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Early Days for 4-5

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

April 4, 2002

Army Sgt. Mitchell Thomas of Campbellsville was recently awarded the Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious service while serving as Personnel NCO at Headquarters, Second ROTC Region at Fort Knox.

Melvin Wise, 82, of Wooleyville Road in Campbellsville, died on Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Elizabethtown.

Jo Anna Leachmann has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2001 term at Berea College.

The only school competing from Kentucky, Taylor County High School cheerleaders received first runner up out of 13 squads in the medium varsity division at the 2002 CANAM International Cheer and Dance Championship in Myrtle Beach, N.C.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 2, 1992

Bonnie Kay Mikel, a 1991 graduate of Western Kentucky University's registered nursing associate degree program, recently passed the state exam.

Air Force Maj. Vicky A. Kennedy has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal.

The Taylor County Future Farmers of America Chapter swept the sub-district at Green County on March 17.

A bridal shower was hosted recently for Donna Loy at Cheryl Harmon's home. Loy and Leslie Cave will marry April 4 at Elk Horn Baptist Church at 2 p.m.

Chad Hayes celebrated his fifth birthday March 21 with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1982

A car stolen from Alex Montgomery Chevrolet-Oldsmobile was involved in a high-speed chase that ended in a wreck in Cumberland County.

Piano students of Teresa Tedder entertained at a recent meeting of the Campbellsville Woman's Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Franklin of Middletown, Ohio, visited Louise Durham recently at The Institute of Rehabilitation in Louisville, where she is taking therapy for multiple sclerosis.

The Gift Shop Auxiliary of Taylor County Hospital recently made a $12,000 donation to the hospital's expansion fund.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1972

The Taylor County PTA will have a spring festival Saturday, April 8, at the high school. The festival will begin at 6 p.m. with the crowning of the festival candidates.

Merion Haskins, star junior performer of Taylor County High School, was named to the All-State Third Team. Campbellsville High School's Jim Cox and Tootsie Johnson were named All-State Honorable mention.