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Early Days for 1-30

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Jan. 29, 2004

Heather Marie Hastings, a freshman at University of Kentucky, has earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2003 semester.

The Taylor County Band program had its annual chili supper and Christmas concert on Dec. 4 in the gym at Taylor County Middle School.

Becky McCorvey has been named assistant production supervisor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

Herbert England celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan. 18 with his family and friends.

When temperatures nearing 15 degrees, snow on the ground and icicles forming on their helmets, members of Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue's technical rescue team spent a recent Saturday in training.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 27, 1994

Carl Dwayne, 26, of Webster Road in Taylor County, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, as a result of an automobile crash on KY 210 in Taylor County.

Venie E. Cox, 78, of Speck Ridge Road in Taylor County, died Monday, Jan. 24, 1994, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 30, 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Romine celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Jan. 22. The Romines were married Jan. 22, 1944, in Campbellsville.

Max Heath, vice president/executive editor of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. in Shelbyville, was elected treasurer of the Kentucky Press Association at its annual winter convention in Louisville Jan. 19.

FORTY YEARS AG0

Jan. 31, 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Richardson of Campbellsville celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Jan. 24.

Midshipmen Robert T. Atwood and Richard McWhorter Jr. visited Rickey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard McWhorter, in Forest Hills over the weekend. Bob's home is in St. Louis.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 30, 1964

Pvt. Richard R. Phillips, who is taking his basic training at Fort Knox, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Richard Phillips of Route 4.

Morris Tucker, newly elected president of the local country club by the board of directors, assumed his duties as of Jan. 1.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 28, 1954

Everett Lee, owner of Edrington Service Station and a member of the City Council, was injured about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when his car was involved in a two-car crash near Glasgow.

There were 10 land transfers amounting to $37,500 recorded in County Court Clerk E. Poe Young's office during the week, it was learned from records Monday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 27, 1944

Sgt. Virgil Abbott Pike, 28-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Pike, of Pikes Ridge, was a recent casualty of the war from Taylor County. He died of pneumonia in Italy on Dec. 19. A farm boy until he entered service, Pike leaves his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Thurman Wilcoxson of Black Gnat received an injury to his left eye last Thursday when a thorn struck the eye, also his upper lip.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 23, 1934

Enrollment figures at Campbellsville College for the second semester, which opened Monday, have reached a total of 253 in all departments, according to Elizabeth Hackley, college secretary.

Messrs. J.M. and Wade Kearnes have leased the machine shop building and equipment of E.N. Cross of the People Service Station, it was announced this week.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Jan. 24, 1924

Walter Clark, 39, died Wednesday of last week at his home near Mannsville. He is survived by his wife and three children.

On Tuesday, J.T. Cook sold his house and lot on Coppock Avenue to G.W. Rubarts. The price paid was in the neighborhood of $1,200.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Jan. 29, 1914

Miss Annie Laurie Smith and Mr. S. Chandler Wood were married Thursday, Jan. 29, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Smith. The groom is the son of the late Henry and Lois Wood.

L.E. Ball, of near Speck, died suddenly Saturday. He had been a merchant at that place for a number of years. Ball is survived by his wife and three children.