Early Days

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By The Staff


July 23, 1998

Amanda Regina Mayes, a senior at Taylor County High School, is the summer intern for the Taylor County Conservation District.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jaclyn C. Ennis has graduated from basic training at Lockland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Kentucky Utilities will have a retirement reception Wednesday, July 29 for William "Willie" White and George E. Gupton. White is retiring with 32 years of service while Gupton has 41 years with KU.

L.D. Kennedy will be in Campbellsville this Saturday, July 25 for a book signing of his autobiography titled "Treasure in Earthen Vessels."


July 21, 1988

Chalon and Lizzie Sullivan, 803 N. Central Ave., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 13.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Shipp celebrated their golden anniversary Saturday, June 18.

Scott Simpson, 1292 Old Lebanon Road, completed basic training for the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill. on July 8.

The Rev. Larry Spears, his wife June and his daughter Tonya were given a going away dinner at Golden Corral on July 7 by members of Fairview Church where he served as pastor/teacher.

Local firefighters earned first place in the regional fire Olympics on Sunday in Monticello.


July 17, 1978

Amanda Gail Wright, a 9-pound baby girl, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wright at Taylor County Hospital on June 28. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Buck Wright and John and Ethel Warren.


July 17, 1958

Elizabeth Ann Goff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holman Goff of Greensburg, and Alvin Hancel Humphress, son of John Humphress and Ruby Chavez of Campbellsville, were married July 12 at 2 p.m. in Louisville, Ky., by the Rev. C.A. Brown.

Mrs. Leonard Page entertained Tuesday evening with a potluck supper at her home on 213 Meader St.

The W.S.C.S. of St. Mark's Church met on Thursday evening, July 10, in the home of the hostess.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Graybeal, 414 Taylor Blvd., announce the birth of a son on July 12.


July 15, 1948

T.P. Ewing Jr. has returned from a visit with his parents in Clarksville, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams, Valley Station, Ky., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mikel.

Miss Mildred Mikel, Louisville, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Mikel.

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Bailey and daughter, Janie, Louisville, visited Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Bailey on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smiley, Greenwood, Ind., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Newton and relatives here.


July 14, 1938

The Rolind Amusement Corp. of Lexington is bringing 18 racing cars to Campbellsville for car racing Sunday, July 17.

Ira Tucker opened his new Standard Service Station last Saturday on Central Avenue across from the Buchanan-Lyon Co. Mr. Tucker reported satisfactory opening day sales.

Mr. and Mrs. Logan Scott are the parents of a son born at the Community Clinic on Friday night. The youngster was named Walter Logan III.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rice, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Miller and Mrs. Sally Miller will leave Friday to camp at Palmer Lake, Mich.


July 12, 1928

Little Larry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Chandler, while playing with his pet dog, was bitten by it in a sudden fit of viciousness yesterday. The pet has since been disposed of and the head sent to Louisville for examination for rabies.

The Ladies Civic League has completed the building of two walks on the side of the courthouse yard. They recently completed the walk in front of the ladies' rest rooms and the new walks add new beauty and value to the county property.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis G. Vaughn are the parents of a son born July 6. He was named Dennis Green Vaughn Jr.

Miss Lillie Gilpin spent several days a week in Louisville with friends.


July 18, 1918

The alleys in Campbellsville have been made sunflower avenues, with the planting of the flowers by the ladies of the town. The once-neglected alleys are now beautiful and complimentary to the town.

Forty-one hundred have been called for service from Kentucky, according to the board. They will report between July 22 and 26. The 11 from this county will entrain Monday from Camp Zachary Taylor.