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Today's Features

  • First Baptist Church will host a health fair at its Imani Community Center on Sunday, June 8.

    The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will help residents learn about their physical health.

    Businesses and organizations will provide educational materials, free screenings, food and prizes.

    Services offered include glucose monitoring, high blood pressure checks, HIV testing, and information on skin cancer, elder abuse, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, physical therapy, fire prevention and death and dying counseling.

  • A Lil' T's & Hillbilly Choppers benefit poker run for Gerald Myers is set for Saturday, June 7 beginning at Lil' T's Traffik Stop.

    Signup is from 11 a.m. to noon with the ride beginning at noon.

    Cost is $10 per hand and prizes will be given for the best hand, worst hand and the largest group.

    All proceeds will benefit Myers' cancer treatments.

    For more information, call Gary Porter at 849-2025 or Mark McFarland at 465-1514.

  • The Kentucky Folklife Program will present a series of training sessions as part of the Community Scholars certification program this summer at the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office in Madisonville.

    The Community Scholars training is designed to help people document and promote community culture, folklife and the traditional arts. Community Scholars learn the basic skills needed to conduct fieldwork, identify and showcase traditional arts and musical talents, folk traditions and local history.

  • Individuals 62 years of age or older who have graduated from high school or received an equivalent degree may take courses for credit as part of Campbellsville University's senior scholars program at no charge.

    No application fee, credentials or enrollment deposits are required.

    For more information, contact the CU Office of Admissions at 789-5220 or e-mail admissions@campbellsville.edu.

  • The items for auction at this year's annual Relay for Life event have been announced.

    The auction will begin at about 11 p.m. on Friday, June 6 at Taylor County High School right after the luminary ceremony.

    The live auction will include items from Maker's Mark, Louisville Slugger Museum, Holiday World, the Corvette Museum and Campbellsville University.

    Organizers will also auction Microsoft Zunes and Webkinz packages.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Five generations of the Allen family are pictured, from left: McKayla Mardis, Brandon Mardis, Diana Mardis, Mary Helen Sprowles and Emma Allen, who is 95 years old.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglas Caulk of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Douglas Caulk, to David Rhode Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rhode Graves of Lexington.

    Caulk is the granddaughter of Robert and Lorene Caulk of Campbellsville, Clare Ann Droba of Murrells Inlet, S.C. and the late Joseph Stanley Droba.

    She is a graduate of Campbellsville High School and the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Caulk is employed as an advertising Director at CRM Companies in Lexington.

  • 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.