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    Campbellsville resident Mike Hall Jr. was sworn in on Monday as a new member of the Taylor County Public Library Board. Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney administered the oath.

    Hall will serve a four-year term and replaces John C. Miller, whose term expired.

    Also on Monday, Lateshia Johnson was sworn in to serve another four-year term. Board members also elected officers for the coming year.

    Eddie Hazelwood, former vice president, is now president/chair of the board and Johnson, former secretary, is vice president.

  • Tiffany Pittman and Jeremy Bandy of Greensburg announce the birth of a son, Brantley Gage Thomas Bandy, at 1:31 p.m. on March 5 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18.25 inches long.

    Grandparents are Trina Pittman and James Gribbins of Greensburg and the late Melinda Cox and Kevin Glasscock.

    Great-grandparents are Susan Buckman of Lebanon and the late Walter Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Glasscock.

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    Community Trust Bank recently renewed its sponsorship of the Taylor Regional Hospital Transportation Service and Healthsouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital recently became a sponsor for the service.

    The free van service provides transportation to eligible patients in Taylor, Adair, Green and Marion counties receiving services at the main hospital, rehabilitation services, physician offices or at the Cancer Center. Money collected from the sponsors help to maintain this free service by offsetting some of the fuel costs associated with these trips.

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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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    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.

  • Shea and Adam Poff of Lebanon announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Elizabeth Poff, at 8:16 a.m. on Jan. 20 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Thomas and Kaylene Poff of Campbellsville. Great-grandparents are Ernest and Evelyleen Taylor of Lebanon.

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  • The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year approval to the cancer program at The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care.

  • Amber Faith Duncan and Efrain Granados Duncan of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Patience Estella Hope Duncan, at 8:36 a.m. on Jan. 15 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jeff Duncan and Timmy and Michelle Dickens of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Jimmy and Dorothy Dickens of Campbellsville.

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    Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary members recently donated $27,000 for the purchase of new equipment to be used in 35 different departments throughout the hospital.

    The auxiliary makes a donation every year based on a "wish list" submitted by team members.

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    Nancy McLean-Dix has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador for winter 2014. Tammy Warren, Debra Appleby, Sherry Blanton and Dale Henderson were also nominated.

    McLean-Dix was nominated by a team member. The following was written about her on her nomination form.

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    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized new team members for their first 90 days of service with a breakfast in their honor.

    Those honored were Martina Beard, Taylor Regional Urology; Jessica Chambers, labor and delivery; Christi Curl, cardiac cath lab; Andrew Dornbrook, rehab; Whitney Ewing, laboratory; Shenandoah Grafflin, transitional care; Meredith Haley, Gwenn Howard and Amanda Knopp, transitional care; Angela Lang, TRH Care Center; Ariel Myers, surgery; and Sue Stang, physician billing.

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    George and Catherine Caldwell of Columbia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Trinity Methodist Church in Columbia at 6 p.m. The Caldwell family will host the celebration.

    All family and friends are invited to attend, though invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

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    Four generations of the Gupton family recently gathered for a family photo.

    They are great-grandfather Marion Thomas "Tom" Gupton, father Lee Thomas Gupton, grandfather Brent Thomas Gupton of Campbellsville and Lee's son, Evan Thomas Gupton.