• Abibatou Dia and Jesse Mandela Donahue of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Jesse Mandela Donahue Jr., at 6:19 p.m. on Aug. 5 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Rodney Donahue of Madisonville, Maria Donahue of the Dominican Republic and Amadou Daouda Dia and Madjiguene Diouf, both of Semegal in West Africa.

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

    Pictured are Adam Burress holding his son, Peyton Burress, 7 months, great-grandmother Rose Miller, grandmother Toni Burress and Elmer Hatfield, great-great-grandfather.


    Two couples recently graduated from prenatal and childbirth classes taught by Taylor Regional Hospital this month. They are Lamesha Pettus and Anthony Smothers of Campbellsville and Emillee and Jonathan Whitlow of Greensburg.

    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.

    The class is taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE.


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

    New team members are Holly Abell, Pam Colvin, Mary Kay Cox, Kayla Newton, Tyler Tucker, Connie Wright and Tommy Wright.


    Campbellsville University's new staff members recently attended a workshop.

    They are Lorri Hardy, secretary for football, baseball and human performance and part-time assistant cheerleading coach; Rebecca Lawless, graduate admissions counselor; Lesley Newton, assistant director of student activities; Julie Kessler, accounts payable manager; Carman Queen, data specialist, Office of Student Records; Angela Russell, custodian; Kay Bell, secretary, Center for International Education;


    About 50 children and adults came to Taylor County Public Library on Monday to see Farmer Minor and his pig, Daisy, and his pugs Lily Pug and Dixie Cup.

    Farmer Minor, who is from Connecticut, said Daisy is one of the most famous pigs in the world and has traveled to libraries all over the United States.

    He said Daisy loves listening to stories about pigs and they both encourage children to read.

    Daisy is five and a half years old and weighs 155 pounds.


    Richard and Virginia Barnett of Campbellsville celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6.

    They have two children, Ricky and Tiny.


    Red Cross officials spoke at a meeting at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church on Monday.

    The officials were asked to talk about the local Red Cross disaster team.

    Those attending the meeting donated more than 400 items for the disaster team's emergency care kits.


    Using everyday items commonly found in junk drawers, local youth worked together to build a balance beam and robotic arms at Taylor County 4-H Youth Development Junk Drawer Robotics Day Camp last Thursday.

    4-H assistant Jordan Stapp said youth learned about various design and engineering principles such as pivot points and torque force and applied them to their projects.


    Central Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 recently donated more than $5,000 to local schools to buy clothing and other supplies for students.

    Lodge president Rick Benningfield presented $2,571 gift cards to Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center coordinator Sue Crabtree and April Melton, coordinator of the Taylor County Family Resource and Youth Services Center for its middle and high schools.

    FOP members solicited donations in the community.


    Katherine Leigh Waggoner and Grant Hall Samples of Mayfield announce their engagement.

    Waggoner is the daughter of Joseph and Becky Waggoner of Mayfield.

    She is the granddaughter of Ruth McConnell of Hopkinsville and Joe and Betty Waggoner of Mayfield.

    Waggoner is a 2010 graduate of Graves County High School and a 2014 graduate of Murray State University, with a degree in graphic design. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

    Samples is the son of Kenny and Debbie Samples of Mayfield.


    Ashley Shaine' Burdine and Thornton Crum Jr. of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Burdine is the daughter of Doug and Tara Burdine of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Dennis SoFiak and Sonny and Phyllis Lyons, all of Campbellsville, and Anne McKeehan and Bill Burdine of London.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Taylor County High School and is employed by Walmart.

    Crum is the son of the late Thornton and Lois Crum. His grandparents are the late Willy and Goldie Crum and James Peanut and Ella Lois Endicott.

  • Meaghan Rankin of Louisville and Avery Hill of Nashville, Tenn., announce the birth of a son, Avery Hill Jr., at 10 a.m. on July 13 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Connie Maye of Louisville, Timothy Rankin Sr. of Lexington and Sherri Murphy of Nashville.

    Great-grandparents are Robert Johnson of Louisville and Paulette Hill of Lewisburg, Tenn.

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    Taylor County Historical Society had its annual picnic at the Homeplace on Green River on June 12.

    Twenty-three people attended.

    Ken Forman, president of the Homeplace Association, gave a brief history about the Homeplace.


    Twins Reili and Keelie Farmer, 10 1/2, grew a 22-1/2 pound cabbage at their grandmother Rena Hubbard's house on West Main Street.

    The cabbage fed six families with many leftovers.


    Green River Ministries recently hosted a golf scramble and raised nearly $4,000.

    The money raised will be used to pay the mortgage on the GRM building for about four months.

    Winners of the golf scramble are Charlotte Bratcher and Janey Read, and, in back, Sandy Gaskins and Pam Huber.


    H&W Sport Shop owner Ronnie Hord, right, and "Survivor" contestant Jefra Bland Hines presented a $968 check to Marietta Moyers, long-time volunteer at the Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry.

    H&W, which printed "Survivor" T-shirts promoting Hines' time on the show, donated a portion of money from each T-shirt sold to the food pantry.


    Landon Wood, 7, of Campbellsville, placed first in the Taylor County Farm Bureau and Taylor County FFA pedal tractor pull at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July celebration.

    Wood is the son of Adam and Holly Wood.


    More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio, Texas recently for the 2014 National Leadership Conference. The conference is based on the student-originated theme "SOAR." Cheyenne Milby, a graduating senior at Campbellsville High School, was among the members and took part in STAR Event Competitions at the conference. She was accompanied by her adviser, Deanna Campbell.


    Happy cows make good cheese, he said. And he should know.

    Kenny Mattingly's family has owned a dairy farm since the 1970s. In 1998, they began to make cheese. And now, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, located in Barren County, produces 14,000 pounds of about 30 varieties of cheeses each month. About 12,000 pounds is sold each month to grocery stores, restaurants, farmers' markets and individuals via the Internet.