Early Days for 5-1

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By Marie Cox



April 29, 2004

On Tuesday night, Ralph Tesseneer was named Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Everette Lee Citizen of the Year by virtue of votes cast by chamber investors.

Shanon Camille Mardis and Jonathan Keith O'Banion, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, May 15.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church members, families and friends gathered Sunday to dedicate two of the more than 70 signs across the state that make up the General John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in Kentucky.

Carol Settles won a Whirlpool dryer given away by Bluegrass Appliance on Nancy Cox Drive


April 28, 1994

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bell of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 1, with a reception in their honor at the fellowship hall of South Campbellsville Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

Lindsay Chandler of Troop 222 was the top Girl Scout seller in the entire Elizabethtown Service Center area.

Jan Bryan, owner of Travel and Cruise Professionals, and Frances Faulkner, travel consultant, attended a recent travel destination seminar in Dallas, Texas.

Harmony Homemakers club met April 12 at the home of Betty Williams. Eleven members were present.


April 26, 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Newcomb of Georgetown announce the birth of a son, Andrew Durham Newcomb, on April 10 at 8:17 p.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Haskins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 12. A reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

Geneva Campbell was admitted to Taylor County Hospital over the weekend with pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Biggs attended the Biggs family reunion at Horse Cave on Friday and Saturday.


April 25, 1974

Phil Allen Bertram has been chosen president of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce for the coming year and Ray Altman the vice president.

Wayne Barr of Route 6 in Campbellsville pulled the first tagged fish out of City Lake on Friday afternoon and not only landed the 6 pound prize, but $25 to boot.

Five Taylor County 4-H'ers are part of the 256-member Kentucky delegation attending the annual Kentucky 4-H older youth conference in Washington, D.C. The county's delegates are Gayle Allen, Tommy Stubbs, Cyndi Hall, Debbie Hall and David Cowherd.


April 23, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Nelson are the parents of a son, Billy Wayne, born April 18.

Mrs. Virginia Rice, who has been undergoing treatment at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville for the past two weeks, has shown much improvement.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark of Route 5 in Campbellsville is a son, Thomas Campbell, on April 17.

Mr. and Mrs. George Feese returned to their home here after spending the winter months in Tampa, Florida.


April 23, 1954

Retiring county school superintendent George E. Sapp was crowned "King of the Day" at an appreciation dinner honoring his 40 years of service last week.

John W. Manning, son-in-law of Mrs. Abb Hubbard of Campbellsville, is president of the recently opened Tri-State Chemical Co. in Henderson.

Funeral services for Lee Maupin, 57, were Saturday, April 17, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


April 13, 1944

The News-Journal has been authorized to announce formally the candidacy of Mayor Frank L. Chelf of the Army Air Corps, native of Lebanon, for Congress from the Fourth District.

The severe freezing weather of last week has killed most of the fruit in the county, a check with County Agent Bryan and various farmers shows. The thermometer reached down to almost 20 degrees and damaged red clover as well as peaches and pears.

Miss Pearl Puryear left for Springfield, where she has taken a position with the Economy Stores as manager of the store there.


April 12, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. James Buchanan are welcoming a daughter, Lois Morton, born Monday, April 9.

Mr. and Mrs. E.G. White of Pellyton announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Magdalene, on April 6.

David Gowdy sold to W.J. Arvin on Tuesday one town lot on North Columbia Avenue, at a consideration kept private.

Sheriff R. Lee Campbell was in Frankfort this week attending the sheriff's meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Knifley returned last week after spending several weeks in St. Petersburg, Florida.


April 10, 1924

Miss Minnie Hay and Mr. Charlie Tarter, of the Mannsville section, were united in marriage Saturday, with the Rev. J.W. Coughron performing the ceremony.

Mrs. Lizzie Davis and Mr. Charles Housier were united in marriage one day last week.

Dr. F.I. Buckner has volunteered his services to examine Taylor County applicants for the Citizens Military Training Camp that will open this year at Fort Knox for a period of 30 days.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walters, living in the Green River section, died Sunday. Burial took place in the Liberty Cemetery on Monday.


April 16, 1914

Taylor National Bank last Friday moved into its new home. The structure has a 70-foot front on Main Street and is three stories high.

Professor W.G. Welborn, who has been principal of the Smith's Grove grade school, has been selected as co-principal of this city, for the next term.

Mrs. Bridget Benningfield, wife of Mr. Richard Benningfield, died at her home at Elk Horn on Tuesday. Mrs. Benningfield was 74 years old.

Dr. J.B. Buchanan returned Saturday from Louisville where he had surgery.