Early Days for 1-16

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By Marie Cox



Jan. 15, 2004

The 15-year-old unsolved murder file on State Trooper Johnny Edrington is getting another look. Edrington was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 21, 1988.

Taylor County 2004 Junior Miss Emily Cox was second runner-up in the past weekend's state Junior Miss program.

The country will remember its most famous Civil Rights leader on Monday, Jan. 19, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Andy and Elizabeth York of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Morgan Kelsey, at 9:39 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at Norton Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.


Jan. 13, 1994

Taylor County Young Woman of the Year Jenny Phillips placed in the final seven in last week's state Kentucky Junior Miss competition in Bowling Green.

A new library, a major expansion of the lunchroom and renovation of several classrooms are planned for Campbellsville Elementary School.


Jan. 9, 1984

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Dowell returned home Jan. 3 after a two-week visit with their daughter, Christine Guy, and family in Sacramento, Calif. The Dowells were among 1,200,000 people who attended the Rose Bowl Parade.

Dewey Jones, 68, of Meadowbrook Drive in Campbellsville, formerly of Mannsville, son of the late Ira Lee Jones and Erva Pearl White, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at his home after an extended illness.


Jan. 10, 1974

Congratulations to Mr. Virgil Pike, who celebrated his 89th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 28. His guests were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Goodin and Mr. Ira Pike.

Installation services for the Rev. Gregory Smith, pastor-elect of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, will be Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3:30 p.m.


Jan. 16, 1964

Leo Rios, manager of the Kentucky Central Hotel in Campbellsville, has been elected to the board of directors of the Kentucky State Hotel and Motel Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Earlie Blakeman of North Columbia Avenue celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 22, with 57 friends present despite a six- or seven-inch snow and cold winter weather.


Jan. 14, 1954

Mrs. Lissa Tarter was sworn in as postmistress of Campbellsville on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and assumed her new duties on Jan. 6, it was learned today. R.L. Kerr resigned the postmaster job here in order to assume full-time duties as secretary-treasurer of the Taylor County Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Ray Smith ended a 40-year business career that began as a delivery boy, then he sold his half-interest in the firm of Scott & Smith to W.L. and Logan Scott this week.


Jan. 13, 1944

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Leslie White, 48, were Monday at 2 o'clock at Soule's Chapel Church. Mrs. White died suddenly at her home on Saturday morning at 4 o'clock.

Frank Buckner, USN, who is with the Field Medical Corps and has been stationed at San Diego, Calif., has been transferred to the 5th Amphibious Corps in San Francisco, Calif. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank I. Buckner.


Jan. 11, 1934

A grand total of all property subject to tax this year in Taylor County is valued at $3,540,488, according to the first recapitulation book, turned over to the County Court Clerk last week by Ernest Smith, former county tax commissioner. The assessment is $132,527 less than the valuation of 1933.

Oliver Crouch, et al., sold to J.W. Sexton on Jan. 4, 17.5 acres of improved land with residence on Long Branch. Consideration is private.