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Public admires 1930 model Ford cars in showroom

By Marie Cox


Jan. 3, 2000

Laura Butler was named to the dean's list for the 1999 fall semester at Cumberland College in Williamsburg.

The first baby of the year in Taylor County is Adam Ryan Begley, born Jan. 2 at 2:01 a.m. at Taylor County Hospital. His parents are Gary and Robyn Begley of Elk Horn.

Kenny and June Parker of Campbellsville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Monday, Jan. 24.

A household shower is planned for Steve and Connie Underwood, who suffered heavy loss due to a fire at their home early Monday morning.


Jan. 11, 1990

Barbara and James Cowherd celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31, 1989 at Best Western.

Ray Reeves, 69, Campbellsville, son of the late Charles Reeves and Elizabeth Warren Reeves, born in Green County, died at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990, in Louisville after a sudden illness.

Campbellsville College's spring 1990 semester begins Wednesday with classes starting at 8 a.m.


Jan. 7, 1980

Raising graduation requirements from 18 to 20 units for Kentucky high school students would not affect either local school system, unless the state mandated that certain courses be taught.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Coppock Jr., Wildflower Drive, announce the birth of a daughter, Beth Miller, born Dec. 31.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCubbin spent the Christmas holidays with her son, David Wright, Mrs. Wright and family in Nashville, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Newton and Kathryn Goff were Christmas Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Nancy and family at Stanford, Ky.


Jan. 15, 1970

Russell Caulk has resigned from the Taylor County Hospital Board and Mrs. Henry R. (Mildred) Turner has been named as his replacement.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wise will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with an open house from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at their home in Spurlington on Sunday, Jan. 25.

A family dinner will be given in honor of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Owen, 312 Summit Drive, Campbellsville, at the home of Gerald Dobson in Munfordville, Ky. on Sunday, Jan. 18.

Miss Terri Miller, named Miss Taylor County Fair, will be competing Saturday night, Jan. 17 at 7:30 in the annual Miss Kentucky County Fair Beauty Pageant.


January 1960

Jimmy Sublett, a student in the sixth grade at Campbellsville Graded School, was the winner of the 1959 Soil Conservation Essay Contest for Taylor County students. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Sublett. In second place was Jesse Mings Jr., a senior at TCHS and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mings of near Mannsville. Third place went to Phyllis Grammer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Grammer, a junior at CHS. Kenny Mings, younger brother of the second-place winner, was fourth. He is a student at TCHS.

Taylor County voters approved the proposed additional school tax of from 5 to 50 cents per $100 taxable property by a majority of 252 votes in Tuesday's special election. The favorable vote on the additional tax will enable the Taylor County School Board to erect a new county high school to relieve overcrowded conditions at the present high and graded school on Lebanon Road.


January 1950

More than 150 guests congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Homer Felts on 50 years of married life at an open house Christmas Day from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Felts' home on Lebanon Avenue. They were married by the Rev. J. Pendleton Taylor on Christmas Day 1899 at the Asher Place, Warren County, near an old tollgate and traveled in a carriage drawn by a double team.

Land transfers during the past two weeks totaled about $51,200, according to stamp affixed to deeds in the office of County Clerk E. Poe Young. The largest single transfer was that of 60.1 acres on Pitman Creek from George W. Monday and wife to W.H. Bugg. The consideration was $12,500.


January 1940

J.E. Durham announces this week that he, with the heirs of C.I. Coakley, will discontinue the firm of Coakley & Durham as soon as business transactions can be completed. The dissolution of this firm marks the closing of the oldest business firm of its type in Taylor County. The firm was started in the years when the dry goods stores handled groceries, some hardware and some drug store items.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Deener of the Saloma section announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Marie, to Wayne Kessler on Saturday evening, Dec. 23, at the home of the Rev. D.L. Druin, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Kessler of this county and is engaged in farming and dairying. The bride is a graduate of Campbellsville High School and is an attractive and popular young lady.


January 1930

The new 1930 model of Ford cars are now on display in the showrooms of the Central Sales Co., local Ford distributors and are being greatly admired by all who see them.

Miss Lora Newcomb and Harlan Carroll were married Saturday afternoon, Dec. 28 by the Rev. Alfred Erickson at his home. The bride is the attractive daughter of Leslie Newcomb of this city and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll of this county.


January 1920

The Kentucky Press Association at its midwinter meeting last Monday and Tuesday at the Henry Watterson Hotel in Louisville adopted a resolution providing for increased subscription rates and advertising rates necessitated by cost of production. The subscription rate of newspapers should be for weeklies not less than $1.50 per year and for semi-weeklies not less than $2 per year. The minimum rate for advertising should be 20 cents an inch for papers with a circulation up to 1,000 copies, with a reasonable advance for all having more than this number.

J.H. Shreve purchased from E.L. Graham a two-acre lot and house on Elk Horn Pike. Consideration was reported to be $2,250.