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    Campbellsville/Taylor County was named a "Purple Heart City" recently, and the official ceremony to make the proclamation was July 4 at American Legion Post 82.

    "Purple Heart City" road signs were presented.

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    Amory Elizabeth Cox and Trevor Stanley Scott of Lexington were married on Sept. 22. Billy Gregory performed the ceremony, which was at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    Cox is the daughter of Dr. Ben and Regina Cox of Campbellsville. Her grandparents are Dorothy Bradford of Gadsden, Ala., and the late Thomas and Elender Cox and Lavear Bradford Sr.

    She is a pharmacist at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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    G.E. and Louise Gray of Campbellsville celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 23.

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    An iron cross was dedicated in a memorial service recently in Marquis de LaFayette Sanders' honor.

    The David O. Dodd Chapter #212, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Pine Bluff, Ark., and the David Allen Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Campbellsville hosted the dedication at Brookside Cemetery.

    Jean Sanders Pollard, vice president of the David O. Dodd UDC Chapter and charter member of the David Allen Chapter in Campbellsville, performed the dedication and remembrance.

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    With help from a young man she used to babysit several years ago, Nancy Cornett of Campbellsville planted these Knock Out roses in front of her home in memory of her late mother, Rose Cornett.

    Cornett says she finds working in the garden a few hours per week therapeutic for her arthritis.

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    This year's Taylor County Distinguished Young Women contestants met for orientation on Sunday, May 19, at Campbellsville University.

    The young women, joined by their parents, were introduced to the committee's volunteers and provided with information about the competition.

    The 2014 Distinguished Young Women of Taylor County program will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium.

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    Samantha Carol Hunt and Stephen Wayne Coomer of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Hunt is the daughter of Robbie and Deanna Hunt of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Clayton and Maxine Hunt and Kenneth and Cheryl Dudgeon of Campbellsville and Jim and Delois Taylor of Ft. Myers, Fla.

    She graduated from Taylor County High School in 2010 and is enrolled in the preschool through fifth-grade education program at Campbellsville University.

    She is employed at All Star Food Mart on KY 70.

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    Cara Benningfield was recently honored with a baby shower at Best Western in Campbellsville.

    Benningfield's sister, Dana Bibelhauser, hosted the shower.

    Benningfield and her husband, John, of Bowling Green, are expecting their first child in July.

  • Jessica Eden and Johnathon Adam Fair of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Gage Allan Fair, at 11:24 a.m. on July 1 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Tonya Dunn of Taylor County, Mark and Lindsey Fair of Campbellsville, Valeire McGuire of Indiana and Todd and Bridgette Smith of Columbia.

    Great-grandparents are Pat Smith of Columbia, Margaret Dunn of Knifley and Vernon and Pansy Fair of Campbellsville.

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    Patti Phillips of Campbellsville, an executive chef at Tim Horton's Camp Kenthaten in Campbellsville, was recently named a national winner in the National Restaurant Association's Kids Recipe Challenge.

    Phillips was awarded the honor at a show in Chicago last month.

    Phillips said she entered her recipe for Yum! Yum! Chip Chicken in the contest earlier in the year, but never thought she would win since thousands of recipes are entered.

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    Taylor Regional Hospital recently recognized Support Services Team Member of the Year nominees and named a team member of the year.

    Cami Cundiff, who works in materials management, received this year's award.

    This was said about Cundiff: "Cami is a dedicated worker for the materials management department. She is always willing to help every department in any way possible with their supply need. She is constantly updating our materials management supply listings for every product in the Meditech System."

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    Helen Swallows of Taylor County recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn., and took along a copy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

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    Mary Anne Rice was recently recognized as the American Heart Association, Taylor Regional Hospital Training Center ACLS Instructor of the Year.

    Rice was honored for showing the utmost professionalism and dedication to the American Heart/Taylor Regional Hospital Training Center and has trained 121 individuals during the past year.

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    Rent-A-Center officials recently donated $1,100 to Taylor County's Relay for Life fundraising effort.

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    Campbellsville/Taylor County was proclaimed a "Purple Heart City" on June 18.

    The official presentation will be Thursday, July 4, at 8:45 a.m. as part of the community's annual Fourth of July Celebration.

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    Frank and Shirley Cheatham of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1.

    The Rev. Clarence Bertram officiated at the ceremony at Mannsville United Methodist Church.

    The Cheathams' daughter, Tammy Page, will host a celebration on Sunday, July 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Campbellsville University Winters Dining Hall.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Jessica Nicole Pyles and Joshua Dean Foley of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter, Jaycee Elizabeth Foley, at 8:02 a.m. on June 17 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Tina Pyles and Michele Wright of Columbia, Arlin Foley of Russell Springs and the late Wendell Gleason Pyles.

    Great-grandparents are Janet Foster and Linda Gaskins of Columbia and the late Sidney Foster.

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    Kayla Perkins and Tim Bishop of Bowling Green announce their engagement.

    Perkins is the daughter of George Perkins Jr. and Vistia Perkins of Campbellsville and the late Michelle Pepper.

    She is the granddaughter of Garry and Mary Pepper, Evelyn Perkins and Calvin and Brenda Montgomery of Campbellsville and the late George Perkins.

    She lists her education as Western Kentucky University.

    Bishop is the son of Wayne Bishop and Lisa Bishop of Campbellsville.

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    Many residents won competitions at this year's Taylor County Fair. And many photos were submitted to the News-Journal for publication.

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    Many residents won competitions at this year's Taylor County Fair. And many photos were submitted to the News-Journal for publication.