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Work begins on new Kroger in 1949

By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1999

Taylor County Future Farmers of America's land judging team placed first in the regional competition, which was Oct. 19 at Clay Hill Farm.

HaLeigh Ann and Hannah Jane Gadberry recently celebrated their first birthday.

Jeannie Hardin of Campbellsville has been awarded a child development associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.

Jamie Ennis of Campbellsville was recently selected by the Habitat Organization at Hanover College as its candidate for the 1999 homecoming court.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 1989

The descendants of the late Lewis and Liza Stubbs Perkins met Sunday, Aug. 20 for their 12th reunion at the Acton Retreat Center.

Daina Dennis, 19, of Campbellsville was a candidate in Eastern Kentucky University's homecoming on Oct. 28.

Ken Forman, associate director of missions for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, will be teaching Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Campbellsville College in Jerry Kibbons' church administration class.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1979

Mrs. Willie Dudgeon spent the past three weeks in Louisville visiting her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Easton. From there she went to Indiana to visit her sister, Mrs. Virgie Black, and brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond O'Banion.

Mrs. Anna Murrah was honored with a birthday dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Murrah. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. James Owen Murrah of Richmond, Ind., Joe Murrah of Louisville, Chris and Kelly Murrah, and Ernest and Suzy Houk, all of Campbellsville.

Michael Ryan Williams is the 4-month-old son of Larry and Cheryl Williams. Grandparents are Russell and Betty Williams and Robert and Genevieve Newcomb.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 6, 1969

Staff Sgt. Owen William Turner Jr. was recently promoted to Sgt. First Class. He is the son of Owen Turner Sr., Route 5, Campbellsville.

Builder Second Class Maynard Wright, U.S.N., son of Mrs. Claudia Noel of 107 Crescent Hill Drive, Campbellsville, is serving with U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven in Vietnam.

Announcement has been made by Georgetown College that Linda Phelps, Columbia, was named to the dean's list for the second semester of the school year of 1968-1969. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Little, Route 2, Campbellsville.

Margaret Cave, Miami, Fla., arrived Friday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. W.L. Wilson.

Percy Sledge, popular blues singer, and his band will appear in concert at Hamilton Auditorium on Tuesday evening, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 1959

Kentucky's voters Tuesday elected Bert T. Combs as governor and Wilson Wyatt lieutenant governor, and the complete Democratic ticket in a landslide, which will probably reach a majority of 125,000 or more.

Kroger's specials this week are round steak, 79 cents per pound; chuck roast, 45 cents per pound; coffee, 3-pound bag, $1.45; potatoes, 50-pound bag, $1.09; and frying chickens, 25 cents per pound.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 1949

Work will begin on the new Kroger Supermarket on Monday, Nov. 7, and plans call for the building to be erected in 90 days. The new store will be built on the vacant lot owned by Wood T. Coppock, across Columbia Avenue from the Merchants Hotel.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 1939

From recent opinions given by experts on burley tobacco and the 1939 tobacco crop in general, it has been forecast that the prices for this year's crop will be some better than in 1938-1939. At a meeting of county agents and tobacco committeemen in Lexington on Monday, J.B. Huston, head of the tobacco section of AAA, stated that if present trends continue, the price for burley will average at least 20 cents.

Members of the faculty of Campbellsville High and Graded schools enjoyed a Halloween hayride and party Tuesday night. A picnic supper was spread on the banks of Pitman Creek on the Hodgenville Road. The wagon was furnished by Howard Bell. Those present included Mrs. Alvin Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hayes, Mrs. Nelle Douglas Sofstall, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Coppock, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hamilton, Byron Miller, Missess Roxy Arnold, Nancy Miller, Anna Lou Dillon, Louise Parrott, Cecil Kearnes, Evelyn Graham, Neva Darnell, Ruth Hackley and Elizabeth Sanders.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

November 1929

Every Democratic nominee in Taylor County was elected by a safe majority in the election Tuesday of this week. Some of the races were closer than others, but the entire ticket triumphed.

Billy Cloyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Cloyd, of this city, underwent an operation for the removal of his tonsils Saturday and is reported to be recuperating nicely from the effects of the operation, which was performed by Dr. W.B. Atkinson.

NINETY YEARS AGO

November 1919

Today marked the close of one of the hottest campaigns ever in this county, and the election resulted in a landslide victory for the Republicans throughout the state with a majority for Edwin P. Morrow for governor of 25,000 and carried the entire Republican ticket with him.

The brickwork under the direction of contractor Ray Goodin is progressing with rapidity at the graded and high school building, which is being erected on West Main Street. Everything points to the completion of the handsome building at an earlier date than was first anticipated.