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Today's Features

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    March 11, 2004

    Calvin Chaney, financial services officer for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America in Campbellsville, was recently recognized for completing 25 years with his employer.

    Zack McFall of Campbellsville donated books to the Ladybug Reading Fund at Taylor Regional Hospital in February.

    Nathan Gaddis, formerly of Campbellsville, is a cast member of GODSPELL, which is being presented at his church in Franklin, Tenn.

  • Winter weather has taken its toll on the American Red Cross blood supply. Nearly 70 blood drives have been canceled in the River Valley region since the first winter storm on Dec. 6.

    Lindsay English, communications manager for the Red Cross, said the canceled drives equate to nearly 1,800 units of blood lost.

    "This has been one of the harder winters that we have experienced recently," English said. "When schools and businesses close, we have to shut down as well."

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    Kentucky Cancer Program officials are encouraging everyone to Dress in Blue, the color of colon cancer awareness, and come to Walmart in Campbellsville on Friday, March 14, to tour the "Incredible Colon."

    The display, at 20 feet long and 10 feet wide, is so large that visitors can walk through it and see educational displays inside.

    The special event is as part of the fifth annual nationwide campaign to promote lifesaving colon cancer screening and March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

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    Kevin Thomas

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Theology students attended the 2014 National Festival of Young Preachers in Indianapolis, Ind., in January.

    Yves Jean Baptiste, Noah Blackburn, Aron Neal, Mitchell Monroe and Rick Raley attended the conference, as well as Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the school of theology; Dr. Scott Wigginton, professor of pastoral ministries and counseling; and CU alumnus Andre Morton.

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    Ellie McKinley of Campbellsville and nine other female students recently participated in Campbellsville University's 2014 Valentine Queen pageant. Shelby Mattingly won the crown.

    Mattingly, who is from Versailles, will represent CU at the Mountain Laurel Festival on May 22-25 in Pineville.

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    The Brian Injury Alliance of Kentucky has formed the South Central Kentucky Board in Marion County. Since 1986, the BIAK has been serving those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, outreach, and connection resources.

    In recent times, BIAK has expanded its services to any acquired brain injury including accidents, aneurysms, trauma and tumors. BIAK has also extended its reach to veterans returning from overseas deployment who might have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury while serving our country.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    March 4, 2004

    Robert Allen and Peggy Sublett will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their vows on Sunday, March 14.

    Saved By Grace will be in concert at Mannsville Christian Church on Sunday when the church celebrates its 46th anniversary.

    Community Trust Bank Inc. has made a $1,025 donation to Habitat for Humanity.

    Rosemary Shofner, RN with Family Home Health Care Inc., was recognized as employee of the month for January.

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    Four generations of the Chewning family recently gathered for a photo.

    From left are mother Nikki Wilson, great-grandmother Ila Chewning holding Wilson's son Landon and grandfather Randall Chewning.

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    Four generations of the Newcome family gathered at Christmas for a photo.

    Audra Riggs is holding her great-grandson Campbell Newcome. Wayne Newcome is Campbell's grandfather and Aaron Newcome is Campbell's dad

    Campbell was named after his great-great-great grandfather William Fulton Campbell, direct descendant of two of the Campbell brothers who settled Campbellsville.

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    Taylor County Bank recently renewed its sponsorship of the Taylor Regional Hospital transportation service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients from Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties who are receiving services at the main hospital, rehab services, physician offices or at the cancer center.

    Money collected from the sponsors helps to maintain the free transportation service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with the trips.