Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Oct. 30, 1997

Army Pvt. David P. Corbin has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

Tori Shively of Campbellsville has enrolled this year at Centre College, joining a record number of new students.

Ashley Brooke Lawson celebrated her fourth birthday with a party at home Sept. 27.

Taylor County Middle School PTSO will have a hot dog supper, book fair and talent show on Friday, Nov. 21 beginning at 6 p.m.

On Monday, Oct. 13, Lee's Famous Recipe had Taylor County Band Day with half of its sales donated to the band.


Oct. 29, 1987

Dr. David E. Cundiff has been named professor of health and physical education at Campbellsville College.

Lorene Colvin, 74, College Street, Campbellsville, daughter of the late Macy Lee Sullivan and Henrietta Burns Sullivan, died recently. She was born in Hart County, Ky. on June 22, 1913.

Greg Ginter has been accepted at R.E.T.S. Electronic Institute in Louisville.

Metzmeier residents and their families were entertained on Grandparents Day by the Joyful Singers from Palestine Baptist Church.

Lucy Walters' family had a reunion on her 82nd birthday. Five generations were present.

Erin Rucker celebrated her second birthday at McDonald's on Oct. 2. She is the daughter of Raymond and Arletta Rucker.


Oct. 27, 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Dudgeon and sons, Mrs. Dorothy Williams and Michael, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Dudgeon and daughters, visited Mr. and Mrs. James Dudgeon in Mt. Vernon, Ind., Sunday, Oct. 23.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Riggs of Campbellsville wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sheila, to Bobby Bloyse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bloyse Sr. of Greensburg.0

Joyce Ann Haskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Haskins, Route 1, Campbellsville, is a junior speech pathology major at Western Kentucky University and is one of 18 candidates for the university's 1977 homecoming queen.

Mrs. Willie Gill, Route 2, Campbellsville, celebrated her 93rd birthday Oct. 5.

Darren Wade celebrated his fourth birthday at his home.


Oct. 26, 1967

D.L. Druien, vice president of Campbellsville College since July 1965, has resigned his position to assume the pastorate of Meadow View Baptist Church on South Central Avenue, Campbellsville.

The Pollyanna Class of the Christian Church was hostess to a surprise silver wedding anniversary celebration Wednesday night honoring Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bohrer. The Bohrers married Oct. 18, 1942, and have one daughter, Pamela.

Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Dabney and Chester Watson spent the weekend in Huntsville, Ala., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson and sons, David and Steve.

Mrs. Carl Porter and Jean visited Mrs. Tommie Porter. Thursday was little Richard's birthday.


Oct. 31, 1957

David O'Banion, FFA member at Taylor County High School, has returned from a tour of dairy shows.

Leo Lukin, a student at Eastern in Richmond, Ky., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lukin over the weekend.

Donald Doyle, principal of the Campbellsville City School, was elected president of the elementary principals of the 4th District Education Association at Elizabethtown on Oct. 25.

Omer Hogan, son of the late Wayne Hogan and Mary Alice Penn Hogan, was born in Taylor County, Aug. 4, 1881, and died at his home, Wednesday, Oct. 23, after a long illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Skaggs have their new house mostly up, where they will soon be moving into it for the coming year.


Nov. 6, 1947

The largest turkey shoot ever held here is the goal of the Taylor County Sportsman Club, President Buckner Miller stated Tuesday after the meeting of the club Monday night. The shoot, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11, is expected to draw sportsmen from throughout the state.

Miss Leona Walling and Mrs. Eida Hoskins were in Lexington on Monday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. I.P. Alexander spent the weekend in McMinville, Tenn.

Miss Elizabeth Atkins of Lebanon spent the weekend with Miss Martha Sue Young.


Nov. 4, 1937

With 17 of 22 precincts in Taylor County reported, all Democratic candidates, with the exception of Cleoda Davis, held fairly sizeable leads. None of the seven town precincts had been counted at this time. However, Democratic strength in five of the seven town precincts will add further to the Democratic landslide.

George E. Sapp, county school superintendent, offered his resignation Monday to the County Board of Education. He asked the board to relieve him of his duties so he might serve as cashier of the Taylor County Bank of which post he was elected two weeks ago by directors of the new banking institution.


Nov. 3, 1927

The Ellis Art & Gift-Shoppe, which opened here Saturday, is one of the most attractive stores in this city. Its displays of art goods and other merchandise is very attractive and speaks well of our city to have an establishment of this character in our town.

Mr. C.S. Sharp of the Hatcher neighborhood brought to our office a freak ear of corn that represents a human hand, including a perfect wrist but minus the little finger.

Mrs. J.H. Chaney left last week for a visit to relatives and friends at Plainfield, Ind.

Mr. J.P. Disney of Indiana arrived yesterday for a visit to relatives and friends in this city.


Nov. 8, 1917

The Camp Fire Girls will host their second candy sale at the office of the News Journal on Saturday afternoon. Everyone who wants candy should come early as the young ladies dispose of their sweets so rapidly. Let everyone help the Camp Fire Girls in their work by buying candy.

S.W. Miller left Sunday morning for Illinois where he has accepted a position.

Miss Adeline Caldwell, Ashland, was the guest of friends here last week.

Mrs. George Doin, Louisville, returned to her home Monday after a pleasant visit to Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Atkins.