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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

Ten Years Ago

Feb. 10, 2000

Jamie Holt of Campbellsville has been selected to attend the National Young Readers Conference on Feb. 8-13 in Washington, D.C.

Campbellsville Woman's Club met Jan. 24 at the home of Audra Jessie. Campbellsville Police Chief Bill Cassell was guest speaker.

Dr. Robert L. Doty, professor of English at Campbellsville University, is featured in the Boy Scouts of America "Scouter News" as the 90th anniversary leadership spotlight.

Michael Embry, editor of Kentucky Monthly Magazine and a native of Campbellsville, will be in town Saturday to sign copies of his new novel "The Touch."

Twenty Years Ago

Feb. 8, 1990

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barnett will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 18 with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at Green River Memorial Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Huber of Raywick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at their home on Sunday, Dec. 24, 1989.

Carl R. Watson, 80, of 628 Shawnee Drive in Campbellsville died Sunday, Feb. 4, 1990, at Medco Nursing Home after a long illness.

Thirty Years Ago

Feb. 4, 1980

Most Taylor County residents apparently went about their business last week despite a 4-inch snow, which left roads hazardous at best.

Any groundhog worth his salt would have seen his shadow Saturday morning as he peeked his little furry face out from beneath a 40-inch snow covering.

The Campbellsville College men recorded their 10th win in 15 games Thursday by defeating host Northern Kentucky 95-86 in a non-conference basketball game.

Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral of E.W. "Petey" Willock were Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Coffman of Chatham, Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Willock of Pleasure Ridge Park, Mrs. Gill Reff and her daughter, Mrs. Tonya Kemper, both of Louisville and Mrs. Opal McKeynolds of Russellville.

Forty Years Ago

Feb. 5, 1970

"The only good thing I can say about this one is that we played poorly and still won." With that comment, Campbellsville Coach Obie Coomer summed up his feelings about his team's 65-58 win over Taylor County in the opening game of the 1970 SKAC tourney. Indeed, his team didn't play one of their better games, but a victory is a victory, and Coomer was glad to take it.

Mrs. Claude Parrott is a patient with a broken hip at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Lebanon. Her hip was set Monday.

The City of Campbellsville has been selected as one of 10 "All Kentucky Cities" by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for 1969.

The Rev. J.M. Vaughn returned home Wednesday of last week from a week's stay in St. Joseph Hospital where he submitted to surgery.

Fifty Years Ago

February 1960

Motor vehicle operators living or working in Campbellsville will be required to purchase a special windshield sticker city auto permit by March 15, under terms of an ordinance enacted by the City Council Monday night at its regular February session at city hall.

Campbellsville's mid-winter Bargain Day set for Feb. 5 is expected to be of the best in point of values offered by local merchants in the history of the event. All stores are offering outstanding specials. To name a few: ladies' shoes, flats and casuals, values to $6.95 for $1 per pair, 20x40 Cannon towels, just 25 cents, Elgin watches, values to $71.50, just $30.

Sixty Years Ago

February 1950

The Rev. J. Chester Badgett, pastor of the Beaver Dam Baptist Church, has accepted the pastorate of the local Baptist church. Mrs. Badgett and three children will accompany him to Campbellsville. Tony and Tom are 2 and 9 years old, respectively, and Ruth Ann is 5.

The annual Taylor County spelling bee was at Taylor County High School on Saturday morning, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. The winner was 14-year-old Frances Beams of the Hickory Grove School. Miss Beams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Beams of Maple and was taught by Mr. Roy Bell. Judges were the Rev. D.L. Druien, the Rev. John Salmon and the Rev. E.P. Gas. Dean Roy O. Chumbler of Campbellsville College read the rules and pronounced the words.

Seventy Years Ago

February 1940

Kentucky's weather and especially Taylor County's has been the major topic of conversation since Jan. 1. After icy roads and sub-zero temperatures, it appeared last Saturday that a respite in the Arctic type temperatures was in prospect, but on Monday snow again fell and a lowering of the thermometer brought more bad weather on Thursday night. Several residents of the Mannsville section of the valley of Robinson Creek reported that the mercury stood at 21 below zero.

Eighty Years Ago

January 1930

The grand jury finished their duties and reported 60 indictments, several of which were tried at this term of court.

An ordinance was introduced fixing a license on chain stores doing business in this city. An ordinance was also introduced, prohibiting the operation of slot machines within the city limits.

For several days this week, the condition of the roads over Muldraugh's Hill was such that all traffic was extremely dangerous, and many accidents were reported. A total of 27 cars and trucks were said to have left the road between this city and Lebanon.

Ninety Years Ago

February 1920

Judge I.H. Thurman sold the ice plant to Elias Coppock and J.T. Collins Jr. The new proprietors were in Louisville last Monday and purchased additional equipment and also employed experts to overhaul and repair the present plant. The capacity of the plant is 15 tons, which is more than can be used in this part of the state.

This week, Robinson Young received his appointment as mail carrier on routes three and five out of the post office.