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Today's Features

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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.

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    Dr. John M. Salsman of Evanston, Ill., a Campbellsville native, was recently awarded the 2014 New Investigator Award by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society at its annual conference in Tampa, Fla. Salsman lives and works in the Chicago area.

    The mission of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society is to advance the science and practice of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer, and the New Investigator Award is presented for outstanding research contributions in psychosocial oncology.

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    Campbellsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently had its annual Valentine's Day party.

    Staff and residents voted on a Valentine's Day king and queen, Wallace Phillips and Jane Gilpin. Both were awarded gifts and crowns.

    Intrepid Home Health provided refreshments.

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    Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for North American women and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. February is national Heart Health Month, and it is a great time for women to start taking better care of their hearts all year round.

    It's important to know your personal risk for heart disease and family history. Common risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and overweight or obesity.