Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Aug. 1, 2001

Martha Schuhmann, 79, of Ferrell Lane in Campbellsville died Monday, July 30 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Lindsay Rae Chandler, a junior at Campbellsville High School, has been chosen as a 2001 participant in the Center for Rural Development's Rogers Scholars Program.

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Jonathan R. Walker recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

Four local students graduated from Western Kentucky University in May. Laura Dicken received a master of arts in education, Jennifer J. Newton received a bachelor of arts degree; Theresia L. RoBards received a bachelor of science degree; and James Street received a bachelor of arts degree.

Pam Richerson is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio in Campbellsville.



Aug. 1, 1991

Jessica Phillips, the 16-year old daughter of Cheryl Caulk and Larry Phillips, accomplished one of her goals Monday, July 22. That's the night she was crowned Miss Clinton County Fair 1991.

A reception will be from 2-4:30 p.m. CT, Sunday in the basement meeting room of the Green County Extension Office to observe the 80th birthday of John H. Ewing Jr.

Paul Stanley was the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Clyde Phillips, and other relatives in East Tennessee for several weeks.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Colin A. Wolford, an apprentice air traffic control operator, has arrived for duty at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich.



July 30, 1981

Mr. and Mrs. William Carl Gilbert, formerly of Owensboro, Ky., now living in Long Island, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Lee "Patty" Gilbert, of Campbellsville to William Wallace Evans, of Campbellsville, son of Ann W. Evans, Gravel Switch, Ky., and the late Mr. Evans.

Virginia Heath, Sue Hash, Ocie Long, Jessie Wood, Evelyn Sapp, Hortense McMahan, Ruby Carter, Miriam Gore, Doris Grammer and Pauline Frize went in a group to Bardstown on Saturday night to see the Stephen Foster Story.



July 27, 1971

Jamie Shaw has been named Miss Hardin County at festivities during last week's Hardin County Fair.

Richard Martin recently signed to become the first football coach in Taylor County High School history.

Campbellsville College has successfully increased its college resources to further strengthen the environment studies program by the use of a $5,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, announces Dr. W.R. Davenport, president.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Willis and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Smith attended the National Championship boat races at Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend.



July 27, 1961

Taylor County's first annual Bankers-Farmers-Business Men's Field Day held last Thursday on the Moss Brothers farm on Columbia Road was termed as highly successful with approximately 650 people present.

Work was started Monday afternoon by the Herbert England Construction Co. to repair and remodel the Citizen's Bank and Trust Co., which was badly damaged by fire on the morning of July 2.

A 20-year service award pin was presented to Millie Neal, operator for the General Telephone Co. of Kentucky, in the Campbellsville Exchange on July 28, 1961, at a luncheon in the Lakeview Restaurant.

Mr. Jack Dudgeon of Paris, Ky., was in town several days last week visiting his brother, Mr. Ruby Dudgeon, who is ill.



July 26, 1951

The marriage of Miss Faye Sublett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sublett of Coburg, to Mr. Paul Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bennett, also of Coburg, was solemnized in a double-ring ceremony July 10 at Cane Valley Christian Church with the Rev. H.J. Conover officiating.

Top hogs brought $22.50 Saturday at the local stockyards, top calves $37.50, best steers $30 and bulls $26.50.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Mullins and Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Breeding are vacationing at Kentucky Lake.

Mrs. Deward Colvin of Royal Oak, Mich., returned home after a two-week visit with her mother, Mrs. Jim Cox.



July 24, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Newcomb of South Campbellsville, announce the arrival of twin boys, Larry Edwin and Harry Lee, born at the home Friday, July 18.

Sgt. and Mrs. Thurman Marcum and Sgt. and Mrs. Thomas Newton at Camp Selby, Miss., arrived Monday night for a 10-day visit with relatives and friends here.

Mrs. Maggie Coakley returned to her home in Campbellsville last week after spending several months with Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Mitchell near Danville.



July 28, 1931

A recent test of the Campbellsville water supply by the State Board of Health shows that the water is free from bacteria at present more than any time in the history of the city.

Joe Dulworth and C.E. Dowell are planning to open a laundry here in the near future. The latest modern equipment has been purchased and the firm is erecting a frame building, 20x50 feet on Buckhorn Creek on Main Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wood Walling of Chicago are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. U.P. Walling.



July 28, 1921

J.T. Moss has been appointed to the office of county attorney to fill the unexpired term made vacant by the death of John Wolford. He is well qualified to fill the position and will make a capable and efficient officer.

Mrs. Pauline Rakestraw of Creelsboro is the guest of friends here this week.

Leslie Graves has been in Louisville a few days on business.



July 12, 1911

Ralph, the 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Burress, fell from the rear of a wagon while playing and received a fracture of his collarbone and other painful injuries. Medical attention was given and the child is improving.

The baby son of W.R. Lyon, aged 5 months, is very sick of summer disease but appears to be slightly improved today.

R.B. Wood, of this city, purchased a five-passenger Cadillac auto at Louisville last week. This is the fifth automobile in Campbellsville and it seems that the cars are increasing in spite of the bad roads.

Josh Hall of Spurlington was in town yesterday on business.