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

    Those honored were Shannon Brady and Laura Davis, med/surg; Kim Brown, OR; Louis Byrne and Thomas Stang, ESD; Chris Gibbs, information technology; Bileigh Gordon, lab; Jon Hieneman, corporate responsibility; Hannah Shoemaker, care center; and Andrea Vineyard, ICU.


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

    November is American Diabetes Month and Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day.


    For the last five years, Patti Phillips of Campbellsville and her son, Aaron, have competed against each other in a cooking contest. They don't know what ingredients they will cook with until the competition begins.

    Patti was champion in 2010, when the competition began. Aaron won in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

    This year, Patti won the blind taste test by one point.

    The Phillipses cooked with cotton candy in their appetizer and unsweetened Kool-Aid and Skittles in the entrée course.

  • Samantha and Micah Sears of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Asure Gary Allen Sears, at 8:28 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.75 inches long.

    Grandparents are Sherry and Phil Burgess and Nadene Sears of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Sylvia and Phil Barker of Campbellsville.

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    Two couples, Ashley Jewell and Erin Albertson of Lebanon and Ashley Lobb and William Powell of Greensburg, graduated from prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital this month.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TRH's meeting room.

    Classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH and are taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE. For more information, call the TRH Women's Center at (270) 465-3561 Ext. 2232.


    Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club and the Business and Professional Women's Foundation recently announced that the annual National Business Women's Week is Oct. 20-24.

    NBWW offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of workingwomen and companies that have made strides toward improving working women's lives in their communities.


    Richard and Betty Todd of Columbia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Cane Valley Baptist Church in Columbia.

    All friends and family members are invited to attend the surprise reception, which is hosted by their children Susan, Christine, Connie and Bonnie. The Todds have family members who live in Campbellsville.

    They request no gifts but cards are welcome.

  • Lindsey and Jeff Muncie of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Cale Thomas Muncie, at 2:39 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.25 inches long.

    Grandparents are Larry and Kathy Strange, Susan Shofner and Jeff and Lee Ann Muncie, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are Don and Carolyn Smith, Jerry and Faye Muncie and Lois Daffron.

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    Kasey Ricketts

    Campbellsville University

    Randy Herron, a Campbellsville resident and 1962 graduate of Campbellsville University, was honored with a distinguished alumni award during the CU Homecoming reception on Oct. 10.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, and Benji Kelly, vice president for development, and Paula Smith, director of alumni affairs, made the plaque presentations.


    Jane Carter and Lannon M. Cox Jr. of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Carter is the daughter of Mary Carter of Campbellsville and the late Bobby Carter.

    She is employed at Curtis Maruyasu America in Lebanon.

    Cox is the son of Shirley Cox of Campbellsville and the late Mitchell Cox.

    He is employed at J&M Monitoring Co. in Pikeville.

    The ceremony will be Friday, Oct. 24, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.


    Bridger DeName and Tyler Bright of Lexington announce their engagement.

    DeName is the daughter of Wanda and Tony DeName of Frankfort.

    She completed a doctor of pharmacy degree at University of Kentucky and is employed at Cardinal Hill Hospital.

    Bright is the son of Gayle and Larry Bright of Campbellsville. He is the grandson of Deloris England and Anna Bright of Campbellsville and the late Raymond England and Ralph Bright.


    Campbellsville residents recently attended the DAR grave marking ceremony for Revolutionary War soldier Sgt. Thomas Tipton. Attending were Claudette Patton, Charlene Kelley, Shirley Hansford, Carol Patton, Caroline Patton, Paul Patton and James Patton.

    Tipton served with the Virginia troops and was engaged at the siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis to General George Washington.

    He later lived in Kentucky and Ohio, where he died in 1841 at 111. He is buried near Urbana, Ohio.


    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young recently proclaimed Oct. 20-24 as National Business Women's Week.

    According to the proclamation, the week has, since 1928, honored the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families. And, Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club is celebrating 85 years of service to the community, the proclamation states.

    With Young, from left, are Freida Sandidge, Marilyn Neumann and Fran Deener.


    Eyes of the Kentucky National Guard were focused on 30 individual Soldiers who became the Commonwealth's newest commissioned officers during a ceremony on the Capitol steps on Sept. 27.

    Graduates hailed from Campbellsville, Barbourville, Fort Thomas, Frankfort, Frenchburg, Glasgow, Hardinsburg, Harrodsburg, Hindman, Hodgenville, Lexington, Louisville, Morgantown, Mount Juliet, Mount Sterling, Mount Washington, Owensboro, Paducah, Penrod, Radcliff, Verona and Versailles.



    Taylor County High School Class of 1964 members met for their 50-year class reunion on Aug. 30 at the TCHS cafeteria.

    Front, from left, are Vickie Long Gwilliam and Sherry Wise Shively.

    Second row, Aileen Caulk Clark, Zannie Jones Anderson, Joanne Garnett Waller, Wanda Sue Benningfield Pierce, Gloria Antle Kreilein, Myna Dudgeon Graham, Ruby Bradshaw Wilson, Faye Smith Parsons, Maye Smith Gore, Helen Colvin Canada, Rita Beams Underwood and Brenda Skaggs Philpott.


    DeAnne Mardis, at right, owner of Sew Unique, spoke at Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club meeting this month. Pictured with her at left is employee Laura Morris. The two are also BPW members.

    Sew Unique is located at 112 Roberts Road in Campbellsville.


    Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, who will begin serving as Taylor County's senator in January, recently spoke to Boy Scout Troop 616 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church about the importance of being civic-minded and a positive part of their community.

    The scouts are working to complete the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, which requires being able to interview a community leader.

    Wise agreed to speak and answer questions about many issues related to his work with the FBI and his goals for state government.

  • Taylor County Extension Homemakers recently announced that Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers have proclaimed this week as Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week.

    Developed in cooperation with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association is a volunteer organization that works to improve the quality of life for families and communities through leadership development, volunteer service and education.


    October is National Energy Awareness Month. This is an annual national effort to underscore energy's importance to our prosperity, security and environment.

    Energy efficiency means performing the same job using less energy. New technologies and processes make this possible. Energy efficiency is the fastest and cheapest solution for reducing energy use, saving money and preventing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has begun a new Church Life Teams initiative that will be in contact with churches to meet their needs.

    Dr. G. Ted Taylor, director of FIRST CLASS, church outreach and parents relations and School of Theology professor; the Rev. Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries at CU; Dr. Tony Cunha, dean of the School of Music; and Wes Carter, assistant director of church outreach are facilitators and coordinators of the life teams.