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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

August 16, 2001

Kaitlin Mardis recently celebrated her seventh birthday with a party at Mr. Gatti's.

J.D. Warrant, 77, of Warren Place in Campbellsville died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, in Louisville.

Dr. Pat Cowherd, who has been employed at Campbellsville University since 1977, has been promoted to the dean of Campbellsville University School of Business and Economics.

Peggy Williams Monson has joined RE/MAX Realty Partners as its newest sales associates.

Campbellsville Country Club won the inaugural Green River Cup over the Greensburg Country Club 18-6 over the weekend.

Wendy Barger, a 2000 graduate of Taylor County High School, has been awarded the Kentucky Health Systems agency West Scholarship at Murray State University.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 15, 1991

Cleo Luken of Elizabethtown, formerly of Campbellsville, celebrated her 88th birthday recently with friends at the Taylor County Council of Aging.

Alice Graybeal, 91, of Campbellsville died at Metzmeier Nursing Home after a long illness.

Right-handed pitcher David Morris of Taylor County High School has signed a national letter-of-intent with the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team.

The annual Philpot reunion was Sunday, Aug. 4 at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 13, 1981

Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 16 with open house at their home on Long Branch.

Bernard and Kaye Wingler of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Amy Renee, at the Taylor County Hospital, Aug. 7. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

Mrs. Frances Sharpe of Glasgow and Tom L. Gray of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sherry Lynn, to Terry Allen Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Cox of Campbellsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lawson's 25th wedding anniversary will be celebrated Aug. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Scott in Country Villa.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Skaggs, Beth and John, Mildred Skaggs and Frances Smith spent Sunday at Lure Lodge on Lake Cumberland.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

August 12, 1971

Campbellsville and Taylor County lost another outstanding civic and business leader on Monday of this week with the death of Harold P. Walker.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dixon of Knifley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brenda Sue, to Larry Keith Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Warren, also of Knifley.

On Saturday, Aug. 7 it was announced that Ray Bowles was named assistant postmaster to Bill Toby. Bowles has been with the postal department in Campbellsville since Dec. 15, 1946, in the capacity of a clerk.

Congratulations to Wanda White as she graduated from Bowling Green College last Friday night.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1961

Miss Saundra Curry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Curry, was chosen as Miss Taylor County Fair of 1961 last Thursday night at the Taylor County Fair in one of the most closely contested beauty competitions of recent years.

Earl Glidewell, Taylor County farmer, has been named to the Farmers Home Administration Area Committee composed of Taylor and Green counties, according to Forrest T. Hogue, the agency's county supervisor here.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Dix, city, are the parents of a son, born Aug. 10.

Mrs. and Mrs. Russell Gilbert, city, are the parents of a daughter, born Aug. 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnold, Route 1, announce the arrival of a daughter on Aug. 12.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 16, 1951

Wayne Kessler was appointed to the Farmers Home Administration for Taylor County on July 1, Forrest Hogue, local supervisor for the agency, said. The new committee member is a livestock farmer and resident of Pleasant Hill Community.

Four school buses were purchased by the Taylor County Board of Education at a meeting here Aug. 6. Wood T. Coppock was the successful bidder. Superintendent George E. Sapp said the buses will be delivered about Sept. 1 and will be used for transportation of high school students.

Mrs. Irene Edwards of Louisville is visiting relatives and friends here this week.

Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Phillips left Tuesday for a two-week visit in Oklahoma.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 4, 1941

Hobard Carter, repair and maintenance man for the Campbellsville Water Works, sustained a broken knee last Wednesday afternoon when a truck that he was unloading a barrel of oil from struck him at the pumping station at the waterworks.

W.C. Cloyd and Ira Vaughn attended the Russell Springs Fair last Friday.

Mrs. Paul Sanders and daughter Margaret Mae were in Lexington on Friday where Miss Sanders was registered for the fall term at University of Kentucky.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

August 12, 1931

The first in a series of baseball games between the businessmen of the city will be unfolded this afternoon on the high school field.

Carl Sandusky returned Saturday to his home in Dayton, Ohio after visiting his mother, Mrs. A.O. Sandusky, here.

Mrs. Tommie Rogers of Louisville, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. B.T. Black and Dr. Black, left Tuesday for a few weeks' visit to her daughter, Mrs. Roger Page, at Cane Valley.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

August 25, 1921

James K. Rhodus, 83, died at his home Saturday, Aug. 13 after a lingering illness. He was a Mason and beloved by a wide circle of friends. One son and five daughters survive him.

Mrs. Fred Hamilton and family of Springfield arrived yesterday for a visit to family and friends.

Mrs. J.W. Hoskins, visited friends in Louisville one day last week.

Miss Matilda Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Paul Sanders.

 

100 YEARS AGO

August 16, 1911

J.B. Wise of Taylor County, a guard at the Frankfort Penitentiary, was seriously injured Sunday night when a revolver fell from the holster in which he was carrying it and shot him in the right arm. The use of his arm will likely be impaired.

Attorney John Chandler of Louisville was called here last week on account of the enfeebled condition of his father, J.H. Chandler.

Miss Bessie Collins returned home Sunday after spending a week at the Acton Camp Meeting.

Misses Olive and Ona Walling have returned from a visit to relatives and friends at Lexington and Frankfort.