Early Days for 6-12

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By Marie Cox



June 10, 2004

Taylor County Relay for Life, which will begin tomorrow night at 7 p.m. and last to 8 a.m. the following morning at Taylor County High School track, will have karaoke fun for this year's participants.

Glen and Trixie Lane of Greenhill Drive in Campbellsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 17.

Adam Burress earned the Taylor County Farm Bureau 2004 Future Farmers of America Scholarship.

Daniel K. Greene has earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Second Lt. Kenny Allen Squires is currently awaiting navigator training with the United States Air Force.

Beulah Arnold will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday.


June 9, 1994

Ancil Wood, 69, of Lake Forest Drive in Campbellsville, son of the late Burdette Wood and Myrtle Miles Wood, was born in Taylor County on Aug. 26, 1924, and died at 2 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Campbellsville after a sudden heart attack.

Dr. Jerome Dixon spoke to 15 members of the Heart Support Group at their May meeting.

Jason Underwood won his second Stock Lite feature of the year Friday night at the Mannsville Kart Raceway.

Elizabeth Dawn Harvey, a Taylor County High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University during commencement May 8.


June 7, 1984

The Rev. J.D. Campbell and his 12 children were reunited for the first time in 13 years May 27 at Miller Park. The family and a host of friends were present.

Mrs. Anna Letetia England will be 100 years old Thursday.

Alan Speer of Lancaster, Ohio, is here visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Ray Ford and Gertrude Speer and his great aunt Barbara McKinley.


June 6, 1974

The nationwide penny shortage has hit Campbellsville in the past few years and no relief is seen until July, banking officials say.

The 17-year locust of Cicada is now at its peak of activity.

The Merchants Hotel at the corner of Main and South Columbia has been shut down and preparations are being made to make it presentable for sale.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gaddis of Memphis, Tenn., are the proud parents of a son, Daniel Ray Gaddis II, born May 22.


June 4, 1964

Paul McCubbin has been appointed as a deputy sheriff of Taylor County, it was announced this week by Sheriff Tom Close. The appointment is effective June 1.

The bands of Campbellsville High School, Greensburg and Columbia will open the ceremonies for the ground breaking for construction of the Green River Reservoir and Dam on Saturday, June 6, with a rendition of the National Anthem.


May 27, 1954

J.H. Hayes, mathematics teacher and athletic director at Campbellsville High School for 30 years, announced his retirement last week. A teacher for 35 years, Hayes began his career in the rural school of Adair County in 1911.

Dr. Henry F. Chambers will open an office for the general practice of medicine and surgery on June 8. Chambers will be associated with Dr. W.B. Atkinson, who has an office in the same building.

Funeral for Clem Hughes, 44, was Tuesday, May 25, at Feathersburg Church of God near Speck, with the Rev. Jesse Campbell in charge.


May 18, 1944

Lewis Eugene Gardner, Armour salesman and truck operator, received serious and painful injuries on Main Street on Tuesday morning about 9 o'clock when struck by a car.

The 35 graduates of Campbellsville High School will receive their diplomas on Thursday night. The 34 graduates of Taylor County High School will receive theirs on Friday night.


May 17, 1934

Mr. Sam Lerman, member of the Lerman Brothers stores, sailed last Saturday for the old country and expects to be gone from the states for almost two months.

Paul Holt of this city has accepted a position as salesman with the Central Sales Co., local Ford dealer, and will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Louis Merkley, who has bought half interest in the Adair Sales Co. of Columbia.

Claud Henderson of the Lorain Well section reports that on May 6, lightning struck a pond on his farm and killed 50 catfish. A wire fence runs through the pond and it's believed that the bolt was carried into the water by that route.


May 15, 1924

The Rev. C.P. Rigler, who has been an active worker for the YMCA in Alabama for 12 years, will move this week to Bethel.

James Thompson, 75, died at his home near Badger last Monday.

At the meeting of the board of trustees of Campbellsville College in this city Tuesday, Chandler Wood was elected president.


May 28, 1914

William Hitch of Adair County and Ada Perkins of this county were married in this city Friday.

Prof. W. Lee Dawson has sold his home and lot on Columbia Avenue to Fred Graham. Dawson will vacate the place next week.