Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Nov. 6, 1997

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lawson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Air Force Airman Daniel Ramsey has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Dominique Coulter, 14-year-old son of Paul and Sheila Nuckols, is attending a six-week short course session at the Kentucky School for the Blind.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville will have its annual Thanksgiving social on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church hall.

Mabel Smith, an instructor for nearly 43 years at Fruit of the Loom, retired recently.


Nov. 5, 1987

The Green River Arts and Crafts Holiday Festival and the green River Art Show is set for this weekend at Taylor County High School. The school's art department sponsors the annual holiday show.

Local resident and 1976 Campbellsville College graduate Billie Sue Kibbons will present an art exhibit at the college's Gosser Fine Arts Center through Nov. 21.

Everick Lasley is the recipient of the Clem Haskins Scholarship at Western Kentucky University.

Members of Good Hope Baptist Church got a pat on the back recently when the church was recognized as third in the state in per capita giving to world missions. The total amount given averages out to $100.50 per member.


Oct. 31, 1977

The David Allen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Oct. 11 at the home of Mrs. Robert Ingram with hostesses Mrs. Buford Knifley and Mrs. Jack Hill. Nineteen members and two visitors, Mrs. Grace Pert and Mrs. Mary Osborne, were present.

Dr. and Mrs. Louis R. Kirtley are the proud parents of their first child, Jon Christian, born Oct. 19 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Fran Cox was crowned Taylor County's 1977 football homecoming queen during halftime of the Taylor County-Russell County game.

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church, Miss Janet Lea Smith and Rodger Dale Adams were united in marriage.


Nov. 2, 1967

Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Rogers celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the RECC with a surprise dinner given by their children.

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Miller Jr., 602 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, visited their daughter, Janet Carol, during Stephens College Parents' Weekend on the campus in Columbia, Mo. on Oct. 20-22.

Mary Followell of Campbellsville has enrolled as a sophomore at Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, Tenn.

Thomas R. Brumley, president of the alumni association at Campbellsville College, has announced that the annual homecoming will be Saturday, Nov. 18.


Nov. 7, 1957

Anyone of 25 blind persons in Taylor County who desires a Braille checkers game can have one for the asking. The local Lions Club has received 25 Braille checkers games from a plastic company, which distributes them to hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Bault, Cora Ann Henson and Albert Bault attended the funeral of Haskel Pike at Tallula, Ill., last weekend.

Funeral services for Miss Felena Louise Myers, 33, were held from Elk Horn Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

Jack Hord and Forrest Hogue returned Saturday after spending several days in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Nov. 13, 1947

S.P. Rice, resident of the Elkhorn section, has a fruitful June apple tree. The tree produced apples on schedule in June and bloomed again in July. Tuesday, he brought some of the July crop into town. The lighter July crop came in clusters and are quite right for eating now.

Mrs. J. Robinson of Lancaster arrived Monday for a visit to her daughter, Mrs. James Bryant, and Mr. Bryant.

Mrs. G.W. Hord and Mrs. Aubrey Peterson left Wednesday for an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Steger at Sharon, Pa.

A local citizen called attention to the fact that there were no flags out or patriotic displays in windows for Armistice Day. However, the weather being what is was, it wasn't much of a day for flag display.


Nov. 11, 1937

Work on the city sewers is progressing rapidly with about 80 WPA employees working. At this time, the out-fall sewer running from Main Street down Buckhorn Creek is almost one-fourth completed. It is expected that this part of the project will be completed within four weeks.

Every Democrat candidate on the ticket in Taylor County was elected by majorities ranging from 122 to 680, as the final tabulation was completed last Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Harry Smith is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harold Austin of New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Clemons Sinclair of Louisville spent the weekend here with relatives.


Nov. 10, 1927

Miss Cora Alexander is spending this week in Louisville visiting with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ransdell of Louisville are spending a few days here with the latter's mother, Mrs. J.T. Moss.

Cadet H. Wood, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood of this city, earned a position on the newly organized plebe football team of the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Nov. 15, 1914

The time-honored custom of the President making a formal proclamation declaring a certain date for Thanksgiving was carried out when last week, President Wilson in a formal proclamation, declared Nov. 29 as Thanksgiving and urged the American citizens to assemble and return to God due thanks for the great benefit we as a nation have enjoyed during the past year.

Miss Eloise Baker of Louisville is the guest of friends here this weekend.

Joe Robinson of Louisville returned to his home Sunday after a visit to relatives and friends.

Mrs. Ray S. Borders and handsome little son, Richard, of Arkansas, arrived Tuesday and are the guests of relatives.