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Early Days for 3-7

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

March 6, 2003

Ashley Brooke Tucker, formerly of Campbellsville, just completed her rookie season as an NFL cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans 2002-2003 season. 

Miller "Sonny" Wilson Jr., 66, of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Elizabethtown.

Stefanie Wood of Campbellsville was among constituents with disabilities and their families from all areas of Kentucky who met with their local representative or senator during the 874th Legislative Candidates Forum in Frankfort.

Virgil Estes and Ethel Ford were honored as king and queen during Medco Nursing Home's Valentine's Day celebration.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1993

Tyler Reynolds celebrated his second birthday on Feb. 28 with his friends at Kiddieland Day Care. Tyler is the son of Duane and Margaret Reynolds.

B.J. Brown was inducted into the Royal and Select Masters Prince Hall affiliated Masons recently. The Golden Link Lodge #155 of Lebanon, of which Brown is a member, will have its invitation on March 22.

Elsie Graham celebrated her 87th birthday on Feb. 16 at Metzmeier Nursing Home, where she is a resident.

Whitney Lynn Lee will graduate from Profile Modeling in Lexington on March 7. She is the 4-year-old daughter of Steve and Tracy Perkins and the late Smitty Lee.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 3, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson returned home on Sunday from several days' stay in Lexington to be with Mrs. Johnson's son, Royce Blevins, who had open heart surgery, a quadruple bypass.

Fifty years ago on the first Sunday in March 1933, Dr. Chester Badgett preached his first sermon at Huston Baptist Church.

Doris Grammer became ill while visiting her daughter, Betty Carrico, and family in Louisiana and had to be hospitalized because of pneumonia in her right lung.

Georgia Bowen was dismissed on Friday from Taylor County Hospital following several days there after surgery.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 1, 1973

Paul and John McCubbin, the well-known "governor" and "manager" of McCubbin Motors, entered retirement with the sale of their Ford and Mercury dealership on South Columbia Avenue to 34-year-old Ned Bolin, a Russell County native.

Charles Tracy Gilbert celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, Feb. 24. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilbert.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jackson and Mrs. Ann Holmes of Louisville were weekend guests of Mrs. Brack Sanders and Mrs. Frances Ewing.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 28, 1963

Randall Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Phillips, has received his degree in business administration from the Bowling Green College of Commerce.

O.W. "Winfrey" Beard remains seriously ill in Florida after a stroke.

Prayer will encircle the world on Friday, March 1, the 77th World Day of Prayer, in which Christian people of Campbellsville will join with hundreds of thousands in services around the world. Mrs. Earl Cain is chairman.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 26, 1953

James Ware escaped death last Thursday morning when the bridge over Green River on KY 55 collapsed, sending Ware and a truck with crushed rock plunging 40 feet down in the water. Ware received only a cut on his face and was not hospitalized. A 30-foot section of the bridge gave way under the weight of the truck.

Mildred Skaggs won the annual Taylor County Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 13, at Taylor County High School. She is the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie R. Skaggs and is an eighth-grader at the school.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 26, 1943

Mrs. Doshia Skaggs of South Campbellsville was informed by the War Department on Monday that her son, Glenn, was seriously wounded in action on the African front. Skaggs was with a tank unit in Tunisia.

Medical Sergeant Victor Hancock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hancock of Cane Valley, was among the American Rangers who raided an Italian base in north Africa and wiped out the garrison, taking 11 prisoners.

Mrs. Colby Kessler, 65, died Tuesday at her home in Green County. She was the mother of Lucius Clark of LaMoille, Ill., formerly of Campbellsville.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Feb. 23, 1933

S.B. Willock of the Economy 5 and 10 Cent Stores Co. of this city, purchased a Chevrolet truck that will be used to carry his stock of goods to Columbia and Springfield stores.

P.C. and Ida Rose sold 37 1/2 acres of improved land on Pitman Creek recently to their son, W.D.

Ruth Coe is spending a few days in Louisville, the guest of her uncle Charles Jones.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Feb. 22, 1923

Judge W.T. Hendrickson, county attorney Fred Faulkner, tax commissioner Walter Wise and J.R. Sanders were in Frankfort on Friday to present arguments before the State Tax Commission showing why the increase in taxes was made in the assessment of Taylor County this year.

John Farmer, 84, a former Taylor County resident and a veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War, died Wednesday at his home in the New Market section in Marion County.

Chas F. Sanders was the weekend guest of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. H.R. Sanders at Burgin, Ky.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Feb. 19, 1913

Jerry J. Carlyle and Ethel M. Murphy were married in this city last week.

Main Street is receiving a new coating of crushed rock this week. It is rumored that Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Gowdy's steam roller will do the finishing to the streets.

Mabel Russell accepted a position with the Gilpin and Wilkerson Millinery establishment of this city.