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Today's Features

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    Pictured in 1911 are Jenny Gilpin, owner of Gilpin and Wilkerson Millinery Shop, Mary Batts, milliner, and Leslie Gowdy, an employee of Taylor National Bank.

  • The Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum will host a book signing and lecture by local author and Vietnam veteran Joe Fair on Thursday, May 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Fair, author of "Call Sign Dracula," will speak to the group attending and them meet with visitors and sign copies of his book, which will be for sale at the event.

    "Call Sign Dracula" provides an in-depth look at the life of a U.S. Army soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

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    Keely Humphress and Bradley Harris of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Humphress is the daughter of Kristy Humphress. She is a 2012 Taylor County High School graduate and is employed at The Grandview nursing and rehabilitation center in Campbellsville.

    Harris is the son of David and Sharon Harris. He is a 2010 Campbellsville High School graduate and a 2014 graduate of Campbellsville University. He is employed at Kroger in Campbellsville.

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    Laura Campbell of Greensburg and Levi Smith of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Campbell is the daughter of Leroy and Sharon Campbell of Greensburg.

    She is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky and is a lab assistant in the engineering department.

    Smith is the son of Destin and Marilyn Smith of Campbellsville.

    He studied industrial maintenance at Elizabethtown Community College and is employed in the maintenance department at TBMK in Lebanon.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    May 13, 2004

    Gerri Stone, 53, of Colvin Place in Campbellsville, died on Monday, May 10, 2004, in Campbellsville.

    Billy Fudge and others at The Homeplace on Green River will try to restore the American Chestnut tree back into Kentucky forests with a planting on Saturday.

    Barbara Dabney, Central Kentucky News-Journal's Taylor County Woman of the Year, spoke to seniors at Taylor County Senior Citizens Center last Friday in honor of Mother's Day.

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    Clay Bowling and Belle Thomas were the first- and second-place finishers in Saturday's annual I'm a Dam Runner 5K run/walk, sponsored by Friends of Green River Lake in partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They also took home the first-place awards in their age categories.

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    Taylor Regional Hospital recently hosted two Blessing of the Hands ceremonies for its employees.

    There won't be a community service this year.

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    The Taylor County Cooperative Extension Office celebrated 100 years of Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service with an open house on May 8.

    Attendees viewed a slideshow honoring past and present extension members and employees and learned about services the extension office offers through exhibits of local work.

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    Taylor Regional Hospital named this year's winners of the Nurse of the Year and Nurse Extender of the Year recently. The recipients are chosen by their peers.

    Nominees for Nurse of the Year were registered nurses LaRee Bell-Shively, Alex Corbin and Brandi Rector. Corbin received the award.

    Corbin has been a team member at TRH since 2005. He and his wife, Faith, have two children, Caleb Seth and Lydia Grace.

    Some comments made about Corbin were:

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    Jimmey Kessler has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador for spring 2014. Richie Crews, Tina Judd and Christy Rucker were also nominated.

    Kessler was nominated by a team member. The following was written about Jimmey on his nomination form: