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Jersey cows make a 'clean sweep' in 1929

By Marie Cox


Aug. 26, 1999

Bro. Donald George Mackie, 68, of Stray Winds in Campbellsville, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Taylor County Hospital after an extended illness.

Woodlawn Christian Church will celebrate its 41st homecoming Sunday with "Woodlawn Day."

Roy and Wanda Bramel of Campbellsville will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Labor Day weekend.

Kristen Brockman was selected Taylor County Junior Miss for 2000.


August 1989

Russell and Susan Blevins of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Anne Russell, born Aug. 23, 1989.

Linda Dianne Cox, 44, of 103 Mill St., Campbellsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1989, at Taylor County Hospital after a long illness.

Roy and Evelyn Larimore caught a 46-inch, 42-pound catfish on a trotline in Green River Lake on Aug. 28.

Pauline McCubbin retired from Fruit of the Loom after 29 years as a machine operator in the 6200 unit.


Aug. 30, 1979

Taylor County and Campbellsville school districts have experienced slight enrollment declines from last year.

Wedding vows for Marlene Gail Lewis and Samuel Harper were exchanged July 1, 1979, at three o'clock at Robinson Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Glover will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary Aug. 23.

A surprise birthday dinner was given for Mrs. Louetta Rucker on Sunday, Aug. 19 in honor of her 73rd birthday at the home of Mrs. Ada Blevins.


Aug. 28, 1969

Robert Samuel Shipp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shipp, Route 5, Campbellsville, entered the University of Kentucky Medical School on Monday.

Willard Smith of Campbellsville won the fifth annual Duffers Invitational Handicap Golf Tournament at Park Mammoth Golf Course in Park City last Saturday.

Mrs. Ray Brockman and son, Frank Owen, returned home last Tuesday from a week's vacation in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Aug. 7, 1959

Forerunners of what is hoped will be a complete set of street markers from Campbellsville were erected last week by Marshall Lyon at the intersection of Poplar Street with Main and First North streets, adjoining the Lyon Funeral Home property.

Herbert L. Brown, a certified public accountant, has opened an office here in Campbellsville, located on Lebanon Road in the Floyd Squires office building.

Spectators should be treated to a rare spectacle Sunday, Aug. 30 when the Old Timers team composed of stars of the 1946 Campbellsville Bluegrass League Club meet the present Coke team in a contest of skill and stamina on the city high school diamond.


Aug. 25, 1949

Miss Ellen Sanders, daughter of Mrs. J.H. Sanders, has been employed to teach at Taylor County High School by superintendent George Sapp. She is a former faculty member at Campbellsville College and the city high school.

Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Stanfield attended the Marion County Fair on Thursday night.

Misses Bettie Jo Gaddie of Bowling Green and Betsie Watts of Richmond, Va. were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Edwards and Mrs. George Barbee.

Dr. James Conover, Richard Hutchinson and Cecil Porter left last week for a fishing trip in Canada.


Aug. 17, 1939

The completion of a 500-foot gap in the main trunk line of the city sewage system along Buckhorn Creek this week will be laid. The completion of the system by early fall is virtually assured.

Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Gowdy left Tuesday for Louisville and Cincinnati where they will take a brief vacation and visit relatives and friends.

Miss Adeline Miller will return Friday from Bowling Green where she is working on her A.B. degree, which she will receive after the fall semester.


Aug. 29, 1929

Taylor County boys and Taylor County cows made a clean sweep at the Blue Grass Fair in Lexington last week. County Agent C.V. Bryan and five members of the 4-H Club took some Jersey stock and came home with a silver pitcher and several ribbons.

James Coakley, James Bailey, Logan Scott, Boyd Cole and Richard Allen Sanders are camping this week on Rolling Fork near Buena Vista.


Aug. 28, 1919

While riding a motorcycle on the Elk Horn Road, Dean W.A. Bowen of the Russell Creak Academy sustained a broken leg when the cycle skidded, throwing him to the ground. He is now crippling around on crutches and his many friends are hoping for his rapid recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. John Willock and family motored to Lebanon on Saturday and were the guests of U.G. Bridges during the weekend.

John R. Bowen died at his home here Wednesday night from blood poisoning resulting from a bruised foot.