Early Days

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By The Staff


July 2, 1998

Jennifer Warren and Megan Cary were crowned Miss Independence and Miss Taylor County Fair, respectively, Saturday night at Hamilton Auditorium.

John David Inman of Campbellsville is among 447 students at Eastern Kentucky University named to the president's list for spring semester study.

Samantha Floyd, 3, won first place in the Crusade for Children baby contest at Kroger, East Broadway. She is the daughter of Doug and Sharon Floyd of Campbellsville.

Dr. James Watkins was recently certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Ores Ferguson celebrated his 86th birthday on May 1 at his home with five generations of his family present.


July 4, 1988

Angela Michelle Marr, 12-year-old daughter of Jerry and Bertha Marr, was crowned Miss Kentucky America Pre-Teen at the annual state pageant June 18-19 at Lexington's Hyatt Regency.

The Rev. and Mrs. L.M. Hamilton will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a program of music and a renewal of their marriage vows at Campbellsville Baptist Church's fellowship hall on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

Edna Gunsaules, Taylor County Extension Homemakers family life chairwoman, presented a copy of "All About Kids" to Elaine Munday, librarian at Taylor County Public Library.

Stephany Bowen, daughter of Wendell and Gwen Bowen, was 4 on June 23.


July 3, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Davis and son, Eric, announce a new addition to their family, an 8 lb. 1 1/2 oz. daughter, Leslie Ryan, born June 19 at Jane Todd Hospital in Greensburg.

There are young people at White Mills Christian Camp this week. They are Kim Scott, Gidget Cox, Melanie Cox, Lisa Burton, Amy Bates, Alicia and Allison Cooper, T. Breeding and Steve Burkholder.

Russell Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvin L. Franklin Jr. of 508 Bell Ave., has enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Observing May and June birthdays at the Senior Citizens birthday dinner Thursday, June 22 were Susan Shively, Annie Sharp, Ernest Richerson, Evie Lowe and Nora Richerson.


July 3, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Tucker announce the arrival of a son born at Rosary Hospital on Wednesday, July 2.

Margaret Augusta Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Rogers of Campbellsville, and James Robert Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Phillips, were united in marriage, Saturday, June 14 at six o'clock at First Methodist Church.

A Gabehart family reunion was Sunday, June 29 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Gabehart, of near Mannsville.

A surprise farewell party was given Monday night, June 30, at the Cardinal Park in honor of Billy Joe Tucker.


July 1, 1948

James Bryant was installed as commander of the American Legion with J.R. Hayes and James Rubarts as vice commanders. Owen Hubbard is the retiring commander.

Announcement was made of the opening of Rosary Hospital on July 5. The dedication program was announced for July 18.

McCubbin Motors has started the construction of its new plant on Columbia Avenue, which will be a building of 65x105 feet and also a 24x22 paint room on the rear.

Mrs. R.J. Lyon and Mrs. R.L. Marshall left Friday for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Thompson of Long Island, N.Y.


June 30, 1938

The hand is quicker than the eye, and James Harmon, an employee of the Owen Hubbard Service Station on Columbia Avenue, was convinced by a gypsy woman who gypped him out of $15 here Saturday. The band, passing through, stopped at the station.

C.R. Ethridge, of the Ray Chansberry Engineers, is busy preparing the maps for the REA lines at the rate of 19 miles per day. Plans are for completion by July 7.

On Saturday, June 26 the Economy Stores, along with the Ben Franklin Stores, had their annual picnic at the Willock Camp on Green River with 122 present.


June 28, 1928

The Campbellsville Concert Band will play at Hodgenville on July 4 for the all-day picnic and celebration, which will be preceded by a parade.

Robert Alfred Wade, 58, died at his home here following a stroke on Wednesday, June 20.

Mrs. R.E. Douglas, Henderson, returned Monday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Turner.

Mrs. Cameron Wilson, Louisville, arrived for a visit with relatives and friends.

Ruth Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams, left Monday for a visit with her aunt.


July 4, 1918

Annie Lou Dillon is the guest of relatives at Cookeville, Tenn., this week.

After spending several days here on business, E.N. Cross has returned to his home in Randolph, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Scott and children, East St. Louis, Ill., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scott here.