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L&N Branch stops carrying passengers in 1949

By Marie Cox


Dec. 29, 1999

John and Allene Rafferty will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Brenda Hutchison was chosen "Teacher of the Year" at Cedar Grove Elementary School in Bullitt County.

Kroger Co. recently donated $10,000 to Campbellsville University's "Chair for the Arts" Program to help provide seating in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

Sarah Raikes, who teaches family and consumer science at Campbellsville High School, was the 1999 recipient of the PRIDE Award given by the National Association Teachers of Family and Consumers Sciences.


Dec. 26, 1989

Barbara and James A. Cowherd will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Best Western, Campbellsville.

Taylor County Clerk Randall G. Phillips was recently honored by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc. for his successful efforts to streamline the management and preservation of local records.

Charlie Shaw, chief of the local rescue squad, accepts a $100 donation from members of the CB Disaster Club.


Dec. 28, 1979

"I'm going to be myself. That's all I can do," laughed Taylor County Junior Miss Dee Dee Ford as she was preparing for the state pageant scheduled next Friday through Sunday.

J. Shreve, 63, Route 3, former judge of Taylor County, died at 11:20 p.m., Dec. 21 at St. Joseph Infirmary where he has been a patient for the past 10 days.

Wallace and Laverne Russell, 302 Howard St., Campbellsville, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 21 with a surprise reception and served cake and punch to their friends who came by to congratulate them.

Mr. George E. Hancock, 60, of Campbellsville, Route 3, son of the late George H. Hancock and Mrs. Dolly Parrott Hancock, died suddenly at 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 as the result of an automobile collision.


December 1969

Miss Beverly Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Baldock and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Thompson of Campbellsville, was united in marriage to Robert Elzy, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Elzy of Campbellsville at Campbellsville Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27. The Rev. J. Chester Badgett performed the ceremony.

Miss Virginia Graves of Frankfort spent Christmas week through New Years with her grandmother, Mrs. Nelle Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shively.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Dowell left last week for their winter home in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Pike celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday from 2 to 5 at the home of their son, Gilbert Pike and Mrs. Pike, 727 S. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.


Dec. 31, 1959

George Richard Phillips of the Bengal section is the new Taylor County maintenance foreman for the State Highway Department, assuming his duties on Dec. 17.

Leo Rios, manager of the Kentucky Central Hotel here, was honored at the recent state convention of the Kentucky Hotel Association by being named as second vice president and a member of several important committees.

Army Pvt. John W. Burkholder Jr., whose parents live at 507 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, completed the eight-week automotive maintenance helper course, Dec. 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Adams, former Elkton residents, now in Campbellsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Jan. 5.


Dec. 22, 1949

The pattern of previous weeks was repeated early this week on Kentucky's burley markets as the state average staged its customary Monday rally, climbing $2.24 a hundred pounds to $49.66.

The Greensburg accommodation, which has for more than half a century transported passengers, as well as livestock, gasoline and other freight, between Lebanon and Greensburg over the L&N Branch will no longer carry its human cargo after Christmas Eve. By permission of the Railroad Commission, the railroad will drop passenger facilities on the line that day.

Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Bryan were in Louisville on Monday.

B.L. Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. David Cole and sons of Louisville left Sunday morning for a two-week vacation in Florida.


Dec. 21, 1939

Prices on the burley tobacco markets of Kentucky on Tuesday were much improved over Saturday's sales. The season's average now stands at $17.11.

Miss Elizabeth Hobson spent the weekend in Louisville visiting her brother, Milburn Hobson.

Dr. and Mrs. John W. Manning, Lexington, spent the holidays here with Mrs. J.A. Hubbard.

About 100 customers have been attached to the Campbellsville Sewage System.


Dec. 19, 1929

John Phillips, 88, a prominent farmer of the Mannsville section, died at his home Tuesday after a period of declining health.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayman Shofstall of St. Louis, Mo., will arrive Saturday to spend the holidays with Mrs. Shofstall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Edwards.

O.B. Bertram and Henry R. Turner Sr. were in Louisville on Friday on business.


Dec. 25, 1919

Joe Willock and W.M. Jackson bought from W.A. Jones, last week, the G.A. Bowen farm of 80 acres on the Spurlington Road.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Willock and daughter Ernestine of Carrollton arrived last Sunday to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Willock and family.

Miss Sallie Walton, who is attending Logan College at Russellville, arrived Saturday to spend the holidays with relatives and friends.