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Today's Features

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    Becky Nash

    County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

    A new year always brings its share of resolutions aimed to improve our health, body and mind. For a caregiver, perhaps the most important resolution that can be made is to take time for self. When you take care of yourself, you will be healthier, have more energy and enthusiasm to keep on giving care and feel better about yourself overall.

    Here are some tips on how to carve out some "me" time in the next year.

  • Jamie Gail Flatt and Michael F. Harris of Knifley announce the birth of a daughter, Bella Gail Harris, at 12:57 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long.

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    Emily Melson of Columbia and Obra Huff of Greensburg announce the birth of a son, Jayden Hunter Huff, at 5:29 a.m. on Dec. 19 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long.

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    Taylor County Republican Women's Club officers for next year were recently announced.

    Marlyn Shreve is president. Cindy Bale is first vice president and second vice president is Tina Draper.

    Kathy Larimore is third vice president, Tonya Young is treasurer, Pat Phillips is historian and Barbara Gribbins is parliamentarian.

    Sylvia Marcum is secretary and corresponding secretary is Margaret Stewart.

    Greg Gribbins installed the officers.

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    Boy Scout Troop 616 members in Campbellsville participated in Wreaths Across America on Dec. 13 at Lebanon National Cemetery.

    The scouts volunteered to lay wreaths.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Dec. 30, 2004

    Amory Cox will be honored with a send-off reception on Sunday at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Cox leaves Friday, Jan. 7, for the Kentucky Junior Miss competition.

    Leah Grant Perkins was honored with a bridal shower Oct. 23 at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    Kentuckiana girls will start selling Girl Scout cookies on Jan. 14 and continue through March 20.

  • 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.