Early Days for 5-24

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By Marie Cox



May 23, 2002

A dream out of tragedy came true on Sunday. The Central Kentucky Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police dedicated flags at the Johnny Edrington Memorial. On the Sunday following the attack on Sept. 11, the FOP had a memorial service for the emergency workers who died in the attack.

Taylor County Republican Women's Club donated $50 to Project Graduation.

Earl Dean Jr. and Regina Rogers of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Grace Rogers, on Monday, May 6, at 10:59 p.m. at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Kelsey Woodrum celebrated her fourth birthday with friends in her Glowworms class on April 22.

Marine Corps Pvt. Brandon C. Gowdy recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Dept. in Paris Island, S.C.


May 21, 1992

Campbellsville's National Guard Unit has been recognized as the best in the state. During the weekend, the 85 members of B. Battery, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Trophy were given bragging rights for their combat readiness and proficiency during coming year.

The public is invited to a reception in honor of Harvey and Marie Parker on Sunday, May 24, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at First General Baptist, where Parker is pastor.

Kathy Durham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Durham of Campbellsville, would like to announce her forthcoming marriage to Harry Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones Jr. of Arkansas.


May 20, 1982

The WHAS Crusade is this area's favorite charity. Maybe it's because people know the money comes back to the counties where it came from or because 95 percent of the money goes to the children or maybe the natural appeal of children. Whatever the reason, the Crusade is dear to the hearts in Central Kentucky.

Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose their candidates for U.S. House of Representatives.

Fannie Spratt, 74, of Route 3 in Campbellsville, died on Sunday, May 16, at her home.

Mrs. Verona Pyles, 52, of Route 5 in Campbellsville, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Highlands Baptist Hospital in Louisville after an illness.


May 18, 1972

The new Taylor County Hospital is now on its way, becoming a brick and mortar reality. The hospital board awarded the contract on Wednesday night of last week to R.E. Blevins Construction Co. in Campbellsville.

Hollis Bugg was voted by the Taylor County Fellowship Club members as senior citizen of the year.

Dr. and Mrs. Tim Lee Carter, Fifth District representative, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Pyles, Southside Drive.


May 17, 1962

Baccalaureate services for the 89 members of the senior class of Taylor County High School will be Sunday, May 20, in the school auditorium with Paul Boher, pastor of the Christian church as the speaker.

Mrs. Buel Tucker's world history class at Taylor County High School enjoyed a very interesting talk by Leo Rios on Cuba and its people.


May 15, 1952

Funeral services for E.B. O'Banion, 59, were Wednesday at Palestine Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, six daughters, three sons and his mother, Mrs. Emma Powell of Greensburg.

A sugar maple tree, reported to be about 150 years old, had to be cut down from the property of Mrs. Mattie Hord on Lebanon Avenue last week when it was found that the tree was hollow. Mrs. Hord reports that the tree had almost reached full growth when her father and mother bought the property in 1884.


May 14, 1942

Mrs. Ruth Robinson Bryant was named Georgetown's May queen for the annual event on the college campus last week.

William Floyd Philpott, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Philpott, has arrived at Great Lakes, Ill. to begin training for U.S. Naval Service.

Commencement exercises will be tonight for 40 high graduates of Campbellsville High School. Forty-eight eighth grade graduates will receive diplomas also.


May 12, 1932

Ray Shively and Fred Graham were elected as school trustees at the election last Saturday. A big vote was cast.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gilpin of this city on May 8 was a fine son, Bobby Lewis, who tipped the scales at 9 1/2 pounds.

Thomas J. Arvin, 78, one of the best known residents of Willowtown, and for a great many years, Willowtown correspondent for the News-Journal, died on May 8 at his home.

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Burress of Boston, Mass., are guests of relatives and friends here in the county.


May 18, 1922

A daughter was born to city attorney and Mrs. Abel Harding on Sunday morning. This is the second little girl to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harding.

Bruner Merkley is building a fine home on the Merkley farm near town, south of the city. It is expected to be modern in every aspect.

County Attorney J.R. Sanders purchased the $700 cow sold on the street on Saturday for $57. The cow, under bond is guaranteed to give $700 worth of milk in a year. The animal was formerly the property of Attorney Harding.


May 8, 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wilson of Lemmons Bend are rejoicing over the arrival of twin girls, Marjorie and Josephine.

The stork has visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Sapp of Arista and left them a baby boy, Thomas William.

J.T. Martin of Lemons Bend, who has been quite ill for sometime, is much improved.

The ninth annual commencement of Taylor County High School began on Monday evening and continued through the week.