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Alhambra announces its first 'talking picture' show in 1929

By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

July 8, 1999

Glen and Trexie Lane of Campbellsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 17 with cake and homemade ice cream.

John "Bam" and Jen Carney of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Ethan Reid, at 8:09 a.m. on Monday, June 28 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Army Pvt. Brian D. Edwards has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

Lenneth Bartley celebrated his 64th birthday June 16 with friends and former boss, David Pierce and his wife Donna. The celebration was at the home of Christine DeWeese.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1989

After a waltz past Washington County, the Campbellsville 11-12 year-old All Stars skipped past Adair County on Tuesday night to move into the championship game of the Area D Little League Tournament.

Hundreds of people braved the warm temperatures Saturday and cooled off during Q-104's Summer Splash at Green River Lake.

When students and teachers in the Campbellsville School District return to class in August, they will be welcomed with a pleasant surprise if they like computers.

Richard "Dick" Smith, 76, a retired painter of Redman Avenue in Campbellsville, son of the late Wilbur K. Smith and Myrtie Durham Smith, was born in Taylor County, Feb. 24, 1913. He died at 2 a.m., Sunday, July 9, 1989, at his home after an illness.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 5, 1979

Campbellsville City Council voted 11-0 Monday night to approve black topping for 17 streets consisting of 3.09 miles.

Kentucky's gasoline allocation for the month of July will average 21 percent lass than for the same month last year. The projection comes from the Frankfort office of Deputy Energy Management Commissioner, Damon Harrison.

The families of the late Stanley and Grace Cowherd enjoyed a cookout in Miller Park the 10th day of June.

Paul Willock, Pleasure Ridge Park, visited his brother, E.W. Willock, at McDowell Nursing Home in Greensburg on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Pike's recent guests were Willie Goodin and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schock of Elizabethtown, Pa. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Goodin and Miss Beulah Arnold while here.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 1969

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Barnes and daughter, Vangie, and Miss Terri Miller spent a few days in Lansing, Mich., visiting Tommie Barnes and the Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Brown.

Army 1st Lt. John R. Close, son of Mrs. Josephine C. Cox, Skyline Drive, was assigned to the 199th Light Infantry Brigade near Long Binh, Vietnam on May 31.

Airman Gary C. Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hunt, Route 1, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Finishing with 3.8 point standing out of a possible 4.0, Miss Ann Taylor Sandidge was graduated from Western Kentucky University School of Nursing on June 6.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1959

General Telephone of Kentucky, serving more than 2,700 telephones from Campbellsville, has announced the purchase of a building site on the corner of Central Avenue and Maple Streets, adjacent to the present exchange building.

Only a few months remain before Kentucky will join with all other states in the union that were engaged in the Civil War, in observing the Centennial of this bloodiest and most useless of American wars. Plans are to dramatize some of the battles of the four-year period, which took place in Kentucky.

Mrs. Lemual Bault and Mrs. Elwood Anderson and sons Kenny and Woody have returned from a trip to Claremont, Minn., where they visited their aunt, Mrs. Floyd Wilson, Mr. Wilson and family. On their return trip they also visited Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johns of Pontiac, Ill.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 14, 1949

Charles Rogers suffered a concussion of the brain and slight fracture of the right side of his head when he was struck twice across the head by a baseball bat during the Lions-Loretta ballgame, here Sunday.

Abel "Turney" Harding Jr. has been employed by the Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. as an agent on the local staff, which is headed by Thomas Gupton.

Work on the boy's dormitory at Campbellsville College is rapidly nearing completion, according to a statement by Dean Roy O. Chumbler this week.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 1939

Joel Bennett returned last week from Nashville where he has been a student at Vanderbilt University.

Miss Lois Whitney, Miss Mattie Morris and R.P. Thompson spent the weekend in Monticello with Miss Opal Whitney.

J.H. Pickett and Orean Walker of Louisville arrived here Tuesday to visit friends and transact business in this section.

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Tarter, Mrs. Carl McCubbin and Johnnie Burkholder were visitors in Louisville on Monday.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 1929

Garnett Dowell, W.R. Knifley and James Long enjoyed several days fishing last week on the Seven Springs hole on Green River and from their report enjoyed splendid luck. They caught more than 40 pounds of fish, including catfish weighing 6 and 7 pounds.

Management of the Alhambra Theatre has announced that the first talking picture show will be given at the picture house on Monday, July 22. The picture will be "Father and Son," an excellent production. Work has been under way for the past few days installing the necessary talking equipment and a first class outfit has been installed.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

July 1919

The farmers of Taylor County will assemble on July 28, 29 and 30 for three days of instructive lectures and practical farming demonstrations. The meeting will be held in a large tent, which will seat 700 on the Chautauqua grounds.

H.H. Collins was in Louisville on Wednesday on business.

The Rev. N.A. Johnson returned from Louisville on Sunday night, where he spent several days.

Mr. and Mrs. William Newton and family of Crescent Hill were the guests of relatives and friends several days last week.

J.R. Smith returned to his duties on the road after spending the weekend with his family here.