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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

April 30, 1998

Elaine Asher recently planted a Japanese red maple tree in Miller Park in memory of her husband, Thomas J. Asher III, who died in 1993.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Noe of Greensburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 3 at South Summersville Baptist Church.

Janice M. Arnold and Doug N. Clark announce their forthcoming marriage, Saturday, May 16 at Salem Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

Taylor County's unemployment rate for March was 18 percent, the second highest in the state.

The Mannsville Homemakers Club met Monday evening, April 27 at the home of Hazel Lacy. Christine Gabehart presided.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1988

Leslie Williams, 9-year-old daughter of Morris and Mary Williams, Campbellsville, was crowned the 1988 Easter Queen in Greensburg on April 9.

Crystal Lee Grant celebrated her seventh birthday March 31 with a party attended by more than 50 people at the rescue squad building. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bo Grant.

Mike Phillips and Randy McCubbin both bowled perfect 300 games during league action at Phillips Lanes on April 14.

Jason Donald Kemp, son of Donnie and Kathy Kemp, celebrated his first birthday April 16 with a party at his home. He is the grandson of Argerine Kemp, Campbellsville.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 27, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. Colman Brown visited their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller, at their home at Bengal on Sunday.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church honored a former pastor on Sunday, April 23. Dr. D.L. Druien, pastor from 1929 to 1965, spoke at the morning worship hour to a packed auditorium after which a bountiful meal was served to all present.

Wendy Renee Bagby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bagby, was 1 year old Monday, April 24.

Nearly $1 million in road and bridge contracts for South Central Kentucky were announced here recently.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 1, 1958

Jack A. Goldfarb, president and chairman of the board of Union Underwear Co. Inc., was on the news on a national basis in New York City, Sunday, April 27 when he received the "Man of the Year Award for Distinguished Service to the Industry and the Community."

Mrs. Edward Crabtree was in Owensboro on Tuesday and in Louisville on Wednesday, attending the state Woman's Society of Christian Service meeting. Mrs. Crabtree, a state officer, officiated in the installation of officers at those meetings.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Smith of Clementsville are the parents of a daughter born April 23.

Mrs. Mark Chandler Jr. and Misses Naomi and Ruth Chandler were in Louisville on Monday shopping.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 1948

Jackie Burn, age 11, was Edward Crabtree's guest at the Rotary Club. Burn was credited in last week's issue of saving the life of R.F. Richenberg Jr., age 5, when his clothing caught fire while burning rubbish.

Funeral services for Claude M. Callison, 72 years of age, were at Cane Valley with burial at Columbia.

Mr. and Mrs. I.P. Alexander were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Allen of Columbia.

Don R. Tucker, student at the University of Louisville, spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Rea Tucker.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 12, 1938

Walter Bright and wife, Effie, sold to Walter D. Nance a tract of 53 acres on Wilson Creek.

Work began Wednesday on the Arista to Red Fern Road, Judge W.W. Webster stated. The road will be graded and graveled, beginning at Arista.

Miss Kathryn Graves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Graves, will become the bride of Charlie Humkey at Lebanon on May 16.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Kerr visited Mr. and Mrs. Lawson in Bowling Green Sunday.

Mrs. Ollie Wade left Sunday to visit her brother, Frank Harrison, and Mrs. Harrison at Anchorage for two weeks.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1928

The Rev. T.S. Curry sold to Ernest Graves the James Buchanan property, which he bought last week. He also sold the lots on Hoskins Avenue, which he recently bought from H.V. Shively.

C.E. Carter, of this city, recently bought the Pruitt Drug Store, their fixtures and good will. It will be known as the Corner Drug Store.

H.R. Sanders, one of the best men in the county, died at his home here May 5.

Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Tucker and three sons, of Newport News, Va., arrived the latter part of the week for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Tucker of Merrimac.

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 16, 1918

W.E. Payton, who lives on the Oscar Wade farm near town, had a valuable mare stolen last night. The animal was in the pasture, a bay 25 hands high.

The citizens of Hatcher and Meadow Creek will hold a chicken sale at the schoolhouse next Saturday for the benefit of the Red Cross.

The Expression Class of Miss Mary Chandler is giving a matinee at the Alhambra Theatre.