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Early Days for 10-11

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 10, 2002

William Morrison of Bill's Camper Sales in Campbellsville was recently presented with the Gold Leader Award for Outstanding Dixon ZTR mower sales for 2002.

Unemployment rates fell in 84 Kentucky counties between August 2001 and August 2002, rose in 32 and remained the same in four counties, according to the Department of Employment Services, a Cabinet for Workforce Development Agency. Kentucky's seasonally adjusted jobless rate in August was 5.2 percent.

James W. Patton, son of Paul and Carol Patton of Campbellsville, has been selected to receive the American Corporate Counsel Association's 2002 Robert I. Townsend award for Member of the Year.

Jennifer Dattilo Watts was given a baby shower on Sept. 14 at the home of Dolly Harris.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 8, 1992

James Alfred and Bertha Bryant Barnett will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Pitman Valley Baptist Church.

David Goatley, a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been awarded the Doctoral Scholarship for the Study of Religion for Black North Americans by the Fund for Theo.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1982

Jimmy Joe Chaney, 88, a fixture for many years along Main Street with his cane and umbrella, died Sept. 30 while a resident of Metzmeier's Nursing Home.

Most of the paperwork is finished and if everything goes as planned, construction of a replacement for the 1919 addition to Campbellsville High School would begin in about a month.

Monroe and Mary Mikel celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Oct. at Medco Center.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 5, 1972

Mr. Matthew Gribbins, 83 of the Tallow Creek Community, Route 6, died Monday, Sept. 25.

Dr. D.L. Druien has returned home from the hospital in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pyles and Mr. and Mrs. Bernal Dickens spent the weekend in the Smokies and Cherokee, N.C.

The Annual Fall Fashion Style Show of the Taylor County B&PW will be Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton Auditorium.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 4, 1962

Clyde Williams Jr. this week makes formal announcement of his candidacy for the office of Campbellsville City Prosecutor in the general election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1962.

Mrs. Ruth Collins Gaskin died at the Rosary Hospital Friday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson were in Lancaster Saturday visiting their grandson, Ricky Sutton.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maupin and family spent Sunday with her brother, Mr. Oscar Lloyd May, and family at Brandenburg.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 2, 1952

The H.S. Robinson Insurance Agency, Campbellsville's oldest insurance firm, was consolidated Tuesday with the Johnnie Burkholder Insurance Agency, it was learned Tuesday from Mr. Robinson, Campbellsville's oldest citizen.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Willis are the parents of a daughter born Saturday, Sept. 27.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dix and son, James are visiting their daughter, Katherine Dix in Atlanta, Ga.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 1, 1942

Heavy frosts of Sunday and Monday night did much damage to crops and gardens in Taylor County as well as the entire state, according to state meteorologist J. L. Kendall. The heavy frost was the earliest since 1882 and came on Sept. 26.

Five more persons are taking the treatments for the prevention of rabies here as a result of Lucius Clark's dog going mad.

Mrs. Earl Russell entertained for a party for her daughter, Della Moss Russell, on her seventh birthday, Friday, Sept. 25.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 22, 1932

On last Thursday, Mrs. Robert Arnold was the victim of a serious injury to her arm and body when she was burned in lighting her stove.

Arland R. Spratt, a native of this county, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Spratt, died in Louisville Marine Hospital Sept. 18 at the age of 36. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie Spratt and two children.

A birthday dinner was given last Sunday in honor of W.M. Dudgeon's 57th birthday. There were 200 guests gathered to enjoy the occasion and dinner.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1922

J.A. Noe purchased the old Baptist parsonage on Jackson street consideration $3,750.

Messrs. J. G. Pruett and Ed Leachman purchased stock and fixtures in the V.B. Million Drug Co.

Joe Hurt, local agent for Gulf Refining Co., sold his local agency to Messrs. Wood Coppock and Joe Anderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Curry announced the arrival of a daughter, Virginia Ivy, on last Sunday.

Messrs. Ben Hord and Claude Burkholder motored to Cincinnati on business last week.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Oct. 1912

Robert Sanders of Louisville, formerly of this city, is creating much excitement in demonstrating a vacuum clothes washer to the people of this place.

Bruner Merkley bought from Joe Willock the pool room located in the Merchants Hotel Building.

The attorney, H.S. Robinson, in the state of Alex Shively, deceased, exhibited three $1,000 bank notes last week.

B.S. Kincart sold his interest in the Electric Light and Power Co. to L.B. Smith last Monday, consideration unknown.