Early Days for 11-14

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By Marie Cox



Nov. 13, 2003

Thanksgiving is about being thankful - and giving. For the 11th year, Bethel First Presbyterian Church is hosting its traditional Thanksgiving dinner. More than 50 volunteers from all over the community will come together to help.

Lee's Famous Recipe in Campbellsville completed two successful "Band Days" in support of high school marching bands at Campbellsville and Taylor County.

Phyllis Moore and Wilma Boston recently retired from Campbellsville Post Office.

Alicia Scott won the Central Kentucky News-Journal Classified Network grand prize giveaway of a two-day stay in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Asbury United Methodist Church is hosting its first ever Asbury Rejuvenation Youth Fest this weekend.


Nov. 11, 1993

Jerry Morris Graham, 37, of Merrimac Road in Taylor County, died Sunday, Nov. 14, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Melody Wise celebrated her 12th birthday Nov. 2. She is the daughter of Anita Blakeman and Winfrey Wise.

Elizabeth D. Harvey, daughter of Steven and Cherry Harvey of Campbellsville, has been chosen a member of the Lampas Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership society.


Nov. 10, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Johns celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Nov. 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cole of Sarasota, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. R.K. Cole of Virginia Beach, Va., have returned to their respective homes after a week here visiting Milton and R.K.'s sister, Mrs. Frank Dohoney. R.K. and his wife stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Walter "Corkie" Scott.


Nov. 8, 1973

E. Poe Young, Taylor County Clerk for the past 36 years, shocked voters and residents of the county last week by tendering his resignation with two months left to go in the office.

Mr. and Mrs. Vonda Owens of Route 6 in Campbellsville celebrated their 25th anniversary Tuesday, Oct. 23. They have four children.

David Hiestand Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio visited his mother, Mrs. David W. Mitchell, in Campbellsville several days last week.


Nov. 7, 1963

A large crowd is expected at the fall festival sponsored by the Campbellsville PTA on Friday at the city school.

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Shreve celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 20 at their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Rash of Route 1 in Elk Horn announce the engagement of their daughter, Sylvia Dwalla, to Mr. Clyde Roy Akridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Akridge of Route 5.


Nov. 5, 1953

Campbellsville and Taylor County received only 0.86 of an inch of rainfall during a two-day period in October, it was learned today from Alva McKinley, manager of the local experiment station farm.

Betty Carpenter, 4, of Central Avenue in Campbellsville took another step on the road to recovery from polio recently when she was transferred from Louisville General Hospital to Kosair Hospital for further care.

Mrs. Jessie Wade Kearnes, 42, died at her home on Davis Street on Nov. 4 at 12:30 a.m. She is the wife of William "Bill" C. Kearnes.

An unexpected boost to the Rosary Hospital building fund came this week with the donation of $250 from Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Forbes of Chattanooga, Tenn.


Nov. 4, 1943

Campbellsville will retain its old council with the exception of two members, Dr. C.V. Hiestand and Simon H. Lerman. The progressive ticket with four candidates is R.W. Walker, Dr. C.V. Hiestand, Senior Lerman and E.C. Coppock.

News reached here Tuesday morning that Mac Williams of this city died at his home in Toledo, Ohio that morning.

About 3,300 people have registered for War Ration Books within the week and registration continues.


Oct. 30, 1913

The canning factory closed its season Saturday.

Mr. Oliver Thompson of Adair County and Miss Laura Benningfield of this county were united in marriage at Will Cox's home.

Morris Brothers has sold its stock of general merchandise at Willowtown to Henry Collins, a traveling salesman.

Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Mitchell have moved from the Mantz property of East Main Street to Mrs. Bettie Hatcher's cottage on Columbia Avenue.