It didn't take long. Once the adults said the word, the children ran to search for hidden treasure. And minutes later, all the eggs were found.

    Campbellsville Baptist Church hosted its annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

    The event was at four locations, with more than 6,000 eggs hidden for children to find. Before the hunt, children played games and learned about the true meaning of the Easter holiday.


    The Campbellsville chapter of the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women celebrated National Business Women's Week recently by recognizing the contributions of local working women and business owners, and those who support them, for their contribution toward improving working women's lives in our community.

    There are more than 7.2 million women-owned businesses in the United States.

  • Brittany and Bobby McMahan of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Keegan Allen McMahan, at 1:24 p.m. on March 31 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.


    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium. Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

    Herbs are also some of the easiest things to grow. The simplest way to start an herb garden is to buy plants and transfer them to a window box.


    Green River Ministries' officials hosted a yard sale last Friday to raise money to operate its homeless shelter.

    GRM officials said $1,114.36 was raised and they are pleased with the response.

    GRM board members learned last year that they wouldn't receive funding they depended on to stay open. Since then, there have been several fundraisers to help pay the shelter's bills. Another fundraiser, Cardboard Nation, will be Friday, April 25, at Campbellsville University.


    Hannah RaShae Young of Greensburg and Robert Samuel Clark of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Young is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Young. She graduated from Green County High School and is employed at Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab.

    Clark is the son of Robert and Mary Clark and the late Venita Clark. He graduated form Taylor County High School and is employed at Amazon.com.


    Campbellsville University student athletes recently gathered to take a photo to support the son of a Campbellsville native.

    Paxton Bloyd, 5, son of Cheslee and Jamie Ennis Bloyd of Lexington and grandson of CU Associate Professor of Education Beverly Ennis, was diagnosed in March with Stage IV Burkitt's lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Jamie Ennis Bloyd is originally from Campbellsville.

    The "Paxton Strong" effort was created to encourage people to pray for Paxton and his family.


    Taylor County's Red Cross disaster team recently helped its first family after being formed.

    Fire damaged Brittney and Chris Agee's home on March 30 and the couple and their son, Braxton, were left without clothing or food.

    The county's Red Cross team provided money for clothing and Taylor County Food Pantry gave the family food.

    Mike Humphress, who is the leader of the Taylor County Red Cross team, said there will be another training session scheduled soon for those who want to become Red Cross volunteers.

  • Richard and Rochelle Brahm of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Elijah Jace Ryan Brahm, at 8:23 a.m. on April 2 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 10 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Grandparents are Robert and Tonya Deering of Mackville, Mark and Regina Hillard of Campbellsville and Richard Brahm Sr. and Melissa Gray of Loretto.


    Graci Wood celebrated her 13th birthday on March 18. At a party to celebrate on March 16 at Campbellsville Christian Church, she asked those attending to bring a gift for a sick child instead of herself.

    The toys donated were given to children at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville on March 30. About 475 items were donated.

    Graci said she hopes to become an obstetrics nurse and help deliver babies or a pediatric nurse.


    Campbellsville resident Christopher Carney saw an albino robin in his yard on Sunnyhill Drive recently.

    Carney said he believes there is about one albino in every 30,000 robins.


    David and Jewell Corbin of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 13.

    A reception for the couple will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Church of God in Campbellsville. They request no gifts.


    Jenna Nichole Williams and Shannon Dewayne Wethington of Campbellsville announce their engagement.

    Williams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck White of Campbellsville, and Kelly Williams and the late Eric Williams.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Campbellsville High School and a 2013 graduate of SCTCS nursing school. She is employed at Crossroads Family Medicine.

    Wethington is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Wethington of Liberty.

    He is a 2008 graduate of Casey County High School and is employed at R.J. Corman Railroad Group.

  • The local St. Baldrick's organization has raised nearly $30,000 for children's cancer research.

    This year, according to organizer Donna Wise, $12,500 was raised online, $12,000 was collected at the St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure event on March 22 and $4,000 was raised at the Color To Conquer race on March 15.

    Wise said this year's fundraising brings the community's six-year St. Baldrick's total to $269,670.

    There will be a private auction this summer, Wise said, to raise more money for children's cancer research.

  • Ashley Simpson and Jody Allen of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Hunter Lane Allen, at 5:14 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are L.C. Simpson and Carol Henry of Campbellsville and the late Patricia Simpson.

    Great-grandparents are the late Alfred and Ethel Hunt, Wilma Hunt and Jim McFarland.

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    Campbellsville High School student Shandi Russell was recognized as Young Woman Entrepreneur by Greater Campbellsville United recently, which focuses on equality and opportunity.

    Russell's business is Sweets by Shandi.


    Lacey Sexton, 9, recently cut nine inches of her hair at Fantastic Sam's to donate to Locks of Love.

    She is the daughter of Charles and Angie Sexton.


    Two couples recently graduated from the prenatal and childbirth classes taught by Taylor Regional Hospital. They are Alexus Bridgewater and Zach Hancock and Brittany Raney and Adam Fridell, 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 Taylor Regional Hospital's Meeting Room.

    The classes are free to anyone delivering at TRH and are taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE.


    In recognition of National Quilter's Day on March 15, the Sawtooth Sisters Quilt Guild in Campbellsville made a quilt to donate to the first baby born on or after March 15 at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Shaylah Star-Faith Durbin received the quilt. She was born on March 15 to Candace and Jesse Durbin and weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.


    All parents want their children to grow up to be responsible, self-sufficient adults, but the transition from childhood to adulthood - the teenage years - can be rocky for parents and children.

    It's during this time that children often test parents' limits and start requesting things like cell phones, later curfews and less adult supervision.

    This is also the time when many parents have to decide where they stand on many issues, financially and morally, and learn how to graciously and responsibly let go.