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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

May 14, 1998

Jennifer M. Rockhold of Campbellsville has received a bachelor of arts degree in agriculture from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

Mr. and Mrs. Otha Blevins of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 23 in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Navy Seaman Cary D. Kennedy recently reported for duty with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Hattie Rainwater, 88, of Wilcox Street, Campbellsville, died at 2:06 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, 1998, in Campbellsville.

Lisa Foster of Campbellsville, a senior at Centre College, is completing an internship at the Advocate Messenger in Danville, Ky.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 12, 1988

Lisa Borders, a senior-to-be at Eastern Kentucky University, has been hired to work as a summer editorial intern for Landmark Newspapers located in Campbellsville, Lebanon, Springfield and Liberty.

Campbellsville College conferred academic degrees on 102 students during its 29th annual commencement Saturday at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Fifth grade teacher Lonetta Sublett was recently recognized by both Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, who awarded her a certificate of recognition, and Sen. David L. Williams. Sublett's 1986-1987 class of students completed the school year with no absences.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 8, 1978

Helen Cave returned home Friday from a 10-day stay in Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, where she had surgery.

Estelle Read had major surgery at the Taylor County Hospital on Wednesday of last week.

Ronnell Rolando Jr. and John Raganas, the sons of Nelly and Rolando Raganas, minister of music and youth at Campbellsville Baptist Church, will perform a concert at Hamilton Auditorium on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.

Mamie Phillips was honored with a dinner Friday, April 28 by Unit 1600 at Union Underwear, because it was a retiring date for her after 19 years of employment there.

Dr. and Mrs. W.R. Mann wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Helen Elizabeth "Beth," to Timothy Alan Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Reynolds.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 15, 1958

The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will open a mission at the Pitman Valley School house in the Northeast section of Taylor County on June 1. The time for service has been set for 11 a.m. with a program of singing along with a preaching service.

Sadie Dearen returned Sunday from a visit with her sister, Mary Dearen, in Birmingham, Ala.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 20, 1948

Lewis Jones and daughter, of Copperhill, Tenn., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Tapscott. Mr. and Mrs. James Ira Callison and daughter of Bowling Green spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Callison.

Harry Smith, Dennis Vaughn and E.W. Willock attended a Frigidaire meeting in Louisville last Thursday at the Brown Hotel.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Griffen and family of Lexington spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chandler.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Burgess and two daughters, of Louisville, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Wood Cave.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 19, 1938

The W.P.A. playground project will begin Monday at the Taylor County High School grounds under the direction of Nora Wilson and Owen Jeffries.

Ralph Garnett, beginning his second term as county attorney, gave his resignation to Judge W.W. Webster on Saturday to begin his duties with the Internal Revenue Department in Louisville.

Arlene Rice spent the weekend in Maysville as the guest of Mrs. Ray Applegate.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Crouch spent the weekend in Louisville with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crouch.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lerman of Shelbyville spent the weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. Simon Lerman.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 17, 1928

The Rev. C.K. Dickey, pastor of the Methodist Church, was secured by the Rev. R.V. Bennett, president of Lindsey Wilson in Columbia, to preach the baccalaureate.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Tucker moved Monday from their apartment in the Pickett building to their new bungalow on Main Street, near the school.

Mrs. S.L. Dunbar returned Tuesday after a visit of several days with her mother in Elizabethtown.

Mrs. Ernest Cox, Louisville, arrived yesterday for a few days visit with relatives and friends.

Mrs. Paul Miller and son, Dayton, Ohio, have returned home after a visit with relatives and friends here.

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 23, 1918

Due to trouble with the engines at the power and light plant, Campbellsville has been undergoing great hardships the past week.

Mrs. G.C. Dills and son, Robert Grover, are spending a few days with friends here enroute to Nashville to make their future home.

Mesdames Shelby S. VanHoy, G.L. Gowdy and James Durrett, also Shelby Chandler, motored to Lebanon on Tuesday for a visit with Miss Georgia England.

Dr. J.D. Atkinson and Mrs. Atkinson are in Louisville this week attending a meeting of the county and state Board of Health, which convened in that city Tuesday.