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TEN YEARS AGO
Sept. 3, 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bault will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest J. Hogue celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 21 with a family dinner at Lure Lodge.
Daris Arnold attended the annual Asgrow Seed Co. LLC dealer meeting July 27-29 recently.
Clarence and Jessie Page Benningfield will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 5.
After six and a half years of reporting on a variety of subjects, Rochelle Simpson will be leaving the Central Kentucky News-Journal.
Campbellsville's 9-10-year-old Little League baseball team finished runner-up for the second consecutive year in State Tournament play.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 1, 1988
Mrs. Eugene (Shirley) Gray announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Nona Bell, to Paul Wise, son of Floyd and Pauline Wise.
Sadie Thompson Beard, 76, 1373 Saloma Road, Campbellsville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 1988, at Taylor County Hospital after an extended illness.
Joshua Washington, who was 4 on Aug. 22, celebrated with a party at his home Aug. 20.
Bridget Helm, daughter of Lana and David Helm, celebrated her seventh birthday Aug. 18 at Mr. Gatti's.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 31, 1978
Flora Allen was named the Kiwanis Club and CKNJ "Citizen of the Month." It was a most fitting award for an individual who has spent the past 50 or more years serving the community.
Dave Walker, representing coaches and players of the Campbellsville Little League All-Star baseball team, presented a plaque to Mike Gardner, president of the leagues, for his dedication and support to the all-stars of 1978.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Wood, Route 1, Elk Horn, celebrated their golden anniversary Sunday, Aug. 27 with an open house and reception held in their honor at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Eula Mae (Dickie) Nunn and Mr. Nunn.
FORTY YEARS AGO
The Taylor County Library Board has leased the old Coakley home, located on the corner of Lebanon and Maple Street, to house the library.
The screen of the Campbellsville Drive-In Theatre was destroyed by fire of unknown origin Monday night, just as showing of the evening's program was to start. The Taylor County Fire Department, called at 8:45 p.m., worked for three hours to completely extinguish the smoldering blaze.
Congressman and Mrs. Tim Lee Carter and Dr. Carl Damar, assistant superintendent for vocational education in Kentucky, along with dignitaries from Greensburg and Campbellsville were on hand Sunday for the dedication of the Green County Vocational School, which will be known as the Tim Lee Carter Vocational School.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
All Taylor County Schools will open the doors Tuesday, Sept. 2. All indications point to a record enrollment, both in elementary and high school departments.
The biggest Labor Day event of this section will be the annual Ireland Homecoming, an all day affair, with Dr. Frank Peterson, vice president of the University of Kentucky, as the principal speaker. The dinner is planned for a bountiful affair with plenty of food for everyone. It will be a basket lunch and all those attending are urged to bring a plentiful supply.
Nearing completion is the Houchens building on West Main. Opening should be by mid-October, according to Ray Taylor, owner.
Showing at the Campbellsville Drive-In Theatre this weekend will be the Walt Disney movie "Old Yeller," co-starring Dorothy McGuire and Fess Parker.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Due to President Truman's recent order deferring husbands from the draft, unmarried men 19 through 25 from cities throughout the country are rushing to marriage license bureaus to sign up in order to get exempt from the draft, but not in Taylor County, according to records at the county court clerk's office. County Clerk E. Poe Young reported yesterday that only seven couples have applied for licenses this month. This is the same number issued in June and again in July.
People with old magazines and, perhaps, books can do a good turn by taking them to Mrs. Ollie Wise, who takes care of the ladies' room at the courthouse. Mrs. Wise has a table, benches and chairs in the neat seating room and could use reading material to place on the table.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Circuit Clerk Tom Dabney urges all automobile drivers to purchase their drivers' licenses before Sept. 1 as after that time both new and renewal permits alike will be issued from Frankfort and an examination must be taken before one can be issued.
John Miller, Philco salesman at Caulk Hardware, claims the new 1939 Philco requires only a small amount of electricity to operate, and to prove this he used a 5-cent Simmons one-cell flashlight battery on one of the new battery sets and was able to get clear reception.
The Rev. D.L. Druin, pastor of the Pleasant Hill, Good Hope and Elk Horn Baptist churches in this county, left Monday night to begin a revival at Beech Grove Baptist Church near Perryville.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Mannsville, one of the most progressive small communities in this section of the state and originator of the Community Fair and Harvest Festival, is to have a Junior High School this year, which opens Monday, Sept. 3 for organization. Mrs. Samuel Taylor is to be superintendent and an enrollment of 15 to 20 pupils is expected.
Thursday, Sept. 6 is the day of the big excursion to Cumberland Gap via the L & N Railroad, which is being sponsored by Marion Post No. 49 American Legion at Lebanon. The train is due to arrive at Lebanon at 7:10 a.m. and the special low fare for the round trip from there will be $2.95, which is about one-fourth the regular fare. The train is due to arrive at Cumberland Gap at 12:11 and, returning, will leave there at 5 p.m.
NINETY YEARS AGO
Of more than 3 million men now under arms, the United States now has 1.45 million on the fronts in Siberia, France and Italy. This report was released Saturday by Chief of Staff Peyton B. March in the talk to the senate military committee and newspapermen. He also revealed that the time for trips of imports to and from France had been reduced to 28 days.
The unusual wind, which accompanied the rains last Saturday, reached the proportions of a tornado in some parts of the county. Barns, houses, trees and growing crops suffered. Several barns were completely demolished and telephone and telegraph wires were blown down.