Crowd gathers in 1949 to hear temperance speaker

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By Marie Cox


May 13, 1999

Greg and Tiffany Floyd, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a son, Gregory Tate, at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville.

Beryl "Bea" Smith, 85, formerly of Red Fern Road, Campbellsville, died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Campbellsville.

The Taylor County High Future Farmers of America Chapter had its annual banquet May 4 in the high school cafeteria.

Dylan Quinn celebrated his fourth birthday Saturday, April 24 at his home with family and friends.

Cassidty Jade Williams, 2 1/2, was named first runner-up in the state Cover Miss Pageant.

Mason Sapp celebrated his fourth birthday April 20 with friends at Little People Day Care.



May 18, 1989

Nancy Cox was crowned 1989 Miss Bluegrass Area in Louisville on May 13. She will compete for the title of Miss Kentucky on July 13-15 in Louisville and the chance to represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.

Alma Catlett was guest speaker at the 20th annual mother and daughter banquet at Cumberland Presbyterian Women on May 11.

Graduation for 98 Campbellsville College seniors was Saturday, May 13 in ceremonies at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

A two-year-old boy escaped serious injury Monday when a vehicle came through the wall at Kiddieland Daycare Center.



May 17, 1979

Superintendent Bob Siddens has recommended that the city school board explore the possibility of placing a $1.4 million bond issue on the November ballot for construction of a high school addition.

Mr. and Mrs. Noble E. Howard are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Beverly Ann Howard, to Larry D. Noe, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Noe Sr., all of Campbellsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Wise will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 27 at Spurlington Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. George Wayne Jr. of Louisville spent Friday night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wayne Sr.



May 1969

Sunday, May 25 has been set for open house at the Boston Convalescent Center, located just off Greensburg Road near the radio station.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sidebottom, 108 McNear St., Campbellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Peggy Sidebottom to Wallace Ray Humphress, son of Hazel Wise, Campbellsville and Wallace H. Humphress, Ill. The wedding will be at Elk Horn Baptist Church on Sunday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Badgett and son of Frankfort spent the weekend here with Dr. and Mrs. Chester Badgett.



May 1959

Monna Kay Calhoun and Glenda Cox have been named valedictorians at Taylor County High School. Wanda Cox has been named salutatorian.

The telephone company employees honored Mary and Parmelia Rafferty with a potluck supper Friday, May 8 at the General Telephone Company given in recognition of their retirement. Mary and Parmelia started to work for what was known at that time as the Taylor County Telephone Co., later the Continental Telephone Co. and at the present the General Telephone Co. of Kentucky.



May 1949

A record crowd jammed its way into Campbellsville Baptist Church on Monday night and overflowed into the yard to hear the Rev. Sam Morris, one of the world's top temperance leaders, speak on "Let's Fight the Liquor Traffic." The crowd was estimated at 1,500 by Dr. Harvey F. Morrison, pastor of the church. People from various counties started gathering at 6:30 and, by the time the services started, there was only standing room left. Loud speakers were placed outside the building for the benefit of those unable to get inside the church. Morrison was brought to Campbellsville by the local W.C.T.U. headed by Mrs. A.S. Cole and ministers of the community.

About 150 frying-size chickens, or near that size, were lost when fire destroyed a brooder house of Clinton McMahan.



May 1939

Pearl Puryear, home economist, will conduct a demonstration of electric ranges at the Kentucky Utilities office Friday afternoon from 2 until 4 o'clock. Those who use electric ranges and those interested are especially urged to attend.

All Campbellsville barbershops will close each Thursday afternoon during the rest of the spring and summer months, it was announced this week by all local barbers.

President Roosevelt on Tuesday submitted to Congress another plan for reorganizing government agencies, which he said should reduce federal costs by $1.2 million per year.



May 1929

S.B. Sanders, representing the Alhambra Theatre, appeared before the City Council on Monday night and asked that the city enact an ordinance against traveling shows, making the point that the local theatre was entitled to some degree of protection of its patronage as they spend money here and pay taxes, while traveling shows do not.

Prof. R. Garnett Graves, instructor of the Normal Department of TCHS, was yesterday made happy by the presentation on the part of members of his class of a beautiful fountain pen and pencil set.

Members of the girls' basketball team of TCHS were presented a sweater and a letter Tuesday morning by the athletic association.



May 1919

The class day exercises of Taylor County High School, at the Alhambra Theatre last Friday morning, were well rendered. The program opened with a song by the class followed by the welcome address by Carl McCubbin. Grace Gabbert delivered the class oration and this was followed by the class prophecy in which Sallie Wade and Ann Mary Risen took part. A duet by Mary Harden and John Moss was creditably rendered and the program came to a close with a piano solo by Dean Russell. Ann Leet read the class will, Auguston Page gave the class history, and Mae Leet the class poem.