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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.

  • The 14th annual Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day – featuring free, family-friendly events designed to celebrate the horse – is Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Hats Off Day is presented by Official Partner Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital with free admission sponsored by Central Bank and additional sponsorship by Zoetis and other industry leaders.  

  • The story that has captivated audiences for more than 75 years comes to life at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater as The Wizard of Oz returns to My Old Kentucky Home, presented by Salt River Electric.
    Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in search of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The production runs 10 performances on Thursday and Saturday evenings through Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.