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Today's Features

  • Recently, I cleaned out the kitchen junk drawer and came across the coveted Granola Eating Spoon. Technically, it's a sugar spoon: short and round, the perfect size for eating cereal, especially granola, because the raisins don't fall off the sides.

    Years ago, for some reason everyone in my family constantly fought over that spoon, and one person in particular went so far as to deliberately get up earlier than anyone else just to be the one to get it before anyone else could.

    It was utterly childish and sparked even more childish squabbles:

  • TEN YEARS AGO

    May 21, 1998

    Navy Airman Recruit Kyle D. Graves, son of Murrell D. and Gertie S. Graves of 704 Hatcher Road, Campbellsville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    The Lake Cumberland Area annual regional FFA banquet was May 7 at Lindsey Wilson College.

    The Harmony Homemakers met on Tuesday, May 12 at the Home of Betty Williams and Shirley Young as co-hostess.

    Plans are under way for the very first 24-hour Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • About 1 million Kentuckians - one in five - will be affected by mental illness in their lifetimes, according to the Kentucky chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Kaiser Foundation.

  • The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Taylor County War Memorial.

    Several will speak at the event, including State Rep. Russ Mobley, R-Campbellsville, Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers, Master of Ceremonies Bill Perkins and past ceremony chair Bob Rotschi.

    The ceremony will feature the North Hardin High School JROTC Honor Guard as special guests.

    Laurie Mandi, publicity chair for American Legion Post 82, said the group is thrilled to get the North Hardin Honor Guard as a guest.

  • A "test of strength" amateur arm wrestling competition is scheduled for Saturday at the Campbellsville National Guard Armory.

    The event, sponsored by Reverence for Christ Church, begins at 1 p.m.

    Entry fee is $10 for male right- or left-handed participants. Those who wish to enter both arm competitions can do so. The fee for double-hand entries is $15. Male competition will be divided into weight class.

    For women, entry fee is $6 for an open class.

  • The Taylor County Fair is offering pageants for all ages, beginning Tuesday, June 24.

    - The Miss Taylor County Fair pageant will begin June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The pageant is for girls ages 16-21. Contestants must reach their 16th birthday but not reach their 22nd birthday by Oct. 31. Entry fee is $25. Contestants will compete in swimsuit and evening gown competition. Swimsuits must be one piece and contestants must wear shoes.

  • A benefit ride for the family of Billy Joe Ritchie Jr. will be Saturday in Greensburg.

    Ritchie died last March from muscular dystrophy. He was 17. All proceeds collected will go toward funeral expenses and Ritchie's tombstone.

    The ride will begin at the Northgate Shopping Center with signups starting at 10 a.m. ET. The 70-mile ride will leave at 11 a.m.

    The ride will end with a meal, auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

    For more information, call 789-6657, 469-8560, (270) 405-6080 or (270) 405-6087.

  • A community-wide celebration is planned for Hodgenville on Saturday, May 31 in conjunction with dedication and unveiling ceremonies of the Boy Lincoln sculpture.

    The bronze sculpture was created as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. It is being placed on the Hodgenville town square opposite an existing seated statue of President Abraham Lincoln, which was created by Adolph A. Weinman and dedicated on May 31, 1909.

  • Taylor County High School FFA will host a truck and tractor pull at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

    The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and all proceeds collected will go toward FFA activities.

    Tickets are $8 at the event or $5 in advance from any FFA member.

    For more information, call 849-5784.

  • Hannah Wise and Weston Jones were honored with a wedding shower on April 25 at the home of Charles and Mina Hedgespeth. Pictured are, from left, Vienise Hash, hostess; Doris Hansford, the groom's grandmother; Karen Jones, the groom's mother; Weston and Hannah; Carla Milsap, the bride's mother; Wanda Carroll, the bride's grandmother; Shirley Underwood, Glenda Frost, Mina Hedgespeth and Connie Edelen, hostesses.