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Today's News

  • Reunion for USS America veterans is June 24-28

    The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will host its sixth bi-annual reunion to reunite the crew of the USS America on June 24-28.

    The reunion will be at the Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.

    Guests will include a representative from the office of the Secretary of the Navy and Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund.

    For more information, visit www.ussamerica.org or call (888) 391-CV66.

  • Public library celebrates National Library Week

    In celebration of National Library Week, the Story Hour children at Taylor County Public Library got to play with baby animals recently. Paul and Janet Hert brought their baby goat to the library while Bobby Phillips loaned some baby chickens and ducks.

  • Making history come alive

    History came alive Tuesday - with a bang.

    Eighth-grade students from Campbellsville and Taylor County schools learned about the Civil War from those dressed in period attire Tuesday at Tebbs Bend - the site of a Civil War battle.

    Several students "started" a battle by setting off a cannon after learning how the cannons were used during the Civil War.

    Local historian and author Betty Jane Gorin-Smith helped organize a reenactment, which was part of the 2008 Central Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail, scheduled for May 10-18.

  • CES Walk-A-Thon Fitness Day is May 22

    Campbellsville Elementary School will host a Walk-A-Thon Fitness Day on Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. to raise money for handicapped accessible playground equipment.

    Students will ask for donations, which are due Wednesday, May 21.

    For more information, call Shirley Cox at 465-4561.

  • Democratic senate candidates debate

    The leading Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate in next Tuesday's Primary differed on the Iraq war and a proposed gas-tax holiday in a 90-minute debate on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night.

    Asked what the nation should do to bring a successful end to its military presence in Iraq, political newcomer Greg Fischer initially voiced more urgency than Bruce Lunsford, a fellow Louisville businessman.

  • Trike-A-Thon is tomorrow

    A trike-a-thon to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church's Imani Center.

    The fundraiser is sponsored by First Hope Child Developmental Center.

    Funds collected will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood catastrophic diseases.

    A trike-a-thon is designed to expose pre-schoolers to using riding toys safely. It also involves parents in safe behavior practices to help ensure their child's well being.

  • Birth Announcements

    Gerald and Shaun Scott of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Layton Thomas, at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Denny and Rita Hedgespeth of Campbellsville, Susan Rainwater of Owensboro and Jerry and Joyce Scott of Greensburg.

    Great-grandparents are Vontress and Gladys Jones and J.D. Rainwater, all of Campbellsville, and Elizabeth Edmonds of Greensburg.

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  • Kids Outdoor Day sponsors sought

    The organizers and volunteers of Kids Outdoor Day would like to extend the opportunity to the local and national business community to become an event sponsor.

    Kids Outdoor Day is a fun filled day of outdoor activities for children of all ages to participate in, such as archery, boating, fishing, shooting sports, game calling, outdoor education and much more.

    This year's event is set for Saturday, June 7 at Green River Lake State Park and Camp Kentahten.

  • CKMTA students present duet recital

    Central Kentucky Music Teachers Association hosted a duet recital on April 12 at Campbellsville University's Gheens Recital Hall. The participants were Carla Farias, Chin-Yu Hsu, Chia-Ying Huang, Ying-Huei Ting, Ashley Denise Wilson, Joel Bryan Tiotuico, April Massengale, Aryn Massengale, Katelyn McMahan, Caroline McMahan, Laura Lamb, Blair Lamb, Murphy Lamb, Jilly Bruns, Brooke Kearney, Kensi Moore, Stewart Graham, Lizzy Cox, Belinda Cheng, Millie RonKainen, Leslie Pike, Erin Mattingly, Aaron Boone and Gavin Cheng.

  • Relay for Life horse ride is May 18

    A Relay for Life horse ride will be Sunday, May 18 at Mike and Monica Henning's farm on Bald Knob Road in Lebanon.

    Food and drinks will be available and door prizes will be given away. The ride starts at noon.

    For more information, call (270) 692-2076 or (270) 692-4677.