Early Days

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By Marie Cox

Ten Years Ago

Oct. 12, 2000

Former Campbellsville Mayor Robert L. Miller has been given the Kentucky League of Cities Outstanding Service Award.

W.C. Warren, 72, of West Main Street in Campbellsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Campbellsville.

Linda Hayes was named Lion of the Year for 1999-2000.

Taylor County Senior Citizen Center recently honored Gail Godsey with a hand-quilted lap throw.

Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service and Taylor County Hospital will sponsor a Breast Cancer Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 17.


Twenty Years Ago

Oct. 11, 1990

Mary Helen Wise, 82, of Columbia, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 1990, at Westlake Cumberland Hospital after an illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Sunday, Oct 14, from 2 to 4 at Spurlington United Methodist Church.

Thirty Years Ago

Oct. 9, 1980

Mrs. Hazel Wade, Barbara Bowen and son Doug, and Marie Dudgeon visited with Mrs. Wade's son, Charles Wade, in Dayton, Ohio.

Peggy Wilcoxson, Ruby Carter, Pauline Frize and Miriam Gore were in Gatlinburg, Tenn. on Friday through Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Perkins, 133 Coakley St., celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Toby visited Mrs. John Perkins in Burnside, Ky. on Sunday. Mrs. Perkins is an aunt of Mr. Toby.

Lois Malone and Billy and Pauline Malone of Naperville, Ill., were weekend visitors of Nettie Hartman.

Forty Years Ago

Oct. 8, 1970

David Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Warren of West Main Street in Campbellsville, is a member of the Kentucky 4-H dairy judging team participating in the national contest in Columbia, Ohio this week.

Tadarro Lee Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Richardson and a senior at Campbellsville High School, is one of the 26 Kentucky students citied as semi-finalists in the seventh National Achievement Scholarship Program for outstanding black students.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Martin and daughter Shannon of Morehead, spent the weekend here with their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buel Hayes and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Martin.

Fifty Years Ago

Oct. 13, 1960

Mrs. Geneva Speed, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Speed, the Rev. and Mrs. Sam Humble, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Cox and Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. Sam O'Banion and Mrs. Curt Bryant of Ann Arbor, Mich. called this week on Mr. and Mrs. W.O. DeSpain.

Vandals have again been destroying and damaging the new street intersection markers, it has been reported by city officials. A reward of $100 for apprehension of anyone running into signs or defacing one has been offered by the city, it was announced by city coordinator W.M. Munford Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Shipp, Route 1 in Campbellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter Nelle Darlene to Mr. Perry Leonard Bennett of Gary Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bennett of Hoskins Avenue in Campbellsville.

Sixty Years Ago

Oct. 12, 1950

Employees of the Taylor Manufacturing Co. received a 6.5 percent pay increase in salary effective last Monday, it was announced yesterday by Albert Ross, manager of the local underwear factory. The pay boost is equivalent to about 8 cents an hour and will mean a yearly increase of $40,000.

Work has been started on the new music-chapel building at Campbellsville College, it was announced yesterday by Dean Roy O. Chumbler. The brick building will have 11 classrooms and an auditorium, which will seat 700.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sanders and two children of Chicago, Ill. arrived Sunday for several days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Chilton Pike and other relatives.

Seventy Years Ago

Oct. 10, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Odgen Shipp, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blevins and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rivers attended the revival at Buffalo last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Welby Nance and family of Adairville spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Nance.

R.D. Cowherd and Miss Evelyn Cowherd of Aurora, Colo. are the guests of Misses Maude and Effie Cowherd and other relatives in Taylor County.

The Rev. Lem Felts left Monday to assist in a revival in Albany, Ky.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Faulkner spent the weekend with her parents at Hustonville.

Eighty Years Ago                                                                 

Oct. 9, 1930

Henry Spurling and son, Charles, of Illinois arrived Sunday for a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Carl Sprowles and other relatives in this county.

S.B. Whitlock left Sunday for St. Louis where he will attend the World Series.

Mrs. Margaret Thomas left Saturday for Louisville where she will make her home in the future.

Mrs. Minnie Close of Louisville spent the first of the week here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wiley Ashbrook and family.

Ninety Years Ago

Oct. 7, 1920

Paul Sanders was in Louisville the first of the week on business.

J.A. Hubbard left Monday for Louisville on business.

G.W. Bowen of Newton, Ohio is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Willock.

H.H. Collins returned Monday night from Louisville after a business trip of several days.

Fred Buchanan of Louisville arrived last Monday night to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Buchanan, and attended his brother's wedding.

100 Years Ago

Oct. 12, 1910

From Shiloh letter: "There have been a few cases of diphtheria in this vicinity."

R.G. Squires purchased 609 acres of land from J.W. Reed for $1,750.

Several from this place attended the immersion of 11 people at Green River on Sunday.

Ferguson sold to Lewis Phillips of Campbellsville, a farm of 140 acres for $5,000.

Luther Spurling of Four Mills, Ky. bought a farm from Clarence Gilmore for $600.