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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1998

Letha Rivers will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday afternoon with a reception.

Campbellsville High student Christina Pelly won second place for District 4 in the Kentucky Education Association's Martin Luther King Writing Contest.

The wedding of Rebecca Ann O'Rourke and Daniel Mark Graham was performed by the Rev. Steve Sholar at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

With school in session for a month, enrollment has increased by 44 in the Taylor County School District and by four in Campbellsville Independent Schools.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1988

Pleasant Run Baptist Church invites everyone to meet the recently installed pastor and his family, the Rev. and Mrs. James T. Washington, Lamont and Joshua.

Bud Wood, 71, of West Walnut Street, Campbellsville, son of the late P.O. Wood and Hila Farmer Wood, was born in Paducah on May 3, 1917, and died at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29 in Campbellsville after an illness.

Savannah Bryant, daughter of Bonnie and Kenny Bryant, celebrated her third birthday on Aug. 20 at Mr. Gatti's.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 4, 1978

Mrs. Floy Alexander was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Colvin in Louisville.

Maureen Murrell is now at home following surgery at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

After 18 years at Taylor County Hospital, Beatrice Smith announced her retirement.

Christopher Kidwell celebrated his seventh birthday Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The Kentucky Department of Education announces the election of Dora Lee Wagoner of Taylor County Elementary School to serve as a member of the Corps of "Individualization Specialists" in the statewide plan for Kentucky's Individualized Kindergartens known as KIK.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 4, 1958

Mrs. Margaret Harding Tucker was one of 116 of the University of Kentucky to make perfect academic grades in the summer semester and one of 16 in the College of Education to attain this goal.

Oil, an elusive substance since Noah found his pitch for the ark, continues to grow in interest in Taylor County, and this county is beginning to bud like a dogwood bush with rigs, as the interest moves north along a ridge from Green County.

A family reunion of the Tedder family was on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Tedder on Elk Horn Road. All of their 11 children were present along with 27 grandchildren present.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 2, 1948

J. Porter Hord has just opened Porter's Grocery on Hoskins Avenue in a neat and spacious new white building.

Mr. and Mrs. George Monson and son, Roger, have returned from a vacation in the East.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blevins and sons returned home Monday after a 10-day trip to Clearwater, Fla.

Work is progressing nicely on the new hotel building by T.S. Curry. Workmen this week were beginning construction of the third floor and hope to have the building under roof before bad weather sets in.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1938

Surveying of all farms in Taylor County under the AAA sign-up was started this week by a large group of surveyors who passed qualification tests following a three-day training school last week.

Mrs. J.A. Hubbard returned last weekend from a two-week stay in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Mrs. Mahalie Peters and her daughter, Miss Carrie Peters, and Miss Smith of Clark Ridge, Tenn., visited Mrs. H. Gabehart and Homer Gabehart, at Merrimac and Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Chaudoin in this city over the weekend.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1928

Sept. 12 will mark the opening of the 22nd session of the Campbellsville College, elementary and high schools and its fifth year as a junior college.

Miss Ethel Pyle, who is employed in Lebanon, spent the weekend here with friends and relatives.

Mrs. Ruth Durham and Luella Dulworth, Greensburg, were recent guests of Mrs. D.L. McCubbin.

Mrs. John Thomas of Bluefield, W.Va. arrived Tuesday for a visit with Mrs. S.B. Willock.

Jack Mitchell and Helen Mitchell of Appalachia, Va. are visiting their uncle, L.M. Mitchell and family this week.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Sept. 5, 1918

Mrs. Cora Hatcher, who is attending a business school in Louisville, was here Sunday visiting Mrs. Bettie Hatcher and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Mardis and family were the guests of friends in Nicholasville.

Owen Sanders and Herman Hubbard were guests of Mr. Sanders' parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Sanders in Lexington.

Mrs. Jane Hiestand is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs. Butler, in Loretto.

Miss Virginia Williams returned home after visiting relatives here.

W.J. Arvin was in Lebanon on Monday for business.