Early Days for 12-8

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By Marie Cox



Dec. 6, 2001

James and Juanita Shofner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 16.

Campbellsville High School concert band will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Hamilton auditorium.

The Campbellsville Women's Club is getting ready for its annual Christmas Home Tour.

Ryan Tungate celebrated his ninth birthday with a pool party at Super 8 Motel.

Justin Burton celebrated his fifth birthday in Linda Sapp's preschool class at Campbellsville Christian Church.


Dec. 5, 1991

Campbellsville College's Lady Tigers used a first-half full court press to grab a 12-point lead and held on for a 79-72 home court triumph over visiting Lindsey Wilson on Monday night.

Justin Mardis celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 20th with a party at his home. Justin is the son of Tim and Lisa Mardis.

Cole Street recently earned the title of Eagle Scout.


Nov. 30, 1981

Farmers will be watching burley prices closely today as markets open for the second week of sales. Prices last week gradually went up every day with the best tobacco bringing in some instances $1.84 per pound. Most of the top quality tobacco sold for $1.83 per pound, while the average price paid was about $1.80.

Evelyn Sapp and mother, Iona McGlocklin, spent Thursday through Sunday in Beaver Dam with Tommy Sapp and wife, son and grandson.


Dec. 2, 1971

Beth Chambers was crowned 1972 Taylor County Junior Miss on Saturday night in the Hamilton Auditorium. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chambers.

Fran Murrah celebrated her 12th birthday on Friday, Nov. 26, with a slumber party at her home on Ingram Ave. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Murrah helping Fran celebrate were Diana Sapp, Marcia Ellis, Denita Jester and Donna Hunt.


Dec. 7, 1961

A community Christmas tree will be placed in the courthouse yard.

The Campbellsville Women's Club met on Monday, Nov. 27, at the home of Mrs. George Bertram with Madames Albert Ross, Charles Summers and Reba Simmons as co-hostesses. Thirty-one members were present.


Dec. 6, 1951

Prices for Kentucky's 1951 burley crop fell on Tuesday to $53.08, after reaching an all-time high of $54.25 on Monday.

A new heat record for Dec. 3 was set on Monday with a reading of 69 degrees at 2 p.m. The former record was 66 degrees, set in 1873.

Mary Lee Kendall was hostess at a miscellaneous shower given on Saturday night at the home of Mrs. Mae Stinger on Lebanon Road. The shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Z.T. Lester, Jr., who were married on Sept. 17 in Jeffersonville, Ind. She was formerly Vivian Mae Romine.


Dec. 4, 1941

The operetta, given at the college auditorium by the music department of the Women's Club on Friday evening, drew a capacity crowd of more than 200. The setting was an exclusive ladies' shop with Mrs. R.L. Marshall and Madame Lazaire, the proprietress, and Mrs. Harry Edwards as Olga, the assistant. Ruth Goldore was in search of the latest gowns, with her daughters, Mrs. Creagh Brooks and Mrs. M.M. Hall.

Margaret Chandler Wood became the bride of Garnett Dennis Smith on Tuesday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler Wood. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith. Miss Alice Edrington was maid of honor and Charles Edwin Hayes served as best man.


Dec. 3, 1931

J.W. Kerr and R. Garnett Graves were in Louisville for the first of the week attending the Baptist Education Society meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for distribution of the funds for Christian education of the youth in the Kentucky Baptist Institution of Learning.

Melvin Romine, a well-known farmer of this county, is reported to be improving at his home following a long siege of typhoid fever.


Dec. 8, 1921

Katherine McKenzie arrived on Tuesday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McKenzie. She weighed 10 1/2 pounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Knopp of Knifley celebrated their golden anniversary last Saturday at their farm, where they went to housekeeping 50 years ago.

William White, 43, of the Green River Bridge neighborhood, died late Monday after a brief illness.

B.F. Russell has quit instructing his class in vocal music at Hatcher. He will, however, resume his teaching some time in the spring.