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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Millions of viewers watched DeAnna Pappas, 26, formerly of Campbellsville, suffer through a painful, last-minute rejection by Brad Womack on the last season of "The Bachelor" - earning her the sympathy of women everywhere.

    Now Pappas will have the last laugh as the tables are turned and she gets to choose from among 25 bachelors in her own bid for true love.

    Pappas is back - and this time it's all up to her - as the fourth edition of the female version of ABC's popular romance reality series premieres tonight.

  • Lindsey Wilson College will host three ground-breaking ceremonies today to begin a $12 million expansion program.

    The public is invited to all three ceremonies.

    The $12 million program - which is the first phase of a larger expansion for the college - includes building a health and wellness center, a new baseball-softball complex on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway and an addition to the Sumner Campus Ministry Center.

    The first ground-breaking ceremony - for the Sumner Campus Ministry Center - will begin at 11:15 a.m. ET next to the Sumner Center.

  • Trena Gayle Wilson and Jamie Russell Smith, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Friday, June 6.

    Wilson is the daughter of Roger and Judy Wilson of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are LaQuita Hunt of Campbellsville and the late Carl Hunt and Ralph and Edna Wilson.

    She is a 2000 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed at AT&T Wireless in Campbellsville.