Early Days for 4-3

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By Marie Cox



April 1, 2004

When Ray Holt woke up at his home in Mannsville on the morning of April 3, 1974, he had no idea he would lose his service station and feed mill that same day. He also had no idea that he would experience a storm that is still talked about 30 years later. According to a website devoted to the tornados of April 3, 1974, between 4:40 p.m. and midnight on April 3, at least 26 vicious tornados struck Kentucky, in the worst storm disaster in the state's history.

William "Todd" Caldwell has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force.

Bernal Allen Dicken, 85, of Eads St. in Campbellsville, died on March 24 at Medco Nursing Home in Campbellsville after an illness.


March 31, 1994

Rena Cox Shipp, 75, of South Central Avenue in Campbellsville, died March 19 at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Preston and Jennifer Cook of Cook's Fireplace attended a Rheem dealer's seminar at French Lick Springs Resort in Indiana recently.

Adam Michael Hayes of Campbellsville has been appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Lina Lawson celebrated her 100th birthday on March 27 with members of her family.

Community Sunrise Service will be hosted by First United Methodist Church beginning Easter Sunday at 7 a.m.


March 29, 1984

Toni Carol Miller and Rodney Lee Burress were united in marriage in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 10, at Feathersburg Church of God.

Herman Hubbard of Campbellsville and his brother, Maurice, of Ft. Myers, Fla., attended their uncle James Larry Hubbard's funeral in Towanda, Pa., on Saturday.

Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Squad recently received a $250 donation from Parks-Belk.

Area businessmen and civic leaders raised nearly $8,000 for scouting last week at a banquet at Campbellsville Country Club.


March 28, 1974

An organized hunt to kill wild and stray dogs in the Pike's Ridge area has been canceled. Buddy Long, Taylor County Wildlife Conservation officer, said last week his supervisor advised him not to try the effort since game laws don't authorize such an activity.

Army Private Sorrell A. Young, 18, son of Roy Young of Collins Street in Campbellsville, completed eight weeks of basic training at U.S. Army Training Center in Fort Knox.

Taylor County 4-H members will be conducting a candy sale starting March 29.


March 26, 1964

George Wilson, civil defense director, supervised the unloading and storing of 70,350 pounds of civil defense supplies in the administration building of Campbellsville College, Kentucky Central Hotel and Taylor County Elementary School.

An open house will be Sunday, March 29, at Mr. and Mrs. Henry Skaggs' home to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Laife Page, 48, formerly of Campbellsville, was killed instantly Monday, March 16, at 10:15 a.m. when he was pinned beneath the bed of a dump truck in Carlock, Ill.


March 18, 1954

Two homes were damaged by fire here in the past seven days. The residence of Owen Mardis on Underwood Street received about $300 in damage Monday night by a fire stemming from a defective flue. The second blaze, which occurred Wednesday, almost demolished a frame structure on Hall's Hill. Casus Davus lived in the house.

W.B. Owen, former assistant school superintendent at Greensburg, is the new superintendent at Taylor County Schools.

Mr. and Mrs. John Grammer of Route 1 in Campbellsville will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, March 21. Mrs. Grammar is 65 and her husband is 72. They have seven children.


March 16, 1944

Cortez Sanders, 60, was killed at Standiford Airfield on Tuesday night by the propeller of a Liberator Bomber, which he was guiding. His home is in Cane Valley and Mr. Sanders is well known in this county.

E.R. Bain, who has operated Bain's Variety store in this city for a number of years, has sold the stock of goods to Silas Wilson and W.H. Speer.

J.A. Eubank this week sold to J.H. Carter a house and lot on Depot Street now occupied by J.T. Coppock. He also sold a lot on Depot Street to Clarence Ellis, on which the latter will erect a plumbing shop.


March 15, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt C. Bowen of Spurlington announce the birth of a daughter on March 12. She was named Nellie Mae.

A son, Richard Corbin, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Corbin last Saturday.

Mrs. Mary B. Dillon and Anna Lou were weekend guests of the Rev. and Mrs. P. Dillon in Louisville.

Hubert Smith of near this city purchased two truck loads of Percheon fillies at Frankfort during the past week.