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Early Days for 3-15

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

March 14, 2002

Nettie Page will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday with a reception at Spurlington United Methodist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

Father Kendrick Bowling, 81, of Louisville, died on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Louisville.

Eleven-year-old Taylor Cox is the best speller in Taylor County. On Wednesday, Cox won the 2002 Taylor County Derby Festival Spelling Bee.

Andrew Blair recently completed a 10-session leadership seminar at Cumberland College in Williamsburg.

Landon Shuffett, 7, was featured in the February/March issue of Professional-Q-Ball, a national pool news magazine, and was recently filmed for a "Ripley's Believe it or Not" segment to appear on WTBS out of Atlanta later this spring.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1992

The Taylor County High School Concert Band will play host to 375 students at the Taylor County Festival on March 14.

Altarene Keltner recently retired from Fruit of the Loom after 27 years of service.

Arvin "Sonny" L. Franklin Jr. celebrated his 60th birthday on Feb. 16 with an "over the hill" party.

Robin Jeanie Bowen of Campbellsville is currently an intern in the Washington D.C. office of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 11, 1982

George Wilson, a downtown businessman for 45 years and a city councilman for 11 years, died on Monday, March 8, at Taylor County Hospital after a long illness. He was 79 years old.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Allen invite residents to attend a reception honoring their parents on their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday afternoon, March 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mrs. Turney (Annetta) Harding honored Susan Cloyd of Lexington with a luncheon on Saturday at the Harding home on Coakley Street. There were 12 guests.

Mr. and Mrs. David Pike of Columbia wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jane Parrish Pike, to Tony Hedgesbeth, son of Lilburn Hedgespeth of Campbellsville.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1972

Chad Allen Wade doesn't know it yet, but he will be four on his first birthday. The only baby born at the Taylor County Hospital on Feb. 29, 1972, this Leap Year youngster is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Wade, Route 4. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wade, Route 5, and Moss L. Milby, Route 4.

Three Taylor County natives were honored on Saturday by the Campbellsville Jaycees. Phil Allan Bertram, a Campbellsville attorney, was selected as the year's Outstanding Young Man. Gary Seaborne, a teacher at Taylor County High, was honored as Outstanding Young Educator, and Bobby Kessler was chosen Outstanding Young Farmer.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1962

An ordinance on drainage on public streets, parking meters and the purchase of a new police car were the principal topics of business at the regular March meeting of the Campbellsville City Council at City Hall on Monday night.

Taylor County High School's Cardinals were crowned champions of the 21st District on Saturday night as they shaded the dark horse Campbellsville Eagles 47-46 in a contest, which could have gone either way.

American Girl Scouts and Brownies are preparing to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Girl Scout movement in America this coming week.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 6, 1952

Joe Beard of the Burdick School was the recent winner of the Taylor County spelling bee, it was announced today.

Campbellsville Leap Year Bargain Day, which was last Friday, was called "one of most successful trade days ever held in Campbellsville," according to E.L. Crabtree, chairman of the retail trade committee.

A large crowd is expected to attend the Taylor County Farm Bureau's annual meeting at the county high school gymnasium, it was announced today by W.C. Mitchell.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Logan Scott are the parents of a son, Benjamin Cole, born at the Campbellsville Hospital on Sunday.

Mont Burton was surprised with a birthday dinner at his home when he returned from his usual Saturday trip to Campbellsville. His brother, W.E. Burton, also had a birthday the next day. Fourteen people were present and each brought baskets of food and gifts. To complete his surprise, Mr. Burton had all his immediate family present.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 3, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Chaney of Mac entertained about 25 of their friends last Thursday night in honor of their nephew, Edward Gaddie, of Danville, Ind.

A number of friends of Leslie Bowen gave him the surprise of his life last Sunday when they slipped into his room on the Spurlington Road with baskets of food galore, the occasion being his birthday.

Wallace Coffey submitted to a tonsil operation on Thursday of last week and has sufficiently recovered to be out today.

NINETY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1922

Master Jodie McCubbin entertained a group of his little friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. McCubbin, last Saturday, it being his fifth birthday. Mrs. H.S. Summers presided as hostess for the occasion.

Miss Stella Hobson, daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Hobson, has accepted a position with the Farmers Deposit Bank of this city as an assistant bookkeeper.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Feb. 28, 1912

Rucker and Son has completed a new mill at Burdick and the new machinery will soon be installed. They will grind corn and all kinds of feed. They will also run their blacksmith shop in connection with the mill.

On Green River near Pellyton, Thomas Jones, while making rounds of his animal traps, came upon one in which a rabbit had been snared. While Jones was inspecting his catch, he was unexpectedly attacked by a large bald eagle, which was within a few feet of him when first discovered screaming and shrieking viciously at his face and head. Finally, Jones succeeded in striking the eagle on the head with a pair of wire pliers, killing it outright.