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    Two students with Campbellsville ties recently took home awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Aubrey Blue, at left, a 2011 graduate of Webster County High School and a senior at the University of Kentucky, and Christian Blue, a 2013 WCHS graduate and a sophomore at Madisonville Community College, are the children of Lindsay and Valerie Blue of Sebree and the grandchildren of Nolan and Rita Underwood of Campbellsville and Betty Blue of Hanson.

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    Nora Hazel Wade celebrated her 100th birthday with staff and residents at The Grandview on Aug. 25.

    Her daughters Barbara Bowen, Marie Cox and Nellie Mardis attended the celebration. Grandview staff members provided cake, punch and flowers.

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    Four generations of a local family recently gathered for a photo.

    Pictured are great-grandmother Martha Sapp Kessinger, grandfather Douglas Wayne Sapp, father Joshua Ira Sapp and his children Kyler Douglas Sapp and Bailey Reece Sapp.

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    The Taylor County Community Watch group recently delivered its second emergency kit to a Campbellsville resident. Group members plan to deliver several more kits.

    The group also donated 66 pounds of food to Taylor County Animal Shelter for rescue animals. Hall made the presentation to Sarah Clark.

  • Shaelynn Winkle and Justin Ford of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Adalynn Jane Ford, at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Keith and Jane Humphress and Shalana Detery of Campbellsville, Greg Ford of Wilmington, N.C., and Mike Winkle of Muncie, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are James and Kay Terry of Muncie, Alma and Conrad Ford of Campbellsville, Brenda Napper of Columbia and the late David Speer.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Life change is taking place on the campus of Campbellsville University this summer."

    Rusty Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences, said CU hosted 7,007 summer camp participants in 48 groups with 149 first-time decisions for Christ having been made during this summer. And several more have reaffirmed their decision to follow Christ on a daily basis.

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    The Beams family reunion was Sunday, June 29, at Acton Retreat Center.

    The family members gathered for a meal and fellowship. Several family members were unable to attend because of illness, though several attended who hadn't before.

    Those attending from out of state were Charles and Velda Beams and Jason and Karla Taylor with children Cohen and Melanie from Henderson, Tenn.

    Dylan and Brandy Blue and daughter Tinley from Hanson, Ky., attended.

    Brian Beams and daughter Sarah came from Taylorsville, Ky.

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    Campbellsville resident Bruce Dangerfield grew this ponderosa pink tomato, which fused together from three individual tomatoes.

    All together, the tomato weighs 4 pounds.

    Dangerfield has 25 tomato plants in his garden.

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    Samuel Kessler, a freshman at Campbellsville High School, competed at semi-finals competition of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic at Kentucky State Fair on Saturday. He sang "New York State of Mind" and accompanied himself on the piano.

    Those competing on Saturday were between ages 13 to 21 and must have won a preliminary competition to advance to the semi-finals.

    Semi-final contestants were divided into groups to perform and the overall top 20 contestants will advance to finals.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Five Campbellsville University professors recently toured and performed in Korea on an 11-day tour that included 20 performances at universities, churches, high schools, and city venues in and around Busan, South Korea.

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    Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club recently named its new officers.

    They are Renay England, vice president of membership; Fran Deener, secretary; Marilyn Neumann, president; Karen Harden, vice president of social media; and Bethany Shively, treasurer.

    The club meets the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Creek Side Restaurant. All working or retired women are invited to attend.

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    Brianna Burden was the guest speaker for August's meeting of the Campbellsville Business & Professional Women's Club.

    Burden is the owner of Awaken Boutique in Campbellsville. She shared practical ways to freshen up the fall wardrobe.

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    Chrissy Warren and Shawn Canada of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Warren is the daughter of Tony Bright and Pamela Bright of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Marjorie Hunt of Campbellsville.

    Warren is a 2013 graduate of Campbellsville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.

    She is employed at Wurth Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery PLC in Campbellsville.

    Canada is the son of Glen and Carole Canada of Campbellsville.

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    Campbellsville resident Melvin Doug Martin was recently inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts Southeast Region Hall of Fame.

    The award was presented at the NACD Southeast Region annual meeting in Louisville last month.

    Presenting the award were Earl Garber of Louisiana, NACD president, and Dan Ellison of Mayfield, Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts president.

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    Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.

    To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced by bacteria in the canned food.

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    Campbellsville High School Class of 1964 recently celebrated its 50th class reunion.

    Class members gathered to watch the annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July parade, browse the Main Street activities and several visited the car show on Campbellsville University campus.

    All 22 class members attended a dinner at Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall, which included a program with highlights from each member's life and special remembrance of the 17 class members who have died.

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    Pitman Masonic Lodge recently hosted its annual recognition dinner for widows and members.

    Widows in attendance were Betty Williams, Frances Sprowles, Wyona Mitchell, Mary Louise Carter and Lavonne Kerr.

  • Taylor Regional Hospital/American Heart Association Training Center has partnered with Lindsey Wilson College, which will join Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Russell County Hospital as TRH's third training site.

    Tamara Eastham, a R.N. and past winner of the AHA Instructor of the Year at the Taylor Regional Hospital Training Center, will coordinate the site.

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    Milford Lowe hosted his annual Mule Days event on Aug. 3 at his home in Merrimac and about 300 people attended for live music, mule rides and other events.

    The event also raised $629 for Merrimac Christian Church.

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    Darlene Wright has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador for summer. Billy Dengel and Patty Yaden were also nominated.

    A patient nominated Wright for the award. The following was written about Wright on her nomination form: