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  • Toys for Tots Radiothon set for Friday

    The 2007 Q-104 Toys for Tots Radiothon is set for Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on WCKQ-FM 104.1.

    The drive raises needed money to assist needy children in Taylor County with toys for Christmas.

    Community leaders will join on-air personalities Rob Collins, Cat Michaels and Brandon Reed along with other guests throughout the day to solicit donations.

    This marks the 19th year that Q-104's fundraising efforts have existed.

    Funds raised will go toward the purchase of toys that will be distributed by Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue on Christmas Eve.

  • Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students who were recently recognized as Writer of the Week for their grades are, from left: Bryce Richardson, Haley Mitchell, Jamie Cox, Brody Weeks and Brooke Harris.

  • Metzmeier honored for his work in long-term care

    Don Metzmeier, a fixture in the Campbellsville nursing home business, was honored with a Chairman's Citation for his years working in long-term care at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities' Annual Awards Night.

    The Chairman's Citation spotlights an individual who has dedicated their lives to improving the providing quality care to the state's elderly and disabled. The Metzmeier family owned and operated Metzmeier Nursing Home in Campbellsville for more than 40 years.

  • John Gaines receives TRH's Hero Award

    John Gaines received the Taylor Regional Hospital Hero Award on Nov. 13 at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet at Campbellsville University.

    Gaines is a 28-year team member at Taylor Regional Hospital and is the team leader in the plant operations department. The following was said about Gaines on his nomination form:

  • Taylor Regional Hospital presents service awards

    Taylor Regional Hospital had its annual service award presentation on Nov. 13 at Campbellsville University.

    The Quarter Century Club, retirees, Legend, Hero and retiring board members were honored as well.

    Those receiving awards:

  • Bill Winfrey receives TRH's Legend Award

    Bill Winfrey received the Taylor Regional Hospital Legend Award on Nov. 13 at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet at Campbellsville University.

    Winfrey, a 27-year team member of Taylor Regional Hospital, is director of the environmental services department. The following was said about Winfrey on his nomination form:

  • Teachers help prepare middle schoolers for high school

    To help with the transitions from middle school to high school, Campbellsville High School teachers Ben Davis and Kirby Smith recently visited Campbellsville Middle School to speak to the students about high school expectations and academic offerings. Davis is pictured discussing with students Ricky Vannice, Mason Wethington, Nicky Lamer and Rashaud Bomar ways to prepare for high school.

  • BackPack Program feeds local hungry children

    Last year, the Taylor County BackPack Program was implemented in local school systems through the cooperative efforts of Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center, Taylor County Family Resource Center, Taylor County Youth Services Center, Campbellsville Head Start and Taylor County Head Start in partnership with Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The Taylor County BackPack Program identifies students who might be at risk of having an inadequate food supply in their homes. Many students have little or no food except for free or reduced-priced school meals.

  • TRH has class on how to help children to cope with loss

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted a class entitled, "Kids Hurt Too - Helping Children Cope with Loss," on Nov. 28 from 10 until noon. The class was taught by Cynthia L. White, M.Ed.

    This workshop was for nurses, doctors, social workers, counselors, parents and other adults who were interested in gaining knowledge and skills in how children grieve and how to help them cope with loss.

  • Campbellsville University celebrates 10 anniversary partnership

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's WHALE Tales water safety education program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an estimated 3,000 fourth graders from Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools having been taught water safety education at the CU swimming pool.