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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

March 19, 1998

The children of David and Ruth Quisenberry will host a celebration in honor of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 28.

Jonathan C. Rafferty received a bachelor of science degree in accounting on Dec. 12 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

Christopher S. Brockman had been named to the dean's list at the University of Kentucky for achieving an outstanding academic record during the 1997 fall semester.

A Bradford pear tree was planted recently in memory of Rita Goldstein by the maintenance department and tool room employees of Parker Kalon.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 17, 1988

Richard Salmon, 79, a retired farmer of Lone Valley Road, Campbellsville, son of the late Eben Salmon and Mariah Browning Salmon, died recently. He was born in Adair County on Dec. 28, 1908.

The Green County Lady Dragons' fabulous season came up one game short as East Hardin ended its year 56-44 in the Fifth Region Tournament final at Nelson County on Tuesday night.

Cadet Joseph Paul Johnson, Campbellsville, was named to the dean's list at the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, for the 1987-1988 college year.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1978

A union vote will be taken tomorrow afternoon on whether to end the strike at Parker-Kalon, according to James Garner, chief union steward at the Roberts Road metal fastener plant.

Lt. Rick Reese of the Campbellsville Police Department has received a Governor's Crime Prevention Award for outstanding service from State Justice Secretary John L. Smith. Reese was honored for enrolling more than 100 citizens in Operation Identification, a crime prevention program.

Mrs. Wanda Grammer was honored with a stork shower at the home of her mother, Mrs. Dorothy Pierce, 239 Jan St., Friday night, March 10.

Mr. and Mrs. George Turner Murrah returned home Saturday from a 10-day visit to Florida.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 13, 1958

Keith Gabehart is scheduled as song leader in a revival that will open at St. Mark's Methodist church here Sunday.

Mrs. Letha Rivers and son, Jimmy, spent the past Sunday in Nashville as the guests of Mrs. Rivers' daughter, Mrs. Warner Marsh, Mr. Marsh and daughter Valerie.

Miss Ann Lou Dillon of Oak Ridge, Tenn., was a weekend guest of Mrs. J.A. Hubbard.

Mrs. Mattie Susan Miller, 65, Willowtown Community, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rosary Hospital here after a short illness.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 25, 1948

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Shively, 49 years of age, were at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Mt. Zion Methodist Church with the Rev. Fontain Cox in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Several farmers have signed to enter the ton-litter contest at a farm meeting recently with Gradie Sellards, hog specialist with the University of Kentucky.

Plans have been completed for the Union Sunrise Service at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Easter morning. Special music has been planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wilkerson and son, Tommie, of Louisville spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Burress.

Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Tucker have returned from a month's stay in Florida.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 24, 1938

A house belonging to R.A. Seaborne and located near Speck was destroyed by fire Sunday night.

Postmaster J.P. Gozder revealed Tuesday that the Campbellsville Post Office ranks 29th in Kentucky, according to population in sales of United States Saving Bonds from August 1936 to August 1, 1937. Sales at the post office during this period totaled $12,431.25, and by mail, $5,250 for a total of $17,681.25.

Mrs. Jack Salsman is visiting her parents in Bardstown.

Miss Goergia Darnell spent the weekend in Lexington with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor and daughter, of Louisville, spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Lula Taylor.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1928

Miss Ola Hardin, Adair County, and Oda Barnett, of this county, secured a license here and were married Friday, March 16, by the Rev. J.T. Glenn. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Barnett, a prosperous farmer in this county.

Mrs. J.A. Hubbard returned home Tuesday night from several months' visit in Florida.

Mrs. James Close, Louisville, arrived Friday at noon for a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ashbrook.

NINETY YEARS AGO

March 28, 1918

About midnight Thursday of last week, the large stock barn of John McFarland at Willowtown burned with all its contents. There were several head of fine horses and cattle in the barn at the time and all were burned.

Just about the busiest bunch of people in this world are Taylor County farmers who are making clods fly while the sun shines. Never in the history of the county has there been so much ground in the process of breaking for cultivating and if nothing happens Taylor County will show the state where she stands in producing for the Army.