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Today's Features

  • The Taylor County Ministerial Association has elected officers for 2008.

    Skip Alexander of Campbellsville Baptist Church was elected to succeed Joe Hatchett of Campbellsville Christian Church as president of the association.

    Other officers are Steve Orr, Kentucky Christian School, vice president; Ted Beam, First United Methodist Church, treasurer; and John Chowning, Campbellsville University and Saloma Baptist Church, secretary.

  • Michael Combs of North Carolina will be in concert on Friday, Jan. 4 at Elk Horn Baptist Church, with Fairview Baptist Church hosting as well.

    The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10, which can be purchased at the door.

    For more information, call Darell Cox at 465-2058.

  • The holiday shopping season is well underway. Shoppers rush from store to store, overloaded with purchases, searching for the perfect gift.

    Many do not realize they carry the perfect gift year round - lifesaving blood. This holiday season, donate blood with the American Red Cross and give the gift of life.

    You can help boost the blood supply this holiday season by donating blood on Christmas Eve, from 6 to 10 a.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital. All donors will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a weekly $250 shopping spree.

  • Is there nothing more agonizing for a child than waiting for Christmas to arrive? I remember when my sister, two brothers and I would alternate between agony and ecstasy every December as we anticipated the arrival of Christmas.

    With each day's waiting more torturous than the next, we would put on our David Seville and the Chipmunks album on the hi-fi and commiserate with them as they pleaded, "Please, Christmas, don't be late!"

  • The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2008 Kentucky History Awards.

    The awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums and historical organizations.

    The awards celebrate outstanding programs, exhibits, Web sites and publications, as well as individuals who have excelled in the field or made lifetime contributions to the preservation, awareness and appreciation of Kentucky's history.

  • Kentucky Heartland Outreach will be awarded a grant from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund administered by the Kentucky Housing Corporation.

    As a result, KHO is currently taking applications from low-income families in Taylor and Green counties who are in need of home repair. The repairs will be completed in the summer of 2008 and are totally free of charge to the homeowner.

    The deadline for applications is Feb. 29.

  • Taylor County Girl Scout Troops #222 and #1571 visited Bennett's Orchard on Oct. 13. The girls enjoyed a hayride, corn maze, picked out a pumpkin and ate a picnic lunch. Pictured are, from left, front: Brittany Rose, Sydnee Beard, Sara Clark, Kaylee Burton, Kimberly Harden, Kate Cheatham and Mattie Blakeman. Back: Samantha Clark, Jaelyn Richerson, Rylee Beard, Faith Gaddis, Morgan Benningfield and Autumn Walters.

  • Phoebe Ann Dewar and Dwaron O'Neil Williams, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 29.

    Dewar is the daughter of James Alan Dewar and Kimberly Louise Dewar, both of Frederick, Md. Her grandparents are Robert and Carol Kidwell of Delaware, Alan Hare Dewar of Pennsylvania and the late Georgia McCormic.

    She is a December 2007 graduate of Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work.

  • Four decades ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream.

    Today, Greater Campbellsville United and the News-Journal want to know what your dreams are for the future of our community, state, nation and world.

  • Lizzy Cox and Cameron Jeffries attended the Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Convention at Centre College on Oct. 20. They participated in the Elementary Audition Workshop, which consisted of playing two memorized piano pieces for an adjudicator. They also performed at a recital later that afternoon. Cox and Jeffries were eligible for the event because they had received a superior rating at the CKMTA Keyboard Festival last spring. They are pictured with their piano instructor, Beth Cochran.