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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

July 26, 2001

Buel and Elizabeth Hayes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Stella Nuchols and Charles B. Johnston, both of Campbellsville, announce their marriage Saturday, Aug. 4.

Drs. Eugene H. Shively, 57, and James A. Ewing, 59, are just back from a two-week trip to St. Elizabeth Parish in Jamaica, an area of more than 100,000 people. The two and Shively's daughter Torie were part of a 38-member Medical Ministry International Team to make the trip.

Nancy Cox Kenney will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the 2002 Taylor County Junior Miss Program, according to the Taylor County Junior Miss Committee.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 25, 1991

Mr. and Mrs. Welby Warren of Knifley will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 11.

On Saturday, June 6, Carmon Capps celebrated her 91st birthday with about 60 of her descendants in attendance.

Sam and Jeanette Conner will celebrate their silver anniversary with a reception for family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 23, 1981

Campbellsville's Finn Watson put together his second straight feature race victory at the Taylor County Speedway on Saturday. In addition to his feature win, he also tacked on the trophy dash.

Mr. and Mrs. Finis Pyles celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 14 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church on Wain Street in Columbia.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 22, 1971

The marriage of Miss Pamela Ann Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil A. Price, and Mr. Leslie Newton Richardson of Shelbyville took place Saturday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Greensburg Baptist Church in Greensburg.

A birthday dinner honoring Mrs. Lizzie Harmon was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elam Sapp on Route 3, last Monday night, July 12. Mrs. Harmon was 76 on July 11. The occasion brought together all of the children of Mrs. Harmon for the first time in many years. A picnic dinner was served on the beautiful lawn at the Sapp home and a most enjoyable evening was spent.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1961

Several thousand members of the Taylor County Rural Electric Co-op were in attendance at the annual meeting at the co-op last Friday afternoon at the REA building on Greensburg Road to hear reports, elect officers and receive door prizes.

Floyd T. Hensley Jr., chairman for the first annual Banker-Farmer, Business Men's Field Day scheduled for today at the Moss Brothers farm on Columbia Road, reported that all is in readiness for the gathering. The public is invited to attend the field day, which will get under way at 10 a.m. Musical entertainment and door prizes will be a feature of the day. Field trips to see corn, tobacco, hay crops and registered Guernsey cattle are planned with qualified experts to lecture on various phases of the farm program.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1951

A new and very different type of business has been started in Campbellsville. The Kentucky Mineral Deposits Co. will promote the uranium industry in Central Kentucky. John Adkins and Howard Morrison, employees of radio station WTCO, have resigned their positions with the station to manage the new business.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 1941

Nine members of Co. F 113th Quartermaster Regiment, Kentucky National Guard, who have been stationed at Camp Shelby, Miss., since January, returned home last Friday on a 10-day furlough and are now visiting their families in Campbellsville and Taylor County. They include Abner Pike, John Turner Mardis, Eddie Weatherford, Johnnie Durham, Fred Lewis Graham, Richard McWhorter, David Cole, Joe Burress and Edgar Cave. Corporal Douglas Phillips and Pvts. Cleston Peppers and James Darnell left last week after spending their furlough here with their families.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 1931

Summer school closed at Campbellsville College last Saturday with all grades reported to the 80 students at that time. Forty-two were studying in the college departments and 38 in the high school.

The unpleasant taste in Campbellsville City Water is to be eliminated. Equipment has been ordered by the West Virginia Water Service Co. that will allow treatment for a reaction to the chlorine taste, after officials from the company inspected the local property last week.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

July 21, 1921

The cornerstone of First Methodist Church, South, was laid Sunday afternoon. Speeches were made by C.W. Wright and J.D. Miller. Prayer and scripture was given by pastor the Rev. J.L. Piercy. Among the many articles placed in the cornerstone were an old Bible that is some 20 years old and the property of Mrs. Emma Stearman, a Methodist Discipline hymn book, some old coins, a key that unlocked the church building which was torn down in 1851, a certified deed to the lot and many records and copies of all present newspapers.

Mrs. W.R. Lyon, leader of the Sunbeam Band of the Baptist Church of this city, gave a picnic for the members of the group last Tuesday at Robinson Creek. There were 35 children at the picnic and all enjoyed the day.