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Today's Features

  • Farm Credit is hosting an online contest to decide which organization, 4-H, FFA or Young Farmers & Ranchers, will receive $100,000 to be split among four states. Kentucky will receive $25,000.

    Taylor County Extension Office personnel encourage residents to vote for the 4-H organization to receive the money.

    To vote, visit promotions.e-farmcredit.com/299Thanks.

    Those voting can submit one vote once per day on multiple devices and multiple times on one computer using a different browser each day through Jan. 1.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Dec. 23, 2004

    Bill Cassell, public information director for the city of Campbellsville, has resigned to accept a position as instructor with the leadership development section of the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Bethel Christian Academy kindergarten students celebrated the Christmas season with a program for their families.

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    Taylor Regional Hospital auxiliary volunteers had their annual awards luncheon on Dec. 2.

    With 47 workers, the auxiliary has given 9,432.25 volunteer hours this year to help TRH by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, cafeteria, greeter and gift shop.

    The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of their service to the community.

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    Friends of Taylor County Public Library recently completed its application to become a nonprofit group. And, because the process is now complete, the group recently received $400 in reimbursement for the application fee.

    Mary Lynn Collins, president of the Friends of the Kentucky Libraries Association, made the presentation at the last Friends of the Taylor County Public Library meeting.

    The Friends group will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the library. It is open to the public.

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    Amazon Fulfillment Center recently donated food to feed 60 families this holiday season to Green River Ministries.

    Pictured are GRM Executive Director Shirley Cheatham, at left, and social worker Kim Davis.

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    The Grandview recently raised $1,700 for local toy drives. Each year, the nursing and rehabilitation center hosts a Hall of Trees event.

    Local businesses donate items for an auction and decorate Christmas trees for display at the center.

    Residents toured the center on Dec. 13 and bought chances on the auction items.

    In all, more than $1,700 was raised and divided evenly between the Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids efforts.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Dec. 16, 2004

    Campbellsville Middle School PTSO hosted a parent-teacher basketball fundraiser on Nov. 15.

    Robin Walls won $1,000 in Christmas cash as the November sales promotion grand-prize winner at AutoSmart, 1731 E. Broadway.

    Heirs of the late Isaac and Rosa Berry have gathered for a family Thanksgiving celebration for many years.

    Herman L. Patton, 75, of South Clark Road in Campbellsville, died at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, in Huntington, W.Va.

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    Roger and Kay Emerick of Campbellsville celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last week in Florida.

    The Emericks went to Florida to watch their granddaughter perform at Epcot with the Taylor County High School Show Choir. They celebrated by dining at Disney's Sarasota Resort Turf Club Bar and Grill with family.

    The Emericks were married on Dec. 19, 1959.

  • Sarah Megan and John Anthony Wilcher of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Jase Anthony Wilcher, at 8:09 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Greg and Gayle Whitley and Roger and Deborah Bast of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Korine Whitley of Campbellsville and the late William "Buster" and Elizabeth Allen, Howard Whitley, Carl and Irene Wilcher, Marvin Bast and Frances Murphy.

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    More than $18,000 was raised during this year's Q-104 Toys for Tots Radiothon.

    Representatives from Murakami raised a total of $6,500 through various fundraisers, including luncheons, a silent auction and more.