Deloris Barnett Loy and Buddy Loy of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

    The Loys were married Dec. 19, 1964, in Campbellsville.

    Their children are Scot and Beth Cochran and Leslie and Donna Cave of Campbellsville. Their grandchildren are Katie Cave, Amber Cave, Tori Cochran and Emili Cochran, all of Campbellsville.

    Beth Cochran and Donna Cave will host a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robinson Creek Baptist Church's youth building. All family and friends are invited to attend.


    Caitlin Leigh Altman of Campbellsville and Brittain Cole Jackson of Columbia were married on Sept. 6 at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown.

    Dr. Mike O'Neal and Bro. Al Hardy officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Gerald and JeNie Altman of Campbellsville.

    Her grandparents are James and Nina Lobb of Campbellsville and the late Shirley Tucker Lobb Sizemore and Olyn and Sylvan Altman.


    Campbellsville Kiwanis Club members recently accepted a donation from Tony Huddleston for the club's "Feed the Children" donation.

    The club will buy Thanksgiving meals for children in the Taylor County and Campbellsville school districts. The club meets each Tuesday at noon at Gatti's Pizza.

    Melinda Thompson is club president.


    Palestine Baptist Church gave away prizes at its Trunk of Treats event on Halloween. Two bicycles and a gas card were given away.


    Taylor Regional Hospital staff members recently received awards for their service.

    TRH hosted its annual service award presentations on Nov. 6 at Campbellsville University.

    Quarter Century Club members and retirees were honored, as well as the Legend and Hero awards winners. Lee Ann Muncie received the Legend Award and Debbie Carrico was the Hero Award winner.

    Several physicians were recognized for their years of service, including Dr. James A. Ewing, 42 years; Dr. Eugene Shively, 37 years; and Dr. James Dunnington, 29 years.


    Taylor Regional Hospital served 18 people at its skin cancer screening on Dec. 4.

    Dr. Jimmy Ewing, Amanda Bright, PA, Jason Wright, APRN, and TRN ENT staff members volunteered to provide skin cancer prevention/screening.

    The event was at the TRH Cancer Center.


    Lee Ann Muncie received the Taylor Regional Hospital Legend Award on Nov. 6 at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet at Campbellsville University.

    Muncie is an RN and nursing supervisor.

    The following was said about Muncie on her nomination form: "She is committed to TRH and its reputation as a great place to work and to bring family for medical care.


    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.

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Ed and Nell Blevins of Campbellsville recently celebrated their 72nd anniversary with a surprise party. Family and friends attended.

    The Blevinses have a son and daughter-in-law, Gil and Laurel Blevins of Campbellsville.


    Stanley and Henrietta Oakes of Campbellsville celebrated 67 years of marriage on Oct. 17

    They were married in Marion County in 1947.

    The Oakeses have two children, Mark Oakes and Linda Russell. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Jasmin Lamer of Campbellsville announces the birth of a daughter, Aaliyah LaShae Lamer, at 11:40 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Shelley Shields and Dennis Lamer of Campbellsville.

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    Brandie and Spencer Adams of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Owen James Adams, at 1:16 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long.


    They bowed their heads in silence as the names of those killed in action were read aloud.

    Taylor County High School hosted a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday to honor local people who had served and are still serving in the U.S. military.

    The TCHS Band and Choir performed patriotic music throughout the ceremony and students spoke about the meaning of Veterans Day.


    Linda Waggener

    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, Campbellsville University president, thanked family members present at the recent dedication ceremony for the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery and Chowning Art Shop named in honor of those whose lead gifts made both developments possible.