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Today's News

  • Blood drive is Thursday

    In recognition of Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 25, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible donors to help make a difference in the lives of patients around the country by scheduling an appointment to donate blood.

    Every year, nearly 5 million people in the United States need a blood transfusion. The Red Cross relies on volunteer blood donors to help ensure that the right blood is available for the right patient at the right time.

  • 'Focusing on treatment and care' conference is Oct. 16-17

    A "focusing on treatment and care" conference will be Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16-17 in Cranmer Dining Center at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    The event, sponsored by The Adanta Group Regional Victim Services Program, will feature several sessions.

    Topics to be discussed include human trafficking, feminist theory, substance abuse, play therapy, motivational interviewing foundation, the problem of slavery, autism awareness, keys to effective communication, ethics and therapeutic boundaries, domestic violence, Internet safety and more.

  • Weight loss classes end Oct. 17

    Nationally-known author and health educator Jennifer White will present weight loss tips and ways to keep weight off in an upcoming free seminar.

    In addition to learning effective weight loss methods, participants will watch White prepare healthy and delicious dishes and receive samples.

    White has been featured on local as well as international television programs and has lectured throughout the United States.

    The free five-class seminar, hosted by Calvary Seventh-Day Adventist Church, ends Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor County Public Library.

  • Concert to dedicate new piano

    The first Mid-Kentucky Arts concert of the 2008-2009 season will be at St. Catharine College on Saturday, Oct. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. The music will not be the only thing new, however, as the season begins.

    The concert will be a dedicatory event to mark the arrival of a new piano. The Kawai grand ivories will be tickled by three accomplished musicians who will use the new instrument along with an existing piano in a show titled Dueling Chopsticks.

  • CU pageant to raise money for domestic violence

    October is National Domestic Violence Month, and in honor of the month, Campbellsville University's Sociology Club is hosting a "Beauty's for a Brighter Tomorrow" pageant to raise domestic violence awareness.

    The pageant will be Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. in the Recital Hall at Campbellsville University's Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Age groups for girls range from birth to 19 and older (married or single), and for boys ages birth to 4 years.

  • Benefit planned for Johnson family

    A benefit fall funfest and singing has been planned for Saturday with proceeds going to the family of Brook Johnson.

    Johnson, the 2-year-old daughter of Brian and Missy Johnson of Summersville, is currently at St. Jude Children's Hospital receiving cancer treatments.

    Holly Grove Baptist Church will host the benefit, which will include food, a silent auction and games, all beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

    Singing by the Durrett Family, Benjamin Whitlock and others will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

  • Teen dies in Adair County crash

    A Columbia teen was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital following a single-car crash in Adair County on Thursday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Linda Pelston, 47, of Columbia was traveling north on State Park Road at around 3 p.m. when she met another vehicle, applied her brakes and lost control of her vehicle on the wet road. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned, ejecting Pelston's passengers - Ronnie Pelston, 42, and Tasha Pelston, 16, both of Columbia.

  • The First Drink

    A round of applause erupted throughout the restaurant at the sight of a customer's food being delivered Friday afternoon. And while the pot pie may have been tasty, it wasn't the main course that prompted the applause. It was his choice of beverage, something that hasn't been legally served in Campbellsville in 71 years.

    Café Bonin is the first, and so far, the only, restaurant to serve alcohol in Campbellsville since voters approved by the drink sales in May.

  • Write-in deadline for upcoming election is Friday

    Candidates who want to be eligible to have their votes counted as a write-in candidate for the upcoming election have until Friday, Oct. 24 to file with the appropriate filing officer.

    "As we head into the homestretch of the 2008 election cycle, I want to encourage those individuals who are considering running as a write-in candidate to file to run as soon as possible," Secretary of State Trey Grayson stated in a press release.

  • Bailout seeks to pump up economy

    Merrill Lynch had been bought out. Lehman Bros. was broke. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going under. People were being forced out of their homes after being approved for mortgages they could never pay.

    Those are just a few reasons local experts offer in explaining the $700 billion buyout approved recently by the U.S. Congress.

    "The loan structure with regard to mortgages and sub-prime loans somewhat triggered [the economic downtown]," said Joe Foster, assistant professor of business and economics.