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Today's Features

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    Debbie Carrico received the Taylor Regional Hospital Hero Award on Nov. 6 at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet at Campbellsville University.

    Carrico is director of radiology at TRH.

    The following was said about Carrico on her nomination form: "Debbie is involved with the TRH Golf Scramble and Emmaus Community."

  • Melinda Carol Bryant and Scott Anthony Hoosier Sr. of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Savannah Nicole Hoosier, at 8:12 a.m. on Oct. 31 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.

    Grandparents are Joyce Sherrill, Clemmie Lawson and Linda Bryant of Campbellsville and the late Randall Bryant.

    Great-grandparents are Dorotha Hoosier of Campbellsville and the late Raymond and Emma Hedgespeth, Woodrow and Ora Bryant, Ernest Lawson, Roxie Rakes and Curtis Hoosier.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Dec. 2, 2004

    Frank Page Smith celebrated his 80th birthday in Naples, Fla., on Nov. 21 with family and friends.

    Mandy Hunt was honored with a bridal shower on Nov. 7 at the home of Sandra and Sara Warren.

    Taylor Regional Hospital team member activities committee sponsored a food drive Nov. 1-11 to benefit the Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry.

  • More than 7,000 Operation Christmas Child boxes were collected in Taylor County this year, which set a record.

    According to Kathryn Kendrick, area coordinator for the Heart of Kentucky Area OCC Team, Taylor County became the first county in Kentucky to collect more than 7,000 shoeboxes.

    Taylor County also had the largest box count increase - at 1,641 - the largest increase of any county in Heart of Kentucky Area OCC history.

    In all, 7,647 boxes were collected in Taylor County. And 31,420 shoebox gifts were collected in the Heart of Kentucky area.

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    Almost a half-century after he was wounded serving his country, an Adair County Army veteran was recognized recently for the sacrifices he made in Vietnam. And a Campbellsville veteran recognized him.

    Larry Burton of Columbia, who was a private in the Army's 506th Infantry, was awarded a Purple Heart at Lindsey Wilson College's annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon.

    Burton received the decoration more than 46 years after being wounded in battle.

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    Melissa Million has been named the fall Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador. Nancy Cook was also nominated.

    A team member nominated Million for the honor. The following was written about her on her nomination form:

    "Melissa is a very caring and compassionate nurse. Her patients are her No. 1 priority and she provides them with first-rate care. She always has a smile on her face and tries to create comfort and trust in her patients.

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    Mikayla Smith

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University welcomed Elizabeth Styffe, global director of the HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Initiative at Saddleback Church in California, as keynote speaker for "God's Heart for Orphans" in Ransdell Chapel on Wednesday, Oct 29. The worship service was a kick off to National Adoption Month.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Nov. 25, 2004

    About 50 members of Elk Horn Baptist Church helped deliver 85 boxes of food to Taylor Countians on Monday evening, signaling the official start of the community's holiday season.

    Madison Turner won the Central Kentucky News-Journal's Halloween Costume Contest as Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" and packed home a plastic pumpkin filled with goodies and treats. Madison is 6 and the daughter of Shawn and Stephanie Turner.

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    Frost-Arnett hosted a zombie walk last month and the event raised $1,230.

    Samantha Jones and Nichole Pippin recently presented Paul Osborne checks in the amount of $615 each as donations to Campbellsville Trail Town and to United Citizens Bank for the injured Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters.

  • Compassionate Friends of Central Kentucky will participate in the 18th annual worldwide candle lighting ceremony held at 7 p.m. around the world on Sunday, Dec. 14.

    There will be a service at Kid-Wise Amusements in Miller Park to honor the memory of local children who have died.

    There will be a service at 8 p.m. ET in Greensburg at the Auxiliary Building in Legion Park.

    Candles will be provided. Those attending can bring any photos or mementos to share with the group.