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Milestones

  • Birth Announcements for Feb. 7

    Jerry and Amy Watson of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Molly Ann, at 5:08 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Greg and Bernetta Bland of Campbellsville and Jack Watson of Lebanon.

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    Mary Ann Seals and Jessie Gunter of Bradfordsville announce the birth of a daughter, Jessica Leann Gunter, on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

  • Kretzler completes basic training

    Navy Seaman Recruit Brian E. Kretzler, a 2007 graduate of Green County High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, Kretzler completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Girl Scouts kick off cookie sales

    Taylor County Girl Scouts hosted a cookie kick off on Friday, Jan. 11 at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    This year's theme was "Make It a Hit," with a special movie star, glamorous kind of scene. Activities included mini-makeover stations for the Girl Scout stars, karaoke, crafts and cookie stacking.

  • Educators urge Congress to protect their Social Security

    Campbellsville Middle School social studies teacher Elise Mohon was tapped last week to go to Washington, D.C. as part of a five-member team from Kentucky to lobby legislators and attend the House Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on behalf of venerable beneficiaries of Social Security.

    The goal of the group is to eliminate the unfair treatment of certain public employees, including public school teachers, in the 15 states that are affected by the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the current Social Security act.

  • Rippy-Arnett

    Jenni Rippy and Frankie Arnett, both of Lebanon, will exchange wedding vows tomorrow in the Smokey Mountains.

    Rippy is the daughter of Brenda Napper of Lebanon and Michael Rippy of Louisville. Her grandparents are J.D. and Barbara Rippy of Louisville, James W. Mattingly Sr. of Lebanon and the late Louise Mattingly.

    She is a graduate of Marion County High School and is employed at Akebono in Springfield.

    Arnett is the son of Frank and Neva Arnett of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Frank and Dorothy Arnett of Campbellsville and the late Joe and Marie Gabehart.

  • Rainwater graduates from criminal justice training

    Law enforcement officers from 16 agencies graduated recently from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

    Adam W. Rainwater of Black Gnat was among the graduates. He is employed with Bradfordsville Police Department.

  • Graybeal Kids Corner

    Gavin Graybeal is the 2-year-old son of Westley and Shay Graybeal of Campbellsville. His grandparents are Jim and Vanessa Graybeal and Kenny and Galene Eastridge. Great-grandparents are Pauline Graybeal, Calvin and Winnie Eastridge and Bobby and Betty Hinton.

  • Thomas-Bright

    Jamie Rene' Thomas and John Marshall Bright, both of Danville, will exchange wedding vows on Friday, Feb. 29.

    Thomas is the daughter of Juanita Hardgrove of Danville and the late Wilbur Hardgrove.

    She is a 1981 graduate of Boyle County High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed with Boyle County Board of Education as a kindergarten instructional assistant at Woodlawn Elementary. She is also a hostess at the Danville Cracker Barrel.

    Bright is the son of Geneva Bright of Campbellsville and the late Harse Bright.

  • Birth Announcements for Jan. 24

    Anthony Scott and Reva Jean Rapier of Greensburg announce the birth of a son, Scott Wesley, at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are John and Janrose Rapier of Greensburg and Nell Marcum of Hopkinsville.

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    Dayna Holmes and Sean A. Estes of Campbellsville announce the birth of twin daughters, Madison Danielle Estes and Chyenne Kailen Estes, on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

    Grandmother is Vikki Wheeler.

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  • Gore completes basic training

    Army National Guard Pvt. Brandi M. Gore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.