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Today's Features

  • When my daughter Alison was 3, I attempted to teach her to pray. Actually, I wanted to teach her about "giving money to Jesus."

    She had put 50 cents of her own in the offering plate at church one Sunday morning and then misplaced one of her shoes that afternoon.

    We didn't know about the shoe until the next morning as we scrambled to get to preschool on time and turned the house upside down looking for her shoe.

    As a last resort, I suggested we pray.

  • Taylor County Republican Women recently hosted their annual Lincoln Dinner. Speakers included, from left, Brian Smith, representing Brett Guthrie, who is running for Congress; Daniel London, representing State Rep. Ron Lewis; Russell Montgomery, candidate for state representative; Marlyn Shreve, president of the Republican women's club; Bam Carney and Asa Swan, candidates for state representative.

  • Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Nationally prominent speakers Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Holly Hollman, general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, were recent guests at Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy roundtable.

  • Up-tempo pop music will fill Taylor County Middle School's gymnasium next week.

    The Taylor County High School Show Choir will present its spring production "PopRocks," featuring classic pop and rock songs.

    The show is directed by TCHS Choral Director Lisa Gupton. The assistant director is Brandon Centers.

  • The School of Education at Campbellsville University is offering free teacher training Saturday at Hawkins Athletic Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the subject of "Teaching the Holocaust in Kentucky's Schools."

    The free program, limited to 100 participants, is designed specifically for Kentucky's public middle and high school teachers and is meant to help them to gain awareness about teaching on the subject of the Holocaust. CU students and faculty also will have an opportunity to attend.

  • The final Lindsey Wilson College Cultural Affairs event of 2007-2008 will be Friday night.

    Saxaphonist Ashu will perform in concert with pianist Kuang-Hao Huang at 8 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    The duo will perform an eclectic mix of mostly modern pieces that includes compositions by Jacques Ibert, Sergei Rachmaninoff and film composer Ennio Morricone.

    Ashu will also be performing in Campbellsville on Saturday as a part of the Central Kentucky Arts Series.

  • Gen. James T. Conway, commandant of the United States Marine Corps, will be Campbellsville University's commencement speaker Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. on the HIG Field.

    Campbellsville University's master's students will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the Ransdell Chapel. The speaker for that ceremony is Dr. Dwayne Howell, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CU.

    Degrees will be conferred upon 309 students following completion of the requirements for graduation.

  • National Day of Prayer is Thursday and a group will meet from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on the Taylor County Courthouse steps to pray and sing together.

    The event will be one of several around the nation offering inspirational music and prayer for those who gather.

    All of those who attend will receive an "I Prayed" sticker and a balloon launch will follow the ceremony.

    The event is sponsored by Bible Baptist Tabernacle.

    For more information, call 465-3015.

  • The Campbellsville University orchestra will present a spring concert on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the school of music and professor of music, will conduct the orchestra. Above, Gaddis conducts practice sessions as students prepare.

  • A plant swap has been scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at the Janice Holt and Henry Giles house on Spout Springs Road in Knifley from noon to 2 p.m. ET.

    A plant swap or plant exchange is for all people who love to garden and is an opportunity for gardeners to get together to swap plants and garden stories.

    Those who attend should bring unwanted plants labeled and potted in a peat pot or clay or plastic pot.

    For more information, call 465-6104 or e-mail Clara Metzmeier at claram@kyol.net.

    The event is sponsored by The Giles Society.