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Today's Features

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    Jenna Nichole Williams and Shannon Dewayne Wethington of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Williams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck White of Campbellsville, and Kelly Williams and the late Eric Williams.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Campbellsville High School and a 2013 graduate of SCTCS nursing school. She is employed at Crossroads Family Medicine.

    Wethington is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Wethington of Liberty.

    He is a 2008 graduate of Casey County High School and is employed at R.J. Corman Railroad Group.

  • The local St. Baldrick's organization has raised nearly $30,000 for children's cancer research.

    This year, according to organizer Donna Wise, $12,500 was raised online, $12,000 was collected at the St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure event on March 22 and $4,000 was raised at the Color To Conquer race on March 15.

    Wise said this year's fundraising brings the community's six-year St. Baldrick's total to $269,670.

    There will be a private auction this summer, Wise said, to raise more money for children's cancer research.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    April 1, 2004

    When Ray Holt woke up at his home in Mannsville on the morning of April 3, 1974, he had no idea he would lose his service station and feed mill that same day. He also had no idea that he would experience a storm that is still talked about 30 years later. According to a website devoted to the tornados of April 3, 1974, between 4:40 p.m. and midnight on April 3, at least 26 vicious tornados struck Kentucky, in the worst storm disaster in the state's history.

  • Children in the Taylor County community who want to act are in luck.

    Starting this month, Kentucky Classic Theatre will revive children's theatre under the name Campbellsville Youth Theatre.

    The first performance of the new theatre group will be Disney's "Sleeping Beauty Kids" at the end of the summer.

    The show will be conducted as a weekly performance class where students will learn elements of acting, singing and movement.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    March 25, 2004

    The Homeplace on Green River will celebrate the history of American food with a national exhibit at its grand opening in July.

    William "Buddy" and Gladys Stayton will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 3.

    Ashley Noe of Campbellsville has been selected as a summer intern in U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell's Washington, D.C. office.

  • Ashley Simpson and Jody Allen of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Hunter Lane Allen, at 5:14 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are L.C. Simpson and Carol Henry of Campbellsville and the late Patricia Simpson.

    Great-grandparents are the late Alfred and Ethel Hunt, Wilma Hunt and Jim McFarland.

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    Campbellsville High School student Shandi Russell was recognized as Young Woman Entrepreneur by Greater Campbellsville United recently, which focuses on equality and opportunity.

    Russell's business is Sweets by Shandi.

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    Lacey Sexton, 9, recently cut nine inches of her hair at Fantastic Sam's to donate to Locks of Love.

    She is the daughter of Charles and Angie Sexton.

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    Two couples recently graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught by Taylor Regional Hospital. They are Alexus Bridgewater and Zach Hancock and Brittany Raney and Adam Fridell, all of Campbellsville.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's Meeting Room.

    The classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH and are taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    March 18, 2004

    Chester Humphress will be honored with a 90th birthday celebration on Saturday, March 27.

    Sierra DeMurray celebrated her sixth birthday on Jan. 30 at her home. Sierra also has a sister, Megan Perkins.

    James Roberts, a regional reporter for the Central Kentucky News-Journal and Springfield Sun for the past four years, will soon become a full-time staff writer in Campbellsville.