Early Days for 5-22

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By Marie Cox



May 20, 2004

Donna Rae Dudgeon graduated Saturday, May 8, from the University of Louisville during commencement and convocation ceremonies at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center. Dudgeon earned a Master of Science degree in human resource education.

Tracy Thornton graduated from Bowling Green Technical College's Glasgow campus in December, completing her requirements for a practical nurse diploma.

Megan Hastings has been working at "Good Morning America" at ABC News in New York.


May 19, 1994

Raymond "Peanut" Sharp, 72, a farmer of Owl Creek Road in Campbellsville, the son of Lora Milby Sharp and the late Junius Sharp, was born in Green County, Ky., on Dec. 4, 1921. He died at 2:46 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 1994, in Campbellsville after a sudden illness.

Sue Clarke, customer service representative for Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., recently received a service pin for 25 years with the Farm Bureau organization.

Jason Cook of Campbellsville has been named a United States National Award winner in football, according to a news release from the United States Achievement Academy.


May 24, 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Almon Wise will have open house at their home on Route 6 on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in observation of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Beatrice Jones attended the first communion of her grandson, Michael McClellan Jones, in Frankfort on April 29. Terri Jones, his aunt, also attended.


May 23, 1974

Campbellsville and Taylor County residents once again opened up their pocketbooks to help those less fortunate and raised another record amount for the 1974 WHAS Crusade for Children. Fire Chief Jimmy Cox, who supervised the department's drive, said a total of $7,785.64 was raised.

Graduating seniors of both local schools - about 247 of them - will end their public education training this week with commencement exercise Thursday and Friday night.

Janellen Rainwater received her associate's degree in nursing from Elizabethtown College on May 10.


May 21, 1964

On May 15, Stanley O. Pike was presented as a member of the Selective Service Local Board for five years.

John F. Close, 325 Robinson Ave. in Campbellsville, died at his home Monday, May 18, because of a heart attack.

Margaret Edith Tucker of Meader Street was one of four school teachers chosen to receive Valley Forge Classroom Teachers medals.

Glenda L. Cox of Mannsville is one of 21 students who will receive the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing on May 18, as a class member of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in Lexington.


May 11, 1954

Mr. and Mrs. J.G. McAnelley received a letter this week from their son, Pfc. Alvin Guy McAnelly, saying he landed safely in Germany.

Thirty-three graduates will receive diplomas in commencement exercises at Campbellsville High School on Thursday night, May 27.

The Rev. J.W. Brown, pastor of South Campbellsville Baptist Church, will be speaker for the annual Memorial Day Services scheduled for Sunday, May 30, at Brookside Cemetery.


May 11, 1944

Major Richard A. Sanders, son of Mrs. Sue C. Sanders, was promoted from Captain to his present rank on April 24.

For his exemplary performance of duty in action against the enemy during two major campaigns on Bougainville, Pvt. William Bryant son of Mrs. Nona Bryant, has been awarded the combat infantry badge.


May 10, 1934

Thurman Roberts of this city bought the fittings and building of Latta Phillips at Mannsville and will open the business on Saturday of this week.

Ralph Minor, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Minor, died at his home near Jerico on Friday. He is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Cynthia Arvin, 85-year-old widow of the late J.T. Arvin and former resident of this county, died May 6.


May 8, 1924

Ewell Dowell, son of Mr. Thomas Dowell and Cleo Speer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Speer, residents in the Hatcher neighborhood, eloped to Jeffersonville, Ind., on Saturday where they were married.

Bertha Callahan and Rue Ford, residing in the Speck section of the county, were married Sunday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Callahan and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Ford.


May 21, 1914

It is with much regret that we announce that Prof. W. Lee Dawson, who has been principal of the Buchanan Collegiate Institute of this city during the past four years, is soon to leave here. Dawson was elected principal of the La Grange High School.

N.B. Puryear, 74, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.M. Williams, near Elk Horn.

J.D. Jarvis died one day last week at the home of his father at Barborville. He is the father of our fellowman, G.T. Jarvis.