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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.

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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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    Oliver and Snoda Votaw of Campbellsville, formerly of Lebanon, will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 28.

    They were married June 28, 1947, in Springfield. Mrs. Votaw is the former Snoda Begley of Springfield. Cards are welcome.

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    Olivia Morgan Rose and Ben Taylor Cox of Lexington announce their engagement.

    Rose is the daughter of James and Rhonda Rose of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Aileen Wilcoxson and Ruby Rose of Campbellsville and the late Jimmy Rose.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Kentucky with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science.

    Rose is employed as the director of marketing for Family Financial Partners in Lexington.

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    Rita Oakes and Rodney Whitlow of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m. at Granny's Country Cottage on Owl Creek Road. All friends and family are invited to attend.

    In lieu of gifts, the couple asks guests bring a dish for a potluck.

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    Jordan Ashley Wheatley and Justin Wade Buck of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Wheatley is the daughter of Jerry and Sharon Wheatley of Lebanon.

    Buck is the son of Mitch Buck and Jane Carter of Campbellsville.

    Wheatley and Buck graduated from Marion County High School and are employed at Curtis Maruyasu.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Wheatley's parents' home at 1470 Loretto Road in Lebanon.

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    Michelle Lea Mickow of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Lance Cpl. Heath M. Milby of New River, N.C., announce their engagement.

    Mickow is the daughter of Ann and Bob Furry and Mr. Royce Bozeman. She is employed as a school nurse.

    Milby is the son of Wayne and Jonia Noe Johnson of Hodgenville and Mike and Linda Milby of Greensburg. Jonia Johnson is originally from Campbellsville. She and Mike Milby have several relatives in Campbellsville.

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    Two out of three American adults have hypertension or prehypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in America. Fortunately, most cases of high blood pressure can be improved or prevented through diet changes.

  • Jessica and Billy M. Squires of Greensburg announce the birth of a daughter, Katelynn Savannah Squires, at 1:33 a.m. on April 29 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Stewart and Diane Hunt of Campbellsville, Kay Lile of Greensburg and Billy H. Squires of Lawrenceburg.

    Great-grandparents are Cecil and Helen Sharpe and Doris Hunt of Campbellsville and the late Shelby Hunt, Floyd and Dorothy Lile and Gleason and Sylvia Squires.

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    Lori Haycraft and Corey Hafley of Greensburg announce their engagement.

    Haycraft is the daughter of Patty Elmore of Elizabethtown and Phillip and Phyllis Haycraft of Leitchfield.

    Hafley is the son of Nancy Hafley of Springfield and Warren and Camilla Hafley of Lebanon.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, June 22, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Greensburg at 4 p.m.

    Family and friends are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent.

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    Brittany Hughes and Luke Gadow of Pollock Pines, Calif., announce their engagement.

    Hughes is the daughter of Jeff and Kim Hughes of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Bud and Linda Monroe of Englewood, Fla., Charlene Hughes and LD Durrett of Campbellsville and the late Samuel Hughes.

    She is employed at Red Hawk Casino in Sacramento, Calif.

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    Samantha Whitney Levi and Chase Aaron Mills of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Levi is the daughter of Gary and Leah Levi of Campbellsville.

    She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Roger Smith of Columbia and Mr. and Mrs. James Levi of Brandon, Fla. She is the great-granddaughter of the late D.C. and Geneva Moss.

    Mills is the son of Charles and Maryann Mills of Lebanon.

    The ceremony will be Friday, June 21, at sunset on a beach in Destin, Fla.

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    Lee's Famous Recipe recently donated $1,712 to Relay for Life.

    The restaurant hosted a fundraiser on June 10 and donated half of its proceeds from the day to Relay.

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    Meagan Lynette Rafferty and Bryan Casey Ford of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Rafferty is the daughter of Randal and Lee Anna Rafferty of Campbellsville. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky and is the owner of Broadway Auto Mart.

    Ford is the son of Bo and Regina Meeks of Campbellsville and the late David Ford. He is employed at Blevins Construction.

    The private ceremony will be Saturday, June 15. Invitations have been sent.

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    Lindsay Marie Haskins and Shelby Alan Gribbins announce their engagement.

    Haskins is the son of Kevin and Crissy Willis of Bowling Green and Ken Haskins of Nashville, Tenn.

    She is the granddaughter of David and Diana Hastings of Bowling Green and Kenneth and Sylvia Haskins of Gallatin, Tenn., and the great-granddaughter of Jacob and Edith Miller of Wood River, Ill. She is the step-granddaughter of Loyd and Shirley Willis of Lewisburg.

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    Verlas and Bettie Bradshaw Miller of Campbellsville will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Washington Baptist Church in Raywick.

    Their daughter, Ronna Mills, and grandchildren Brittany and Bobby McMahan and Shawn Mills, will host the celebration.

    The couple requests no gifts.

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    J.T. and Sue Rafferty of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

    Their daughter, Cyndi Rafferty-Brackett, will host the celebration.

    The couple also has two grandchildren. They request no gifts.

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    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, and his secretary, Sheila Douglas, were presented service recognition awards by the Taylor County Ministerial Association at its May 2 breakfast meeting at CU.

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    Campbellsville native Hannah Ellis recently sang her song "Let It Be Me" at the Fallen Officer's Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the United States capital in honor of National Police Week.

    She shared the stage with country music star Lee Brice who sang his song "I Drive Your Truck."

    President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker.

    Also in attendance was Speaker of the House John Boehner and many members of the president's cabinet.