Kimberly Calhoun and Kenyon Rice of Louisville announce their engagement.

    Calhoun is the daughter of Phyllis Calhoun of Campbellsville and the late Max Calhoun.

    Rice is the son of Pete and Vonnie Rice of Campbellsville.

    Calhoun and Rice are employed at UPS in Louisville.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, Aug. 24, in Louisville. Invitations have been sent.


    United States Army Capt. Bridget Washington was recently promoted to major.

    Washington's family, which includes the Rev. James and Wanda Washington of Campbellsville, were a part of the pinning ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center Chapel at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas.


    Haley Camille Perkins of Campbellsville and James Christopher Kelly of Springfield announce their engagement.

    Perkins is the daughter of Andy and Valerie Perkins of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Perkins and Bonnie Nolley of Campbellsville.

    Kelly is the son of Dianna Kelly of Louisville and Donnie Kelly of Springfield.

    The ceremony will be Saturday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at Sweetheart Bridge in Springfield. A reception will follow.

    All family and friends are invited to attend.


    Richard and Virginia Barnett of Campbellsville recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at their home.

    The Barnetts were married Aug. 6, 1948. They have a son, Ricky Barnett, and a daughter, Elizabeth Sanders, both of Campbellsville.

  • The Kentucky Oral History Commission recently announced that $18,723 in grant funds have been awarded to preserve Kentucky's stories. And Taylor County will receive $1,379 of that amount.

    The awards preserve the stories of life in Kentucky by funding the collection of new oral history interviews and the preservation of existing ones.

    Now in its 37 year, the KOHC, an agency of the Kentucky Historical Society, has helped document more than 30,000 interviews, from all 120 counties of the Commonwealth.


    Liz Taylor has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital summer ambassador. Brandi Rector, Jean Suratt and Patty Yaden were also nominated.

    Taylor was nominated by a team member. The following was written about her on a nomination form.

    "Liz is such a pleasure to work with. Regardless of the situation, you can always rely on Liz to keep a level head and do her job.  She deals with every situation with such a professional manner.

  • The annual Kilby family and friends reunion was June 22 at Acton Retreat Center. Fifty people attended.

    Those attending from out of state included Larry Wagner of Jacksonville, Fla.; Ella Kilby Wagner and Sharon Wagner Mai of Ocala, Fla.; Bill and Ruth Kilby Van Cleave of Boulder, Colo.; Jeremy and LeAnne Matney Smith and Zachary, Colin and Peyton of McKinney, Texas; Betty Rogers of Bristol, Tenn.; Don and Carol Kilby Edwards of Crossville, Tenn.; Juliana Ortega of Jasper, Ind.; and Michael Van Cleave of Paris, France.


    The Beams family met for its annual reunion on June 29 at Acton Retreat Center.

    Attending from out of state were Ronald and Carolyn Beams of Floyd Knobs, Ind., and Charles and Velda Beams and grandson Cohen Taylor of Henderson, Tenn.

    Attending from Kentucky were Lauren Glover and her sons Lane, Ayden, Mason and Aubrey Blue of Sebree; David and Beth Gannon and daughters Allyson and Neely of Richmond; James and Jennifer Davenport and daughters Jillian and Jasmine of Liberty; and Brian Beams and daughter Sarah of Taylorsville.


    Campbellsville High School Class of 1963 had its 50th reunion on July 6 at the Community Center.

    Those attending were, front, from left, Jane Ratcliff Noe, Carla Netherland Hodges, Joyce Ann Colvin, Mary Hogue Osborne, Nora Compton Wilkins and Judy Poore.

    Second row, Carolyn Karnes Anderson, Pat Clark Tucker, Donabeth Doyle, Marilyn Wagster, Betty Sue Newton Schuhmann, Beverly Thompson Elzy and Jan Hedgespeth Sapp.

  • Marcela Bianca and Jason Scott Anderson of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Sofia Raven Anderson, at 7:53 p.m. on July 9 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Samuel Anderson of Leitchfield, Theresa Wilard of Campbellsville, Humberto Renteria of Cali, Colombia, in South America, and Teresa F. Renteria of Tampa, Fla.

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    Delynn M. and Alyce C. Hutchins of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Woodlawn Christian Church on July 14 with family and friends.

    Sharon Levesque Hutchins and Deidra Jeffries Hutchins, the couples' daughters-in-law, prepared food.

    The Hutchinses were married July 18, 1963. They have three sons, Dee M. Hutchins and Charles C. Hutchins of Hodgenville and Rob C. Hutchins of Fisherville. They also have nine grandchildren.


    McCall Turpin of Campbellsville and Joseph Thacker of Lexington announce their engagement.

    Turpin is the daughter of Joey and Sheri Turpin of Campbellsville. She is the granddaughter of Louese Russell and Nancy Turpin of Campbellsville.

    Turpin gradated from Taylor County High School in 2010 and is pursuing a degree in integrated strategic communications at University of Kentucky and is an intern with UK athletics.


    Richard and Mary Lou Corbin of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 4.

    Their children will host a celebration in their honor at 3555 Old Columbia Road from 2 to 4 p.m.

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


    Taylor County SPCA is working with Pointer Rescue Organization to transport local animals to out-of-state rescue groups.

    According to the local SPCA group, pilots give of their time and money to transport the animals via plane to destinations that would be difficult to travel to on land.

    Taylor County's SPCA group has helped move more than 40 animals from the Taylor County Animal Shelter to rescue groups in the past months.

    Rescue organizations in Kentucky and other states contact the SPCA to arrange transports.


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


    Bernard A. Mattingly of Lebanon recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family at his home.

    Attending were his sons and daughters.

    Front, from left, are his daughters Fay Beach of Lebanon and Anita Smith of Bardstown.

    Middle, son George Mattingly of Lebanon, daughter Kay DeMurray of Campbellsville, wife Lena Mae Mattingly, Mattingly and son Steven Mattingly.

    Back, sons Wayne Mattingly, Leonard Mattingly, Donald Mattingly and Bernard Mattingly, all of Lebanon.

    Not pictured is son Thomas Mattingly of Lebanon.


    Greensburg Church of the Nazarene in Greensburg recently announced that the Rev. Richard D. Morgan is its new pastor.

    Morgan's first Sunday at the church was June 16. Church members hosted a housewarming night on June 23.

    In their 40-year ministry, Morgan and his wife, Beth, have served at churches in Kentucky and in Florida.

    Morgan was saved at the age of 28 at Lafayette Church of the Nazarene in Lexington, where he became youth minister and janitor.


    Taylor Regional Hospital was recently recognized as a Stage 6 Hospital.

    Stage 6 refers to the electronic medical record adoption model developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in 2005.

    The model is used to evaluate the effectiveness of EMR systems in hospitals throughout the country.

    TRH is one of only two hospitals with fewer than 100 beds in the state and one of only six in the state to have met this designation.


    The American Hospital Association Certification Center recently announced that Ramona C. Hieneman has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. The CPHRM is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the healthcare risk management profession.

    Hieneman, of Campbellsville, is employed as director of corporate responsibility at Taylor Regional Hospital and has served in that role since 2008.

  • Tiffany Cox and Kenneth Chelf of Elk Horn announce the birth of a son, Zachary Ty Chelf, at 12 a.m. on July 3 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18.25 inches long.

    Grandparents are Hilbert Cox and Barbara Cox of Campbellsville and Richard and Shirley Chelf of Elk Horn.

    Great-grandparents are Joseline Gabbert of Campbellsville and the late Joel Gabbert and George W. and Irene Cox.

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