Early Days

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By Marie Cox


January 20, 2000

James Earl and Virginia Smith will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2000.

Paul and Anne Fraim spent the weekend in Radcliff celebrating the birthdays of Ssg and Mrs. Alan Arvin Pike. The families celebrated with dinners in Elizabethtown and Glendale.

Billy and Becky Dial of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Erin at 2:38 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at Springview Hospital in Lebanon. She weighted 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long.

James Deener, 84, of Old Lebanon Road, Campbellsville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2000 in Campbellsville.


January 18, 1990

J.B. Crawley, Campbellsville, has been seated on the executive board of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and attended the December meeting of that body of Middletown, Ky.

Raymond Clark, 85, Campbellsville, son of the late Otto Lee Clark and Ina Harris Clark, born in Hillsdale, Mich., May 19, 1904, died Jan. 10, 1990 in Campbellsville, after an extended illness.

Donna Wise's Campbellsville College Lady Tigers used a seven point run late in the contest to defeat Cumberland 64-55 Saturday night in the athletic center.


January 14, 1980

John Paul Vaughn, returned home Wednesday from Jewish Hospital in Louisville where he had a nerve graft. He plans to register Monday at WKU for the spring semester.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cook, Alan and Chris and Ashley Beth, of Jacksonville, Fla., were recent guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Cook.

Mrs. Millard (Juanita) Shreve returned home Wednesday from Baptist East Hospital, Louisville where she has been for several days.

Following the lead set by a community drug council, the Taylor County PTSO Thursday night held a drug abuse seminar of its own.

Burley prices began dropping sharply last week as sales resumed following a Christmas break. The decline began gradually the first day back following the holiday and the prospects of it ever picking back up pre-Christmas levels seem slim.


January 15, 1970

Dr. and Mrs. R.D. Ingram returned home Sunday from a 10-day visit in Naples, Fla.

Mrs. Harry Faucett is a patient at Mary Immaculate Hospital, following surgery.

Clyde Kirtley, student at Vanderbilt in Nashville, is here for a few days between semesters with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirtley, Route 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Hardin were in Atlanta, Ga., last week on business.


January 1960

Awards for the Outstanding Young Farmer of 1959 and the outstanding J.C. for the past year were announced Monday night at a dinner meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at the Kentucky Central Hotel. Colby Deener was chosen as the outstanding young farmer and Paul McCubbin, J.C. president, the outstanding J.C.

Campbellsville College's first homecoming celebration staged Monday through the cooperation of the Alumni Association, students and townspeople was termed as most successful by the sponsors, culminating in a homecoming win by the College Tigers over Bethel College Monday night.


January 1950

Plans are now definitely underway for the erection of the permanent plant for the Taylor Manufacturing Company on the Greensburg Road. The building will be a one-story brick faced affair, and will be 90 to 100 thousand square feet in size.

Carmelita Mahan, 7 lb. 1 oz. blue-eyed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Howard Mahan of Campbellsville, was the first baby born at the Rosary Hospital in 1950. She was born at 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 1.


January 1940

County School Superintendent George E. Sapp stated this week that the annual county eighth grade examination will be held at Campbellsville City High School Friday and Saturday. Mr. Sapp and county attendance officer L.B. Cox will give examinations. The largest group in several years is expected to take the examination, which is necessary before graduates of the rural schools may enter high school.


January 1930

R.J. Lyon sold last week his interest in the handsome two-story building at the corner of Main and Depot Streets to his partner, T.W. Buchanan. The Central Sales Co., Ford dealers and the Caulk-Weatherford Hardware Co. occupy the building.

Next Wednesday, Jan. 16, will be the 10th anniversary of national prohibition, and it has been arranged that bells of the city be rung at 12 o' clock noon in celebration of the anniversary. Services will also be held at one of the local churches at 12:30, with music and appropriate speeches.


January 1920

R.B. Allen, proprietor of Elkhorn Flour Mill, has completed the construction of his quarters on the corner of Depot and First North St., and this week moved into the building.

Since our last issue, Main Street of Campbellsville was decorated with gas pipes, laid by the Green River Co., which will furnish the people of this area with natural gas.

The L&N passenger train No. 22 which leaves Lebanon at 7:37 jumped the track Tuesday night about two miles from New Hope rolling down a ten foot embankment.