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Today's Features

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    Campbellsville University student athletes recently gathered to take a photo to support the son of a Campbellsville native.

    Paxton Bloyd, 5, son of Cheslee and Jamie Ennis Bloyd of Lexington and grandson of CU Associate Professor of Education Beverly Ennis, was diagnosed in March with Stage IV Burkitt's lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Jamie Ennis Bloyd is originally from Campbellsville.

    The "Paxton Strong" effort was created to encourage people to pray for Paxton and his family.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 15, 2004

    Mayor Brenda Allen announced Tuesday that Bill Cassell has resigned as police chief for medical reasons and Kenneth L. Adams has been appointed in his place.

    A former Campbellsville High School teacher who now teaches at Washington County, Sarah Raikes will be among a group of teachers who will visit several locations in Japan, including cities in Toyota City, Kyota and Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

  • Lindey Young

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will host its sixth annual Derby Rose Gala on Monday, April 14, with live TV and radio production as well as live streaming through www.campbellsville.edu.

    "The gala is an important scholarship fundraising event, generating close to $106,000 for scholarships in the past five years," Benji Kelly, vice president for development, said.

    The gala is a black-tie optional event with a guest speaker, gourmet meal and silent auction.

  • Taylor County Bank will host its annual American Heart Association Heart Walk on Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miller Park walking track.

    The first 50 participants will receive a free goody bag. There will be various booths to visit and door prizes will be given to participants.

    All donations will go to the American Heart Association.

    For more information, contact Katie Stamps at (270) 465-4196.

  • The award winning Campbellsville University Cheerleaders will host a two-day cheer and mascot tryout on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26 in Powell Athletic Center.

    Coach Vanessa Adkins said a cheerleading clinic will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

    CU cheerleaders have won four Mid-South Conference championships - three out of the last five - and have qualified for the NAIA championships for the past three years.

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    Taylor County's Red Cross disaster team recently helped its first family after being formed.

    Fire damaged Brittney and Chris Agee's home on March 30 and the couple and their son, Braxton, were left without clothing or food.

    The county's Red Cross team provided money for clothing and Taylor County Food Pantry gave the family food.

    Mike Humphress, who is the leader of the Taylor County Red Cross team, said there will be another training session scheduled soon for those who want to become Red Cross volunteers.

  • Richard and Rochelle Brahm of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Elijah Jace Ryan Brahm, at 8:23 a.m. on April 2 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 10 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Grandparents are Robert and Tonya Deering of Mackville, Mark and Regina Hillard of Campbellsville and Richard Brahm Sr. and Melissa Gray of Loretto.

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    Graci Wood celebrated her 13th birthday on March 18. At a party to celebrate on March 16 at Campbellsville Christian Church, she asked those attending to bring a gift for a sick child instead of herself.

    The toys donated were given to children at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville on March 30. About 475 items were donated.

    Graci said she hopes to become an obstetrics nurse and help deliver babies or a pediatric nurse.

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    Campbellsville resident Christopher Carney saw an albino robin in his yard on Sunnyhill Drive recently.

    Carney said he believes there is about one albino in every 30,000 robins.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 8, 2004

    At least 12 families were without a home after a fire Tuesday morning severely damaged the Central Kentucky Motor Lodge and Creek Side Restaurant.

    Stephanie Marie Penick and Tracy Shannon Fuson exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Faith Congregational Methodist Church in Dowelltown, Tenn.

    Earl Cox celebrated his 95th birthday on March 18.

    Gabrielle Roberts was named to the dean's list at Furman University for the winter term.