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Milestones

  • New CU staff members attend workshop

     

    Campbellsville University's new staff members recently attended a workshop.

    They are Lorri Hardy, secretary for football, baseball and human performance and part-time assistant cheerleading coach; Rebecca Lawless, graduate admissions counselor; Lesley Newton, assistant director of student activities; Julie Kessler, accounts payable manager; Carman Queen, data specialist, Office of Student Records; Angela Russell, custodian; Kay Bell, secretary, Center for International Education;

  • Pig Out on Reading

     

    About 50 children and adults came to Taylor County Public Library on Monday to see Farmer Minor and his pig, Daisy, and his pugs Lily Pug and Dixie Cup.

    Farmer Minor, who is from Connecticut, said Daisy is one of the most famous pigs in the world and has traveled to libraries all over the United States.

    He said Daisy loves listening to stories about pigs and they both encourage children to read.

    Daisy is five and a half years old and weighs 155 pounds.

  • Barnetts celebrate anniversary

     

    Richard and Virginia Barnett of Campbellsville celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6.

    They have two children, Ricky and Tiny.

  • Red Cross officials speak at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church

     

    Red Cross officials spoke at a meeting at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church on Monday.

    The officials were asked to talk about the local Red Cross disaster team.

    Those attending the meeting donated more than 400 items for the disaster team's emergency care kits.

  • Local teens learn robotics

     

    Using everyday items commonly found in junk drawers, local youth worked together to build a balance beam and robotic arms at Taylor County 4-H Youth Development Junk Drawer Robotics Day Camp last Thursday.

    4-H assistant Jordan Stapp said youth learned about various design and engineering principles such as pivot points and torque force and applied them to their projects.

  • FOP donates to local school resource centers

     

    Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated more than $5,000 to local schools to buy clothing and other supplies for students.

    Lodge president Rick Benningfield presented $2,571 gift cards to Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center coordinator Sue Crabtree and April Melton, coordinator of the Taylor County Family Resource and Youth Services Center for its middle and high schools.

    FOP members solicited donations in the community.

  • Waggoner, Samples to wed

     

    Katherine Leigh Waggoner and Grant Hall Samples of Mayfield announce their engagement.

    Waggoner is the daughter of Joseph and Becky Waggoner of Mayfield.

    She is the granddaughter of Ruth McConnell of Hopkinsville and Joe and Betty Waggoner of Mayfield.

    Waggoner is a 2010 graduate of Graves County High School and a 2014 graduate of Murray State University, with a degree in graphic design. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

    Samples is the son of Kenny and Debbie Samples of Mayfield.

  • Burdine, Crum to wed

     

    Ashley Shaine' Burdine and Thornton Crum Jr. of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Burdine is the daughter of Doug and Tara Burdine of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Dennis SoFiak and Sonny and Phyllis Lyons, all of Campbellsville, and Anne McKeehan and Bill Burdine of London.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed by Walmart.

    Crum is the son of the late Thornton and Lois Crum. His grandparents are the late Willy and Goldie Crum and James Peanut and Ella Lois Endicott.

  • Birth Announcements for July 31

    Meaghan Rankin of Louisville and Avery Hill of Nashville, Tenn., announce the birth of a son, Avery Hill Jr., at 10 a.m. on July 13 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Connie Maye of Louisville, Timothy Rankin Sr. of Lexington and Sherri Murphy of Nashville.

    Great-grandparents are Robert Johnson of Louisville and Paulette Hill of Lewisburg, Tenn.

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  • Historical Society has annual picnic

     

    Taylor County Historical Society had its annual picnic at the Homeplace on Green River on June 12.

    Twenty-three people attended.

    Ken Forman, president of the Homeplace Association, gave a brief history about the Homeplace.