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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

May 7, 1998

Gov. Paul Patton has proclaimed this week (May 3-9) Community Readership Week.

Jessie O. Underwood celebrated her 86th birthday with her family at Medco Center on April 27.

Suzie Lynne Pike was the overnight guest of Anne and Paul Fraim of Campbellsville last Wednesday.

Quenton Ford celebrated his fourth birthday recently at Little People Day Care & Learning Center. He is the son of Trent and Trina Ford of Campbellsville.

Taylor County High School Junior Brad Sullivan spoke at the April 30 meeting of the Taylor County Republican Women's Club.

Joyce Ann Haskins will be the speaker Saturday at a Seminar and Salad Day at Pleasant Run Baptist Church in Green County.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 1988

Nancy Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cox, Campbellsville, was crowned 1988 Miss Green River Valley on April 30 in Bremen, Ky.

Delinda Douglas will join the Central Kentucky News-Journal on Monday as a staff writer to replace Dannie Prather, who has accepted a news writing job in Elizabethtown.

Dee and Rosie Grant, who live on Lincoln Avenue, celebrated 64 years of marriage April 26.

James Andrew Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Graham of Finley, has been awarded a Trustee's Scholarship, a Christian Leadership Scholarship, a Brown Foundation Scholarship and a Band Performance Grant at Georgetown College.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 4, 1978

Donna McElroy is the first student from Campbellsville High School to be awarded the National Honor Society Scholarship, according to her sponsor Sara Coop.

Mr. and Mrs. James Garnett of 105 Spring St. have just returned from a week's vacation in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Coffman of Chatham, Canada, arrived last week to visit Ernestine and E.W. Willock for a few days.

Mrs. Etta Goode, East Main, suffered a broken arm in a fall near her home Friday.

Elmer Rafferty celebrated his 94th birthday at his home on route 2, Campbellsville.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Garland Ball and family have moved to Campbellsville from Springfield, Ky.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ellis attended the Derby in Louisville on Saturday.

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Moxley over the past weekend were Mrs. Moxley's brother, Roger Hicks, Mrs. Hicks and daughter, Cindy Georgette, of St. Bernard, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Durham and daughter, Vicki, spent the weekend in Bowling Green visiting Mrs. Durham's mother, Mrs. Frank Travelstead and Mr. Travelstead.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Thompson, 617 Birdwood Ave., City, are the parents of a daughter born May 1.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 20, 1948

Miss Ernestine Callison was the weekend guest of Miss Virginia Nunn in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Estill of Lexington spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Kerr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Follis and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Coffey were in Louisville on Monday. Mrs. J.A. Hubbard and Mrs. E.P. Peterson were in Frankfort on Monday and Tuesday.

The first calf born in the artificial insemination program in Taylor County was to the cow owned by Roger Smith on the R.F. Young farm.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 19, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. O'Banion celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 15 at their home near Saloma with about 200 of their relatives and friends present.

Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Williams, Sheperdsville, are spending the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Williams.

Miss Lois Colvin had returned home after a visit of several days with friends in Louisville and Cincinnati.

Mrs. E. Leroy Buechel and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Rolderer, Louisville, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Petot Jr.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 17, 1928

The sophomore class of Campbellsville College will present its annual play, "Strongheart," at the auditorium May 18. This is said to be an outstanding play and will be given by a well-trained cast.

Rouse Eads bought from Reeves Bowen a nice seven-room bungalow in the Redman Addition. This is an attractive, modern home and nice property.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Caulk of this city are rejoicing over the arrival at their home on last Friday, May 4 of a beautiful little girl, Mary Ellen.

Miss Mary Chandler Smith spent Thursday and Friday with friends in Louisville.

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 23, 1918

Merlin Wood has received his notice from the Selective Service Board to report for examination.

Miss Grace Hazelwood is the guest of Miss Lorena Hazelwood at Boston this week.

Mrs. Carrie Hatcher is the guest of Mrs. W.W. Mitchell in Louisville this week.

Master Arthur Davis Mattingly, of Louisville, is the guest of his uncle, Dr. Reesor.

Miss Fannie Anderson, after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. H.T. Parrott, left Tuesday morning for Bowling Green to enter college.