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Jamie Taylor is publishing a book about husband Dave

Laughter is the Best Medicine United States Army Veteran Sgt. Jamie Taylor (42) has recently gotten back into stand-up comedy, and won a competition at The Frozen Lounge in Owensboro on Saturday evening, December 9th. She has also been working on a book about Dave Taylor, her late husband, who passed away in September of…

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Dave Taylor’s ashes transformed into portraits

Dave Taylor, a cherished member of the Hancock Clarion Family, touched the hearts of many with his weekly column, “What I Learned from Dying.” Dave’s column was more than just words on paper; it was a heartfelt exploration of life’s deeper meanings. Every week, he shared his insights into the human experience, often inspired by…

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Dave Taylor Memorial brings in $8,200 for Aiden Fullenwider

      The Hancock County community came together at South Hancock Park Saturday to support and raise money for one of our own in the 3 rd Annual Dave Taylor Memorial Softball Tournament. The event raised over $8,200 to help Aiden Fullenwider and his family with expenses as he bravely battles brain cancer. The…

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Dave Taylor Memorial Tournament Benefiting Aiden Fullenwider – September 2nd

  The Third Annual Dave Taylor Memorial Softball Tournament will be held at South Hancock Park on Saturday, September 2nd. All are welcome to attend this fun event benefiting Hancock County Middle School student Aiden Fullenwider, in his fight against brain cancer.  https://www.hancockclarion.com/2023/05/03/aiden-fullenwider-a-brave-little-boy-with-brain-tumor/ Co-ed Softball Tournament The Co-ed Softball Tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m.…

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What I learned from dying; What of those I leave behind?

By Dave Taylor I got a new side table today. Isn’t that exciting?  Well, to me it is. I got a vintage Tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. It’s one you’ve likely seen, just a round white top with a white base shaped like a trumpet bell. It’s a designer piece that brings…

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What I learned from dying; 
Look how far I’ve come

As I was pulling on my shorts in preparation for a trip to Lowe’s tonight I was struck with the thought that not too long ago such a trip would’ve been a fantasy. 

To think of riding in a car for 30 minutes, walking from the car to the store and then hoping upon hope…

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What I learned from dying
; What am I living for?

Nothing makes my wife madder than when she thinks I’m not doing everything I can to improve my health and prolong my days in my fight against stage 4 cancer, so when I turned down the offer of a blood transfusion the other day she confronted me with this surprisingly difficult question: what am I…

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What I learned from dying; Random thoughts

By Dave TaylorWhen I think about this column I usually try to come up with a cohesive theme or storyline, or at least a bunch of paragraphs that make sense together. Well not this week. My mind is bouncing around all over the place so I’m just going to dump it all out here for…

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What I learned from dying; I’ve had a great life since cancer

I’ve had a pretty good life since the day I was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. Really, it’s been pretty great because it’s gotten me a chance to knock a few things off my bucket list before I actually kick the bucket. I’ve gotten to travel. When Jamie and I first got together, one…

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