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Today's Features

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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.

  • Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24.

    Interested applicants should visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html.

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

  • Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions will present "It's a Wonderful Life" starting Dec. 6.

    The play is based on the film by Frank Capra and was adapted for the stage by Doug Rand.

    Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.; Sunday Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m.

    The play will be performed at CU's Russ Mobley Theater.

  • Candice Boone

    Campbellsville University

    On Saturday, Nov. 22, and Monday, Nov. 24, Campbellsville University will be filled with song as two operas will be performed at 8 p.m. at The Gheens Recital Hall on campus.

    Both operas are free and open to the public.

    Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music, is the director, and Juliana Moura, assistant professor of voice, is assistant director. Chia-Yin Chen of Taiwan, a master's student, is pianist.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Nov. 18, 2004

    Local veterans of several branches of the military came to Campbellsville Middle School on Veterans' Day to read to students and share some of their experiences.

    Anna Mae Adams Phillips, 60, of LaPorte, Texas, formerly of Campbellsville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Laporte.

    Yuma Baptist Church in Elk Horn recently celebrated 50 years of ministry with its homecoming service.

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    Campbellsville native Casey Schaeffer was named Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2015 last weekend in Louisville.

    Schaeffer, 28, grew up in Campbellsville. She graduated from Taylor County High School in 2005 and attended classes at Campbellsville University and St. Catharine College.

    About six years ago, she was paralyzed from the waist down after a car crash. Married to Shawn Schaeffer, the couple lives in Greensburg.

    Schaeffer said there were two interview sessions and an on-stage speech and questions.