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June 27, 2002

One thing has been constant throughout the 26 years of this community's July Fourth celebration; there has been a parade.

The annual Beams family reunion was Sunday, June 23, at the Elk-Pitman Lodge with 47 in attendance.

The Cundiffs will be in concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Spurlington United Methodist Church.

Taylor County High School graduate William Hubbard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University during commencement on May 25.

Laura Butler of Campbellsville has recently been named to the dean's list for the spring semester of Cumberland College.

The Central Kentucky News-Journal editorial staff won four awards at the Kentucky Press Association's Better Newspapers Contest on Friday night in Gatlinburg, Tenn.


June 25, 1992

Laura Sue Humphress was named third runner-up at this year's Miss Kentucky Pageant on June 18-20 in Lexington.

The families of Dr. and Mrs. L.R. McDonald will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 28, at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Main Street.

Wallace Lewis, 61, of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville, son of Henry Lewis and the late Altha Harrison Lewis, died at 8:25 p.m. on Monday, June 15, in Campbellsville after a sudden illness. He was born in Taylor County on Oct. 28, 1930.


June 24, 1982

Residents of Johnsport Subdivision and those living near North Shore Drive will get about 100 feet of guardrail and improved drainage pipe after appearing at Campbellsville City Council on Monday night.

Elaine Asher was greeted by Nancy Reagan, wife of the president, at a formal tea served at the White House honoring Regents.

Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Wood returned Friday from a two-week visit with their children. They visited their son, the Rev. Kevin Wood, four days on Knoxville. Tenn., and attended the World's Fair. They spent four days with their daughter, Mrs. J.W. Barger, and family in Vinton, Va., and four days with their son, A.R. Wood, and family in Hazard, Ky.


June 22, 1972

Miss Arlene Rice, county office clerk for the Farmers Home Administration Office serving Taylor and Green counties, retired on June 9.

Connie White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. White, and Beth Chambers, daughter of Dr, and Mrs. Henry F. Chambers, were chosen valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Campbellsville High School.

Mrs. Mary Willie Dudgeon and Mrs. Clemmie Harmon spent last week in Indiana visiting Mrs. Dudgeon's sister, Mrs. Virgie Black.

Miss Jan Berry of Oklahoma City, visited her cousin, Mrs. Muriel Lippincott of Campbellsville, last week.


June 22, 1962

Nancy Rosalind Bowling last Saturday night achieved the goal of every young girl when she was crowned Miss Kentucky at the annual pageant in Lexington.

Lucius R. Clark, 57, owner and operator of Clark's Service Station and Garage on U.S. 68, died suddenly on Tuesday morning following a heart attack suffered at the station.

The funeral for John Glover was last Wednesday afternoon June 13 at Pine Grove Church in Casey County.


June 19, 1952

Abb McKnight, Turney Harding, Dr. R.A. Sanders and H.V. Corum were named new directors of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce at the group's annual meeting on June 10.

The Sportman's Club has 555 members. Goal is set for 700.

Five Taylor County men will leave for induction into the armed forces, it was announced by officials of the County Draft Board. They are James D. Cox, Ira C. Wilson, Lowell D. Whitley, James Howard Morrison and Harold Lewis.

T.S. Curry Jr. was chosen president of the Campbellsville College Alumni Association at a recent banquet at the local school.


June 18, 1942

Three Future Farmers boys have completed a pig-feeding project proving the comparative evaluation of feeding procedures. James Skaggs, Harold White and J.D. Warren made the report and kept the records on the pigs.

George Willson, son of Mrs. Ella Willson, has been named First Lieutenant, receiving his commission on June 11.

Mrs. Floy Burress announces the marriage of her daughter, Rosalene, to Billy Joe Breeding, son of Mrs. Charles Bailey of Dayton, Ohio.


June 16, 1932

Zack Page, living near Cane Valley, was badly injured on Thursday of last week, when he was thrown from the back of an unruly mule he was riding.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bowen, of near this city, are the parents of a 10-pound son, Walter Lewis, born on June 10.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Brockman have a force at work remodeling their home on College Street.


June 22, 1922

Mrs. Verna McCarthy, formerly of this city, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Colvin. died in Louisville last week following an operation.

George Rhinehart died on June 12. He leaves a wife and three sons to mourn him. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church.

The Buchanan-Lyon Co. is erecting a new building at the corner of Main and Depot streets.


June 12, 1912

R. Garnett purchased a five-passenger Ford touring car last week.

The infant son of J.R. DeWitt of White Rose happened to a painful accident last Monday while playing with a smoothing iron. The iron fell from the stove, breaking his thumb, which had to be amputated.

G.B. Hendrickson, who has been conducting the poolroom in the Puryear block for the past seven months, will open up a first class restaurant next door to the News-Journal.