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Today's Features

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    Several residents gave food and monetary donations to support the needy this holiday season at the Day of Giving Food Drive last Wednesday.

    The event was sponsored by Creations Sportswear, K-Country 105.7, Q-104, Campbellsville University, Asbury Church, AutoSmart of Campbellsville and the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Allen Gaddis, CEO of the GADDCO Group, said community participation this year was double that of the two previous years.

    All donations were given to the Taylor County Food Pantry.

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    Blake Woodrum, 12, takes a break in the barn with his Angus heifer after a long day at the North American International Junior Heifer Show.

    This is Woodrum's first year exhibiting at the NAILE. Blake's parents are Michael and Marsha Woodrum of Campbellsville.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Nov. 13, 2003

    Thanksgiving is about being thankful - and giving. For the 11th year, Bethel First Presbyterian Church is hosting its traditional Thanksgiving dinner. More than 50 volunteers from all over the community will come together to help.

    Lee's Famous Recipe in Campbellsville completed two successful "Band Days" in support of high school marching bands at Campbellsville and Taylor County.

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    Darrell and Wilma Shipp Blair of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    A reception for the Blairs will be Saturday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Senior Center on South Jackson Street.

    The Blairs have a daughter, Sonya Pitz of Elizabethtown; a son, Gaylon Blair of Campbellsville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.

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    Six couples recently graduated from Taylor Regional Hospital's prenatal and childbirth classes.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TRH's meeting room.

    Classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH. They are taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE.

    For more information, call the TRH Women's Center at 465-3561 Ext. 2232.

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    Thursday, Nov. 14, is recognized around the globe as World Diabetes Day.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recently signed a proclamation proclaiming Nov. 14 as Diabetes Awareness Day in Taylor County.

    According to the proclamation, more than 25.8 million Americans, including more than 370,000 Kentuckians, have diabetes and about 200,000 Americans die from diabetes each year.

    Another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes and about 7 million are unaware that they have diabetes.

  • The Central Kentucky Arts Series season will continue on Sunday, Nov. 17, with what might be the largest performance in the series' history.

    The Campbellsville University School of Music will combine with the CKAS to perform Handel's "Messiah" at Campbellsville Baptist Church at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited.

    Dr. Tony Cunha, president of the CKAS and dean of the School of Music, will direct the program.

    Many well known songs will be performed, including the famous "Hallelujah" chorus.

  • She wants to get people together, those who have the disease and those who care for those who do.

    Campbellsville resident Peggy Richardson is creating a support group for those who have multiple sclerosis. The group's first meeting will be Monday at Taylor County Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

    According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system.

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    Yvonne Matheas

    Campbellsville University

    Fifty years after the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, Campbellsville University's TV channel WLCU will air an interview with Dr. Damon Eubank, chair of the Division of Social Science and professor of history, and Dr. Wendy Davis, associate professor of History, about the assassination and its effect on America.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Nov. 6, 2003

    James D. Richerson, a Campbellsville native, has been promoted from lieutenant to captain by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dennis S. Poore, a 1965 graduate of Campbellsville High School, has accepted a new position as a contract engineer for Mitre Corp.

    Rosalind Strong of Campbellsville, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation.