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Drive-in theater breaks ground in 1949

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

May 20, 1999

Cassidy Blair celebrated her fourth birthday recently with her friends at Little People Day Care.

More than 70 people gathered Saturday at Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest for a service of thanksgiving and dedication for the Little Angel Spring Memorial.

Taylor County will officially name its baseball field Shaw Field just before the Cardinals' regular season home finale tomorrow afternoon at 5:30.

Dewell Bryant, 82, of Smith Ridge Road, Campbellsville, Ky., died Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Campbellsville.

Allen Davis, 73, of Knifley Road, Elk Horn, Ky., died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Bardstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1989

Roy and Rheta Faye Sexton will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 28 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

Scot Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norm Walters, has been employed as a summer camp counselor at the Kentucky Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch in Gilbertsville.

Megan Davis Bale, daughter of Hollis and Jamie Bale of Greensburg, will celebrate her first birthday June 9.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 21, 1979

Lt. Dick Reece is voted "Policeman of the Year." Yes, Reece is a policeman. And a darn good one, if the feelings of the rest of the men in the department mean anything. He has been voted by his peers as Policeman of the Year - an honor being bestowed for the first time in Campbellsville.

Pauline Young, Route 5, grew a rose that is about 18 inches around and about 4 inches across. She said it grew on a rose bush about a foot high, and there are four more buds to go.

Louise Durham was in Lebanon on Sunday to attend the First Holy Communion of Joe David Humphrey at St. Augustine Church, and was a dinner guest of the Humphreys following the service.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 22, 1969

Starting early this weekend, volunteer fire departments in Campbellsville, Greensburg and Columbia will join the rest of the state for the WHAS Annual Crusade for Children.

Mark B. Chandler has been awarded the "Citizen of the Year Award" by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

Gail Netherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Netherland, has been awarded an Elbridge A. Stewart Scholarship for the 1969-1970 school year, the Carnation Co. Scholarship Foundation has announced.

Tammy Smith celebrated her fourth birthday Tuesday, April 22. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Noah Smith.

Plans are now under way for a "Taylor County Homecoming Day" to be Friday, July 4 in the Campbellsville City Park.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 1959

Imogene Isaacs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Carroll, has been named valedictorian of Campbellsville High School. Salutatorian is Carolyn Bost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Bost.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 1949

Ground was broken last Thursday morning for a drive-in theater about four miles out on Greensburg Road. Members of the Sinclair Syndicate, which is in charge of the new enterprise, said they hoped to have the theater in operation within 60 days. It is expected to cost between $50,000 and $75,000 and employ a minimum of 12 people.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 1939

More than 300 4-H club members in Taylor County are expected to attend the annual 4-H Club Rally Day, which will be at the grounds of Campbellsville High School on Monday, May 22, beginning at 9 a.m. Ruth McKinley, 4-H assistant to County Agent C.V. Bryan, will be in charge of the rally day program. All club members are invited to attend and bring their entire family. At the noon hour, basket dinners will be spread by those attending and ice cream will be furnished by Farm Bureau.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 1929

Due to economy in operation of the city schools, the city school tax for next year was ordered reduced $1 at a meeting of the school board Monday night.

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 1919

David E. Gowdy, who has just returned from overseas having served with the AEF, has purchased half interest in the General Store of Gowdy Brothers, from his brother V.M. Gowdy. He expects to add additional stock to the store and plans many improvements.