Early Days for 12-22

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By Marie Cox



Dec. 20, 2001

Margaret Stewart recently retired from the Taylor County Public Library after 21 years of service.

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators announced that Laura Milburn, R.N., has achieved certified diabetes educator status by successfully completing the certification examination for diabetes educators.

Valerie Giles Gamboa recently graduated from the nursing program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Louise B. Noe, 78, of Regency Court in Campbellsville, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at her home.

Rebecca Knifley and Spencer Sidebottom were honored with a wedding shower recently at the Campbellsville Country Club.

Dalton Chase Brown celebrated his fourth birthday on Thursday, Nov. 8, with friends at Little People Day Care.


Dec. 19, 1991

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ellis, 127 S. Central Ave., Campbellsville, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

Neoma Peters received a Santa's Helper Award from Gwynette Sullivan, a member of the board of directors of Campbellsville Kiwanis Club. The award is for service during the holiday season.


Dec. 17, 1981

Dr. Frederick Rockhold is a patient in St. Anthony's Hospital in Louisville, having suffered a broken leg.

Perhaps it can be said that a change on Main Street is signaling the end of an era. Campbellsville's last 10-cent store, Ben Franklin, closed its doors on Tuesday after nearly 30 years in business.


Dec. 16,1971

Miss Jackie Bowles, 17, was crowned Taylor County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night in half-time ceremonies at the Taylor County vs. Marion County basketball game. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Bowles Jr., Rt. 2, and a senior at TCHS.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gwinn of Rt. 5 will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 24 with an open house.


Dec. 14, 1961

About $665,000 in annual Christmas bonuses and regular bi-monthly payroll was received last week by employees of the Union Underwear Co., the largest disbursement of record, it was reported by company officials this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Murphy, Rt. 1, Campbellsville, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Oscar Eggers.


Dec. 13, 1951

Captain Wilmer Bailey has been injured in Korea, it was learned today from the Kentucky Casualty list of the Defense Department. The list also included. Sgt. Robert W. Kirtley, Campbellsville, who is reported recovering from wounds and has returned to duty.

Funeral services for Walter E. Wood, 72, president and general manager of the Campbellsville Lumber Co., were Tuesday afternoon at his home on Lebanon Ave. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Wood, two daughters and a son.


Dec. 11, 1941

United States was shocked on Sunday by the sneak attack of the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Six or more Taylor Countians are located in the war zone, either in Hawaii or on the Pacific ships.

Campbell Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ford, is with the Pacific fleet on the U.S. Helena. Paul Hord is stationed at Pearl Harbor, and is one of the other army men with years of service. Leon Crume is on the U.S. Blackhawk. Billie Gaddie, bomber pilot, was sent to Hawaii on Monday with a bomber force and Dick and Tom Hiestand are with the army at Hawaii.


Dec. 10, 1951

The agricultural class at Taylor County High School has organized a Future Farmers Club within the school.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Dearen moved from the residence of Mrs. George Wilson on Columbia Avenue to their new home on Second North Street, which they recently bought from Henry Edrington.