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Today's News

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    July 30, 1998

    Taylor County's unemployment rate for June was up slightly over April and remains the second highest in the state.

    Mr. and Mrs. E. Mac Hill of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, Aug. 16 at First United Methodist Church.

    Kaitlin Mardis celebrated her fourth birthday with a party at her home.

    Army Pvt. Philip E. Gunsaules Jr. has entered basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

  • School Menus for Aug. 4-8

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 4-8

    Wednesday _ Pizza, corn, chips, pears, graham cracker and milk.

    Thursday _ Hamburger, pickles, onions, French fries, applesauce, brownie and milk.

    Friday _ Corn dog, baked beans, potato wedges, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 4-8

    Monday _ Hot dog, macaroni and cheese, early peas, fruit salad, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Tuesday _ Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread slice, chilled peaches and milk.

  • Smith is member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Amanda M. Smith of Campbellsville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

    Smith will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    "NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS executive director.

  • Merrimac Christian Church plans pig roast, wagon ride

    Merrimac Christian Church will host a pig roast and wagon ride on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

    There will also be a potluck and offering, with proceeds collected going toward Kosair Children's Hospital.

    For more information, call 465-7481.

  • Campbellsville University Kid's College

    Students attending Kid's College at the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center for the second session of the summer were, from left, front: Randy Harris, Kendall Bland, Nick Lefever, Cole Frazier, Bart Frazier, Sami Jo Parrott, Jilly Bruns, Sydney Humphress, Madison James, Vanity Furr, Kaylee Pogue, Torie Foster, Bryce Richardson, Molly Sullivan, Madison Jones, Elizabeth Rogers, Ashley Smith, Jessica Haliday and Geoff Bruns.

  • CU offering only homeland security minor among private colleges in Kentucky

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering a minor in homeland security beginning this fall - making CU the only private college in Kentucky offering such a minor.

    According to Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at CU, homeland security has become a critical part of many organizations, employers and college course offerings.

    "We are proud to offer this minor in homeland security," Cheatham said, "and hope students take a great interest in serving their fellow man as a result of these studies."

  • Hospice to host poker run

    Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a Poker Run & Memory Ride on Saturday, Aug. 16 with signups from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The ride will begin at noon and a lunch will be after the ride.

    The route will begin at Central Hardin High School on Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown. The route will end at Saunders Springs in Radcliff.

    Entry fee is $20 for one play, a meal and a door prize. For $10 more, participants will receive an extra hand.

    Hospice will also sell 50/50 tickets the day of the event with $20 for fingertip to fingertip. Best hand wins $200.

  • Rick Monroe to perform in Live in Lebanon concert series

    The Live in Lebanon free outdoor concert series continues in historic downtown Lebanon on Saturday.

    Rick Monroe will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the outdoor plaza beside Big Jim's Steakhouse & Buffet at 212 W. Main St.

    There is no admission cost and the concert will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

    For a complete Live in Lebanon schedule, visit www.VisitLebanonKy.com. For more information, call (270) 692-3970 or e-mail bigjims@alltel.net.

  • CHS Class of 1968 plans reunion

    The Campbellsville High School Class of 1968 will have its 40-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Spurlington Community Center.

    The event, which will feature a barbecue dinner, is from 7 p.m. to midnight. Price is $20 per person.

    For more information, contact Linda Rogers at (270) 572-777, Pat Minor at (270) 651-8655, Joyce Hobbs at (270) 783-9447 or Brad Clark at (270) 622-9141.

  • The Garry Polson Family to visit Mannsville United Methodist

    The Garry Polston Family will be performing at Mannsville United Methodist Church on Sunday at 7 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

    This Kentucky based group presents a concert of southern harmonies, including old hymns and songs written by the Polstons and others who write exclusively for the family. Their acapella arrangements are a favorite among their listeners, as well as piano numbers for some down home singing and guitars and banjo for some pickin' and grinnin'.