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Today's Features

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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.

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    David and Jewell Corbin of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 13.

    A reception for the couple will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Church of God in Campbellsville. They request no gifts.

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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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