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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • I have a confession to make. I am a suburban, middle-class, middle-aged white woman. I don't have a tattoo or an amazing story to tell. I'm not athletic or heroic or musical or artistic. I've never been a missionary to Africa or even Cincinnati.

    I had begun to think that maybe being who I am was not cool and not OK. But thanks to a woman named Kimberly, I realized that who I am, an average woman who needs Jesus and whose ministry is primarily to other average women, is OK - more than OK.

  • First United Methodist Church is planning a Celebrate Recovery Program, with a new session set to begin Thursday, Feb. 7.

    Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program designed for those 18 years and older.

    The program's philosophy is that "no one has not experienced some problem that has limited them in achieving all that God wants them to be." The program allows participants to focus on the future rather than wallow in past mistakes and painful memories.