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Today's Features

  • Landon Chance DeSpain, born on Oct. 9, is the son of Brandon and Brandi DeSpain of Glasgow. His grandparents are Tony and Brenda DeSpain of Campbellsville and Kim and Jimmy Keeton of Glasgow. Great-grandparents are Pauline McGinnis of Campbellsville and Margie Cross of Glasgow.

  • The Taylor County Cattleman's Association and the Taylor County 4-H Council is starting a new livestock project for the youth of Taylor County. This livestock project is called a Heifer Chain for Beef and Dairy.

    This is how the project would work. Any youth, ages 9-15, who are Taylor County 4-H or FFA members can participate. After the youth have been selected - this year's participants have already been selected - then they would be given a heifer free of charge.

  • Taylor County High School drama students will present "A Cardinal Christmas Celebration" on Saturday, Dec. 8.

    Students will stage "Stocking Stuffers," a one-act Christmas play by Geff Moyer. Other entertainment will include monologs and music.

    Refreshments will be served.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. in the TCHS gymnasium and cafeteria. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children age 3 and under will be admitted for free.

    For more information, call Karen McAnelly at 849-2301.

  • Dr. Walter Crouch, vice president for church relations and the director of the Norton Institute for Congregational Health at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., will speak at Campbellsville University's chapel/convocation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Ransdell Chapel.

    The address is free and open to the public.

    Crouch has served at Carson-Newman since 1998 when he became an assistant professor, teaching Old and New Testament, and other Christian studies classes. He remains a professor today.

  • Taylor County Health Department will be giving away free rat bait Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Road Garage on Pleasant Drive. The garage is located across from UPS.

  • Should you see someone wearing a white ribbon, you might ask them about their family.

    November is National Adoption Awareness Month.

    In Kentucky, there are more than 970 children in out-of-home care and awaiting public adoption. There are a total of 2,042 children who can't be reunited with families due to abuse, neglect and other safety and welfare issues.

  • The Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Department has three fundraisers planned to collect money and toys for its "Toys for Kids" program.

    The first event, the annual "Toys for Kids" chili cook-off, was Nov. 17.

    The second event, the 11th annual "Toys for Kids" dance, will be Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the American Legion. Admission is $5.

    The last event, the "Toys for Kids" celebrity auction, is planned for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • (Note: This is my annual Thanksgiving psalm.)

    Holy God,

    Where do I even begin to tell you how grateful I am that you, God of all creation, should stoop to bless my life?

    I am deeply humbled, aware of my unworthiness and your great mercy. Thank you seems puny and insufficient, yet it's all I have to give you.

    Thank you, Lord, for capri pants and Gerber daisies. For thick, warm towels fresh from the dryer, "two-point" tapioca pudding and pumpkin marmalade.

  • The Kentucky Baptist Convention's Committee on Nominations recently announced its nominations for members of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board and the boards of several affiliated institutions and agencies.

    The nominations were approved by messengers of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, who convened their annual meeting Nov. 13-14 at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    Local Board appointments are as follows:

  • Danny Pace, Bible teacher and assistant at Kentucky Christian School, shares the story of Jacob's Ladder with second graders.