Early Days

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By Marie Cox

Ten Years Ago

March 23, 2000

E. Poe Young of Campbellsville celebrated his 90th birthday in February.

George Beard of Campbellsville recently celebrated her 70th birthday with 120 of her family and friends at the Community Center.

Jerry Black of Campbellsville, an employee of Pepsi Cola, is one of eight people throughout North America to receive Pepsi's President's Ring of Honor.

Flossie Bohanon, 94, of Lowell Avenue in Campbellsville died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Elizabethtown.

Vangie Ford, director of radiology at Taylor County Hospital, retired recently after 30 years of service.

Twenty Years Ago

March 22, 1990

Earl Collins celebrated his 90th birthday at the home of Dorris Newton with family and friends.

Jeff Miller is an artist who prefers to depict the abstract rather than reality with his paints. Since his college days, he has been a member of the local Green River Artist's Guild and has won several awards for his works.

Missy Davenport, a 1989 graduate of Taylor County High School, was activated into Chi Omega Sorority on Jan. 27 at the University of Kentucky.

Nancy Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cox of Mannsville, has been named one of 71 Western Kentucky University seniors who have been named to the 1990 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

Thirty Years Ago

March 1980

Taylor County plays Elizabethtown and Campbellsville High meets Green County in the semifinals of the Fifth Region Boys Basketball Tournament at Marion County.

Kenneth Chumbley, a Somerset employee of General Telephone, has been transferred to Campbellsville as service supervisor of central office equipment.

The Mannsville Homemakers Club met March 4 at 7 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Harold Phillips with nine members and one visitor present.

Mr. and Mrs. Utah Canada, Route 2, announce the arrival of a daughter, Jana Lynn, born Feb. 28 at Taylor County Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Canada and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Colvin.

Forty Years Ago

March 19, 1970

Miss Brenda Kearnes will present a program showing slides and telling of her visit to Norway at the Junior Woman's Club meeting Tuesday, March 24.

Mrs. William Caldwell, of Lexington, was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R Walker.

PFC Max Heath and wife, of Ft. Rucker, Ala., were home this weekend visiting Max's mother, Mrs. Virginia Heath, and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sullivan.

Mrs. Garnett Mardis has returned from the Jane Todd Memorial Hospital and is at the home of her parents.

Fifty Years Ago

March 1960

Next Sunday afternoon, March 27, immediately following the morning worship services, members of Friendship Baptist Church will break ground for the new pastorium. The new building will be located on the grounds where the old church sat in 1815, and it was in that year that Luther Rice preached here. An offering was taken which is believed to have been the first, or one of the first, offerings taken in Kentucky for foreign missions.

Mrs. Hugh Colvin's sixth grade class at Campbellsville Graded School visited The News-Journal office Tuesday morning in connection with their studies of the invention of the printing press and printing of today. The 34 students, teacher and Miss Wanda Lay of Harrodsburg, a student teacher, were taken on a tour of the plant.

Sixty Years Ago

March 1950

The Campbellsville High Eagles were an inspired basketball team when they defeated Fort Knox 54 to 52 in the finals of the 6th Regional Tournament al Tort Knox last Saturday night. It was one of the most sensational upsets in the history of the region and provided the Eagles with their first opportunity to participate in the State Tournament. Members are C.D. Miller, Bobby Tucker, Wallace Coffey, Logan Malone, Bobby Tomes, Randall King, Douglas Jones, Bob Benningfield, Billy Smith and Joe Kearnes.

Seventy Years Ago

March 1940

James Huddleston, a member of the senior class of Campbellsville High School, was chosen as the winner of the American Legion's oratorical contest in the program last Thursday night at the American Legion Armory. Theodore Cowherd was second and Miss Anne White was third in the contest.

Work was started Monday on the extension of the Saloma Road, which runs from the end of the Campbellsville-Saloma Road at Saloma to the junction of the Finley-Willowtown Road.

Eighty Years Ago

March 1930

Last Saturday night, a sneak thief with more nerve than judgment, undertook to purloin a few chickens from the hen house of Harry Steiger, but after finding out that he had stacked up against the combination of a vicious dog and a double barrel shotgun, he decided that discretion was the better part of valor and made a hasty leave, with all speed available.

Taylor Fiscal Court had its regular March session this Tuesday with most of the day taken up by allowing claims and discussing routine business. The only matter of public interest that came before the court was the matter of keeping the courthouse lawn cleaner.