Early Days

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August 30, 2001

Taylor County Fiscal Court now officially owns the former Hall brothers' farm off KY 55, between Campbellsville and Columbia. The 185 acres that the Nature Conservancy helped Fiscal Court buy is called the Tebbs Bend Nature and Recreation area and includes the Civil War battlefield at Tebbs Bend and the old tollhouse.

Bobby and Geneva Durham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 9 at a reception hosted by their children.

Kimberly Ann Hayes graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Aug. 13.



August 29, 1991

Hannah Bentley celebrated her third birthday recently with friends at Little People Day Care.

Terry Maddox has been nominated for inclusion in the 1992 edition of Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans.

Polly Pyles, 63, Campbellsville, daughter of the late James Bell and Loretta Compton Bell, was born in Adair County on Jan. 6, 1928. She died at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 1991, in Campbellsville after an illness.

Coy and Evelyn Pike celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 24 with an open house at their home on Brownington Way.



August 27, 1981

After 30 years as a woman in a "man's world" of radio broadcasting, Naomi Beard is laying down her microphone and her program schedule.

Wendell Hughes, who resigned in January from the Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Squad after 15 years of service, was presented a lifetime membership to the squad by Commander Charlie Shaw.

William Don Watson, a pastor in Taylor County, has been awarded the Rice-Judson Scholar Award from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.



August 29, 1971

The wedding of Miss Shirlene Blair and Gary Osborne was solemnized Aug. 7 at First Church of God on Elkhorn Road. The ceremony was performed at 7:30 in the evening by the Rev. Orville Easterling.

Mrs. Mack (Joan) Mann arrived Saturday from North Hollywood, Calf., for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ford and family, and Mr. Mann's mother, Mrs. Evelyn Cox. Her sons Tim and Don, who have been visiting here for the past two weeks, will return home with her.

Mrs. Ruth Hill, mother of Mrs. Roy Wilson, is a patient at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.



August 31, 1961

Debs Pike last week proudly displayed a huge tomato, which tipped the scales at 2 pounds and 6 1/2 ounces and is the largest reported this season.

Miss Saundra Curry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Curry, and 1961 Miss Taylor County Fair, participated in the Miss Beauty Queen of the South Beauty Contest which was held Thursday and Friday evening at Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. Miss Curry was elected a third runner-up among the 18 participants.



August 30. 1951

Mr. and Mrs. James Dowell of the city are the parents of a daughter born Saturday, Aug. 6

Funeral services for John Ben Caulk, 89, were held Sunday at the Mt. Gilboa Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Howard Henry of Winchester arrived Sunday for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Howard Rice, Dr. Rice and son, Howard Henry.



August 28, 1941

Miss Winnie Sinclair, former home economics teacher at Campbellsville High School, was awarded her Master of Science degree in education, Friday evening at the University of Kentucky. Miss Sinclair is now in Berea where she is employed, arranging her work for the fall semester.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Williams and children are spending several days visiting relatives in North Carolina.

Mrs. Connie McCann of Miami, Fla. is spending several days here visiting her sisters, Mrs. Henry Edrington and Mrs. Joe Anderson, and her father, Mr. J.R. Smith.



August 27, 1931

Miss Lucy Wilson entertained a number of her friends with dinner last Tuesday evening at the Coffee Shoppe. Among those present were; Misses Jane Sanders, Evelyn Wood, Margaret E. Harding, Rosemary Ethinton, Clara Harding, Virginia Mitchell and Lucy Wilson; Messers Gus Fowler, R.A. Sanders Jr., James C. Burkholder, John M. Coakley, Lester Collins, Vernon Rooks and Wallace McMurray.

Wallace McMurray of Lexington is in Campbellsville this week preparatory to taking over the associate editorship of the News-Journal next week. He will succeed Vernon D. Rooks, who will resume his studies at the University of Kentucky.



September 1, 1921

The home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Melton was made happy last Thursday by the arrival of a new baby.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Durham of Lebanon spent last Sunday with her sister, Miss Mattie Durham.

Wesley Miller left last week for Illinois where he expects to make his home for the present

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Wilson and son, George Jr., and Misses Mary Margaret and Frances Sanders motored to Columbia on Tuesday where they were the guests of friends.

Dr. O.H. Shively was in Greensburg last Tuesday on professional business.



August 30, 1911

Mrs. D.W. Gowdy entertained last Wednesday afternoon at her home on College Street with a "lost heir" party in honor of her guest, Mrs. W. Leslie Collins of Frankfort, Ky.

W.B. Trotter and his prison help are cutting and cleaning the streets of Campbellsville, which adds better looks to this city in every way.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parrott have returned from the Columbia Fair.

T.B. King is now laying a concrete sidewalk in front of the Puryear Building on Main Street, which will add very much to the appearance of the building.