• Dan and Virginia Flanagan will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Virginia P. Flanagan Technology Center on the campus at Campbellsville University.

    In lieu of any gifts, the family invites you to write a note of congratulations and memories to be included in a memory book for Dan and Ginny. Dan and Ginny were married on April 4, 1965, at the Jamestown First Baptist Church.




    Stanley Sr. and Betty McCubbin of Campbellsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 11, with a reception at All Occasions from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The McCubbinses were married Jan. 14, 1955.

    They have a son and daughter-in-law, Jr. and Kathy McCubbin; three grandchildren, Stan McCubbin III and his wife, Brandy, Todd McCubbin and his wife, Liz, and Andrea Goodman.

    They also have six great-grandchildren, Logan Parker, Callie McCubbin, Chloe McCubbin, Jayden McCubbin, Kenley McCubbin and Kayden Long.


    Ciera Brooke Gowin and Adam Corey Mattingly of Calvary announce their engagement.

    Gowin is the daughter of Cindy Gowin and Brian and Tammy Gowin.

    Mattingly is the son of Alan and Kim Mattingly.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, Jan. 10, at Fairview Baptist Church in Mannsville at 4 p.m. A reception will follow at Center Square in Lebanon.

    Family and friends are invited to attend. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only.


    Citizens Bank and Trust Co. employees recently donated toys to the community Toys for Kids and Toys for Tots drive.


    Becky Nash

    County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

    A new year always brings its share of resolutions aimed to improve our health, body and mind. For a caregiver, perhaps the most important resolution that can be made is to take time for self. When you take care of yourself, you will be healthier, have more energy and enthusiasm to keep on giving care and feel better about yourself overall.

    Here are some tips on how to carve out some "me" time in the next year.

  • Jamie Gail Flatt and Michael F. Harris of Knifley announce the birth of a daughter, Bella Gail Harris, at 12:57 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long.

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    Emily Melson of Columbia and Obra Huff of Greensburg announce the birth of a son, Jayden Hunter Huff, at 5:29 a.m. on Dec. 19 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long.


    Taylor County Republican Women's Club officers for next year were recently announced.

    Marlyn Shreve is president. Cindy Bale is first vice president and second vice president is Tina Draper.

    Kathy Larimore is third vice president, Tonya Young is treasurer, Pat Phillips is historian and Barbara Gribbins is parliamentarian.

    Sylvia Marcum is secretary and corresponding secretary is Margaret Stewart.

    Greg Gribbins installed the officers.


    Boy Scout Troop 616 members in Campbellsville participated in Wreaths Across America on Dec. 13 at Lebanon National Cemetery.

    The scouts volunteered to lay wreaths.


    Taylor Regional Hospital auxiliary volunteers had their annual awards luncheon on Dec. 2.

    With 47 workers, the auxiliary has given 9,432.25 volunteer hours this year to help TRH by working at the information desk, surgery department, emergency department, radiology department, cancer center, cafeteria, greeter and gift shop.

    The auxiliary also collected canned food items to be donated to the local food pantry as part of their service to the community.


    Friends of Taylor County Public Library recently completed its application to become a nonprofit group. And, because the process is now complete, the group recently received $400 in reimbursement for the application fee.

    Mary Lynn Collins, president of the Friends of the Kentucky Libraries Association, made the presentation at the last Friends of the Taylor County Public Library meeting.

    The Friends group will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the library. It is open to the public.


    Amazon Fulfillment Center recently donated food to feed 60 families this holiday season to Green River Ministries.

    Pictured are GRM Executive Director Shirley Cheatham, at left, and social worker Kim Davis.


    The Grandview recently raised $1,700 for local toy drives. Each year, the nursing and rehabilitation center hosts a Hall of Trees event.

    Local businesses donate items for an auction and decorate Christmas trees for display at the center.

    Residents toured the center on Dec. 13 and bought chances on the auction items.

    In all, more than $1,700 was raised and divided evenly between the Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids efforts.


    Roger and Kay Emerick of Campbellsville celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last week in Florida.

    The Emericks went to Florida to watch their granddaughter perform at Epcot with the Taylor County High School Show Choir. They celebrated by dining at Disney's Sarasota Resort Turf Club Bar and Grill with family.

    The Emericks were married on Dec. 19, 1959.

  • Sarah Megan and John Anthony Wilcher of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Jase Anthony Wilcher, at 8:09 a.m. on Dec. 1 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Greg and Gayle Whitley and Roger and Deborah Bast of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Korine Whitley of Campbellsville and the late William "Buster" and Elizabeth Allen, Howard Whitley, Carl and Irene Wilcher, Marvin Bast and Frances Murphy.

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    More than $18,000 was raised during this year's Q-104 Toys for Tots Radiothon.

    Representatives from Murakami raised a total of $6,500 through various fundraisers, including luncheons, a silent auction and more.


    Three couples graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital in December. They are Cody and Morgan Wills, Tim and Gana Hooker and Ian and Kendra Glasscock, all of Campbellsville.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's meeting room.

    Classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH. Nicole Collins, RN, CCE, teaches the classes.


    Elizabeth Marcum, daughter of Daniel and Laura Milby Marcum of Greensburg, won second place in the basket weaving category in her age division at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Janet Marcum, her grandmother, of Magnolia, who is married to Harold Marcum, taught Elizabeth and her sister, Alayna, to weave baskets.

    Alayna won first place at the Hart County Fair in her age division.

    The Marcums are also the granddaughters of Tom and Phyllis Milby of Campbellsville.