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Early Days for 12-5

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 4, 2003

Samuel Randolph Sapp, 71, of Red Fern Road in Campbellsville, died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, in Louisville, Ky.

Emily Beth Skaggs and Ryan Chase Hatfield exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 14, at Mount Roberts Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

Dot Caldwell, R.N., has been named the Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador for October 2003.

Wal-Mart Supercenter recently donated a check for $1,500 to Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue toward the purchase of a new rescue boat.

A reunion of the descendents of the five Campbellsville brothers who laid out the lots and helped establish the town of Campbellsville was held Oct. 18 at First Presbyterian Church with approximately 70 persons in attendance.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 1993

Albert Linuel “Wiggle” Bault, 70, of Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, son of the late Albert Bault and Clara Pike Bault, was born in Taylor County on Oct. 17, 1923, and died at 6:15, Saturday, Nov. 20, 1993, in Glasgow due to an illness.

Fannie Mae Pritchard, 73, of Bardstown, formerly of Taylor County, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1993, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after an illness.

Russell and Ruth Williams Gilbert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church on Elk Horn Road.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 1, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson were in Lancaster Sunday to attend the golden anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sutton.

Recent visitors of Mrs. Aubrey Dix and Virginia Mikel were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Biehl.

Eliza Jane Barnett celebrated her 99th birthday Nov. 20 with a dinner at South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Anna E. Durham and Tom Durham of Lebanon were Thanksgiving weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Ball.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 29, 1973

The burley tobacco marketing season opened Monday with two area markets among the state’s top three. A record state average of $86.32 was recorded Monday, with Cynthiana’s $87.61 top in the state.

Heavy rains in Taylor and surrounding counties have caused flooding in southern Taylor County and the Casey-Adair area, and some storm and lightning damage has been reported.

Vanessa Tucker celebrated her third birthday with family and friends Saturday, Nov. 24, with a party held in her honor.

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Vaughn of Anchorage, Ky., spent Sunday with E.W. Willock and daughter, Ernestine.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 27, 1963

Taylor County, as well as the entire United States, responded with anger, shock and tears following the tragic murder of young President John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22.

Both Campbellsville High and Taylor County High School stand high in a pre-season coaches poll conducted by the Courier-Journal.

Campbellsville and Taylor County’s churches responded to the tragedy of president Kennedy’s death with special services, music and prayer meetings.

Girl Scouting in Taylor County is at a record high with at the present 200 Scouts and 18 ladies working with the Scout troops.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 26, 1953

There has been 16 positive cases and several suspicious cases of rabies in Taylor County during the past two years. These figures were revealed by the examination of heads of dogs, cats, cows and foxes submitted to the laboratory by a local veterinarian and the Taylor County Department of Health.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Follis and William and Mrs. E.L. Payne spent last week in Frankfort visiting Mr. and Mrs. Edward Earl Payne.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bridges and son, Larry spent this week in Lebanon visiting relatives.

A surprise supper was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Caulk on Tuesday night, Nov. 19, in honor of Mr. Caulk’s birthday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1943

The feed and stock barn of Paul Holt north of town was destroyed by fire early Sunday night, a loss of about $4,000.

Mrs. Dolly Lane Hart has returned to her home in Hopkinsville after a visit with Mrs. Florence Breeding and other relatives here.

Miss Georgiana Darrett spent the weekend in Springfield visiting Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Allen and family.

Miss Jeanette Bryant spent the weekend in Springfield visiting her sister.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1933

Award of a contract to James C. Miller, of this city, for the construction of 11 field officers quarters at Fort Knox was announced Monday by the War department.

Mr. and Mrs. Porter Hord and family left last week for Bardstown where they will make their home for the present. Mr. Hord is connected with the state highway department.

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Kerr and daughters, Molly and Peggy, visited Mrs. Kerr’s sister, Miss Martine Monarch in Frankfort last weekend.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1913

Several hundred visitors attended the Taylor County First Annual Poultry Show held at the old clerk’s office last Friday and Saturday. There were over 990 entries, representing 157 birds of all the principal breeds.

T.C. Prescott of Tallula, Ill., arrived for a visit to his son, Montford Prescott and Mrs. Prescott.

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Watson and little son of Louisville arrived yesterday for a brief visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Watson.

The many friends of Mrs. S.E. Kerr will be delighted to hear that she is getting along nicely and on the road to recovery.