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Today's Features

  • Campbellsville University's Department of Theater will have auditions for the play "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare on Jan. 22-23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the University Theater.

    Call backs will be Thursday, Jan. 24, and those who get a part in the play are to be available Saturday, Jan. 26 for a read-through of the play.

    Starr Garrett, director of theater, said those wanting to audition are asked to call the theater office or come by the office in the Alumni Building to sign up for an audition time. The phone number is 789-5266.

  • The Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center has new office hours. The center, located at 319 E. Maple St., offers confidential services and free pregnancy testing.

    Hours for the center are Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Co-directors are Tracie Perry and Angie Pace.

    The Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center seeks to help young women in crisis situations. The Center is a pro-life organization and encourages young women to consider alternatives to abortion.

    For more information, call 465-4330.

  • Chloe Faith Newton is the 5-year-old daughter of Chris Newton and Paula Read and Jack Hall, all of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Beverly and Paul Pike of Campbellsville, Donnie Newton of Indianapolis, Ind. and the late David Paul Read and Carolyn Read.

  • A few hours before members of the Indiana General Assembly convened for Organization Day, House Democrats welcomed State Rep. Sandra Blanton (D-Orleans) as Indiana's newest lawmaker.

    Blanton, 58, formerly of Campbellsville, will serve as a replacement for State Rep. Jerry Denbo (D-French Lick), who announced his retirement in November.

    According to a news release from the Indiana House Democratic Caucus, Denbo had represented House District 62 - which includes all of Orange County and parts of Greene, Lawrence, Martin and Washington counties - since 1990.

  • The Bluegrass Pioneers finished second in the 2008 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff in Lebanon on Jan. 4-5. They received $250. Members are: Trent Roy (banjo), Jeff Roy (mandolin) and Kenneth Roy (guitar), all of Casey County, Daniel Wilson (guitar) of Russell Springs and Lynn Benningfield (bass) of Campbellsville.

  • Briley Grace Edwards celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 12. She is the daughter of Bobby Edwards and Ashley Clark, both of Greensburg. Her grandparents are Phyllis and David King, Steve and Connie Wood and Mike and Bonnie Clark, all of Campbellsville, and Wayne Edwards and Vikki Edwards, both of Greensburg.

  • Taylor County Democratic Woman's Club recently installed officers for 2008 at the Taylor County Courthouse. Pictured are, from left, front: Bethany Shively, secretary; Lora Bailey, holding Keenan Shively; Susie Skaggs, vice president; Peggy Chewning and Lillian Clark. Middle: Josephine Pearson, Julie Shields, Juanita Goff and Roberta Cox, president. Back: Martha Bertram, Nancy Dix, Helen Vaughn, Vangie Ford, Sue Smith, treasurer; and Carolyn Benningfield.

  • Army Reserve Lt. Col. David Eric Bentley of Campbellsville was a member of the U.S. Army support staff who helped coordinate and plan the recent All-American Bowl high school all-star football game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 5.

    The nationally-televised bowl game was sponsored by the U.S. Army and pitted the top high school football athletes in the nation against each other in an East vs. West contest. This was the eighth year that the Army has sponsored the game. In this year's match-up, the East team managed to outscore the West team, 33-23.

  • Stephen Foster Productions will be hosting auditions for summer productions of "Stephen Foster-The Musical," "Annie" and "The Civil War."

    Organizers are seeking adult males and females and boys and girls ages 5 to 15.

    Lead roles, chorus, internships and apprenticeships are available.

    On Thursday, Jan. 17, auditions will be at Kentucky State University's Bradford Hall in the Little Theatre at 6 p.m.

    On Jan. 18, auditions will be at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. beginning at noon.

  • Millions of people have joined the fight against cancer. Many have done so by participating in Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's team event to fight cancer.

    The event will return to Taylor County on June 6-7. A kick off planned for Monday, Jan. 21 will officially get the new Relay season under way.

    Relay For Life is the largest cancer fundraiser in the nation. Held in more than 4,200 communities nationwide last year, the event brings participants together to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient support programs.