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TEN YEARS AGO
March 7, 2002
Medco Nursing Home hosted its annual crowning of king and queen on Valentine's Day. Jodie Crews was crowned king and Almeda Osborne queen.
AutoZone, a Memphis-based auto parts chain, has opened a new store at 201 Jordan Road.
Campbellsville Middle School dance team members and cheerleaders were honored recently at an awards banquet.
The life of Jesus will be portrayed in the upcoming special presentation "The Living Promise" this weekend at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Pvt. Brandon Coleman Gowdy was graduated from U.S. Marine Corps basic training in Paris Island, S.C., on Feb. 1, 2002.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 5, 1992
Merion Earl Haskins, a native of Campbellsville, known in his early years as an outstanding local athlete is now a successful business executive living in Richmond, Va.
Nathan Shreve, a student at Taylor County Elementary School, was district winner of the Courier Journal and Taylor County Conservation District Poster Contest.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1982
Donna Wise and the Campbellsville College women's basketball team are pointing for their third straight KWIC Division II state championship.
Mr. and Mrs. James Philpott of Greensburg announce the arrival of James Patrick into their home.
High winds and low humidity contributed to several field fires, which kept local firefighters occupied early this week.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 2, 1972
John A. Jones, 82, was presented with a plaque on Sunday night at Campbellsville Christian Church, "in recognition of 42 years of faithful service of teaching God's word in Sunday school." Jones retired from teaching the Search-lighters class for couples 35 and older because to his health.
The senior citizens had their regular monthly potluck birthday dinner meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24, in the fellowship hall of Campbellsville Baptist Church.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 1, 1962
Fire of undetermined origin swept through Campbellsville Baptist Church on Saturday night destroying the main building but valiant efforts by the Campbellsville Fire Department resulted in saving the adjoining educational building. Loss was estimated between $400,000 and $500,000.
T.G. Layton, district manager for the utilities company, presented a check for $9,299.52 representing the second annual payment made by the Kentucky Utilities Co. to the city of Campbellsville under the new electric franchise to city officials on Friday morning.
Near-record rainfall throughout this part of Kentucky and throughout the state caused untold damage this week as swollen creeks and rivers drove many families from their homes and caused several highways to be blocked.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 28, 1952
Adolf Rupp, head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky and one of America's foremost after-dinner speakers, will speak at a banquet honoring Campbellsville's three basketball teams on Monday, March 10 at the Campbellsville College Auditorium.
The Ben Franklin Store, Campbellsville's newest variety store, will officially open here tomorrow, Feb. 29. The new business is located on Main Street, next to Monson's Department Store.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 26, 1942
Five were inducted into the Army from Taylor County this week and five volunteers will be sent to Louisville on Saturday for examination. The five inducted were William Hobart Tedder, Lloyd Woodrow Puryear, William Henry Crabtree, Wilbert Lynwood Cox and Harvey Clifford Blakeman. The five volunteers are Lester Redford and Chester Redford, twin brothers, and Harley Sanford Atwood, George Campbell Harding and Earl Churchill Williams.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
At Maple, this county, the old time breakdown party was last Saturday night at Ron Barnett's. Those who played in the Jug Band were Blanford Price, John Shofner and Sam Frank Shofner. All reported a great time.
Hon. Abel Harding addressed an audience at the Mannsville High School last week under auspices of the Mannsville PTA, on the subject of prohibition. The audience was spell bound for the greater portion of an hour's speech, and all greatly enjoyed it.
NINETY YEARS AGO
March 2, 1922
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maupin was visited last week by the stork, which left them a bouncing boy baby that tipped the scales at 9 1/2 pounds.
The stock and fixtures of the F.P. Rice Co. Grocery and Meat Market have been removed to the rear of the building with an entrance door on Depot Street.
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Feb. 21, 1912
J.B. Barbee has been awarded the Star Route contract between here and Columbia for another four years by the post office department, to carry the mail between these two points.
John A. Peterson is working his prisoners in relays, breaking rocks for the city streets. Jailer Peterson, not having hammers enough, has to bring his prisoners out in groups of three.