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    Jaden Huddleston, 9, grew this 9-pound cabbage with the help of his grandfather, Coy Sluder.

    Huddleston received the cabbage plant in Beverley McQueary's third grade class at Taylor County Elementary School.

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    Troy Watson of Campbellsville donated two 10-inch braids of hair recently to Locks of Love at Great Clips.

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    Jason Miller, president of the Taylor County Cattlemen's Association, recently presented Taylor County Relay for Life co-chair Sheila Hayes with a $1,000 check.

    All proceeds from the cattlemen's sale of ribeye sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks at Relay for Life on June 13 went to the local Relay drive.

  • The results of Campbellsville Kiwanis Club's first Donut Dash have been released.

    The club hosted the dash last Saturday to raise money for its Coats for Kids program, which provides coats for children who might be unable to afford them. The fundraiser raised $2,097.

    For every donut eaten during the race, two minutes were subtracted from the participant's final time.

    Terry Holmes was the overall winner and was named the Donut Dash champion.

    Winners of the dash, which was a 5K run or 1-mile walk, are as follows.

    Walkers:

  • Winners of the annual Orthydone photo contest, hosted for the Fourth of July holiday, were recently announced.

    In the Taylor County faces category, first place went to Judy Gwinn, Larry Smith took home second and Connie Shuffett was the third-place winner.

    In the Taylor County children, Krista Kessler took home the top prize. Emily Cook was second and Krista Kessler was third.

    In the Taylor County hands category, Paula Bishop was the first-place winner. Gwinn took home second-place honors and David Cook was third.

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    Brent Burkhead was the recipient of a scholarship recently presented by the brethren of Pitman Lodge.

    He received the scholarship for his dedication and service to the lodge.

    Gregg Williams, master of Pitman Lodge, presented the award.

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    Pitman Lodge hosted a gun raffle recently as a fundraiser. This was the first year for this fundraiser, and it will continue because of its large success.

    Don Shuffett was the winner of the Henry 22. Gregg Williams, master of Pitman Lodge, presented the gun.

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    Gae Nolley, sales manager at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, was presented with the John B. Sullivan Award during Saber Management's Annual Awards Banquet in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 7.

    The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon any Saber Management associate.

    Nolley earned the award by showing dedication and loyalty and her hard work.

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    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    Cupcakes were baked and arrows loosed as Kids College was hosted on Campbellsville University's campus in the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center on June 16-19.

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    Cailee Higdon, 15, was recently crowned Miss Marion County Teen at the Marion County Fair.

    Higdon is a sophomore at Taylor County High School.

    Her parents are Charles Jr. and April Higdon of Campbellsville.

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    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers proclaimed the week of July 4 as Donate to the American Red Cross Week.

    According to the proclamation, the local Red Cross disaster team formed in March and volunteers have helped at the scene of disasters and blood drives, provided shelter for those in need and helped with the Taylor Regional Hospital health fair, Crusade for Children and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fourth of July celebration.

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    James Gray was the winner of a mossburg shotgun that the Central Kentucky FOP Lodge 22 raffled on July 4.

    Money collected will go toward the Cops and Kids program in which the lodge buys clothes for students from local schools each July. Seven hundred dollars was raised.

    James Gray was the winner of the raffle and Rick Benningfield, lodge president, presented him with the prize.

  • Jill B. and Jimmy Sapp of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Matthew James Sapp, at 9:30 a.m. on June 30 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Lyle and Beverly Burchell of Bradfordsville, Mike and Alicia Sapp of Campbellsville and the late Wanda Sapp Bell.

    Great-grandparent is Manuel Marlow of Lebanon.

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    Three couples recently graduated from prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital. They are Ashtion and Jacob Merton of Campbellsville, Renee and Dwight Renfro of Columbia and Katrina and Regina Judd of Greensburg.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and the first Saturday of the 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.

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    Three couples recently graduated from prenatal and childbirth classes taught at Taylor Regional Hospital. They are Rachel Price and Joanie Price, Cheris and Casey Young and Ping Zhou and Zianjia Wong, all of Campbellsville.

    Classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and the first Saturday of the 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.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "I love talking with the kids one-on-one and presenting the message of Jesus in a way they can understand," Dr. Shane Garrison of Campbellsville University said.

    Garrison is in his fourth year of working with and serving alongside LifeWay's CentriKid Camp. It's a joy for Garrison, who serves as associate professor of education ministries at CU, and who has worked with thousands of young people through CentriKid.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Fifty-three Bibles have been handed out this summer to campers at Campbellsville University. Rusty Watkins is proud of that.

    Watkins, who has worked with summer camps at CU for 13 years, said each young person who is saved while at camp gets a Bible with a camp worker's name in it. Fifty-three students have received the Bibles in the first three and a half weeks of camp, with 3,600 campers, out of about 7,000 who will be on campus this summer.

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    Dr. Heather Wise, a local dentist, was recognized at the Kentucky Head Start Association Annual Conference in Louisville on May 2 as the Humanitarian of the Year.

    She was awarded the honor for her continued support and collaboration with Lake Cumberland Head Start. She has given her time and services to children in order to promote oral health.

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    Lula and the Baldwin Sisters celebrated Lula Baldwin's 76th birthday on June 20 at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

    Baldwin celebrated with her daughters, Jennifer Graham, Shirley Burress, Judy Sparks and Denise Graham.

    Baldwin and her daughters live in Campbellsville.

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    There is nothing that sets off a cold cut chicken or tuna sandwich better than the taste of a pickle, and with so many varieties, you are bound to find one to suit every palate.

    So it probably won't surprise you that pickles are a popular home food preservation item.