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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 1, 1998

Chris and Lisa Caulk, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Vivian Grace, at 2:32 p.m. Friday, Sept 11 at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington.

Lucille Shives was surprised with a party Sept. 19, given by her children.

Terry W. Gibson Jr. of Campbellsville has enlisted for four years in the United States Army and will be trained as a chaplain assistant.

Ruth Ann Johnson, 70, of Apache Street, Campbellsville died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington after an illness.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 6, 1988

Mary Joan Rabbeth of Taylor County received a bachelor's degree in medical technology at Eastern Kentucky University's annual summer commencement exercise.

Jodi White, a freshman at Campbellsville College, received a scholarship check for $500 from Binky Smith, treasurer of Taylor County Junior Miss Inc.

Sue Bowen was honored with a baby shower Friday night, Sept. 30 at the home of Gwen Bowen.

FHA member of the month is Earl Rodgers.

Sybil Milby, who worked in the 6000 unit for 21 years, has retired from Fruit of the Loom.

Eddie Lynn O'Banion, Oriole Lane, is listed in fair condition after falling 40 feet when the guide wire to a tower he was dismantling came loose.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 2, 1978

Willie Cheatham returned home Friday, Sept. 22 from Methodist Hospital in Louisville following surgery.

Louise Durham, city, and Linda Humphrey, of Lebanon, were in Louisville on Thursday shopping. They also visited Mrs. Jeanette Vreeland.

Richard Joiner, assistant professor at Campbellsville College, will present a faculty recital Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in the alumni chapel.

County officials are now negotiating with the state to determine the amount of rent the state will pay for district and circuit court space in the Taylor County courthouse.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 1958

The seven highways leading into Campbellsville have been marked with signs telling motorists, and principally for tourists, that A.B. Chandler is the governor and that the cardinal is the state bird. The Campbellsville Woman's Club is sponsoring this campaign on the recommendation and sponsorship of Mrs. Chilton Pike.

The town is becoming crowded and rooms and houses for rent are at a premium. Two firms are already advertising a line of house trailers to meet the need created by the expected Taylor County oil boom as it spreads north from Green, where it is a first-class boom. Leasing continues as a high rate in the county with more and more farms going under lease daily. Some local business people have picked up a few leases and an oilrig should not be a surprise at any spot in the county.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 1948

School Boy Patrols have been reorganized at Campbellsville City Schools and are operating daily at crossings from the Merchant's Hotel on west to the last school driveway. The patrols, made up of 36 volunteers, were organized by Chief of Police Marcus Antle and State Policeman Joe Allen in cooperation with Superintendent T.F. Hamilton.

Mayor E.S. Secrest this week proclaimed Campbellsville Oil Progress Day for Oct. 14. The mayor's proclamation directed "the attention of our citizens to the contribution and service the oil men, who live among us, and their industry, make to our public, social, business and private life." Object of the day, according to the proclamation, is to inform the community of how free competitive enterprise, typified by the oil industry, supplies Americans with the good things in life.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 1938

Work of grading the new seven-mile stretch of the Hodgenville Road is going well this week. Fourteen box culverts will be installed on this road and two bridges. The Mac Road was completed last week.

Mrs. Bettie Lawson and Miss Maggie Collins, who have operated the Wayside Inn on Lebanon Avenue for the past 10 years, Tuesday moved from that house to give possession to the new owner, R.I. Arnold, who plans to repair it.

Allen's Store in Campbellsville is having Dollar Days this Friday and Saturday. Your dollar will really go places during these two days at Allen's. They've planned for you savings on every dollar item.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 1928

The Campbellsville Golf Course, which was started a year ago under the management of H.T. Edwards, will be run under the same management this coming year. Mr. Edwards plans to make many improvements of the local course, the main one being the purchase of a golf course lawn mower to be used to keep the grass down on the fairways. About 30 members have signed for this year.

Owen Jeffries, a local boy, last week received a scholarship to the University of Louisville. Mr. Jeffries completed two years of college work at Campbellsville College and has many friends here, who will be glad to learn of his good fortune. He was prominent in athletics while a student here and expects to be on the lineup with the University of Louisville football team this fall.

NINETY YEARS AGO

October 1918

The selectives who have received notice to entrain for Camp Sevier between the dates of Oct. 7-12 have been notified that, owing to the rapid advance of the "flu," the call is postponed. The government does not want to risk any more men while the epidemic is going on. However, the call will be reinstated soon.

During the past several weeks, Manager Walls of the local electric light plant has been busily engaged in repairing the plant and keeping his patrons supplied with sufficient current.