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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1998

Mr. and Mrs. W. Ewing Knifley of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Knifleys were united in marriage Aug. 28, 1948.

Carl and Yvonne Stropolis of Casey Creek, Ky., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 28.

Willie White and George Gupton have retired from Kentucky Utilities. Gupton had been employed 41 years, and White for 32 years.

Lillie Mae Gray Berry, 85, of South Bend, Ind., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in South Bend, Ind.

Allyson Susanne Cave is the recipient of the Elizabeth Nall Sherry Children of the American Revolution Scholarship award for 1998.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 25, 1988

Hundreds of volunteers will be scouring the shoreline of Green River Lake on Saturday morning picking up trash.

Jamie Dawn Kemp won first place at the Kentucky State Fair Spelling Bee on Sunday, Aug. 21 and received a three-book set of Britannica Dictionary Encyclopedia.

William and Hattie Glover celebrated their 56th anniversary Aug. 23.

The 1988 Kessler family reunion was Sunday, July 17 at the home of James and Helen Kessler. Seventy-six persons signed the guest list.

Wayne Kessler and Rufus Hansford of Campbellsville will do friendly battle with more than 50 of the world's other professional tobacco auctioneers Sept. 17 in Danville, Va. at the 8th Annual World Tobacco Auctioneering Championship.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 21, 1978

Miss Stacey Ann Sapp and Wendell Thompson were united in marriage on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Spurlington United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gilbert Sapp performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. L.R. McDonald.

Doug and Susan Cox are proud parents of Chasity Suzanne born July 17 at Taylor County Hospital weighing 6 lbs., 10 oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Shelby S. Lee and Mr. and Mrs. James D. Cox.

The annual Philpott reunion was at Miller Park in Campbellsville on Sunday, Aug. 13.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 21, 1958

Mrs. Emma Wood, Campbellsville's senior music teacher, private and public, and organist at the Methodist church for many years, has resigned her position with the City Schools as school musician and is being replaced by Helen Allen Squires.

It's that time of year again for hundreds of school children when, Aug. 27, the doors open again for a new year of school beginning at 8 o'clock.

Miss Janice Russell, picked by many before the fair and by the judges at the 1958 Taylor County Fair Beauty Contest, became the unquestioned queen last Thursday night in one of the best beauty show turnouts in years.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 19, 1948

Mrs. Joe Ford, Hills Chapel correspondent for the News-Journal, will receive the writer's cup given annually to the paper's outstanding correspondent.

The Taylor Manufacturing Co. is now employing 130 people in its present plant and is expected to add 15 or 20 more as soon as new equipment arrives.

Jean Shipp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allison Shipp, underwent a tonsillectomy at the office of Dr. L.S. Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Mrs. Henry Miller and Mrs. James Shaw returned Saturday from a visit with relatives in Middlesboro.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 18, 1938

As the aftermath of an election bet, which proved to be rather unwise, Jim Spillman of the Finley section last Saturday treated Albert Caulk, local hardware dealer, to a ride the length of Main Street in a wheelbarrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sanders and son, Leslie, visited his brothers and sisters last weekend, J.R. Sanders, Mrs. Nell Barbee and Mrs. Harry Edwards.

Mrs. A.O. Sandusky and son, Allan, returned to their home in Dayton, Ohio after a five-week visit with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sandusky.