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Today's Features

  • Three local congregations will observe the beginning of the Lenten season, the 40 days preceding Easter, with an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 116 S. Columbia Ave.

    Bethel First Presbyterian Church, Fannie Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the host congregation will join in the traditional Ash Wednesday liturgy and imposition of ashes; the Rev. Jim Murphy, pastor of Bethel First Presbyterian Church, will be the preacher. Pastors Delmetria Cayson-Combs and Karl Lusk will be the worship leaders.

  • There's no required reading or test to be passed when two people decide to build a life together. Yet, according to Erik Carlton, project director of the University of Kentucky's Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative, one of the most significant decisions people make is whom they are going to marry, and if that decision isn't made well, the relationship may not have much chance of lasting long.

  • Dr. William H. Turner, National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, will be the featured speaker at Campbellsville University's Black History Month chapel Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    "We are honored to have Dr. Turner with us to celebrate Black History Month," said John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

  • Campbellsville Middle School social studies teacher Elise Mohon was tapped last week to go to Washington, D.C. as part of a five-member team from Kentucky to lobby legislators and attend the House Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on behalf of venerable beneficiaries of Social Security.

    The goal of the group is to eliminate the unfair treatment of certain public employees, including public school teachers, in the 15 states that are affected by the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the current Social Security act.

  • Jenni Rippy and Frankie Arnett, both of Lebanon, will exchange wedding vows tomorrow in the Smokey Mountains.

    Rippy is the daughter of Brenda Napper of Lebanon and Michael Rippy of Louisville. Her grandparents are J.D. and Barbara Rippy of Louisville, James W. Mattingly Sr. of Lebanon and the late Louise Mattingly.

    She is a graduate of Marion County High School and is employed at Akebono in Springfield.

    Arnett is the son of Frank and Neva Arnett of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Frank and Dorothy Arnett of Campbellsville and the late Joe and Marie Gabehart.

  • Law enforcement officers from 16 agencies graduated recently from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    Adam W. Rainwater of Black Gnat was among the graduates. He is employed with Bradfordsville Police Department.

  • Campbellsville University art professor Tommy Clark will have a faculty art exhibit through Feb. 7 at the new art gallery across from Gosser Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will feature watercolors, mixed media and clay sculptures and ceramics.

    A reception for Clark will be tonight from 7 to 8:30 in the gallery.

    The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

  • The Campbellsville Woman's Club will be host for the Woman's Club Fourth District spring meeting Saturday, Feb. 2.

    The meeting will be at the Winters Dining Hall on the Campbellsville University campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The Woman's Club Fourth District meeting will feature a Student Crafts and Art Contest, an event that promotes crafts and arts among high school students.

    Campbellsville and Taylor County high school students will have entries for this contest.

  • The day my husband's hope shattered I heard the crash and came running.

    He was in the kitchen replacing the fluorescent light bulbs over the sink, and when he went to put back the plastic cover, it slipped from his hands and fell, hitting his favorite coffee cup that was on the counter.

    The cup went sailing and hit the tile floor, breaking into too many pieces to put back together.

    Yeah, yeah. It's just a coffee cup and doesn't warrant such melodrama.

    But it does.

  • Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Baptists who want to know more about their heritage and history will be excited to learn that Campbellsville University has a world-class Baptist historian returning as scholar in residence, according to Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology at CU.

    Dr. Morgan Patterson is a historian whose specialty is Baptist history. He has written for the Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists, Baptist History and Heritage and a number of other publications that focus on either church history or Baptist history in particular.