Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO, Sept. 6, 2001

Emily Redman, who lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., was "home" this past weekend for the 12th Durham High Reunion festivities.

Noble and Frances Roberts of Shelbyville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise along the Danube and Rhine rivers from Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Ashley Magers was honored with a bridal shower on July 29 in the Fireside Room of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Jeremiah Cox, 85, of Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

Norris and Doris Holt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 16.


TWENTY YEARS AGO, September 5, 1991

James and Galoris Cochran of Elk Horn announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, NaDena, to David Agee, son of Julius and Shirley Agee of Campbellsville.

Laura Kilby will celebrate her 96th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the community center on old KY 210.

Spec. Richard B. Tucker has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The 7th annual Durham High School Reunion gathered Saturday for various activities, a dinner and later a dance, according to Janet McKay, one of the organizers.


THIRTY YEARS AGO, September 3, 1981

Sherry Gray, bride-elect of Terry A. Cox, was honored with a bridal shower Friday, Aug. 14 at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

Dr. Richard A. Sanders III, son of Dr. and Mrs. R.A. Sanders of 505 Lowell Ave., and his wife, Betsy, spent the past week visiting his hometown.

The Durham School Reunion begins Friday evening with a hospitality hour at the Air View Hotel starting at 9 p.m., and registration starts Saturday morning at 10 at the middle school.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cox of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane, to Chris Tucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Tucker, also of Campbellsville.


FORTY YEARS AGO, September 2, 1971

Ollie Payne retired after 26 years of employment at Union Underwear on Friday, Aug. 27.

Bill Colvin has been appointed to the position of City Judge of Greensburg by Gov. Louie B. Nunn this past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sullivan of 805 N. Central Ave. celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 22 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Weatherford on Route 1 from 2 to 5 o'clock.

Tammy Lynn and Todd Glenn Cox celebrated their third birthdays Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Campbellsville Coach Jerry Parker and seven of his players attended the South Basketball Camp of Champions at Ashville, N.C. the week of Aug. 15-22. The boys played together as a team at the camp, posting a 15-0 record and taking the championship.


FIFTY YEARS AGO, September 7, 1961

Campbellsville's first modern bowling lanes, the Idle Hour Bowlarama, located off the Lebanon Road adjacent to the water purification plant, is rapidly nearing completion.

Crude oil production in Taylor County continued a slight decline in June, dropping to 18,044.75 barrels from a total of 20,891.20 barrels pumped in June, it was revealed this week by a report from the Kentucky Department of Revenue.

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cline of this city, to Mr. Roger DeSpain, son of Mrs. Estelle DeSpain of Buffalo. Ky. took place Friday night, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church.


SIXTY YEARS AGO, September 6, 1951

Ronnie Parrott, 3-year-old son of Henry Tom Parrott, escaped serious injury Tuesday when the wheels of his father's car passed over his body. No bones were broken, but the youngster was severely skinned from head to toe by the front and rear wheels of the auto. Ronnie was injured when his father accidentally backed over him.

Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Gilpin are spending a week's vacation in the Smokey Mountains.

Pfc. Bob Chandler of Fort Bragg, N.C. spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Chandler.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pike and children spent two days last week in Columbia, Ind. visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Phillips.


SEVENTY YEARS AGO, September 4, 1941

Funeral services were Monday afternoon at the Union Ridge Cemetery for John W. Wise, 89, who died at his home near Spurlington night after a brief illness. He is survived by three sons and three daughters.

Mrs. Doris Wolford, in nurses training at Norton's Infirmary, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gholston Wolford.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rafferty visited relatives and friends near Bloomington, Ill. last week.


EIGHTY YEARS AGO, September 3, 1931

Miss Olive Crouch and Wesley Pendleton were married Saturday evening at Springfield Methodist Church.

Gerald Burton, about 15 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Burton of Hibernia, is in a critical condition following the amputation of his left arm above the elbow here Tuesday morning. The operation was performed after young Burton accidentally shot himself in the arm at his home. The operation was performed by Drs. F.I. Buckner and W.B. Atkinson, and the boy will likely recover, although the condition is serious.

Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Spurling and daughter Geneva and Miss Eva Dooley went to Great Onyx Cave on Tuesday.

Mrs. Zib Smith spent last week at Grider, Ky. with her mother, Mrs. W.M. Hunt.


NINETY YEARS AGO, September 8, 1921

A.S. Cole bought the interest of N.W. Miller in the fire and life insurance business of the firm of Miller and Gabbert. Cole entered the business on the first and invites his many friends to call at his office.

Manager E.E. Eads of the local telephone company is now in a position to give patrons unexcelled service when talking to Louisville. They completed a direct line to Louisville last week, and this is a great improvement over the old service.

The Acton Camp Meeting came to a close Sunday night with a record crowd in attendance.

Mrs. E.W. Willock and daughter Ernestine returned Tuesday night from an extended visit to relatives in Louisville, Indiana and Ohio.


100 YEARS AGO, September 6, 1911

Monday afternoon while hauling rock about a quarter of a mile below Burdick, Ollie White was very badly hurt when his run-away team dragged him. He was badly bruised but is expected to recover.

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Rodgers returned yesterday from Louisville where they attended the races.

Miss Russell White has returned to her home in Richmond after a visit with her aunt, Mrs. J.R. Davis.

Mrs. R.T. Parrott returned Friday from several days' visit to relatives in Lebanon.