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City mourns loss of fourth Vietnam casualty in 1969

By Marie Cox


June 17, 1999

Howard Kerr, 73, of Beechwood Drive, Campbellsville, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Campbellsville.

Jeremy Taylor has been named a United States National Award winner in science and leadership and service.

Betsy Blakeman retired recently after 27 years at Campbellsville Elementary School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan B. Moss has graduated from the Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Jordan Dial of Greensburg became the first student at Green County Middle School to receive the National Beta Club's Harris Leadership Award.


June 29, 1989

Missy Malone was named valedictorian of Campbellsville High School's Class of 1989.

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will give away a queen-sized quilt and rack as well as a crocheted doll with dress, hat and purse during the July Fourth festivities.


June 1979

Marlene Lewis was honored with a bridal shower last Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Gray.

Two from Taylor County have been recognized on Morehead State University's spring semester dean's list. Included on the dean's list are: Carol R. Kulp, who maintained a 4.0 grade point average, and Penny A. Morse, who also maintained a 4.0 grade point average.

Donna Wise sank a 15-foot putt on the 18th hole to edge Patti Hightower by one stroke to win her third straight C.G. Collins Ladies' Invitational at the Campbellsville Country Club.

Mrs. Gilbert Thompson is a patient at Baptist East in Louisville.

At the end of the spring semester, Mary Margaret Moss of Campbellsville received the associate degree in applied science in nursing from Elizabethtown Community College.


June 1969

Flags were lowered to half-mast, all stores and businesses closed their doors, traffic virtually came to standstill and solemn music was played softly by the local radio station, as the City of Campbellsville mourned the death of its fourth Vietnam casualty, Sp/4 Alton Ray Phillips.

Pvt. Roger D. Ratcliff completed eight weeks' basic training at Fort Knox. He is presently undergoing A.I.T. training at Fort Polk, La.

The first invitational Ladies Day of the Year, hosted by the Campbellsville Country Club last Wednesday, was a huge success and a real treat for the 98 women who attended.

Miss Arlene Rice, Mrs. Kathy Wells, Mrs. Virginia and Mrs. Randy Rice were in Louisville on Sunday. Randy left by plane for London and Scotland.


June 1959

Miss Wanda Elaine Cox, recent graduate of Taylor County High School, has been awarded a $200 scholarship by the Kentucky Association of Future Homemakers of America.

The residents of Campbellsville and Taylor County are fortunate in having many choices in which to seek their leisure and still be doing something of usefulness for our community. One of these is a chance to be a part of and enjoy the national pastime of baseball.

Mr. and Mrs. William VanCleave, Campbellsville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Cary Allen, to Pfc. Haydon Pickett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Pickett of Greensburg, on Saturday, June 13 at Salem Baptist Church.


June 1949

Johnny Morris Jr., the young man who calls the famous trademark "Call for Philip Morris" cigarette advertising program, will make his second trip to Campbellsville, arriving sometime late afternoon of July 1. He will be the guest of publisher J.P. Gozder and Mrs. Gozder through the fourth.

Engineers employed by the City of Campbellsville started work here last week preparing a survey designed to show the best way of meeting the city's water needs.

The Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative moved to its new home Wednesday, June 15 on the Greensburg Road.

Moss Peterson announced the opening of the Peterson Food Market, a modern concrete block structure on Second North Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Reece of Route 2 announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Helen Mae Reece, to Mr. James Kessler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Kessler, also of Route 2.

Mr. and Mrs. Buel Tucker, city, are the parents of a son born June 13.


June 22, 1939

As a result of the heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday, the water supply of the City of Campbellsville has been replenished in abundance and the people of the town will be protected against any shortage of water in ensuing months.

Russell Shaw, who recently finished his enlistment in the United States Navy, returned here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Shaw and family.

Miss Clara Harding returned Saturday to spend the summer vacation here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abel Harding and family, after teaching during the past year in schools at Ft. Thomas, Ky.

The Rev. and Mrs. A.H. Gregory, Elizabethtown, visited Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crabtree on Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Newton and Mrs. and Mrs. Clement Sinclair were visitors in Louisville on Friday.


June 1929

Last Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Lee Buchanan was involved in an accident on Columbia Road near Green River Bridge as the result of a rim coming off a wheel of her Ford car.

Mrs. Mary M. Buckler of Loretto arrived here Wednesday for a visit to her mother, Mrs. Jane Heistand.

Paul Dunbar, Jamestown, spent Monday here with his brother, Dr. E.A. Dunbar and family.

Miss Rachel Faulkner spent Saturday and Sunday in Lexington as the guest of Miss Elizabeth Corbin.


June 1919

Hon. Henry S. Robinson has had constructed before his office on Court Street an awning. Contractors J.T. Phillips constructed the work and it is not only useful to deflect the rays of the sun but it is also original in design.

Miss Mary Buchanan is a guest of relatives and friends at Vine Grove this week.

Robert Allen returned Tuesday night from Louisville where he has been several days on business.