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Today's News

  • First Baptist hosting Back to School Bash this weekend

    First Baptist Church is hosting its second annual Back to School Bash this weekend.

    On Saturday, a youth carnival will take place at the church from noon to 7 p.m. The first 75 youth to arrive will receive free school supplies.

    There will be food, games and more.

    On Sunday, the Youth Gospel Explosion will take the outdoor stage at Miller Park beginning at 5 p.m.

    There will be singing, dancing, rapping and stepping.

    Special guests will also include S.W.A.T, U.N.I.T.Y. and others.

  • Hiestand House open for tours

    The Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum is open again this season for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.

    Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for seniors and $1 for students. New guides are Marietta Jeffries and Maxine Hitch. Visitors can come and hear how people lived in the 1830s.

  • Farmer's Market week celebrated

    Local farmers teamed with Taylor County Extension agents to kick off National Farmer's Market Week this past Saturday at the farmer's market on KY 210.

    Celebrated locally for the past 11 years, National Farmer's Market Week is intended to highlight locally grown produce, according to Extension Agent Pat Hardesty.

    While growers sold different varieties of green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, meats, summer squash and fruits, Becky Nash and Darlene Humphress from the Extension Service showcased foods prepared with local ingredients.

  • Topix gets big response locally

    Once confined to the barbershop or whispered over the backyard fence with a neighbor, small town gossip has become a global roundtable discussion where anyone can proffer an opinion about anyone or anything.

    Thanks to the Internet, Topix.com is one global discussion Web site that Kentuckians have embraced with open arms, according to Chris Tolles, chief executive officer at Topix.

  • Gossip simply has no purpose

    Our state has made a name for itself on more than one occasion. Kentucky is known for its family farms, its horses, its hospitality and more. However, there are several other issues that aren't quite as appealing.

    We lead the nation in the number of ATV deaths, prisoner growth and poor dental care. And, now, we're apparently leading many other, much larger cities in the amount of online gossip we participate in.

    Haven't we got anything better to do with our time?

  • Thomas is scholarship recipient

    Elydia Thomas of Taylor County was an exchange student in Thailand and wasn't able to attend the Agribusiness/Governor's Scholars Program awards luncheon recently at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort, where she was honored as a 2008 scholarship recipient and an honorary state commissioner of agriculture. Making the presentations was Aris Cedeno, left, executive director of the Governor's Scholars Program. Accepting the certificate and college tuition check on behalf of their daughter and granddaughter, respectively, were Shelia Thomas, middle, and Nina Cheatham.

  • CU signs partnership with Zion District Association of Baptists

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University and the Zion District Association of Baptists, and its Bible Institute, signed an agreement recently to grant academic credit for courses taught at the Bible Institute.

    The Institute is located at Jacob Grove Baptist Church in Summersville. The agreement begins with the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the Rev. John Chowning, CU vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

  • Thomas-Clark

    Kara Beth Thomas of Lebanon and Dennis Ray Clark of Campbellsville will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Thomas is the daughter of Mark and Mary Thomas of Lebanon.

    She is a student at Campbellsville University.

    Clark is the son of Timmy and Susie Clark of Campbellsville.

    The wedding ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon. A reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall.

    All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

  • RoBards-Feige

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard RoBards of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Ann RoBards, to Karl Feige of Louisville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Feige Jr.

    RoBards, of Louisville, is a sales representative for Sepacor Inc. Pharmaceuticals.

    Feige is employed at Red7e Advertising in Louisville.

    The wedding ceremony with family and close friends will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Beech Mountain, N.C.

  • CHS Class of 1963 gathers for reunion

    Campbellsville High School Class of 1963 hosted its 45th reunion on July 5 at the home of Mary Osborne.

    Attendees reminisced about high school days, renewed friendships, enjoyed a dinner and played outdoor games.

    In addition to Osborne, others who helped coordinate the reunion were Beverly Elzy, Donabeth Doyle, Betty Sue Schuhmann and Jane Noe.

    Graduates of 1963 are asked to return to Osborne a brief summary of their life since 1963, their e-mail address and phone number. These will be used for the 50th reunion.