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Early Days for 11-3

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 2001

Gladys McKinley's five children and their spouses surprised her with a dinner party at Creek Side Restaurant in honor of her 90th birthday.

Charles "Hoover" Weatherford, 68 of Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, in Campbellsville.

Price Grocery won a four-day cruise to the Bahamas through a promotion conducted by Greensburg Bottling Co. and Double Cola USA and in conjunction with caffeine free Ski.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 31, 1991

Frank Owen Brockman presented Dr. Ken Winters, president of Campbellsville College, a check for $500 for use in the college's math and science department.

Dwight and Trena Corbin, of Campbellsville, announce the birth of a son, Trentin Asa, on Friday, Oct. 25, 1991, at 6:44 at Taylor County Hospital.

Army National Guard Pvt. Paul D. Wells Jr. has completed basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.

Donna Wise will take her 27 years of head coaching experience to Americus, Ga., tomorrow and Saturday to get an early feel for how the 2001-2002 version of the Lady Tigers will fare.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1981

Taylor County farmers are preparing one of the largest tobacco crops in years for the market. This could add $9 million or more to the local economy.

Construction of a rural water system for Taylor County has received top priority from the Lake Cumberland Area Development District.

Adam Poff announces the arrival of a sister, Andrea Taylor Poff, on Oct. 24 at Taylor County Hospital. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Poff.

Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Read and Mr. and Mrs. Elza Cox were in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Thursday Through Sunday.

Joe Brockman, of Underwood Street in Campbellsville, guessed 17 of 20 games correctly and is the winner of the CKNJ football contest.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1971

Gov. Louie B. Nunn came to Campbellsville, on Monday, to announce that a half million dollars in state funds has been set aside for construction of a state park at Green River Reservoir. The contract has been awarded to Bartly and Barton of Glasgow, and construction may begin within two weeks, according to park manager J.P. "Butch" Sinclair of Campbellsville.

The News-Journal is taking this opportunity to help its readers become better acquainted with the world beyond our own boundaries. The News-Journal is sponsoring paid tours of the Holy Land, Rome and Paris for the unparalleled low price of $899. The tour will depart on April 3 and return April 16, 1972.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 26, 1961

Campbellsville and Taylor County's new airport will be formally dedicated Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon in ceremonies conducted by Gov. Bert T. Combs and other state and local officials at the airstrip just off the Spurlington Road, about one mile from the city limits.

The MYF of the First Methodist Church will collect funds for UNICEF on Monday night, Oct. 30.

Donald Doyle, principal of Campbellsville Elementary School, was re-elected district representative of elementary principals at the Fourth District Education Association meeting in Elizabethtown last Friday, Oct. 20.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 25, 1951

Russell D. Turner has been employed as superintendent of the Economy Store, it was announced Monday by owner S.B. Willock Turner, a native of Columbia, will lead the dime store chain from the Campbellsville warehouse.

Honor students for the first six weeks at the city schools are Perry Hogue, Carolyn Parrott, Barbara Buchanan, Billy Atkinson, Gay Karnes, Melissa McKinley, Howard Henry Rice, Barry Bertram, Faye Carter, Gerry Coppock, Lewis Dravens, Eve Mitchell and Mary Ann Suddeth.

Several cases of trenchmouth have been reported in Campbellsville, it was learned from Dr. F.L. Buckner, local health officer. Twelve cases have been reported so far, Buckner said, among students and other residents.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 23, 1941

Don Tucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Tucker, of this city, is now taking a Link Trainer Instruction Course in the Air Corps division in Selma, Ala. He was the only one selected in the class who continues to make highest average.

The local croquet team, composed of Carl McCubbin, R.G. Dowell, Ira Vaughn, T.F. Hamilton, Jimmie Hayes, Robinson Young, motored to Russell Springs on Sunday evening for a matched game of mallets and wickets. The game resulted in a defeat of the locals by a score of two out of six.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 27, 1931

The first rehearsal of the newly organized community orchestra will be on Friday night at the home of Mrs. Merlin Wood on Lebanon Ave.

Monday, Oct. 19, the last day on which candidates may file for the offices of Mayor and councilman, only one ticket was filed. Sam B. Hackley filed for mayor and J.S. Ramsey, H.S. Edrington, H.V. Shively and L.M. Mitchell for councilmen.

Nathan Newcomb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Newcomb, who recently recovered from a severe case of pneumonia, is reported to be suffering a relapse and is considered to be in a serious condition.

NINTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 27, 1921

The surprise party given in honor of Miss Carrie Johnson's birthday Saturday night was enjoyed by those present. They were Misses Eva and Annie Morris, Lydia Johnson, Grace Arvin, Willie Chewing, Mollie and Ruth Morris, Messers. Arvin Chewning, Marvin Chewning, Davis Stubbs, Lee Miller, George Arvin, Frank Jones and Raymond Farris.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Oct. 25, 1911

Tobacco farmers are anxious about their cut tobacco, fearing that the freezing weather will injure it in the barn before it can be cured.

Cary Ware, a well-known and highly-respected farmer of the Corburg section, father of Ray Ware of this city, was found dead at his barn early Monday morning.