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Today's News

  • Jubilee Center breaks ground

    By year's end, Green River Ministries' Jubilee Center will finally be a reality.

    Local and state officials have converged on 100 Stockyard St. several times over the past two years. On Wednesday, they came together once again to break ground for what will be a one-stop destination for those in need.

    "If it is of God, it will stand and that's what has happened," GRM Board Chair Karl Lusk said during a ceremony last week.

  • Senate candidate visits Campbellsville

    U.S. Senate candidate Greg Fischer, a Louisville Democrat, campaigned in Campbellsville on Friday.

    Fischer is one of eight Democrats who filed for the race in an attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. At this point in the race, polls show his main competition is two-time gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford. Lunsford's campaign was boosted when former rival Andrew Horne dropped out of the race in February and offered his endorsement.

    But Fischer said on Friday that his poll numbers are on the rise while Lunsford's are on the decline.

  • Relay for Life fundraiser is April 26

    A fundraiser to benefit Marion County's Relay for Life events will be Saturday, April 26 at Wal-Mart in Lebanon.

    The "Racing for a Cure" team will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and baked items and will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Marion County's Relay for Life events will be June 13-14 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Graham Memorial Park.

    For more information, call Alyce Graves at (502) 868-6840 or Nikki Thornton at (270) 692-9871.

  • LWC to present concert

    The Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir will close out the college's portion of the 2008-2009 cultural affairs season by collaborating with some old friends.

    The concert choir will perform Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria" with the Louisville Symphony. The concert will be at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Columbia Christian Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Penn's store is primary site of Kentucky Writers Day Celebration

    In honor and celebration of the state's designated Writers Day on Thursday, April 24, the birthday of Robert Penn Warren, noted writers, authors, poets and songwriters will read and perform their own work and the work of others at Blues on Tap in downtown Lebanon, Historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch and Woody's in Danville this Friday through Sunday.

  • Anti-drug coalition to offer KASPER training

    Youth prescription drug abuse has increased to epidemic proportions.

    More young people age 12-17 abuse prescription drugs than any illicit drug - more than cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined, according to a national survey on drug use and health.

    Every day, 2,500 children abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time.

    Seventy percent of teen prescription abusers get their drugs from family and friends.

  • 'Tinseltown' fundraiser to help Taylor County youth

    The Center for Rural Development in Somerset has touched the lives of Taylor County students through its youth and arts education outreach programs.

    Twenty-two Taylor County students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program for rising high school juniors, since the program was launched in 1998. Another local teen attended the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute in 2007.

    The Center also hosted a performance by the Lexington Children's Theatre on April 10 at Taylor County Elementary School.

  • 'One Class at a Time'

    A Campbellsville teacher has been honored by WBKO television station and Leachman Buick GMC for teaching her students the value of reading.

    Karen Skaggs, a second-grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School, was surprised in her classroom in March by WBKO reporter Lauren Hanson.

    Just after 1 o'clock that afternoon, Hanson and a news crew walked into Skaggs' classroom and presented her with a check in the amount of $500 for her efforts in motivating her students.

    As of the broadcast's airing, the second graders in Skaggs' class had read more than 4,000 books.

  • Castaas-Thompson wedding

    Marvie Castañas and Kevin Leon Thompson exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, April 12 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Peter and Edna Castañas.

    The groom is the son of Linda Kay Thompson, formerly of Greensburg and Campbellsville, and the late Leon Thompson. His grandparents are Lawrence and Bessie Thompson of Campbellsville and the late Hazel Warren.

    He is employed at MSD in Louisville.

    A reception will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Victory General Baptist Church, 4503 Rose Farm Drive in Louisville.

  • Farmers' Market opens for the new year

    Opening day at the Taylor County Farmers' Market got off to a slow start Saturday, as cool temperatures may have kept some folks at home.

    About five local farmers set up shop Saturday selling various items, including onions, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs and scented skin care products.

    Roger Benningfield, who was selling honey and onions, said opening day is typically slow. As the weather warms up and more products are harvested, attendance usually increases, he said.