Early Days for 4-12

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By Marie Cox



April 11, 2002

University of Kentucky freshman John "J.B." Holmes captured his second straight collegiate golf tournament title by winning the Marshall Invitational over the weekend in Huntington, W.Va.

Willie Chloe Pope Bottoms, 92, of Springfield, died on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Norton Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

At least 8,000 trees will be given away during Campbellsville's annual Arbor Day Celebration on Sunday.

Terry and Mandy Cox of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Rhett Allan, on Monday, March 4, at 5:28 p.m. at Norton Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.


April 6, 1992

Brandon Skaggs, a junior tuba player at Campbellsville High School, leaves tomorrow to play in the largest band he has ever participated in when he travels to Paris, France to be a part of the All-American Marching Band.

Stan McKinney, who has been news editor of the Central Kentucky News-Journal since 1980, was honored on Friday night in Louisville by Larry Coffee, president of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., parent company of the CKNJ. Coffee presented McKinney with the company's 1991 LCNI President's Award for Community Service at the company's annual LCNI News and Advertising Awards banquet.


April 1, 1982

Lissie Bloyd celebrated her 101st birthday on March 18. She was born in 1881 near Bloyds Crossing, not far from where she now lives with her daughter and son-in-law, Josie and Gene Cissell.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Williams Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Sue Ann Williams, to David P. Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Shaw.

Olivia Tomes of Campbellsville was surprised on Sunday, March 28, with a birthday celebration given by her children, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Durham of Lexington and Mr. and Mrs. Bynum E. Tudor of Winston-Salem, N.C., and their children.


March 30, 1972

Owen "Jeff" Jeffries, owner of the Topper Restaurant, celebrated his 64th birthday on Monday, March 20, with some employees and friends. Jeffries has been in the restaurant business for 18 years. He was a basketball coach at Kings Mountain High School in Lincoln County in the early 1930s, and took three teams to the regional finals. He and his wife, Lillian, have been married for 32 years.


March 27, 1952

More than a dozen families were routed from their homes by a tornado that struck suddenly about 12:30 a.m. last Saturday morning on the outskirts of Hodgenville. Two persons were hurt severely and about 15 others were treated for light injuries or shock at the Hodgenville Clinic.

Edward Crabtree was elected president of the Campbellsville Rotary Club at its regular meeting last Friday night.


March 26, 1942

James Lester Campbell will begin his new duties with the highway patrol April 1, he was notified on Wednesday. Campbell was recently a guard at Charlestown and was formerly deputy sheriff under J.H. Harden.

Campbellsville Hospital will close on April 5 because of a shortage of nurses. No new patients are being received. Dr. W.B. Atkinson founded the hospital in 1936.

J.S. Hall of Spurlington was given a judgment of $80 dollars against L&N Railroad in Taylor Quarterly Court on Monday. The suit involved the loss of a cow from poisoning. Mr. Hall contended that materials sprayed on the right of way by the company poisoned the cow.


March 24, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hartfield entertained a number of their friends at a dinner last Sunday, March 20. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Cody Blakeman of Thurlow, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Blakeman and son Rex of Thurlow, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jameson and daughter Andra of Greensburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffries, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Squires and daughter, Helen of the city, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Love of Jacksonville, Ill. and Mrs. J.C. Durham of Roadhouse, Ill.


MARCH 30, 1922

J. Raymond Hobson of Louisville, formerly of this city, a bright and industrious young businessman of sterling quality, was found dead on Thursday morning at his mother's home on East Main Street. He either retired, forgetting about the gas stove, or on rising, he lit the gas stove and again retired, waiting for the room to warm up, and incidentally went to sleep with no ventilation in the small room. The fumes from the gas filled room, causing deep sleep from which he never awakened.

Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Wood are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy baby at their home on Lebanon Avenue yesterday. He has been named Jim Henry.


March 30, 1912

Running out his 94th year, all of which time was spent in Kentucky, W.L. Farris, the oldest man in Taylor County, celebrates his birth anniversary.

George H. Gowdy will either lease or buy a steamroller this spring and put him in good condition to travel.

Henry Sanders of Lebanon was in town this week with a bunch of mules, which he purchased throughout this county.