Early Days for 1-5

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By Marie Cox



Jan. 3, 2002

Call it a Christmas miracle. Local schools went into Christmas break without having missed any days because of winter weather conditions.

With her new luggage and a set of Eeyore pajamas, Taylor County's Junior Miss is ready for next weekend's state competition. Sarah Reynolds will compete with 34 other girls for the title of Kentucky Junior Miss on Jan. 11 and 12. She leaves for Lexington tomorrow.

Ivy Ware Goff recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at her church, Aetna Grove in Green County.

Taylor County Republican Women's Club donated $50 to the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department for its annual Toys for Kids drive.

Essential recording artist True Vibe, one of Christian music's fastest rising stars, which features Nathan Gaddis of Campbellsville, is coming in concert at Campbellsville Baptist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 16.


Jan. 3, 1992

John Daniel Brockman, whose birthday falls on Christmas Day, celebrated his fifth birthday early with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.


Jan. 4, 1982

Sammy Knopp, metro patrolman, was among the police officers who successfully completed the basic training course conducted at Eastern Kentucky University by the State Justice Department's Bureau of Training.

On Sunday, Dec. 27, 1981, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Brown celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary with a few friends and relatives at a surprise dinner given by their daughter and daughter-in-law, Connie Newcomb and Elaine Brown.


Jan. 6, 1972

The Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Ella Crouch were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johns, Mrs. Mary Miller and Bill and James Spurling, brothers of Mrs. Crouch.

Playing undoubtedly its outstanding game of the season, or for several seasons for that matter, Campbellsville outclassed Elizabethtown 76-59 last Saturday to capture first place in the Holiday Classic.


Jan. 4, 1962

Dr. Milton H. Elliot died at his home on Saturday, Dec. 30, at about 4:10 p.m. Death was sudden and unexpected as he had worked all day, coming home at about 4 p.m.

Taylor County High School's Cardinals were crowned champions of the annual Campbellsville Invitational Tourney last Friday night as they withstood a determined last half by city high school to win by 77-63.


Jan. 3, 1952

Linda Sue Watson was the first baby born at the Rosary Hospital in 1952. The 7 pound, 13 1/2 ounce daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson arrived at 10:06 a.m. on New Year's Day. Both mother and daughter were reported to be doing fine.

Miss Eleanor Chandler of Hamilton, Ohio, spent the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chandler.


Jan. 1, 1942

Mrs. Sallie Kelly set some kind of cake baking record during the holidays making 30 cakes in 20 days.

Mr. and Mrs. James Wood Buchanan of Bardstown spent the weekend here with his mother, Mrs. Frank Buchanan.


Dec. 31, 1931

Mr. Scott Buchanan has a hen that has been taking care of a litter of pigs, hovering over them each night to keep them warm.

Mr. and Mrs. Vic Bright of Palestine are rejoicing over the arrival of twin boys, who have been named Lynwood and Glenwood.


Jan. 5, 1922

Mrs. J.E. Rice was instantly killed on Monday when a train hit her. The incident happened near her home in Spurlington.

The entire staff of the courthouse officials was sworn in and entered upon the discharge of their duties last Monday.


Dec. 27, 1911

Laden with Christmas presents after a day spent in Campbellsville, Mrs. Samuel Kelsay was surprised to find her home reduced to ashes upon her return home on Saturday night. Mrs. Kelsay resided with her husband near Green River bridge and Mr. Kelsay for a number of years looked after the stagecoaches and horses.