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City's new post office opens in 1999

By Marie Cox


Sept. 30, 1999

The brand new Campbellsville Post Office was officially introduced to the community with a ribbon cutting and open house Sunday, Sept. 19.

The Rev. Robert Leon Graham, 61, of Churchill Drive, Campbellsville, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in Campbellsville.

Lee's Famous Recipe contributed $1,222 to the Campbellsville High Marching Eagle Band as part of the Sept. 14 CHS Eagle Band Day.

Fifty-seven people helped raise $3,677.30 this past Saturday for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica.

The Campbellsville High School Marching Eagles Band won every award in its class during the Stephen Foster Class at Bardstown High School last Saturday afternoon.


Sept. 28, 1989

Phyllis Colvin was named Employee of the Year at Best Western.

William Hazelwood has been recognized by UPS for completing 10 years of driving without an accident.

Dustin Burton, son of Barry and Lisa Burton, celebrated his second birthday Sept. 8 with a party at Kiddieland Day Care Center.

R.C. Van Cleave, 82, a retired farmer of Salem Church Road in Campbellsville, died Friday, Sept. 22, 1989 in Campbellsville after a sudden illness.


Sept. 27, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Richardson and son, Damarco, and Mrs. Henrietta Richardson visited Zindell Richardson, a dental student at the University of Kentucky, Sunday.

Mrs. Juanita (Millard) Shreve is a patient at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

Sarah Spurling, Leandro, Calif., returned to her home Tuesday after a 10-day visit here with Mrs. Floy Alexander and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. David Dickens announce the birth of a girl, Jaclyn Nicole, born Monday, Sept. 24 at 8:27 at the Taylor County Hospital.


Sept. 25, 1969

Hazel B. Katz, 59, of 1022 South Floyd St., Louisville, died at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Methodist Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Chilton Pike spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Louisville visiting her niece, Mrs. Lena Jenkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson spent the weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended the flea market at Mt. Washington, Ohio, on Sunday.


Sept. 24, 1959

Campbellsville College opened its fall session as a four-year institution last week, with a total registration of day students of 588. College authorities expect an additional 75 students to enroll.

Dr. C.V. Hiestand, Campbellsville, dean of Taylor County physicians, was appointed Monday by Governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler to the Kentucky Hospital Advisory Council in the Division of Medical Hospitals and related services.

The City of Graded School district tax books are now open and taxes for 1959 are payable, it was announced yesterday by Mrs. Clayton Hord, city tax collector.

A Redman Turner, Taylor County, country cured and hickory smoked country ham was presented to Hon. Harry S. Truman, former President of the United States, by Buddy C.V. Bryan at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., last week.


Sept. 22, 1949

The city was shocked by the sudden death of W. Edd McWhorter, on Aug. 31. Mr. McWhorter was the president of Citizens Bank and Trust Co., and was one of Taylor County's greatest leaders and finest men.

Taylor County also hired a new home demonstration agent in the person of Miss Joyce Cundiff of Somerset.

With a picture to prove it, a record turnout greeted McCubbin Moters' grand opening April 29. The new building on Columbia Avenue is one of several new structures completed during the summer.


Sept. 21, 1939

J.P. Gozder, Campbellsville, postmaster, was named vice president of the Fourth District Postmaster's Association, which was held at Elizabethtown on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sapp of Finley are parents of a son born at their home, Sept. 17.

Mrs. A.L. Collins, Lonsdale, Ark., arrived Friday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Ray S. Borders and Mr. Borders.

Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Bailey spent last Wednesday in Louisville visiting Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerr and attending the state fair.


Sept. 26, 1929

The annual conference of the Louisville district of the Methodist Church, South, began yesterday at Princeton, Ky., and will continue throughout this week. Quite a large number from here are in attendance and included Mrs. Eliza Walton, Edward Hill, the Rev. C.K. Dickey, the Rev. and Mrs. A.N. Yancy.

The regular meeting of the Lions Club was held Tuesday at the Campbellsville hotel following the usual dinner. A committee composed of W.C. Cloyd, the Rev. Alfred Erickson, Mark Chandler and George R. Turner was appointed to promote an eye and tooth clinic at the local schools with the assistance of the physicians and school authorities.


Sept. 25, 1919

On last Saturday, the stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Willock on Columbia Avenue and left a son, who is brightening the entire household. No name has been selected for the infant.

Miss Marry McKenty, who has been with the News-Journal for the past several years as intertype operator, has resigned to accept a similar position with the Harrodsburg Herald.

D.B. Edwards returned Tuesday night from Pittsburg, Pa., where he was the guest of relatives.

The Rev. L.C. Kelly was in Georgetown on Monday on business.