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Today's News

  • TRH to host arthritis program

    Arthritis is a condition that affects 70 million Americans every day. Living with this condition alters nearly every activity in a person's daily life.

    Normal things like sitting, standing, walking and even driving all have an increased level of pain associated with arthritis.

    There is not a cure for arthritis, but there are plenty of therapies and exercises that help in easing the pain. Recent research has further advanced the knowledge on treating this chronic condition.

  • Evans creates ag service event

    About 40 students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture recently participated in the first Ag 180: Turning Students into Leaders through Service.

    Samuel Evans of Taylor County, a student government senator for the UK College of Agriculture, said he created the service event to compliment the Ag Bash, which draws many agriculture students out each fall.

    "This is definitely one of the coolest things I've ever done - organize this event from the ground up," said Evans, an agriculture education junior.

  • Rental housing program receives funding boost

    USDA Rural Development's Rural Rental Housing program has received more than $100 million in funding.

    The funds will help rehabilitate affordable rental housing in rural communities.

    Rural Development and mortgage lender Ginnie Mae partnered in 2005. Rural Development loans are guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and then sold to private investors.

    Since the rental housing program began in 1999, about $270 million has been used to renovate more than 10,000 housing units.

  • Experience Works searches for outstanding older worker

    Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Kentucky's outstanding older worker. Experience Works Prime Time Awards program is part of Experience Works' national effort to raise awareness of the contributions made by older individuals and to break down barriers associated with the hiring of all older workers. Outstanding older workers from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be honored in Washington, D.C., and in their home states for their contributions to the workforce and local communities.

  • Early Days

    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 14, 1998

    Jennifer M. Rockhold of Campbellsville has received a bachelor of arts degree in agriculture from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

    Mr. and Mrs. Otha Blevins of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 23 in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Navy Seaman Cary D. Kennedy recently reported for duty with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Kentucky Baptists provide disaster relief in Nicaragua

    Two Campbellsville men were among 11 Kentucky Baptists who recently returned from an eight-day disaster relief mission trip to the Mosquitia region of Nicaragua.

    While in Nicaragua, team members helped rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Felix, which happened on Sept. 4, 2007. The trip took place March 29-April 5 and was coordinated through the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    George Phillips and Larry Hunt, both of Campbellsville, made the trip.

    According to Phillips, about 20,000 people became homeless because of Hurricane Felix.

  • Busy Bloomers' plant swap is May 17

    The Busy Bloomers garden club will have its annual plant swap and sale on Saturday, May 17.

    The event, which will take place rain or shine, is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office on South Columbia Avenue.

    Thin and divide your garden plants and swap them for different ones to add color and variety to your garden.

    If you have no plants to swap, you may purchase plants for a nominal fee.

    Don't miss an opportunity to restock and existing flower bed or jump start a new one.

    For more information, contact Elsie Miller at 465-2831.

  • Four-day, 400-mile sale across Kentucky is June 5-8

    The first weekend in June isn't far away, especially if you're getting items together to sell at the U.S. 68 400-mile yard sale.

    The annual yard sale stretches from east to west across the state through 60 communities ... from Maysville to Paducah. This year's sale is June 5-8.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, came up with the idea for the sale several years ago when she was looking to do something that would create some tourism business for small towns located off the major highways.

  • Grace Notes: Diary of a terrible friendship

    Last year, my granddaughter's best friend was 4-year-old Braden because he lived next door and had a trampoline. Braden liked Caroline because, at 5, she was someone other than his baby brother.

    Except for the occasional meltdown because one or both of them were tired, the friendship worked well. Then Braden moved away, Connor moved in, and Caroline has a new best friend.

    Why can't adult friendships be that easy?

  • Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair is June 28-29

    Imagine being able to see and touch a diverse mixture of high quality arts and crafts from throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky under one roof. Then imagine that every work of art presented is hand crafted by artists and crafters from the region.

    For the second year, the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair will offer this treasure chest of one-of-a-kind pieces on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.