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Taylor County loses its public library in 1969

By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1999

While corn, tobacco and other crops in most areas of the state are drying up because of an extended drought, Steve Doss says most Taylor County farmers have been lucky. "We've gotten rain when we have needed it," said Doss, area program director for the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

Phillip and Geneva Corbin will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 15.

Fourteen girls will be competing for the title of Taylor County Junior Miss this summer.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 1989

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Boils will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue building.

Finn Watson was victorious in a see-saw late model feature race at the Taylor County Speedway on Friday night.

Brian Hayes celebrated his first birthday July 14 with his cousin.

Joshua Parker celebrated his 12th birthday July 8 with a swimming party.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1979

A 28-year-old Korean who lives in Elizabethtown drowned Sunday afternoon about a mile past Lone Valley Beach at Green River Lake.

The Rev. and Mrs. Gene Hall celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 5 with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m.

Finn Watson won his sixth feature race in seven weeks at the Taylor County Speedway on Saturday.

Campbellsville's Little League All-Stars collected their second tournament championship trophy Saturday night, winning the prestigious 18th annual East Frankfort Kiwanis Tournament.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 14, 1969

A 19-year-old LaRue County youth became the first victim of drowning in the Green River Reservoir on Friday afternoon, as his future bride watched in horror.

Taylor County is now among several Kentucky counties not having a public library.

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Chesnut returned home last Friday from a visit with their daughter, Mrs. G.M. Todd, and Mr. Todd of Charleston, S.C. They also visited in Asheville, N.C. and Alabama.

The wedding of Miss Brenda Hixon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hixon of Campbellsville, and Michael T. Underwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Blond Underwood, Route 1, Campbellsville, was performed in a quiet ceremony at Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 13, 1959

The Rev. D.L. Druien, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, will be honored by church's congregation on Sunday, Oct. 4, the 13th anniversary of his pastorate of the church.

The Rev. and Mrs. J. Chester Badgett left Monday for a vacation trip to Daytona Beach, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Farmer and family of Finley and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Phillips were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wayne and family Sunday.

Dollie Jane Harrison spent the weekend here with her aunt, Mrs. Melvin Graham.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 11, 1949

An attractive addition to the Taylor County leaders is Joyce Cundiff, new home demonstration agent who arrived here recently. Cundiff is a native of Pulaski County.

Margaret Jo Jarboe and Phyllis Beard left Tuesday for a vacation to Clearwater, Fla. visiting friends and relatives.

John Antle of Peoria, Ill., returned home Tuesday after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Antle and other relatives.

Mrs. Sam Harding, Mrs. E.L. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith attended the funeral of John H. Arvin in Greenfield, Ind.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1939

Rozie Arnold of Wilmore and a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture in the Class of 1950, was named by the Campbellsville City School Board to have charge of the home economics department at Campbellsville High School.

E.W. Willock and J.Y. Chambers were in Cincinnati on Sunday where they attended the baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Virginia L. Cook of Louisville is here visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rouse Eads.

Mr. and Mrs. H.V. Shively left Monday for Chicago where Shively is attending market. They will return Friday.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 15, 1929

Bettie M. Robinson is to continue as a member of the Morehead State Normal School, as she has been selected by the president as an instructor in the English Department.

Sheldon B. Willock, manager of the local Economy Stores Co., opened a new store this week in Columbia, which will be under the management of Reed Logan. This is the third store the Economy Stores Co. is operating, and the public of that city may now expect great bargains in household goods.

Mrs. James Pruitt returned Tuesday after spending several days visiting friends in Louisville.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

Aug. 14, 1919

On last Sunday, a handsome daughter tipping the beam at 10 pounds arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Burkholder.

Prof. I.L. Miller, his wife and children, who were visiting at Bloomington, Ind. for the past several weeks, returned last Friday.

Mrs. H.V. Shively and her daughter, Miss Elizabeth, were in Louisville yesterday and are in Shelbyville today, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Arvin.