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Milestones

  • French-Willis

    Tara Nicole French of Campbellsville and Jonathon Lee Willis of Greensburg exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, March 8 at Greensburg Church of the Nazarene.

    Bro. Jared Henry performed the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Margaret French of Campbellsville and Jay French of Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of David and Penny Willis of Breckinridge and Sandy and Garry Caven of Greensburg.

    Decorations at the church featured candelabras and a unity candle adorned with pink and white roses, lilies and greenery with white bows.

  • Rodgers-Schulten

    Jenna Marie Rodgers of Campbellsville and John J. Schulten III of Louisville will exchange weddings vows on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Rodgers is the daughter of Ricky and Ann Rodgers of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Mitchell and Mildred Rodgers and Ann Ball, all of Campbellsville, and the late William Garland Ball.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville. Rodgers is currently attending the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

  • Baker records 'gospel rap' CD

    Brandon Baker is shopping around his first "gospel rap" CD.

    Using the moniker "B-Roc," Baker, 30, recorded his CD "The Wraith" in Campbellsville over the course of a month. Baker wrote all 12 tracks on the disc.

    "It's a very positive perspective on God."

    Baker, who grew up in Elizabethtown, has lived in Campbellsville for the last 16 years.

    His music mixes gospel and street rap to form a positive perspective on his life experiences.

  • Junior Miss participants 'take tea'

    Taylor County Junior Miss participants were honored with a tea on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Caf Bonin.

    Junior Miss participants were treated to a sampling of foods and a variety of teas before traveling to Lebanon to attend the Marion County Junior Miss program.

    Nineteen young ladies will be competing in Taylor County's 2009 "Celebrate Your True Colors"-themed program, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hamilton Auditorium.

  • Scouts take hiking trip in Red River Gorge

    Boy Scout Troop 145 members took a trip to Natural Bridge Red River Gorge State Park for hiking and backpacking in June.

  • CHS graduates reunite

    Campbellsville High School graduates met for a reunion on July 18-20 with a banquet on Saturday night. Attending were, from left, front: Phyllis Woodward, James Secrest, Frances Faulkner and Betty Carol Coles. Back: Bill Tapscott, Don Wilkinson, Bobby Durham, Bill Bishop and George Morris.

  • England crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair

    Shelby England was crowned Miss Preteen Breathitt County Fair on Saturday, July 26. She will compete in the Miss Preteen Kentucky County Fair Pageant on Oct. 17-18 in Louisville. England is the 10-year-old daughter of Trisha and Jeremy Hall and Wes England of Greensburg. She is the granddaughter of Mitch and Theresa Collings of Greensburg and Don and Beverly England of Campbellsville.

  • Birth Announcements

    Michael and Mimi Watson of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Creed Daniel, at 10:36 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 6 pounds and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Billy and Pam Ford and Brenda Watson, all of Campbellsville, and the late Dan Watson.

    Great-grandparents are Odele Caldwell of Calvary and Mary Ford of Lebanon.

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  • Celebrating a 'golden' birthday

    Calen McKinney

    Staff Writer

    It's her Golden Birthday - but with a twist. Katie Murley will turn 8 tomorrow on Aug. 8.

    In other words, she'll be 8 on 8/8/08.

    "It's my favorite number," Katie says with a smile.

    A Golden Birthday, also known as a Grand or Star Birthday, is one in which a person turns the age of their birth date.

    Katie says the No. 8 has been lucky for her. Her mother, Jackie Livers, says Katie sometimes thinks the No. 8 has been able to get things "changed" for her, such as a "no" from a parent to a "yes."

  • Veterans from throughout Kentucky honored by South Korean General

    When Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs staff arrived at the Exposition Center at 7:45 a.m. Thursday to begin preparing for a 2 p.m. ceremony honoring veterans of the Korean War, James B. Short was waiting for them.

    The Army veteran of Korea and two tours in Vietnam had driven up the night before from Harlan.

    "Nobody ever gave me anything for my service before," he said. "I wasn't about to miss this."

    "This" was the presentation of special medallions and certificates to Kentucky's veterans of the Korean War, from Major General (Ret.) Choi Seung-Woo.