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RECC lineman electrocuted in 1959

By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 9, 1999

Tim and Peggy Richardson will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Teri RoBards, daughter of Richard and Linda RoBards of Campbellsville, was recently inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society at Western Kentucky University.

Lowell Avenue Baptist Church will be joining with South Campbellsville Baptist Choir for a Christmas cantata.

Blake Moss, 2, participated in the New Star Discovery Most Beautiful Baby Contest on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Best Western in Campbellsville.

Dr. Richard Taylor, poet laureate of Kentucky, recently visited Campbellsville University to speak to English classes and creative writers.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 7, 1989

James H. Borders of Bardstown and Chris Borders of Springfield announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lisa Michelle, to Russell Evans Burkholder, son of Kay and Bruce Burkholder of Springfield.

Ricky McCarty celebrated his 10th birthday on Nov. 2 at his home with friends.

Florence Mitchell retired from Fruit of the Loom after 39 years as a machine operator in the 4000 Unit.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 6, 1979

Gun hunters in Taylor County ended the second of two three-day deer hunts Monday, bagging 11 more bucks. Those added to the 36 killed during the first three-day hunt left the deer kill in Taylor County at 47 for 1979.

The Taylor County girls went down to their first defeat of the season Monday, losing 66-46 at Adair County.

Campbellsville College's homecoming was a rousing success. The men's basketball team defeated Northern Kentucky 111-96, the Lady Tigers downed Union 107-44, and the students foiled the faculty in soccer, 8-0.

Roy and Rhoda Martin, Plant City, Fla., visited his sister, Edith Carroll and her mother, Ellen Janes, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Henson Perkins, Bridgewater, Ill., have returned home after a visit here with Mrs. Perkins' mother, Mrs. Ellen Crouch.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 11, 1969

Burley tobacco sales dropped to the lowest average per hundred of the current marketing season, during the past week, according to reports of the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the state average per hundred pounds was below the $70 per hundred average, the lowest of the season.

Mrs. Marshall Lyon spent the weekend in Louisville with Mr. Lyon, a patient at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. W.G. Cave is in the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hall, Route 5, Campbellsville, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Nov. 23 at their home with their family present.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1959

Shelby Ray Davis, 31, a lineman for Taylor County RECC, was electrocuted Tuesday afternoon at 2:05 when he grabbed a hot line, which he thought had been cut off, while making an installation near the Willard Kendall place on Friendship Pike near the intersection of KY 210.

The March of Dimes Tobacco Drive, which is hosted annually in Taylor County, netted 1,362 pounds of tobacco in the pick-up, which sold for a total of $821.30.

Kentucky's burley tobacco averages climbed to $61.98 average Monday after a slump last week.

The Campbellsville Homemakers will have their Christmas party, which they will celebrate with Mrs. Chilton Pike on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1949

Henry Parrott was elected chairman of the new Kentucky Committee of the National Civil Service League on Monday night at the Brown Hotel.

The Taylor County Cardinals won one and lost one in last week's basketball games. They were defeated by 58-48 score by Vine Grove there Dec. 6, but bounced back to take a one-sided victory from St. Charles, 57-23 there Dec. 9.

Postmaster R.L. Kerr warns that Christmas cards with unsealed envelopes must carry a two-cent stamp instead of one and one-half cents used heretofore. The increase in postal rates applies to all unsealed printed greeting cards, it was stated.

Nelle Follis spent Saturday and Sunday in Columbia, as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Wethington.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

December 1939

Opening burley averages in the state Tuesday were set at $18.37. Greensburg topped the markets in this section of the state, it was stated, with an average of $17.49. Lexington was second with an average of $17.95.

Mrs. Price Lane, Hopkinsville, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilkerson this week.

Roy Ramsey, Louisville, spent the weekend here with Mrs. Ramsey and family.

Mrs. E.W. Willock and Miss Ernestine Willock were visitors in Louisville on Friday.

Judge W.W. Webster was in Greensburg on Tuesday on business.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

December 1929

Never before in the history of the city have our local stores been better prepared to supply the demands of Christmas shoppers than in this present year.

Mrs. George Fleece has returned from an extended visit with relatives in Greenwood, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark and little son left yesterday for St. Petersburg, Fla., to spend the Christmas holidays with the farmer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Clark.

Mr. and Mrs. Rouse Eads and daughter Helen Catherine returned home Sunday after spending several days in Louisville with relatives and friends.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 8, 1919

The Merchants Hotel of this city was sold again last week to Ray Conover and J.S. Breeding of Columbia. They have taken possession of the same and have let out the rental contracts to J.W. Hoskins, the present manager.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Watson was visited last Sunday by Mrs. Stork and left with them a nice 8-pound baby girl. The proud young parents are much elated over the arrival of Miss Josephine, as she will be known.

Drs. C.V. Hiestand, O.H. Shively, E. Gowdy and B.T. Black met with the Marion Medical Society at Lebanon on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Parrott moved to their new home on Maple Street last week.