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Today's Features

  • If you are 50 years old or older, it's time to be screened for colon cancer.

    That's the message the Kentucky Department for Public Health is sending Kentuckians in March as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone who falls into this age group, or has a family history of the disease, should talk to a health care provider about colon cancer screening.

  • St. Thomas Church has several services planned for Holy Week and Easter. A schedule of events follows:

    Sunday, March 16 - Palm Sunday: blessing and distribution of palms, remembrance of Christ's entrance into Jerusalem; and Holy Communion, 11 a.m.

    Thursday, March 20 - Agape supper and Maundy Thursday observance with Holy Communion, beginning with supper at 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 21 - Good Friday traditional liturgy, 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Church; and "Seven Last Words from the Cross," at 7 p.m. at Fannie Chapel C.M.E. Church, located on Durham Street.

  • Campbellsville Baptist Church members have been transforming the gym of the Christian Life Center into Jerusalem for this year's Easter presentation, "The Journey to Easter." Pictured are Lallie Davis, Natalie Houk and Jan Speer. The free event will take place tomorrow through Sunday, beginning at 6:30 each night. Guests may arrive any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

  • "The Poet Laureate of People Who Hate Poetry" is a new book of poetry by local poet and writer Kathy Skaggs.

    In a review for Midwest Book Reviews, Laurel Johnson said this about the book:

    "My husband is a native of the Kentucky mountains, a true hater of poetry and all things literary. Without my knowledge, he read this little book and loved it. He shook it in my face and said, 'You ... better write a good review of this book because it's SPECIAL.' He's right. This book is special in so many ways I can't express adequately in a review."

  • Shannon Thomas and Chris Clark were honored with a wedding shower on Feb. 24. Pictured are, from left, Mary Campbell, the groom's grandmother; Janet Clark, the groom's mother; Chris and Shannon; Vivian Thomas, the bride's mother; and Ruby Clark, the groom's grandmother. The couple will marry on Saturday, March 29 at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

  • George Williams recently celebrated his "21st birthday" with a birthday bash at Ponderosa.

    Williams was born on Leap Year Day in 1924. He has been the owner of two service stations, a Greyhound Bus station, was a Campbellsville City Police officer and a Taylor County Metro Police officer. Williams retired as Taylor County jailer. He is also retired from the Central Kentucky News-Journal, where he was a driver for 32 years.

    Traveling and fishing now take up most of Williams' time. Most mornings he can be found visiting with the other men-about-town in local restaurants.

  • The Calvary Heirs will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Campbellsville Baptist Temple. The church is located at 1360 Old Hodgenville Road. For more information, call 465-5773.

  • Kerry and Lisa Jeffries of Greensburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Amey Michelle Jeffries, to Joey Hunt, the son of Jeannie and Tim Davis and Doug and Roxie Hunt, all of Campbellsville.

    Jeffries is the granddaughter of Sonya Jeffries and the late William "Billy" Jeffries and William and Lucille Ervin.

    She is a 1997 graduate of Green County High School, a 2000 graduate of Western Kentucky University and a 2007 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. Jeffries is employed at Amazon.com.

  • Knights of Columbus Council #12923 and Our Lady of Perpetual Help recently donated $350 to Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center. Pictured are, from left, front: Doug Willems and Angie Pace. Back: Father James Bromwich, Charles Tennyson, Jennifer Evans and Marla Carpenter.

  • Army Pvt. Steven S. Coomer has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

    The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

    During the nine weeks of basic combat training, Coomer received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.