Early Days for 5-2

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By Marie Cox



May 1, 2003

Doris Jean Magers, 73, of Fern Drive in Campbellsville, died Saturday, April 6, in Campbellsville.

Bob and Shirley Cecil will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 11.

Fayth Dawn Wise celebrated her fourth birthday with her Glow Worms class at Campbellsville Christian Church.

Kay Legg and Ricky Myers of Cox Interior were recognized for outstanding training and employment services for their support of farm workers.

Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission has honored the Green River Conservation partnership with a 2003 Earth Day award.


May 6, 1993

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reid will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on May 16 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Barnes at 1777 Lone Valley Road in Campbellsville.

Bardria Campbell Bland, 58, of Valley View Drive in Campbellsville, died on Tuesday, April 27, after a sudden illness.


May 2, 1983

Dr. Paul Gladstone Horner, 77, special assistant to the president of Campbellsville College, died at 8:32 a.m. on April 29 at Taylor County Hospital after a short illness.

The 1983 Campbellsville Little League season will begin on Monday with a doubleheader at Miller Park.


May 1, 1973

Woody Weatherford, a member of the Taylor County FFA Chapter, participated in the Western Kentucky University Field Day on April 20 and won a first place trophy in individual welding. He was also recognized by Miss WKU.

Paul Stanley was in Lexington over the weekend attending a meeting of the Kentucky Art Educational Association. Stanley is treasurer for the organization.


May 2, 1963

One of the oldest buildings was razed by fire early on Wednesday afternoon. The structure known locally as the "Old Red Mill" dates back to 1880 and has housed lumber and planing mills and was a storage building for business fixtures at the time of the fire.

Army Pvt. Norman E. Nolley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hulet Nolley of Route 2, city, completed advanced training as a Hawk missile crewman at the Air Defense Center in Fort Bliss, Texas on April 19.


April 30, 1953

An 81-year-old country doctor who doubles as the mayor of Campbellsville is Kentucky's "general practitioner of the year." Dr. C.V. Hiestand was presented the E.M. Howard Award - a gold key - last week by the Kentucky Academy of General Practice.

Groundbreaking services will be May 3 for the new building of the Church of God, located in South Campbellsville on Hord Street.


April 29, 1943

Mrs. Joe Campbell, 76, was seriously burned last Wednesday at her daughter Mrs. Mont Waggoner's home when her clothing caught fire from a water heater unit in the bathroom.

Mrs. Ruth Sinclair Bodner fell on Friday at noon near the courthouse and received a laceration on the knee. She fell from the high walk on the pavement slick from rain.


April 27, 1933

G.R. Foley, traveling artist from Kansas City, who was born and reared here and is considered the fastest artist in the United States, is in town this week paining pictures in the show window of Weatherford and Robinson Hardware.

Messrs. F.L. Parrott, J.W. Ramsey and R.W. Buckner opened an undertaking establishment in this city this week, with offices in the Taylor County Supply Co. Store. Mr. Parrott is funeral director and embalmer.


April 26, 1923

The April term of Circuit Court adjourned this week. The grand jury returned 404 indictments, 275 of which were against persons failing to secure dog licenses.

Mrs. Lula Smith sold four acres of her home place, containing a dwelling at Spurlington to H.A. Bowles for $700.


April 23, 1913

Mr. I.G. Thomas of this city bought of Mr. J.B. Beard the Campbellsville Hotel Saturday.

Mr. Ed Sinclair was in Lebanon last week on business.