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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Allie Shae Hash was crowned winner of the 2008 Miss Capitol City of the Bluegrass Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant.

    Hash also won the individual talent award with her vocal performance of "Don't Rain on My Parade."

    She earned superior ratings in each of the following categories: personal interview, physical fitness, talent, formal wear and on-stage performance.

    Hash received a crown, a $200 cash scholarship, a $150 gift certificate to Modiste and other prizes.

  • Brian and Shirley Werner of Batesville, Ind. announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Marie Werner, to Glenn Eric Lanham, son of Glenn and Beverly Lanham of Campbellsville.

    Werner is the granddaughter of Ethel and Fran Werner and Marita and Charles Billman, all of Batesville.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Batesville High School and is attending Ivy Tech Community College as a medical assistant specializing in phlebotomy. Werner is employed as a medical assistant at Oncology Hematology Care in Cincinnati.

  • Bea Wethington of Chatham, La., formerly of Campbellsville, celebrated her 100th birthday on April 2.

    She was given a party by her two daughters, Melva Beard of Chatham and Martha McCubbin of Campbellsville.

    "I got close to 100 birthday cards," Wethington said by telephone. "I haven't counted them yet. Some of them even had notes in them."

  • April Nycole Pogue and Patrick Hunt, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, April 26.

    Pogue is the daughter of Jeffrey Pogue of Louisville and Leisha and John Barke of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are James and Joyce Pogue of Louisville, Lora Mae Dudgeon of Campbellsville and the late Ray Dudgeon. Great-grandparents are Lee and Rose Pogue of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School, attended Lindsey Wilson College and is employed at Amazon.com.