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Today's Features

  • Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering an online 27-hour program for a certificate in Christian ministry beginning with the fall 2008 semester.

    "We are very pleased to be offering the certificate in Christian ministry as an online option," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president.

    "This illustrates Campbellsville University's commitment to serving the needs of pastors and church leaders in Kentucky and beyond with an additional option to secure good theological training while continuing their ministry and careers."

  • A benefit auction and fundraiser for the Deason family will be Saturday, July 26.

    Twelve-week-old Laci Deason, the granddaughter of Campbellsville resident Buster Williams, has been diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma and will be undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the next year.

    A meal will begin at 6 p.m. at the former Living Grace Church location on Old Columbia Road. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

    For more information, or to donate, call Jennifer Taylor at 789-3129 Ext. 1306.

  • The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in downtown Lebanon on Saturday, July 26.

    Hear country western favorites with a performance by Kentucky Thunder 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 charge 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 "most famous pig in the world" is coming to the Taylor County Public Library.

    Farmer Minor and Daisy, his pot-bellied pig, will be at the library on Wednesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. for a "Pig Out On Reading" program.

    Daisy has been on a national TV show and will bring her collection of library cards with her.

    Everyone is welcome to attend and may bring cameras to have pictures taken with Daisy. Those who attend may even see a librarian kiss Daisy.

    The purpose of the program is to offer a fun way to promote the importance of reading.

  • The Taylor County Junior Miss program will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

    With 18 participants, this year's program is anticipated to draw a sell-out crowd.

  • Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • Educators in Campbellsville and Taylor County are being showcased on TV-4, Comcast Cable 10, discussing news from each of their schools. They are part of Campbellsville University's Education Today series in the ongoing Dialog on Public Issues. Leaders from Taylor County elementary, middle and high schools will be shown on TV-4 on Wednesday, July 30 at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

  • On Monday, June 30, a group of 42 travelers from the local area as well as surrounding counties and states left Columbia for a trip west.

    The group traveled through 11 states including Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California and Nevada.

    The first day, the travelers stopped in Little Rock, Ark. and spent the night just blocks from the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, a structure of steel and glass.

  • Lowell Avenue Baptist Church's Royal Ambassadors had their annual Pinewood Derby. Pictured are, front, from left: Chase Burton, Kaden Wheatley and Alec Williams. Second row: Hunter Underwood, first place and best looking car; Weston Young, second; and Ben Litchfield, third. Third row: William Wright, Justice Gregory and Jordan Cowherd. Back: leaders Eric Newton, Boo Cowherd and Kevin Farmer. RAs meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30.

  • Margaret RoBards was honored with a bridal shower on June 7 at Living Grace Church. Pictured are, from left, Anita Smith, Elsie Miller and Linda Martin, hostesses; RoBards; Debbie Fryrear and Linda Ward, hostesses. RoBards will marry Karl Feige on Aug. 7 at Beech Mountain, N.C.