Early Days for 1-12

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By Marie Cox



Jan. 10, 2002

Thirty-nine years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream. Today, the News-Journal wants to know what your dreams are for the future of our community, state, nation and world.

Taylor County High School Cheerleading squad recently participated in the CANAM Challenge Cup Competition at Campbellsville University.

Campbellsville High School will host two financial aid workshops during the month of January at the CHS Library.

Marshall W. Smith, 84, of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in Campbellsville.

Campbellsville used double-digit scoring from seniors Tasha Phillips, Vanessa Nichols and Alicia Dooley to conquer Bardstown 50-42 on the road Monday night.

Children at the Campbellsville Child Development Center were treated to Christmas music by Campbellsville High School Band members directed by Dan Imes on Dec. 19.


Jan. 9, 1992

James and Belvina Kerr will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 12, when their daughters will host an open house at the Kerr's home at 1326 Joe Kerr Road. The Kerrs were married on Jan. 15, 1942.

Ottis and Mary Mitchell Flannagan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given in their honor by their family.


Jan. 7, 1982

Campbellsville's first baby of 1982 was Gary Wayne England Jr. He was born at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 4 and weighed 4 pounds and 7 ounces. His parents are Gary and Diane England of 208 Chestnut.

James Parrish was the recipient of the Squad Member of the Year Award given annually to the rescue squad member who, in the eyes of fellow squad members, does the most for the squad.


Jan. 13, 1972

A Campbellsville firm, the R.E. Blevins Construction Co. Inc., is renovating the visitor center interior at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace national historic site in Hodgenville.

A dinner at the Executive Inn in Louisville on Dec. 23 honored Mr. and Mrs. Chilton Pike, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24.


Jan. 11, 1962

Eugene Shively, a senior at Campbellsville High School, was winner of the annual Soil Conservation Essay contest in Taylor County.

Taylor County's oil production reached its lowest ebb in November with only 7,955.68 barrels reported by the State Revenue Department.


Jan. 10, 1952

Twenty-three men left here on Jan. 3 for pre-induction physicals and mental examinations and 25 more are scheduled to leave Jan. 24 for exams, it was announced by members of the Taylor County draft board.


Jan. 8, 1942

Charles Hedgespeth and Henry F. Mardis have taken over the Kingan Co. produce, cream poultry and egg business and will continue to operate at the same location.


Jan. 1932

Mrs. Woodruff Ferrell and Mrs. Paul H. Sanders were hostesses to a "Watch" Party given on Thursday night at the home of Mrs. Sanders on Central Avenue. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wood, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sanders, Mrs. Ella Willson, Mrs. Ferrell and Gowdy Durham.


Jan. 12, 1922

Oscar Kemper and daughter, Miss Margaret Therese, will motor today to Cleveland, Ohio, where they will make their future home. We regret to lose Mr. Kemper and his esteemable wife and family from our city, but wish them success in their new location.