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Early Days for 12-20

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 19, 2002

William A. and Barbara Hughes Henderson of Campbellsville celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Marine Corps Pvt. Joshua Washington recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Paris Island, S.C.

Campbellsville Middle School students worked again this year in cooperation with Campbellsville/Taylor County fire and rescue departments to provide toys for local children.

Taylor County Republican Women's club donated $50 to the fire department's Christmas toy drive.

Campbellsville High School's Lady Eagles took to the road and chalked up their first victory of the 2002-2003 season with a 50-43 triumph at John Hardin on Monday night.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1992

Elizabeth Harvey, a junior at Transylvania University and a Taylor County High School graduate, has been named to the 1993 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Shaune Harmon, a senior at Campbellsville High School, has received a good citizen award from the David Allen Chapter NSDAR. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Harmon.

Anthony Duggar celebrated his fifth birthday on Dec. 10 with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.

Dillion Blane Mays celebrated his second birthday with a Bugs Bunny party at his home. He is the son of Darrell and Sheena Mays.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1972

John Wagster, Campbellsville's most prominent football player in history, was named to two post season honors recently at Tennessee.

Taylor County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 6, voted for replacement of the commodity distribution food program with the Federal Food Stamp Program effective July 1, 1973.

Mr. and Mrs. Estile Burress will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the home of their granddaughter, Mrs. Dwain Farmer, on Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1962

Campbellsville, Taylor County and most of the rest of Kentucky recorded the coldest weather on record since 1951 early Wednesday morning when the thermometer dropped down to a frigid 8 degrees below zero.

Mr. Clem Marshall McGlocklin, 708 N. Central Ave. in Campbellsville, has been appointed a member of the local Board No. 19 by the President of the United States to succeed Mr. Carl J. Hall who resigned.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1952

Christmas shopping began with a rush here last week and has gained momentum this week. Campbellsville stores have complete gift lines on display.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith of Campbellsville are the parents of a son born Dec. 8.

Paul McCubbin of Route 5 in Campbellsville has been named to succeed J. Carl McCubbin who recently resigned from the Taylor County Draft Board. Mr. McCubbin is a farmer.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Bailey received a cable Nov. 25 from Lt. James Bailey that he is safe and well. Lt. Bailey, formerly a Louisville dentist, was stationed on the transport that was sunk in operations off North Africa.

Pvt. Charles R. Hoskins has been transferred from Ft. Benjamin Harrison to Clarksburg, W.Va.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Cox spent the weekend in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas Willock returned to Somerset after a visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Willock.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 1, 1932

Miss Floy Murrah and Mr. Woodruff C. Mitchell, both of this county, were united in marriage on Nov. 23 in this city by the Rev. Alfred Erickson at the parsonage.

Mrs. Zib Smith returned home on Wednesday from several days visiting her mother, Mrs. H.M. Hurt, of near Burkesville.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 30, 1922

Miss Leona Williams and Mrs. Albert T. Clark of the Pike's Ridge Community were united in marriage on Friday.

Mrs. William M. Jackson and Miss Alice Turner were the guests of friends in Louisville this week.

Lt. R.F. Risen, who has been in Uncle Sam's service for more than five years with headquarters in Gatunn, Canal Zone, is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Risen.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Dec. 4, 1912

J.W. Kerr returned this week from a business trip through Casey County in the interest of his insurance business.

Bruno Merkley, who has been conducting a pool room in this city has moved to Russell Springs where he opened a modern three table pool room and has reported doing a nice business.