Early Days

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By Marie Cox


July 2, 2001

John Holmes, a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School and a University of Kentucky signee, finished second in the National High School Coaches' Association National High School Golf Open Championship.

Nancy Lee Bridgewater Bell and Arthur Lee Pettigrew Jr., both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday.

While some married couples have difficulty even sharing the TV remote control, Kathy DeSpain has shared a priceless first with her husband Jeff - her left kidney. The transplant surgeries took place June 13 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Logan Dial celebrated his fifth birthday on June 20 with friends at Little People Day Care and Learning Center.



July 3, 1991

The Rev. Marshal Black of Campbellsville received a Campbellsville College Distinguished Service Award during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Deborah Atkinson, the daughter of George and Mary Atkinson, will marry Robbie Durham, the son of Robert and Margie Durham, on Saturday, July 20 at the First Baptist Church at 4 p.m.

Signs on the outskirts of Buncrana, Ireland, proclaim that it is a Sister City with Campbellsville, KY USA.



July 2, 1981

Thousands of people are expecting to turn out Saturday for the second annual Campbellsville/Taylor County Independence Day Celebration.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar McMahan and daughters, Stacy and Kristy, Lexington, spent the weekend here with Mrs. McMahan's mother, Geneva Stansbury.



July 1, 1971

William M. Toby has been named postmaster at Campbellsville effective noon Saturday, June 26.

His name was George B. Weekes, and he was born on March 15,1989, in New York, but to thousands of school children, young adults and to his friends he was known simply as "Pop." George B. Weekes died at the age of 82 on Saturday afternoon of last week at 4:05 p.m. at the Taylor County Hospital.



June 29, 1961

On Friday evening, June 30, the Pike's Ridge Baptist Church was the scene of the lovely wedding of Miss Lana Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Golden Williams, and Mr. Elwin Martin Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Martin Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Minor of Campbellsville, Ky., Route 6, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruth Faye, to Mr. Thomas Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Stone of Louisville, Ky., on May 27 at 2:30 p.m.



July 1951

Dr. Burr Atkinson, who has maintained a part-time medical practice here for almost a year, was expected to return to Campbellsville this week to resume a full-time practice.

Cpl. David E. Goodin, who was wounded fighting with the 31st Regiment of the 24th Army Division, is at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Goodin, in South Campbellsville. Cpl. Goodin was the first wounded combat veteran returned home from Korea.



June 26, 1941

Miss Aileen Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Walker Wilson, Monday was named as secretary-treasurer of the Taylor County ACA to succeed Juanita Rice, who resigned to accept position in the U.S. Civil Service in Dayton.

The Rev. W. Ray Mings married Ruby Lee and Kelly King on Thursday evening, June 19. Mr. and Mrs. Coakley King were the attendants. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Williams, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim King of Speck.



June 25, 1931

A copperhead snake bit Thomas McDermott, of Bakers Branch near Elk Horn, Monday while getting tobacco plants. He was bitten on the middle finger of the right hand. He was rushed to Mannsville where he was treated by Dr. Elrod and returned to his home. The doctor stated that while the bite was painful, McDermott was in no danger.

The marriage of Miss Evelyn Swango Henry of Winchester to Dr. Howard Rice of this city took place Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the Macedonia Christian Church on the Lexington Pike, with the Rev. E.K. Arnold officiating. After a trip through the north, they will be making their home in this city.



June 20, 1921

Last Friday, T.J. Watson, selling his restaurant to his son Lester Watson, and Charles Lawrence closed a deal. The new proprietors are industrious young men and propose to give their customers the best in the line of eats and groceries.

The rural schools of Taylor County will open next Thursday. The attendance promises to exceed the previous years, and we trust the parents will assist the teachers of their respective school in whatever manner they can to aid the quick advancement of their children.