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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1999

Following nine weeks of training, Seaman Joshua Aaron Ford graduated from the Navy on Oct. 29 in Great Lakes, Ill.

Joshua Eastridge of Campbellsville has been selected for membership in the Berea College concert choir.

Ruth Gilbert, 75, of Campbellsville died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Bowling Green, after an illness.

Peggy Taylor Hubbard, 46, of Tammie Trail, Campbellsville, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Campbellsville.

Navy Seaman Recruit Allen W. Mann recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 1989

Alma Waddell presented Evelyn Ford with a certificate making her a Kentucky Colonel.

About 150 people attended a bean soup luncheon at the Taylor County Public Library on Friday, Nov. 10.

The American Flag soared high above the Taylor County War Memorial as a small crowd gathered for the Veterans Day memorial service on Sunday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bennett and Jerry Mayes spent the weekend in Collinsville, Ala.

Sammy Barnett, Campbellsville, has been elected to membership in the American Angus Association, reports Dr. C.K. Allen, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo.

Morris V. Tucker Jr. of Tucker Jewelers, 123 East Main St., has been awarded the title of registered jeweler by the American Gem Society.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 20, 1969

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac W. Sullivan of Route 2, Campbellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Ann, to Pvt. Max Heath, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Heath. A December wedding is planned.

Ellen Sanders, 71, a resident of 620 W. Main St., Campbellsville, died at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Nov. 17.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac W. Sullivan of Campbellsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Connie, to Jack Campbell of Summon, Ind. The couple were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. at Palestine Baptist Church by the Rev. Marshall Black.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 1959

Six Taylor Countians are among the 2,967 students enrolled for the fall semester, 1959-1960 school year, at Eastern Kentucky State College. They are: Clarence Lee Bertram, Mary Ella Bertram, Jimmie Bruce Black, Riley Wesley Guffey, Jerry Lee Parker and Clara Dean Rice.

Two hundred 4-H members, parents, leaders and guests attended the annual County Achievement and Potluck Dinner on Friday night at the TCHS lunchroom. Charles Newton, council president, was toastmaster. Invocation was given by Mrs. Raymond Bowles. Pledges to the American and 4-H flags were led by Libby Smith, county 4-H club president, and Mary Martha Spears, county vice president. Donna Davis, county song leader, led the group in singing and then she and Wanda Marples entertained the audience with a comedy act "Ball-in-the-Jack."

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 1949

Fifty years of wedlock were celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Buchanan on Sunday, Nov. 6 with an open house at their home near Hatcher, from 2 until 4 o'clock in the afternoon. More than a hundred guests called to congratulate the couple who have four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Solicitation has begun in Campbellsville to provide street markers for the city. Members of the AE Club of the city high and junior college are canvassing each house in town to sell house numbers at 50 cents each, that will provide the necessary funds to install our much-needed street signs.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Benningfield entertained at their home with a shower last week in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Benningfield, who were married Nov. 5. Mrs. Benningfield was Rose Jones.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 1939

Painters this week are redecorating the Alhambra Theatre in this city with a complete new coat of outside paint. The carved woodwork is being repainted in light canary and blue. Manager Paul Sanders is also installing ladies' and men's restrooms in the lobby of the show house, which will add greatly to the service and accommodation of the theatre, and have not been possible until the completion of the city sewerage system.

Completion of the new administration building for Campbellsville Junior College will likely be consummated within the next two weeks, it was announced this week by the Rev. T.S. Curry, chairman of the college building committee. The structure, a two-story brick, with ground level basement, will cost more than $50,000 when completed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

November 1929

Contractor B.P. Neal this week started a force of men spreading concrete on the lower end of Main Street in front of the Merchants Hotel. The first shovel of concrete was spread by Mayor Sanders and was a fine job. This shovel will be presented as a valuable historic relic.

The Susanna Wesley Sunday School Class of the Methodist Church entertained Tuesday evening with their husbands, with a tacky party and potluck supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Mahan on Lebanon Avenue. The hostesses were Mesdames Merlin Wood, L.E. Helderman, Walter Scott, S.F. White and W.R. Mahan. Prizes were given for the tackiest man and woman. Mrs. Martin Miller won the prize for the tackiest woman, and Walter Scott won the prized for the tackiest man. Mrs. G.W. Buchanan won the cracker-eating contest and Dennis Vaughn won the prize for dressing a model.

NINETY YEARS AGO

November 1919

The 1919 hunting season opened last Saturday and the nimrods of Taylor County are busy in the fields after the birds and rabbits. More licenses have been purchased this year than since before the war. Last year, the number of licenses issued was less than 40, and this year 113 have been purchased up to the present time.

The Rev. S.A. Edwards has been called to supply the pulpit of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and regular preaching will be held there from this time on. This marks quite a step forward for this church.

Influenza is raging throughout the state and we wish to urge our readers to be very cautious. Last winter, nearly a million people died from this disease, many from improper attention.