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Today's Features

  • Russell Lunsford, author of "Letters from a Captive Heart" will read excerpts from his book at the Taylor County Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

    Lunsford's book discusses rural Kentucky in the 1950s and the reality of POW camps.

    According to Lunsford's Web site, www.russelllunsford.com, "in 'Letters from a Captive Heart,' the contrast between the innocence of the early 1950s in rural Kentucky and the horrific reality of the POW camps is starkly portrayed as the story travels back and forth from the Land of the Morning Calm to the Heartland of America.

  • In the days following 9/11 seven years ago, the term "preparedness" took on a whole new meaning.

    In the weeks and months after the attacks on our country, Americans rearranged their priorities and placed preparedness a little higher on their lists.

    But as time and distance have grown between that appalling day seven years ago and present day, the importance of being ready or perhaps more importantly the magnitude of not being prepared seem to be drifting further and further away.

  • With just 38 percent of the population eligible to give blood, and just a fraction of those eligible actually donating, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood more often.

    To donate blood, you must be 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parent/guardian consent form where permitted, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required.

    All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

  • Taylor County Elementary School will host a National Family Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 22.

    The day is scheduled to promote regular family activities to encourage parent-child communication.

    The event, featuring a community chili supper, games and prizes, will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Advance tickets are $4 and can be purchased at Taylor County Elementary School and the front office of the Family Resource Center. Tickets purchased at the door are $5.

    The event is sponsored by the Taylor County Family Resource Center.

  • International award-winning classical guitarist Petar Jankovic will perform tomorrow at Lindsey Wilson College.

    His performance - which kicks off the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Arts & Lecture Series - will be at 8 p.m. ET in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

  • Civil rights, Lincoln and classical music are the major themes of the fall season of the Lindsey Wilson College Arts & Lecture Series.

    This edition of the annual series offers a wide variety of speakers, writers, activists and musicians - many of which reflect the struggle for civil rights in the United States. The theme of this year's series is "conviction, commitment, social justice and the arts."

  • Lindsey Wilson College will open its A.P. White Campus to friends and family members this weekend as the college celebrates Family Weekend.

    This year's Family Weekend includes an athletic event, campus tours, presentations by international students, a classical guitar recital, cornhole tournament and a session about how to get involved with sailing.

  • The Tedder family met for its 50th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Elk Pit Masonic Lodge with about 70 in attendance.

    Attending were Dorothy and Herman Seaborne, Janet and Jesse Tedder and Troy and Beverly Tedder, all of Columbus, Ind.; Mary Ann Talbot of Madison, Ind.; Kathy, Elizabeth and Tate Tedder of Jeffersonville, Ind.; Christy Sapp of Edgewood, Ky.; Evan and Libby Tedder, Robert, Holly, Shawn, Wyatt, Lilly and Layla Tedder, Steven, Nicole, Zach and Halle Tedder, Lori Tedder and Travis Humbert, all of Bowling Green.

  • Preston Delmore and Betty Susan Williams Pyles celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Sept 7.

    They were married on Sept. 7, 1963, at Saloma Baptist Church in Campbellsville by the Rev. Earl Pike. Their attendants were Freda and Allen "Strut" Noe.

    They have two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Lisa Pyles of Mt. Washington and Dean Pyles of Campbellsville. They also have five grandchildren, Grant Pyles, Lacee Pyles, Gabby Pyles and Molly Pyles, all of Campbellsville, and Eli Pyles of Elizabethtown.

  • The other day I got an e-mail from Nancy Kennedy. That's Nancy B. Kennedy from Hopewell, N.J.

    Years ago, she and I both wrote articles for the same magazine group - I wrote humor stories and she wrote about finance, and readers often got us mixed up. I told her once that I thought about writing a humorous finance article and really confusing things.

    We became acquainted when either the magazines' business office or the IRS mixed up our 1099s.