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  • For Childhood Cancer Awareness month, SWAT Environmental, a leading radon mitigation service provider, has compiled key facts and advice about radon risks for concerned families. Since its discovery as a cause of lung cancer among uranium miners, scientists have found that the risks of radon gas are widespread and can be increased by modern housing trends.

  • Heritage Children Services welcomes all citizens of Campbellsville and the surrounding communities to a meet-and-greet Thursday, Sept. 8, at its new office in Campbellsville, which is located at 610 West Main Street (across from the old Dairy Queen). Drop-in any time between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for refreshments, fellowship and an opportunity to meet our staff and to learn more about foster care and the services Heritage Center provides.

  • Over the last 20 years, many in Central Kentucky have enjoyed the music of the Mid-Kentucky Chorus based out of St. Catharine College. With the recent closing of the college, Susan Spalding, executive director of the chorus, wants to make it clear that the chorus is alive and well.
    “While the chorus had a close association with the college, the chorus is a separate entity and continues to thrive,” Spalding said. “We have retained our renowned conductor, Ms. Teresa Tedder, and the great music will continue.

  • Kenneth Austin of Hustonville and Earl K. Sherrow of Harrodsburg are among the 43 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Both Austin and Sherrow will travel with the other Kentucky veterans from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War for a one-day tour of war memorials erected in their honor in the nation’s capital.

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  • Marion County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Marion County has been chosen to receive $4,092 to supplement emergency food and temporary lodging programs in the area.
    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal

  • Hosparus Green River will host its annual Tea & Auction on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 420 N. Central Ave. All proceeds from the charity fundraiser will benefit local hospice patients and their families in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.  
    A table for eight is $160. Individual tickets are $20 for both adults and children. The deadline to reserve seats is Friday, Sept. 2.
    Tickets may be purchased at the following Campbellsville locations:
    • Cozy Comforts, 305 E. Main St.

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    Nick Schrager
    Landmark News Service

  • The Miles Brothers

  • If you see a bearded man walking up and down Main Street, staring at his smart phone, scrolling with his index finger vigorously, or positioning his phone to get a good look at something with his camera, don’t think anything of it. He might be James Simpson, and he’s just playing Pokémon Go.
    Sure, Simpson might be pointing his camera at something across the street, but if you look in the same direction, you won’t see what he’s seeing. That’s because you’re in our world. Simpson, however, is in the world of Pokémon Go.

  • Amber Wathen broke down in tears as she and her husband, Craig, walked out of the doctor’s office. They had driven more than 10 hours for the procedure, only to be told that her husband’s reverse vasectomy probably wouldn’t work. It had been too long since he’d gotten the procedure done in the first place.
    Craig had gotten the vasectomy seven years before after having two kids in his previous marriage.

  • By Trey Crumble
    Landmark News Service

    Losing a limb can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, drastically changing it, but Marion County native Shawn Gaither said the experience has given him a new appreciation of life.
    Gaither, who has been a Type 2 diabetic for about 20 years, lost his right leg after a surgery in February.  
    Gaither initially sustained an infection in his pinky toe, which later spread to the rest of his foot. After consulting with doctors, Gaither decided it was best to amputate his foot.