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Today's Features

  • Kentucky writers and their place in the literary pantheon over the last century will kick off the spring edition of Lindsey Wilson College's cultural affairs series.

    Author Rudy Thomas will discuss "Kentucky Writers: May God Love Them Even If No One Else Does," at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Thomas will speak in the W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

    His talk, which is part of the Lindsey Wilson cultural affairs series, is free and open to the public. His talk is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • The Big Brothers and Big Sisters fifth annual Bowl for Kids Sake will kick off with a luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The lunch will be at Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    According to organizers, the event is for anyone wanting to form a team to participate or those who wish to become a sponsor.

    To RSVP, or for more information, contact Bob or Jackie at 465-2254 or Ricky Burress at 403-2154.

  • The Campbellsville High School track, tennis and softball teams will host the first annual Spring Sports Basketball Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 23.

    The event will start at 9 a.m. at Campbellsville Middle School and will be a tournament for all churches and non-profit organizations.

    All teams will be guaranteed two games and the first six teams to sign up will be guaranteed a spot.

    The entry fee is $100 per team and each team will be allowed a 10-player roster to be submitted prior to the tournament. There are no age categories.

  • Tommy Clark, left, professor of art at Campbellsville University, discusses a watercolor with Stan McKinney, assistant professor of journalism at CU, at Clark's art exhibit reception Jan. 28. Clark has an exhibit of watercolors, mixed media, sculptures and pottery. The exhibit, at the CU Art Gallery, is free and runs through Feb. 7.

  • Former U.S. Congresswoman Anne Northup will kick off a four-part special series for women Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Lindsey Wilson College.

    Northup will speak about "Competing in a Man's World" at 8 p.m. ET in V.P. Henry Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

    Northup's talk begins with "Real Women, Real Beauty," a four-part series geared toward women in South central Kentucky.

    In addition to Northup's appearance, the series will feature fiction and poetry reading; a talk about women's identity; and a modern look at feminism.

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 116 S. Columbia Ave., will present a series of programs during the Lenten season (40 days prior to Easter) titled "Caring for God's Creation."

    "We hope to encourage those attending to shape their own personal theology for understanding and caring for the many gifts God has given us - our land, our food chain, all of God's people, as a way of broadening our efforts to reach out to God's world," said the Rev. Karl Lusk, pastor.

  • Baptist Campus Ministries at Campbellsville University will host the 14th annual dinner theater, "Welcome to the Table," on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex.

    The program, an oral and visual presentation including sounds and images from the CU historical archives, will be presented by Campbellsville University students.

    The cost will be $15 per person or $25 for a couple with all proceeds going toward domestic and international missions.

  • Campbellsville Middle School social studies teacher Elise Mohon was tapped last week to go to Washington, D.C. as part of a five-member team from Kentucky to lobby legislators and attend the House Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on behalf of venerable beneficiaries of Social Security.

    The goal of the group is to eliminate the unfair treatment of certain public employees, including public school teachers, in the 15 states that are affected by the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the current Social Security act.

  • I am a recovering nice person. As a former nice person, I rarely said no to anything, even (and especially) to things I really, really, really didn't want to do.

    Because I couldn't stand the thought of someone possibly thinking badly of me for saying no, I've done some things I had no business doing - heading up committees, teaching a class, organizing a rummage sale.

  • Jenni Rippy and Frankie Arnett, both of Lebanon, will exchange wedding vows tomorrow in the Smokey Mountains.

    Rippy is the daughter of Brenda Napper of Lebanon and Michael Rippy of Louisville. Her grandparents are J.D. and Barbara Rippy of Louisville, James W. Mattingly Sr. of Lebanon and the late Louise Mattingly.

    She is a graduate of Marion County High School and is employed at Akebono in Springfield.

    Arnett is the son of Frank and Neva Arnett of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Frank and Dorothy Arnett of Campbellsville and the late Joe and Marie Gabehart.