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Today's Features

  • The Taylor County High School Show Choir spring production will feature classic pop and rock songs.

    The show, themed "PopRocks," is directed by Lisa Gupton. Assistant Director is Brandon Centers.

    TCHS Show Choir members will perform songs made popular by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Nsync, Queen, KISS, Fleetwood Mac, Otis Redding, Switchfoot, James Taylor, Mariah Carey and others.

    Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, May 8-10, at 7 p.m. in the Taylor County Middle School gymnasium.

    General admission tickets are $5. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

  • The Christian Motorcyclists Association and Vision Riders will host the 20th annual "Run for the Son" on Saturday, May 3.

    The annual ride raises money for CMA mission outreach efforts. All of the donations collected will go to reaching out and helping bikers and other missions in the United States and throughout the world.

    The run is for donations only. The suggested donation is $10 per bike.

    Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Green River Plaza. A blessing of the bikes is at 12:45 p.m. with the ride beginning at 1 p.m.

  • A fundraiser to benefit Marion County's Relay for Life events will be Saturday, April 26 at Wal-Mart in Lebanon.

    The "Racing for a Cure" team will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and baked items and will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Marion County's Relay for Life events will be June 13-14 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Graham Memorial Park.

    For more information, call Alyce Graves at (502) 868-6840 or Nikki Thornton at (270) 692-9871.

  • The Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir will close out the college's portion of the 2008-2009 cultural affairs season by collaborating with some old friends.

    The concert choir will perform Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria" with the Louisville Symphony. The concert will be at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Columbia Christian Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • In honor and celebration of the state's designated Writers Day on Thursday, April 24, the birthday of Robert Penn Warren, noted writers, authors, poets and songwriters will read and perform their own work and the work of others at Blues on Tap in downtown Lebanon, Historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch and Woody's in Danville this Friday through Sunday.

  • Youth prescription drug abuse has increased to epidemic proportions.

    More young people age 12-17 abuse prescription drugs than any illicit drug - more than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined, according to a national survey on drug use and health.

    Every day, 2,500 children abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time.

    Seventy percent of teen prescription abusers get their drugs from family and friends.

  • The Center for Rural Development in Somerset has touched the lives of Taylor County students through its youth and arts education outreach programs.

    Twenty-two Taylor County students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program for rising high school juniors, since the program was launched in 1998. Another local teen attended the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute in 2007.

    The Center also hosted a performance by the Lexington Children's Theatre on April 10 at Taylor County Elementary School.

  • Campbellsville Baptist Church begins a special five-week sermon series, "Get a Life!" this weekend.

    Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with small group Bible study at 9:45. A nursery is provided.

    The series includes:

    Sunday, April 27 - Why Am I Here?

    Sunday, May 4 - What is Really Important to Me?

    Sunday, May 11 - What is My Scoreboard?

    Sunday, May 18 - What Am I Good At?

    Sunday, May 25 - What Do I Need to Learn?

    Call 465-8115 for more information.

  • A rally Monday evening will kick off the South Central Kentucky Go Tell Crusade with Rick Gage.

    A drop-in reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the rally set for 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Gage will be guest speaker at the Crusade that is planned for Sept. 14-17 at the Campbellsville High School Football Stadium.

    Organizers are expecting a large turnout from Taylor, Adair, LaRue, Casey, Green and Marion counties.

  • Marvie Castañas and Kevin Leon Thompson exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, April 12 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Peter and Edna Castañas.

    The groom is the son of Linda Kay Thompson, formerly of Greensburg and Campbellsville, and the late Leon Thompson. His grandparents are Lawrence and Bessie Thompson of Campbellsville and the late Hazel Warren.

    He is employed at MSD in Louisville.

    A reception will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Victory General Baptist Church, 4503 Rose Farm Drive in Louisville.