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Parents plan to form band program for children in 1949

By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1999

Denean Reynolds, formerly of Campbellsville and now living in New Mexico, has cut her fourth CD - The Farmer's Daughter - and presently has the 11-song album in distribution.

Hayden Callaway Neal, who turned five on Oct. 19, celebrated his birthday with friends at Little People Day Care in Campbellsville.

B.J. Brown Jr. and Anthony Robinson, both of Campbellsville, recently attended the Blue Grass Consistory #2 annual pig roast in Lexington.

Peter John Foster, the 7-year-old son of Gary and Diann Foster of Campbellsville, is attending a five-week short course session at Kentucky School for the Blind.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 26, 1989

Margaret Lane has completed 25 years with Houchens.

The children of the Rev. and Mrs. Gilbert Sapp are hosting a reception for their parents' 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Nov. 5 on Spurlington-Mannsville Road, KY 744.

The Rev. J.V. and Hazel Mullen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 5.

The Rev. and Mrs. Jewell Gene Hall, Campbellsville, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Bobbie Jean Hall, to Donald L. Weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Bryant Weeks, Auburndale, Fla.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 27, 1979

Brookside Cemetery on West Main Street suffers from universal problems incidental to just about every burial ground - old age and vandalism.

State Rep. Herman Ratliff has introduced a bill providing stiffer penalties for growing, cultivating or harvesting marijuana.

Tom Eager returned home Saturday from a three-week stay at Highland Baptist Hospital in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sapp, 627 Lebanon Ave., announce the arrival of a daughter, Dana Marie, born Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Taylor County Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces.

Mrs. Lynn Coakley and daughter, Ann, returned home Wednesday from a week's vacation in Wooldridge, Va., with Mrs. Gerald Carroll, Mr. Carroll and family.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 30, 1969

Richard Porter celebrated his third birthday Sunday, Oct. 18 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Porter, Route 3, Campbellsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Shreve celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Pfc. Jerry W. Arnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arnett of Route 4, Campbellsville, is assigned with the 54th Signal Battalion in Vietnam.

SP/4 Jackie Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parker, Route 1, Elk Horn, Ky., is now serving in Korea.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Shaw announce the birth of a son, Joseph Russell, on Oct. 26 at Fort Gordon Military Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Mrs. Shaw is the former Ruth Ann Badgett, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Chester Badgett. Mr. Shaw is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shaw.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 1959

Preliminary construction work was started Monday on the new Campbellsville Municipal Building on the site of the old Taylor County Jail on West Second Street by the R.E. Lloyd Construction Co. of Louisville, the contractors. The new structure, to be financed by $100,000 of municipal bonds, will house the city offices, fire and police departments and the water and sewer company offices.

The Taylor County Health Department moved last Friday from its quarters in the Old Clerk's office at the courthouse to the newly completed health department building on East First Street.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 1949

Another step toward establishment of a community band for Campbellsville was taken last Thursday night when parents of interested children met at the city high school. Action taken by the parent group meeting included setting a fee of $3 a month for students taking part in the band, endorsing the idea of a Band Boosters Club, and appointment of Mrs. Lee Edwards as chairman of a committee to contact other parents whose children turned in questionnaires showing interest in the band.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 1939

Mrs. A.T. McCormack of Louisville, chairman of the Jane Todd Crawford Trail Committee, this week sent to the Campbellsville Graded and High School a number of shrubs and bulbs, which will be planted along the school grounds fronting the Jane Todd Crawford trail. This beautification work is part of an organized attempt by towns along the trail to beautify the country through which this historic road passes.

The Alhambra Theatre will be showing this Friday and Saturday "Jesse James," starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly and Randolph Scott.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 1929

Work on Main Street, preparation to paving, is going on rapidly since it was started two weeks ago by contractor B.P. Neal, with the exception of two days last week and two days this week, when the work has been seriously delayed by rain. Practically all the excavating work has been completed for Main Street and the dirt hauled away. Culverts and everything are now in readiness for the laying of the concrete.

NINETY YEARS AGO

October 1919

On last Friday afternoon, the Juvenile Music Club gave a recital at the studio of Mrs. Frances Miller. Each member of the program was revered with credit and reflects admirably upon the instructor as well as pupils. Those who took part were: Misses Dixie Wade, Nelle Douglas Edwards, Cary Frances Edwards, Mary Miller, Annie Lou Dillion, Frances Sanders, Sylvia Hubbard, Bessie Davis, Mabel Coakley and Martha Bowling and Master Edward Taylor.