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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO
June 21, 2001

James and Grace Fulks of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner on Thursday, May 31 with their children.
Ada Leona Jones, 76, of Happy Hill Drive in Campbellsville died Tuesday, June 12 at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Columbia after an illness.
Welby and Betty Willis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
Wilson Mullins of Campbellsville recently attended the 56th anniversary reunion of his World War II squadron in Chicago, Ill.
A new event will be part of this year’s July Fourth Celebration. The Central Kentucky Cyclists are sponsoring the 4th Century Ride - a 100-mile bicycle ride that will take riders from Campbellsville to Maker’s Mark Distillery in Marion County and on to New Haven in Nelson County.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 20, 1991

Dr. Damon Allen was recently nominated as 1991 Optometrist of the Year, a national award sponsored by the American Optometric Association.
Michael Ray Smith, son of Gerald Ray Smith and Ann Underwood of Campbellsville, graduated from Taylor County High School on May 17 with 12 years of perfect attendance.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 11, 1981

Elaine Asher visited Washington D.C. on May 12 and attended a reception at 6 p.m. at the residence of Vice President and Mrs. George Bush.
Vernon O’Banion of Fairview Drive is in Jane Todd Hospital in Greensburg undergoing tests.

FORTY YEARS AGO
July 15, 1971

Louise and Pauline Rucker have returned from a 10-day tour of Italy and Paris as representatives from Auto Supply Co., local Pontiac dealer, who won the Riding High Contest conducted by Pontiac Motor Co.
Army Private Joseph S. Robinson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Robinson of Campbellsville, recently completed eight weeks of basic training at the U.S. Army Training Center, Armor, in Fort Knox.

FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 15, 1961

Miss Diane Netherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Netherland and a senior at Taylor County High School, was elected secretary of the Kentucky Association of Future Homemakers of America at its annual meeting at Murray State College on June 6-8.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kearney, city, announce the birth of a daughter on June 13.

SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 14, 951

A capacity crowd is expected tonight at the first showing of the comedy “Crazy Daze,” sponsored by the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. The entire cast is made up of local residents. Mrs. Ruth Patrum is one of the leads and Dick Parrish will play the laugh-provoking role of “Toby.” Frank Hayden, Billie Patrum and Rachel Marple are also in the cast.
Twenty-six Cuban students arrived in Campbellsville on Sunday for a summer’s study at the college here.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 12, 1941

A fire of unknown origin, starting in the residence of John Powell in the South Campbellsville section of the city last Thursday night, destroyed three homes with an unestimated amount of damage. Hampered by lack of water, volunteers were unable to stop the spread of the flames, but much of the furnishings were carried to safety. From the Powell home, the fire spread to the residences of Howard Malone and Arvin Tucker. The flames gutted both homes.
Walter Thomas, 42, was killed by a bolt of lightning Tuesday afternoon as he planted corn on his farm near Hodgenville. The team of horses harnessed to the planter was also killed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 18, 1931

Little Miss Georgianna Durrett, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Durrett, broke her right arm at the wrist when she fell from a swing last Tuesday. Medical attention was summoned and the child is much improved.
Hugh Colvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Colvin, will go to Dayton, Ohio on Sunday where he will take the examination for Flying Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

NINETY YEARS AGO
June 16, 1921

Last Tuesday, James R. Davis and John H. Pickett received the Knight Templar degrees at the Marion Commandery in Lebanon in a ceremony attended by many Knights from that city.
Last Tuesday night, the fire alarm was sounded for a fire that broke out near the Campbellsville Lumber Co., A work train standing on the track caught fire and before the fire department reached the scene, the flames had gained much headway. After the truck arrived, the flames were rapidly distinguished.