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Early Days for 5-17

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

May 16, 2002

Bonnie Mikel, 50, of Miller Road in Campbellsville, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2002, as a result of an automobile crash.

Taylor County Middle School eighth-grade chorus recently received a distinguished rating at the Kentucky Music Educator Association's Regional Choral Festival held at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

Elkhorn United Methodist Church will host a fish fry and gospel singing on Saturday at Acton Retreat Center.

Mike Haliday was named Nurse of the Year at Taylor County Hospital by vote of the hospital staff.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1992

Juniors Angella Wise and Pang Chartisathian were notified recently of their choice as delegates to the 1992 Governor Scholars Program.

Two graduates of Taylor County High School have made the dean's list for academic achievement at Transylvania University for the 1992 winter term. These students are sophomore Elizabeth Dawn Harvey and junior Donald Eugene Martin.

Beth Coppock received a first place award in the art category at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society Annual Convention in Frankfort.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 13, 1982

Campbellsville Police Chief Colin McDaniel will be putting his badge and gun down in August and picking up a high school English text.

Mable Willock was admitted over the weekend to Taylor County Hospital with a broken hip. At present she is in the intensive care unit, having had a heart attack after being admitted to the hospital.

Julie and Jeffrey Tague of Charlestown, Ind., spent this past weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith.

Mae Sinclair has returned home after a two-week visit with her son Kelly Sinclair, in Washington D.C.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1972

Sandra Johnson McCorkle, 19, a former resident of Campbellsville, was killed in a one-car car crash at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday in LaRue County.

Mr. and Mrs. Obie Antle of Route 5 in Campbellsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Joyce, to Barry K. Wilson, also of Route 5, Campbellsville.

Mrs. George Richard Phillips returned home on Monday after a week's visit with her mother, Mrs. James Reynolds of Shelbyville, Tenn.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1962

Taylor County High School and Durham High were raised in academic ratings by ruling of the State Board of Education last week, according to Dr. Thomas J. Stone, head of the department of music at Western.

Mrs. Albert Caulk of this city, announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Wanda Sue Caulk, to Mr. Walter Thomas McHargue of LaGrange.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 8, 1952

Bud Burger has resigned as head coach at Campbellsville College. The likable Burger, former head trainer at the University of Kentucky, has accepted a post as athletic director and head basketball coach at Chipola Junior College, Marianna, Fla. He will begin his new job on Aug. 1.

George Callison, a 38-year-old truck driver from Columbia, received serious cuts last Sunday morning when the Carnation tank truck which he was driving collided with a Carnation route truck about eight miles from Campbellsville and overturned.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 7, 1942

Dr. W.B. Atkinson has been notified by the War Department that he has been approved for medical service with the U.S. Army as a captain in the Medical Corps. He awaits appointment and assignment of duty, which he expects in about three weeks.

The bell in the courthouse tower, which formerly tolled the hour when the clock was in running order years ago, is now used to call the city policeman. The bell was wired so that the telephone operator can ring the bell and the city policeman can contact the operator and get the needed spot.

CHS seniors will have their class night program on Wednesday night. The title for the program is "At the Sigh of the Gypsy." Miss Sarah Wallace Shaw will take the part of the gypsy and will predict the future of the class.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 5, 1932

Garland Rose was rushed to St. Joseph's Infirmary in Louisville on Saturday, where he underwent an operation for acute appendicitis by Dr. Irvin Abell. He was accompanied to Louisville by his father, E.A. Rose, and Nathan Newcomb.

Several friends and relatives of P.N. Willis gathered on Sunday and set a nice dinner in honor of his 68th birthday at his home near Green River in the Irene section of the county.

Mrs. Lloyd Ann Hill, widow of James Hill, died at her home in Saloma last Sunday at the age of 62.

Mrs. Laura Ann Lindley, widow of the late John G. Lindley, died near Shiloh on Thursday at the age of 83.

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1922

At the election here last Saturday, Dr. O.H. Shively was elected as a member of the Garland School Board.

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roots, who was kicked so badly by a horse, is getting along nicely according to reports from his home in the Pleasant Hill Community. He got the force of the blow on his mouth and nose.

Edward Payne and Miss Leola Feather, two of the finest young people of this county, were married in Jeffersonville on Saturday.

Miss Mabel Feese, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Feese, received burns about the neck and back from hot starch. The little girl was visiting at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Davis of Coburg, when the accident occurred.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

May 1, 1912

There was a little confusion at the post office on Tuesday for James G. Pruett, who is head of the postal department here. He was all smiles, and it seemed to be the kind worn for keeps. The reason was the arrival of a son, Maurice, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pruett last night about 11 o'clock.

R.H. Turner, the surviving member of the Turner Bros. firm at Hatcher, has disposed of the business to Gilbert T. Abner of New Market. For years Mr. Turner was a schoolteacher, and it is likely that he will again engage in educational work.

Word comes from Hatcher that little Miss Dee Wade fell from the sill of a barn Monday night and was painfully injured.

Tom Hodgen, the local barber and dealer in wild animals, sold a lion to parties in Pennsylvania.