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Early Days for 11-8

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 2002

Brenda Allen, city clerk, beat 25-year Councilman Al Hardy by 102 votes and will move no more than 20 feet by January to assume her new leadership role as mayor.

Wendell R. Cox, 60, of Campbellsville, died on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

Marine Corps Pvt. Caleb Nathaniel Foster recently completed 12 weeks of basic military training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.

William Parker Spurling is a member of the Louisville Youth Choir, which had its opening concert yesterday in the W.L. Lyons Brown Theater.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 5, 1992

Terry and Judy Dabney from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville recently attended the 11th Annual Convention of the National Funeral Directors Association on Oct. 24-29 in San Antonio, Texas.

Kayla Michelle Perkins celebrated her first birthday with a party at Mr. Gatti's on Oct. 15.

Linda Cox, beauty advisor at Floy's on Main Street, recently attended an Estee Lauder seminar in Nashville, Tenn.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1982

Mark and Marlene Hughes of Route 3 announce the birth of a son, Mitchell D. Hughes, on Oct. 21 at Taylor County Hospital.

Todd Parker is a member of the Morehead State University's marching band.

Cecilia Patterson, activities director at Metzmeier Nursing Home for the past eight years, was honored with a surprise tea on Oct. 29.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1972

Voters in Taylor County will join those across our nation in going to the poll next Thursday, Nov. 7, to choose a president, senator, congressman, state railroad commissioner and local state board members.

Susan Gray celebrated her second birthday on Oct. 27 with a party for her friends and neighbors.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Weatherford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 28, at their home on Route 1.

Ernest Rafferty celebrated his 80th birthday recently at his home on Route 2.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1962

Taylor County High School's Cardinal basketball team will play a tough 23-game regular season schedule, plus two tournament appearances, it was announced yesterday by Coach Billy B Smith.

Charlie Clinton Gilpin, 65, died at his home in the Shiloh Community on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Campbellsville High School's Eagles staged a mild upset here last Friday night as they whipped a rugged Fort Knox by 25-7.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 30, 1952

Temporary relief from Campbellsville's critical water situation came Monday when the first of a series of wells were drilled near the old waterworks filtering plant and a steady stream of water gushed forth.

Margie Clark and James Olliges of Bowling Green spent the weekend here with Miss Clark's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Clark.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1942

Marion Earl Gwinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gwinn, won second place in marksmanship in the rifle range at Fort Warren, Wyo., recently.

Virginia Davis and Miss Alice Gardner entertained their school pupil's of Christie's Chapel and White's Ridge with a sightseeing tour to Mammoth Cave on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Cloyd left Monday for New Orleans, La., to visit their son, Lt. W.C. Cloyd and Mrs. Cloyd.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Cox visited Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Stanfield in Gravel Switch on Sunday.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1932

Otis Phillips, local dairyman, signed a contract with L&N Railroad Company to deliver all incoming freight service as heretofore they did not finish the special delivery in Campbellsville.

The Business and Professional Woman's Club met Monday.

Mrs. A.D. Jones was in Louisville on Friday shopping.

Eddie Campbell, who is teaching school at Lebanon Junction, was the weekend guest of her mother, Mrs. Nannie Campbell.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Oct. 16, 1922

W.G. Faucett sold three 8-month old hogs last Saturday to Russell and Graves, the stock traders, for $81.76.

David E. Growdy is preparing to move his stock goods to the building on Court Street formerly occupied by Will J. Sapp as a grocery.

The season for hunting quail began yesterday and will last until Jan. 1. Birds are said to be plentiful in this section.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Oct. 23, 1912

John E. Gowdy, the popular stove dealer, of this city, went to Louisville last Saturday and purchased a 50 horsepower seven-passenger "Cole" automobile.

Thomas Dix sold his home on Elk Horn Pike last week to William Gill of this city.

R.T. Phillips bought from Mrs. Annie Wood last Monday the old wood house on Greensburg Road.

Henry Cowherd died at his home Sunday at Bengal. He was 84.