Early Days for 12-29

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By Marie Cox



Dec. 27, 2001

Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Deputy Chief Mike Ramsey was in charge of this year's rescue awards. As usual, he was given the name of this year's recipient for the Rescuer of the Year Award. Then the winner was announced. It wasn't the name Ramsey had been given, instead it was Ramsey himself.

Campbellsville businesses can expect broadband internet access during the first quarter of 2002.

Eugene and Betty Smith of Ingram Avenue in Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22 with their family.

B.J. Brown Jr. and Anthony Robinson, both of Campbellsville, were elected to offices in the Golden Link Masonic Lodge #155 in Lebanon.


Dec. 27, 1991

George and Oilve Crabtree will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Jan. 3.

A reception was hosted recently for Dr. W.R. Mann who will retire on Jan. 2.

Rita Goldstein presented Jimmy Cox, chief of the Campbellsville Fire Department, a check that will go toward toys for Christmas.

This past Thanksgiving, Fred Underwood got the gift that he had long been dreaming of. He got to see his daughter, Debbie Clark, for the first time in 32 years.


Dec. 21, 1981

As of this past Saturday, dialing those long distance calls won't be as complicated. A newly installed system by General Telephone has made calling easier than ever, and eliminates the need for operators here.

The Spurlington Tunnel itself is more than 100 years old. Sometimes referred to as Muldraugh's Hill Tunnel, construction began around March 1, 1867, and was completed about July 1, 1874. Reportedly, men were paid $1.90 for a 12-hour day's work on the tunnel.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Bright announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Duane Lewis Reynolds, son of Mr. And Mrs. Ancil Reynolds, Rt. 5, Campbellsville.


Dec. 23, 1971

Bobby Jean Hall, a junior at Taylor County High School, is the county winner of the 1971 Conservation Essay contest.

The parents of Ronnie Sullivan and the parents of his wife Gwynette recently discovered their anniversaries were on the same day and Mr. Sullivan entertained with an open house and reception at their home at 812 N. Hoskins on Sunday, Dec. 19, in honor of their silver wedding anniversary, Dec. 21. Their parents are Clayton and Kathryne Sullivan and Leslie and Della Turner.

Mr. and Mrs. Halicy Caffee were surprised with a dinner in their honor on Sunday, Dec. 19, in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.


Dec. 21, 1961

Burley tobacco averages on Kentucky's markets continued to dip on Tuesday as 15,058,084 pounds sold for $9,861,438.45 an average of $65.48.

George R. Buckner will serve as campaign chairman for the annual March of Dimes in Taylor County, it was announced this week by the Kentucky National Foundation Office.

In medieval and modern England, Christmas has always been at once a religious, domestic and merry-making festival, equally for every rank and every age.


Dec. 20, 1951

Funeral services for William Logan Malone, 44, were Monday at St. Mark's Methodist Church. His wife and two sons survive him.

Miss Lois Ann Faulkner of Louisville will spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Faulkner.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva McKinley left on Friday for St. Petersburg, Fla. where they will spend the Christmas holidays.

Miss Wanda Bertram spent last weekend with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Smith.


Dec. 18, 1941

As the burley tobacco market neared the holiday closing period on Dec. 19, prices ranged downward slightly on Tuesday in the unstable market that showed a general decline. Lebanon averaged $30.67 and Greensburg $29.84.

Misses Margaret Sumrall and Alice Edrington spent the weekend in Lexington as guests of Miss Lillie Gilpin.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Hubbard left on Friday for Evanston, Ill. for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. H.M. Smith and Mr. Smith.


Dec. 17, 1931

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henderson are the proud parents of a baby girl, Margaret Jean.

Fire broke out in Otis Stults' house on Popular Street last Wednesday afternoon. The fire was discovered in a wastepaper box. Damage was small.

Miss Jewell Dean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Coffey, is sick with scarlet fever and chicken pox.

Mrs. Richard Miller and children of Cane Valley have returned to their home following a visit with Mr. and Mrs. George Miller.


Dec. 22, 1921

Since the opening of the local Burley Tobacco Market, the prices have been the best. The dark sold from 18 to 22 cents, while burley floor average was from 22 to 26 cents.

Halicy Caffee and Miss Elva Irene Benningfield were united in marriage yesterday afternoon.

Cora B. Hatcher, daughter Elizabeth and son, Richard, of Elizabethtown, arrived to spend the holidays here with Mrs. Cora Cox and family.


Dec. 20, 1911

Mrs. Lee Borders left on Monday for Lebanon to visit her grandson, who was recently born to Mrs. Wesley Borders.

Mrs. B. Haen returned home from Carmi, Ill., where she spent several days visiting friends.

Lovelace Hazelwood, who has been stationed at Jefferson Barracks, is at home on a furlough.

Mrs. Mary Chandler is visiting relatives and friends in Hodgenville.