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Whittling accident causes boy to lose sight in one eye

By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

June 3, 1999

Jake Hixon celebrated his third birthday May 6 at Kiddieland Daycare.

Charles Humphress, a senior voice major at the University of Kentucky, and Suzanne Sowards, a junior majoring in theater, will be a part of the It's a Grand Night for Singing.

Sarah Reynolds has been named a United States National Award winner in sciences and physical education.

Gayle Cash Newton, 62, of Hodgenville Road, Campbellsville, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Campbellsville.

Dennis Quinn, 64, of Tebbs Bend Road, Campbellsville, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at his home.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1989

Rita Nelson and Claude Cobb, who will be married in June, were honored with a wedding shower Monday night, June 5 at the rescue squad.

The Rev. and Mrs. Donald Mackie, 580 Bass Ridge Road, will renew their vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Jones chapel United Methodist Church.

Jon Moore, who was a redshirt freshman at Loyola of Chicago and played freshman basketball at Taylor County High School, had a chance to work with the Rex Chapman Basketball Camp while he was back home for a few weeks in Central Kentucky.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1979

Mark Spurling won the boys' 14-16 state 4-H talk meet held at UK, June 2. Speaking on "Holocaust in Cambodia," Spurling won the competition among area winners from 14 other 4-H regions.

The South Central Kentucky Fourth Annual Ceramic Show, sponsored by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, will be Tuesday, June 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the High Street Community Center.

Mrs. Gilbert Thompson is a patient in Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 12, 1969

Ken Forman, missions pastor of First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Ky., has been called to serve as assistant pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

The Tri-county coaching scene was shuffled this week when Don Shaw, who has been head basketball and baseball coach at Campbellsville High School for the past six years, resigned from the position and will apparently teach physical education and coach baseball at Campbellsville College, beginning this fall. Shaw's resignation leaves up for grabs what must be one of the most lucrative positions in the Fifth Region for the coming year.

Airman Joseph E. Woosley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Woosley, 105 Stanford Lane, Campbellsville, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1959

On Saturday, June 13, George and Frances Marple will observe their silver anniversary in the restaurant trade.

Gary Lee Sapp and Billy Fisher left Monday morning for Blue Grass Boys' State, which is this week at Eastern State College in Richmond. They are being sponsored by the local American Legion Post.

Among graduates at Anderson (Indiana) College on June 15, when the Church of God school confers 142 degrees will be Randall King, Elk Horn, candidate for the bachelor of science degree in physical education.

William Wade Atkinson, son of Dr. and Mrs. W.B. Atkinson, Jackson St. (A.B. degree) will be among some 1,100 Duke University students who received degrees here on June 8 at the university's 107th commencement program.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 1949

The Taylor Manufacturing Co. will start moving into the old factory building, now occupied by Caulk Furniture on South Court Street within the near future.

A group of young people from Campbellsville Baptist Church were scheduled to leave Wednesday morning for Sulphur Well to attend a youth camp until Saturday. These young people are from the Girl's Auxiliary and the Royal Ambassadors, children from other counties in Kentucky will also go to Sulphur Well for the week.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 1939

Cheered on by the spectators and their partisans, two spellers stood up throughout the spelling match last Thursday night at the Legion Armory to win the prize offered by the sponsors, the Campbellsville WCTU. A crowd of more than 200 was present for the match, which included about 20 spellers on each side. Prof. D.J. Wright gave out the words, and the judges were the Rev. J.J. Robinson, the Rev. Alfred Erickson, and the Rev. E.P. Gast. Prof. John A. Jones headed one of the spelling teams and Prof. George Sapp, county superintendent, was captain of the other team. Mrs. A.S. Cole and Prof. Homer Felts were the last to stand, and were both members of Prof. Sapp's team. They decided not to spell it out and divided the prize.

The total number of summer school students at Campbellsville College reached 37 at the close of registration last week, which is a decrease from last year.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 1929

Charles Benningfield Jr., five-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benningfield of this city, last Sunday suffered the loss of his right eye because of a desire to whittle. The little fellow stole away his father's knife and in whittling on a piece of stick drew the knife toward him, which slipped from the stick, striking him in the eye. A physician was summoned who pronounced that the sight of the eye was destroyed as the eyeball was deeply cut.

Master George D. Faulkner Jr., 14-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Faulkner of the city, who has been very ill and at the point of death, was reported yesterday to be much improved and on the road to recovery.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

June 1919

Richard McKinley received painful injuries Tuesday afternoon while cranking a truck, which he was driving for his father, L.E. McKinley, poultry dealer. His face was badly lacerated when the crank "kicked back." His injuries, while painful, are not regarded as serious.

Real estate transactions this week included: Mr. and Mrs. Walker Wilson purchased a house on Depot Street from John C. Calhoun. They will move from their home on College Street to the new property.