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Early Days for 11-10

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 8, 2001

Bobby and Sonja Brockman of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Savanna Grace, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 p.m. at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Joseph Rodford White, 86, of Hovious Ridge Road in Columbia, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

Jimmie and Teresa Spurling of Campbellsville are honored as 20-year members of the Campbellsville University President's Club.

The annual community Thanksgiving service will take place at First United Methodist Church on Main Street.

Members of the Taylor County FFA Chapter were one of 44 teams participating in the 2001 National FFA Livestock career development event.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 1991

Capt. Allen Johnson, Taylor County Volunteer Fire Chief George Wilson and Campbellsville Fire Chief Jimmy Cox were recognized by the city council and given certificates of appreciation for their efforts for Fire Prevention Week.

Lou Cunningham begins his 20th season as he guides Campbellsville College in its 1991-1992 season opener at Trevecca Nazarene.

Ruby Hines and Corine Holcombe have returned from El Paso, Texas, after visiting William D. Hines and family.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 5, 1981

On Sunday, Oct. 11, family members gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Brooksie and Paul Johnson Sr. A potluck dinner was hosted by their son, Paul Johnson Jr. and his family at their home on North Shore Drive.

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sapp, of Beaver Dam, spent the weekend here with Tommy's mother, Evelyn Sapp.

Republicans had a field day Tuesday in Taylor County, winning 12 of 17 contested races while gaining a 2nd district magisterial seat and the coroner and sheriff's offices.

W.C. Sinclair Jr. and son Timmy, of Filmore, Calf., arrived Monday for a 10-day visit with his mother, Pinkie Sinclair.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1971

The Democratic party has won Statehouse again. Democrats Wendell Ford and Jullian Carrol were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively. State Representative Herman Rattliff, who led the Republican ticket in Taylor County, was elected to his seat in the newly apportioned 51st Legislative District composed of Taylor, Green and part of Metcalfe counties.

The regular birthday potluck dinner meeting was Thursday, Oct. 28, at 10 in the fellowship hall of the Campbellsville Baptist Church with a large crowd attending.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1961

Dedication of the new Taylor County airport last Saturday was witnessed by a crowd of about 1,000 persons as Governor Bert Wilson Combs, Lieutenant Governor Wilson Wyatt and Aeronautics Commissioner Phil Swift coming in by plane had commemorative ceremonies.

The Brotherhood of the Taylor County Baptist Association will sponsor the annual Father and Son Banquet for the Royal Ambassador Chapters of the association next Monday night, Nov. 6, at 6:30 at the Campbellsville Baptist Church.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1951

G. Dennis Smith will attend the 28th annual Southern States meeting in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 8 and 9, as the official delegate from this area. Also attending will be Oscar Morris, manager of the local Southern States Agency.

The body of Ramon Hickerson, Taylor County's first Korean War dead, will arrive in Lebanon at 10 a.m. today and will be met by an honor guard from the local Legion Post. Funeral services will be held on Nov. 4 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The 18-year old paratrooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hickerson, was killed in action on March 28.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 30, 1941

One of Campbellsville's oldest establishments, Edward's Feed Store, will change hands this week with the completion of the invoicing Wednesday. The Taylor County Supply Co. has purchased the stock and has closed the building.

Several from Taylor County attended the state Masonic meeting in Louisville last week. L.C. Winfrey represented the Campbellsville lodge, W.W. Morgeson represented Lebanon lodge, Bob Wolford, Clementsville lodge, Dr. C.E. Murphy, Saloma lodge and Jesse Arvin was also present for the sessions.

The Methodist Church revival will close Sunday night after two successful weeks with enormous crowds.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1931

Miss Virginia Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Mitchell, and student at the University of Lexington, has been selected as one of the 48 young ladies to appear in a beauty contest to decide the prettiest co-ed at the university.

The Danville bus, driven by Marvin Wilkerson, crashed into a wagon loaded with timber, driven by Campbell Morris last Monday. Both men were injured as well as Mr. Morris' team.

Frances Sanders and Cornelia Rice gave a "backyard party" last Thursday night at the Christian Church. About 38 were present.

NINTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1921

L.E. McKinley, one of the most public-spirited men of our town, is busy this week graveling the road from this city to Green County line and the Greensburg people are graveling the other end of the road.

Mother Goose Flower Garden, which was given last Friday night at the TCHS auditorium, attracted a large attendance. Children of the first, second and third grades took part. Miss Evelyn Wood was the director.

The possum hunters are having a great time now in the Maple neighborhood. Henry Skaggs of White Rose caught five last week, while John T. Shofner caught one Friday night that weighed eight pounds.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1911

Capt. Richard Archer Webster, 85, died Oct. 28 at the home of his son-in-law, Dr. W.T. Chandler. The deceased was well known here and was a confederate soldier. He was born in Green County and was always known for his good sense, hospitality and discretion.

R.S. Deener is succeeding as a teacher of commercial branches in one of the leading colleges in Chicago. He makes the snug salary of $1,200 a year.

J.S. Hall has sold out his interest to Garland Shipp, his partner in the Hall & Shipp Grocery Store.