Thursday, Nov. 14, is recognized around the globe as World Diabetes Day.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers recently signed a proclamation proclaiming Nov. 14 as Diabetes Awareness Day in Taylor County.

    According to the proclamation, more than 25.8 million Americans, including more than 370,000 Kentuckians, have diabetes and about 200,000 Americans die from diabetes each year.

    Another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes and about 7 million are unaware that they have diabetes.


    Marsha Anne Kessler and Rhyan Justin Walp Atwood of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Kessler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kessler of Campbellsville.

    She is a 2011 graduate of Taylor County High School and will graduate in December from Campbellsville University with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing.


    Tiffany McGuire of Bentonville, Ark., and Zack Cox, formerly of Campbellsville, announce their engagement.

    McGuire is the daughter of Tim and Dayna McGuire of Bentonville.

    She is a student at the University of Arkansas.

    Cox is the son of Jim and Sandra Cox of Campbellsville.

    He is a professional baseball player.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in Bentonville.


    Floyd and Pam Farmer of Campbellsville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6 aboard the Jewel of the Seas cruise ship.

    The Farmers are being honored with a reception at their home on Friday, Nov. 8. Friends and family can stop by their home between 5 and 8 p.m.

  • Stephanie Elise Milby and Aaron Bradley Anderson of Elk Horn announce the birth of a daughter, Kinlyn Elise Anderson, at 8:46 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve H. Milby, Tim and Sherry Gupton and Kenny and Brenda Anderson.

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    Amy Fair and Reuben Gray of Burkesville announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Isabella Gray, at 6:59 a.m. on Oct. 14 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.


    Emily Craig has been named the fall Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador. Sherry Howard, LeAnne Parrish and Shelia Wade were also nominated.

    Craig was nominated for the honor by a patient. The following was written about Craig on her nomination form.


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


    Greater Campbellsville United recently hosted Campbellsville/Taylor County Teen Leadership Diversity Day at Campbellsville University.

    Students participated in various activities that promoted positive relationships as friends and upcoming community leaders.

    The day included getting to meet each other, viewing of "The Witness," which is the last hours of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, along with musical entertainment and lunch.


    Regina A. and Gregory T. Smith of Campbellsville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16.

    The Smiths were married Nov. 16, 1988. They have two children, Amy Bottom and Breanna Smith of Campbellsville.


    Sherri LeAnn Durrett of Summersville and Jeremy Keith Caulk of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Durrett is the daughter of Mike and Judy Durrett of Summersville.

    She is employed at the Green County Clerk's Office.

    Caulk is the son of Marshall Caulk and Peggy Caulk of Campbellsville.

    He is employed at Caulk Construction LLC.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Oak Forest Church in Gabe. A reception will follow.


    Stanley and Henrietta Oakes of Campbellsville celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17. The couple was married in Marion County in 1947.

    They have two children, Mark Oakes and Linda Russell, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.


    Lindsey Pace and Thomas Clements were recently honored with a wedding shower at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    The ceremony was Friday, Oct. 25, in Hilton Head, S.C.

  • Kasey Lee and Brandon Ray Clark of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Samuel Lane Clark, at 9:27 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 7 pounds, 9.75 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Chicquita Whitlock and Faye and Gordon Clark.

    Great-grandparents are Pearly and Debbie Rose, Rita Whitlock, Ruby Clark, Arvin Whitlock, Gordon Clark, Donald and Martha Benningfield and the late Barbara Rose.

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    Creacy LaShae Stearman of Greensburg and Timothy Dean Jones of Louisville announce their engagement.

    Stearman is the daughter of Steve and Janet Stearman of Greensburg. She is the granddaughter of Junior and Brenda Stearman of Vine Grove and the late Creacy Jane Stearman and Everett "Britch" and Margie Skaggs.

    Jones is the son of Jim and Gloria Driskell of Louisville.


    Sgt. Jonathan Hinton of Campbellsville has re-enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard for six more years.

    Hinton and Jason Simpson are members of Bravo Battery 1/623 in Campbellsville. Several members of the unit have been deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom since January and are to return home before the end of October.

    Hinton is the son of Dr. Stephen and Deborah Hinton of Campbellsville.


    The Baptist Missionary Women's Group at Beech Grove Baptist Church recently made personalized pillow cases for the women's center and pediatric wings at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Patients will be able to take the pillow cases home with them.


    Campbellsville Fire & Rescue engineers Steve Marrs, Tony Grider and Chris Taylor were promoted to captain in a pinning ceremony at Campbellsville City Council meeting on Oct. 7.


    Ten-year-old Cee Cee Creech was recognized by Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young at the Campbellsville City Council meeting on Oct. 7 for her continued dedication to helping individuals and communities in need.

    In September, Creech was a recipient of the Dr. Jay C. Buckey Humanitarian Award, a national honor given to recognize a pioneering spirit that has improved society and inspired others.

    She is the first child to receive the award.

  • Kelsey Woodrum of Campbellsville has entered two head of gelbvieh and angus cattle in the beef division of the 40th annual North American International Livestock Exposition. The NAILE is recognized as the world's largest purebred livestock show with more than 26,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 9-22, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    For more information, call (502) 595-3166 or visit www.livestockexpo.org.

  • Lacey and Steven Reynolds of Lebanon announce the birth of a daughter, Kenslee Danielle Reynolds, at 9:37 a.m. on Sept. 4 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 9 pounds, 9.75 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Glenn and Kathy Vance of Campbellsville; Darrell and Patricia Priddy of New Philadelphia, Ohio; Larry and Carol Reynolds of Lebanon and the late Arlene Reynolds.

    Great-grandparents are Glady Jones of Campbellsville and Monroe Reynolds of Lebanon.

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