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Plane crash in city kills three men in 1929.

By Marie Cox


July 29, 1999

Colby and Gloria Deener will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a reception at their home at 508 Hobson Road in Campbellsville.

Vivian Moss Strader, 88, of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Greensburg.

Campbellsville native Clem Haskins has been named one of the 50 most significant Kentucky sports figures of the 1900s by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Sharon Hoskins, assistant vice president and loan officer at Campbellsville National Bank, is a 1999 graduate of the Kentucky Bankers Association General Banking School.

Melissa Netherland of Campbellsville, a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, qualified as a team manager and earned the use of a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am.



Aug. 3, 1989

Olivia Faulkner Kirtley was installed as president-elect of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants on July 1.

Dorothy Bault was surprised with a birthday party June 13 at Medco Center where she volunteers. The party was hosted by Medco management and staff.



Aug. 2, 1979

Heavy rains that are causing severe damage to burley crops in surrounding counties are not falling locally, so damage here is not so severe.

Jimmy Carter came to Bardstown, Ky. to visit supporters, and a choking, thronging mob filled the streets of the little town just to get a glimpse of the most powerful man in the United States.

Frank Peterson, Lexington, spent several days here last week with his sister, Ruth Patrum. He remained through Sunday for the Peterson reunion.

Johnathan Keith O'Banion, son of Donald and Colleen O'Banion, Route 4, celebrated his first birthday June 26.



Aug. 7, 1969

Campbellsville telephones were out of service for 45 minutes on Tuesday of this week when a power failure occurred at the local switching office.

Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Dudgeon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Aug. 17 at their home at 110 Laurel Lane in Campbellsville with an open house from 2 to 5 in the afternoon.



Aug. 6, 1959

T.S. Curry Sr., 71, one of Campbellsville's most prominent and widely known residents, died at his home on Center Street on Thursday afternoon after an extended illness.

Taylor County Schools will open Aug. 27 for a 175-day session.

Cooperation of all city water users in conserving water during the remainder of the summer season was asked this week by the Campbellsville Water and Sewer Commissioners.

Pfc. Haydon Pickett, husband of Mrs. Cary Vancleave Pickett of Taylor County, left last Monday for overseas duty in Germany. He was formerly at Fort Knox, Ky.

Sp/4 Bernard R. Mings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlin Mings, Route 1, Elk Horn and Sp/4 Dallas R. Cornett, Route 1 are presently serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Army together in Korea.



Aug, 4, 1949

Taylor County is waiting this week for the opening next Wednesday of the first Taylor County Fair in many years. Interest in the event assures success for the American Legion sponsored fair. Large numbers of entries of all kinds are expected in the competition for $7,500 in prizes.

T.S. Curry and H.T. Parrott, owners of the new Kentucky Central Hotel, announced Tuesday that all is now in readiness to open the hotel on Aug. 10.

Mrs. E.W. Willock, Miss Ernestine Willock and Miss Clara Burress spent Sunday in Vine Grove with friends and relatives.

Mrs. R.R. Ramsey and Mrs. Jim Pope of Louisville are here visiting Mrs. Russell Shaw and son Bobby.



Aug. 3, 1939

Henry Bryant, 54, of near Columbia was fatally injured Saturday night about 8 o'clock when the car in which he was riding overturned near Coburg in Adair County and struck a telephone pole. He died at the top of the Green River Hill while en route to the Campbellsville hospital.

Campbellsville will be host to the Bardstown baseball club in a double-header at Sunnyside Park on Sunday afternoon. The engagements are both South Central League contests.

Aided by Miss Moore, a representative of the American Red Cross from Washington, D.C., the Taylor County Chapter of Red Cross was reorganized Monday at a meeting at the Kentucky Utilities Office.

Mrs. Abel Harden and Miss Clara Harding returned home Tuesday after spending three weeks visiting relatives in Texas.



Aug. 8, 1929

Buford Knifley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Knifley of this city, accepted a position this week with the Taylor County National Bank. Mr. Knifley is one of Campbellsville's best young men and graduated this year from Campbellsville College.

One of the most terrible tragedies in the history of the city happened Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 when an airplane passing over the city crashed to the earth, causing the death of three well-known young men.

Misses Ernestine Willock and Lorene Stultz returned home Friday after a two-week visit with Miss Willock's grandmother, Mrs. Lon Buchanon of Rineyville.

Mrs. Robert Vaughn and daughter Miss Dorothy are visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Bowen here this week.



Aug. 7, 1919

Lester E. Watson, who has built up a large pressing and shoe repairing business on Main Street, has sold his shop to Robert Mitchell who has already assumed charge.

Otis Phillips and Miss Fannie Faucett were married yesterday afternoon by the Rev. L.C. Kelly. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Faucett of near town, and is a very attractive young lady; while the groom is an energetic young farmer, the son of J.S. Phillips of near town.

Miss Lucille Bailey of Danville is the guest this week of her brother, Lawrence Bailey and family.

John Mitchell of Burnside is the guest of his mother, Mrs. Eliza Mitchell of near town.