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Today's Features

  • Monica Ann Warren of Campbellsville and Noland Ryan Parnell of Gradyville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 7.

    Warren is the daughter of Wayne and Tammy Warren of Campbellsville. Her grandmother is Pauline McGinnis of Campbellsville.

    She is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, where she earned a bachelor of arts in middle school mathematics. Warren is employed at Houchens in Campbellsville.

    Parnell is the son of Mark Parnell of Gradyville and Kim Murphy of Breeding.

    He is a graduate of Adair County High School and is employed in Campbellsville.

  • American Legion Post 82 officers for the 2008-2009 year are, from left, front: Billy Sears, membership; Bobby Baker, service officer; Carol Burnett, historian; Damon Sallee, master at arms; Sylvia Young, chaplain; and Albert Laytart, third vice commander. Back: Ron Milby, first vice commander; Robert Bryant, commander; Billy Floyd, judge advocate; and Mike Dishman, adjutant.

  • Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Her kind smile. Her red fingernails. Her diminutive stature. Her nice clothes. Her seeing the best in children. Her smell.

    Virginia Graves Shively of Campbellsville is all of these adjectives and more, according to those who attended an event at Campbellsville University on April 18 in honor of her 92nd birthday, which was April 24.

    The idea was conceived by her son, Dr. Eugene Shively, a Campbellsville surgeon, who discussed the idea with Chuck Vaughn, Centennial campaign officer for major gifts at CU.

  • Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club hosted its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 8 and installed new officers for 2008-2009. They are Elise Mohon, vice president; Connie Walker, treasurer; Renay England, president; and Kathy Lawson, secretary. Campbellsville Mayor Brenda Allen performed the installation ceremony. Not pictured is Monica Hamilton, fundraising chairperson. The club invites any working woman to attend meetings, which take place at Creek Side Restaurant on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

  • 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.