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Early Days for 10-27

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TEN YEARS AGO
Oct. 25, 2001

Mac Ronald Sullivan, 59, of Wise Road in Campbellsville died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.
Hattie Lee Brown and B.J. Brown Jr., both of Campbellsville, are the newest members of the Tom Joyner Foundation Black College Endowment Patrons Fund.
Kaleb Compton, a fifth-grader at Campbellsville Middle School, was honored for his bravery during a fire at his home in January.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 24, 1991

Johnny Hayes, a local businessman, died Tuesday morning in a Louisville Hospital after an illness. He was 47.
Vic Ballard and Mary Margaret Nagle were the men’s and women’s overall winners at the 15th annual Green River Lake Road Race on Sunday afternoon.
James Walker Hubbard, 60, of Campbellsville, was born in Taylor County on April 16, 1931. He died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1991, in Louisville as the result of an automobile crash.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 22, 1981

Virginia Dudgeon celebrated her 80th birthday Oct. 4 at the house of her granddaughter, Lisa Squires, 106 Coakley St. The party was a surprise.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, Taylor County Marching Band traveled to Metcalfe County where it competed in the South Central Kentucky Marching Contest and won first in all events.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 21, 1971

Between 200 and 250 people visited the News-Journal during Open House activities in recognition of National Newspaper Week Friday at the office on Main Street. Many old friends and advertisers dropped by to share coffee, cake and donuts and friendly conversation.
Carl McCubbin of Southside Drive, manager of Marcum’s on Main Street, was seriously injured Thursday afternoon about 5:30 when his car went out of control and left the road near the Taylor County Park.
More than 500 people turned out for the Fall Fashion Show of the Taylor County B&PW Club Thursday night Hamilton Auditorium with all proceeds going to “Save the Armory.”

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 19, 1961

Plans to raise $500 for the Armory land fund were approved Tuesday night by the directors of the Lions Club at the regular meeting of the club at Lake Village Restaurant.
James C. Miller, who comes here from Jeffersonville, Ind., has opened an office for the practice of law on South Court Street on the second floor of the Smith Building.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan McCubbin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1961 at their home at 206 Hord St.

SIXTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 18, 1951

Cheerleaders for the coming basketball season at Taylor County High School were elected Tuesday. They include Peggy Feather, Janice Hardin, Barbara Thompson, Lois Money, Marlene Russell and Alice Roberts.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Phillips of Bengal celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Oct. 7 with a reception at their home. Mrs. Phillips is the former Serena Van Cleave. They have one son, George Reiman, 19, who lives at home.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 16, 1941

Members of the Campbellsville National Guard Unit will be coming and going between Campbellsville and Camp Shelby for several weeks now as furlough time is here after recent maneuvers in Louisiana. Already here for a 15-day leave are Nutt Spurling, J.C. Miller Jr., Jimmie Bryant, Sonny Dills, Edgar Cave and Eddie Weatherford.
Dr. Adolphus Gilliam, pastor of Danville Methodist Church, will be here for a revival starting at the Methodist Church on Oct. 20 Mr. and Mrs. Clay Milby will again be in charge of the music for the meeting.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 15, 1931

Hershel Dabney, 15 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oatley, was taken to St. Joseph’s Infirmary Tuesday, accompanied by Dr. C.V. Hiestand. A minor operation was performed, necessary because of complications following a severe case of pneumonia.
Miss Brooksie Davenport of Mussell Scoals, S.C. and Paul Johnson of this city were married at Anderson, S.C. on Monday, Oct. 12.

NINETY YEARS AGO
Oct. 20, 1921

Fred Miller, local manager of the Alhambra Theatre, told the newspaper that the theatre will definitely be closing. The last show was given Monday and lack of patronage at this season is given as the reason for closing.
The Rolling Fork Bridge was destroyed by fire last Wednesday morning. Ed Singler and Dick McKinley were en route to Lebanon in Singler’s Saxon Roadster and just as they entered the covered bridge their lights went out, colliding with one of the immense posts in the center of the structure. The machine caught fire, and immediately the whole bridge was on fire, and before assistance could be secured the flames gained such headway that it was impossible to save the bridge.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Oct. 18, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Will Jones and son of Campbellsville spent Sunday with Mrs. Maggie Turner.
Luther Jones attended a stock sale at Springfield on Saturday and bought one registered spring filly for $150.
One of the most interesting ball games ever witnessed took place between Greensburg and the Russell Creek Academy team of this city, resulting in a 14-10 decision for Russell Creek.
Among the new pupils enrolled at Russell Creek this week are Virginia Baker and Bessie Collins of this city.