helped the Taylor County Public Library with its Summer "Catch the Reading Bug" Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park as part of their volunteer efforts with the Be Your Best Self Program.

    America's Junior Miss promotes the Be Your Best Self Program, an outreach aimed at encouraging self-esteem in young people from all over the country. BYBS emphasizes seven elements: getting a good education, community service, proper nutrition, staying fit, living by moral principles, setting goals and striving to reach those goals.

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

    The Barnetts were married on Aug. 6, 1948.

    They have two children, Elizabeth Sanders and Ricky Barnett.

    A reception will be hosted in their honor on Saturday at the Campbellsville Country Club beginning at 11 a.m.

    All family members and friends are invited to attend.

  • Whitney Lynn Ward and Jordan Druin, both of Greensburg, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Ward is the daughter of Hank and MaDonna Brown of LaGrange, N.C. and Barry and Lynn Ward of Summersville. Her grandparents are Barbara Hart, Charlie Perkins and Betty Lu Lile, all of Greensburg, and the late Wayne Ward.

    She is a student at the University of Kentucky.

    Druin is the son of Steve and Kathy Druin of Greensburg. His grandparents are Wayne Lile and Radine Lile, both of Greensburg, and the late Robert and Nancy Druin.

  • Sharon McKee of Campbellsville announces the engagement of her son, Mac McKee, to Lora Beth Payne, daughter of Dennis and Faith Payne of Mt. Vernon, Ky.

    Payne is a 1998 graduate of Rockcastle County High School and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland College. She is employed as a social worker at Rockcastle Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

    McKee is a 1994 graduate of Campbellsville High School and is employed at Panasonic in Berea, Ky.

  • Staff Report

    More than two dozen former employees of Fruit of the Loom's former Campbellsville plant met recently for a reunion.

    Dixie Wise welcomed all those who attended to her home on Old Lebanon Road on Saturday, July 19.

    The women had all worked together for more than 20 years in the 3800 Unit at FOL.

  • 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.