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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

July 12, 2001

Detective Bobby Gribbins was chosen as the Campbellsville Police Department's officer of the year.

Dennis and Rebecca Beams will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15.

Sierra Scott celebrated her fourth birthday on June 26 with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.

Jerry Ray Cox, 58, of Bell Avenue in Campbellsville died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

Julius and Mike Newton were honored recently for their service to Comcast Communications.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 11, 1991

Marcus Rucker celebrated his fifth birthday June 29 with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.

Vernon Bohanon retired April 1 from Fruit of the Loom after 40 years of service as a truck driver.

On Sunday, July 28, the Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church on Finley Ridge Road will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1981

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Knifley celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Tuesday, June 30 at K&N Restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Poley Beck, Route 3, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 14 with a reception at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Casey Caulk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Caulk, and Janson Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hughes, were both one year old June 21 and celebrated with their toddler friends at Becky's Day Care Center.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 8, 1971

Bill Cravens, 63, a furniture dealer in Liberty, died at 2:05 p.m., last Thursday afternoon at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital in Danville following a heart attack.

Tragedy has made its third strike at the Green River Reservoir, claiming the life of 36-year-old Harold Wright.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1961

Taylor County's oil production for May showed a total of 24,491.08 barrels, it was reported by the State Revenue Department, about the same record as that made during April.

Mr. and Mrs. Debs Pike and sons, accompanied by several others, visited Mammoth Cave last week.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1951

Funeral services were conducted for Owen Brockman, 63, at South Campbellsville Baptist Church on Monday, July 9. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery. Survivors include his wife and nine children.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Finn entertained recently at their home with a homecoming party in honor of their son, M/Sgt. Walter M. Finn, who has recently returned from Korea.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 10, 1941

Miss Billie Hiestand, Taylor County referral agent, took five youths to Danville on Monday for enrollment in the Civilian Conservation Corps. All were accepted. They are Granville Mills of Merrimac, Dward Wise of Elk Horn, Raymond Pike of Route 5 and Logan Spurling and B.H. Young, city.

Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Sherwood of Louisville visited Mr. and Mrs. Walker Wilson here Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeves of Louisville spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberts.

Charley Hoskins of Murray spent the weekend with relatives and friends here.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Risen, Louisville, are the guests this week of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Risen of Holmes, Ky.

Master George Oliver and little Miss Marion Willis of Greensburg spent last week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Whit Hord.

Miss Adeline Caldwell of Dallas, Texas arrived the first of the week for an extended visit with Mrs. Sophia Beard.

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Robertson and son left Wednesday for their home in Long Island, N.Y. after a week's visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hackley and family.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

July 14, 1921

The cornerstone of the new Methodist church will be laid Sunday afternoon at 3:30. The Rev. R.V. Bennett, president of Lindsey Wilson Junior College, will deliver the address, it has been announced by J.L. Piercy, pastor.

Mrs. J.W Meader and son, W.I., left last Friday for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Rogers of New Albany, Ind.

Miss Nell Follis left last Sunday for Bowling Green where she will attend summer Normal School.

 

100 YEARS AGO

July 12, 1911

From Elk Horn letter: "The public school here opened July 3, with a large attendance. Felbert Phillis is teaching the school this term. The mill at this place is doing big business, running 16 hours a day."

G.H. Dearen, 82, while attempting to mount his horse yesterday, missed his footing in the stirrup and fell, sustaining a severe injury to his back and side. Two ribs were fractured and a kidney was injured.