Taylor County Cattlemen's Association and Taylor County Farmers' Market recently gave a $300 donation to the Taylor County Food Pantry after their ribeye sandwich fundraiser.


    Patti Phillips of Tim Horton Camp Kentahten Children's Foundation and Courtney Mills at Taylor County Elementary School unload some food recently donated for local needy families.

    The elementary has a backpack program, which helps support 128 children in need of food to take home.

    About 14 percent of families and 18 percent of the population in Campbellsville and Taylor County live below the poverty line.


    Jack and Wyeneth Eastridge of Campbellsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Campbellsville University's banquet hall.

    The Eastridges have four sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, six grandchildren, a step-granddaughter, a great-granddaughter and a step-great   granddaughter.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts, though cards are welcome.


    James and Abbie Mings of Campbellsville were recently surprised with a trip to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 22, 1963.

    The Mingses have three children, Michael Mings and his wife, Heather; Rhonda Burns and her husband, Barry; and Kevin Mings and his wife, Cheryl.

    They also have seven grandchildren, Zack and Drake Mings, Landon and Shane Burns and Jaycee, Sydney and Ethan Mings.


    Missy Herron and Jarrod Heath of Campbellsville were married on Oct. 10 at the Marion and Frances Davenport Estate.

    Olivia Herron served as her mother's maid of honor. Herron's son Jackson gave her away and served as a groomsman.

    Herron is the daughter of Tommy and Barbara Davenport of Campbellsville.

    Heath's son Weston served as best man. His daughter Meredith Burns was a bridesmaid.

    Heath is the son of Pat and Beverly Heath of Hodgenville.

  • Faun and Brandon Crenshaw of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Keely Ayne Crenshaw, at 12:12 p.m. on July 25 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 4 pounds, 12.5 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Theresa and Mitch Collings of Greensburg, JoAyne and Ken Keltner of Campbellsville and Gary Crenshaw of Lebanon.

    Great-grandparents are Eddie Mae and the Rev. Ralph Lobb of Greensburg, Margie and Harvey Brumfield of Burgin, Denise and Dennis Johnson of Roswell, Ga., Doyle Crenshaw of Lebanon and Lola Crenshaw of Glasgow.


    Taylor Regional Hospital had its annual service award presentation on Nov. 7 at Campbellsville University.

    The Quarter Century Club, retirees, legend and hero award winners were also honored.

    Several physicians were recognized for their years of service, including Dr. James A. Ewing, 41 years; Dr. Bobby Brooks, 38 years; Dr. Eugene Shively, 36 years; Dr. James Angel, 32 years; Dr. Winit Chartisathian, 32 years; Dr. James Dunnington, 28 years; Dr. Joel Eade, 28 years and Dr. Stephen Hinton, 26 years.


    Caitlin Anne Welch, formerly of Campbellsville, and André Francois van Schalkwyk announce their engagement.

    Welch is the daughter of Lauri Welch of Campbellsville and Bill Welch of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Taylor County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Louisville. Welch is employed at Signature Healthcare in Louisville.


    From houses and parks to fortresses for superheroes and police officers, the possibilities were endless. Forty local children entered this year's Lego contest at Taylor County Public Library.

    Judges selected their favorite entries and patrons were asked to vote for their top creations. There were three age categories of competition, ages 3 to 7, 8 to 12 and 13-17.

    Winner in the 3 to 7 category was Zachary Akin. Runner-up was Noah Leachman and crowd favorite was Evan Finn.


    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted an anterior hip replacement seminar on Nov. 19 at the Taylor County Extension Office. More than 50 people attended.

    Dr. Galen Weiss of Taylor Regional Orthopedic Group presented the seminar.


    Buford and Marjorie Wilson of Campbellsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Early's Chapel United Methodist Church. The couple was married Dec. 4, 1948.

    The Wilsons have a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Paul Akridge, and a granddaughter, Mariah Akridge.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Samantha Hicks and Devin Miller of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Deovion Terrell Miller, at 9:42 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Kathy Hicks, Howard Hicks, Debra Miller and Terry Miller, all of Campbellsville.

    Great-grandparents are John Underwood of Greensburg, Bloyd Edwards, Ellamae Edwards, George Miller and Bona Miller of Campbellsville and the late Maemee Underwood.

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    The Granted Grace Foundation recently received more than 140 prom dresses and 30 pairs of shoes from Campbellsville residents.

    Founder Melissa Marshbanks said the organization's mission is to make an impact on deserving girls by providing them with free prom dresses and long-term mentors.

    Awaken Boutique will serve as a drop-off location in Campbellsville.

    For more information about how to help with the effort, contact Banks at (502) 489-4840 or thegrantedgracefoundation@yahoo.com.


    Lisa Haliday received the Taylor Regional Hospital Hero Award on Nov. 7 at the TRH annual service awards banquet at Campbellsville University. 


    Richard Phillips received the Taylor Regional Hospital Legend Award on Nov. 7 at the TRH annual service awards banquet at Campbellsville University.

    Phillips is a 25-year team member at TRH and is the staff development coordinator of the TRH Learning & Resource Center.


    Russ Mobley, standing in the center of the back row, of Campbellsville, recently celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends during a reception at Campbellsville Baptist Church.


    Several residents gave food and monetary donations to support the needy this holiday season at the Day of Giving Food Drive last Wednesday.

    The event was sponsored by Creations Sportswear, K-Country 105.7, Q-104, Campbellsville University, Asbury Church, AutoSmart of Campbellsville and the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Allen Gaddis, CEO of the GADDCO Group, said community participation this year was double that of the two previous years.

    All donations were given to the Taylor County Food Pantry.


    Blake Woodrum, 12, takes a break in the barn with his Angus heifer after a long day at the North American International Junior Heifer Show.

    This is Woodrum's first year exhibiting at the NAILE. Blake's parents are Michael and Marsha Woodrum of Campbellsville.


    Darrell and Wilma Shipp Blair of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    A reception for the Blairs will be Saturday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Senior Center on South Jackson Street.

    The Blairs have a daughter, Sonya Pitz of Elizabethtown; a son, Gaylon Blair of Campbellsville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.


    Six couples recently graduated from Taylor Regional Hospital's prenatal and childbirth classes.

    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. They are taught by Nicole Collins, RN, CCE.

    For more information, call the TRH Women's Center at 465-3561 Ext. 2232.