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Early Days

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By The Staff

TEN YEARS AGO

May 21, 1998

Navy Airman Recruit Kyle D. Graves, son of Murrell D. and Gertie S. Graves of 704 Hatcher Road, Campbellsville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

The Lake Cumberland Area annual regional FFA banquet was May 7 at Lindsey Wilson College.

The Harmony Homemakers met on Tuesday, May 12 at the Home of Betty Williams and Shirley Young as co-hostess.

Plans are under way for the very first 24-hour Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Jack Williams is the commander of the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, and he is coordinating the annual Memorial Day service at the Taylor County War Memorial.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 19, 1988

Campbellsville native Kim Shaw has been named the next principal at North Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

John Allen Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Reynolds, 1068 Chaney Pike, has been awarded a Georgetown College Trustee's Scholarship.

Vanessa Tucker, daughter of Mable and Jimmy Tucker, is a resident of the University of Kentucky's resident minority scholarship.

Vivian Pierce, a Medco Center resident, has been named Lifetime Achievement Resident of the Year in a competition sponsored by Unicare Health Facilities, Inc.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 15, 1978

Specialist Fourth Class John "Buck" David Mills, 23, died May 7 as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident in Germany, where he was serving with the U.S. Army.

Max Heath, editor and general manager of The News, Tell City, Ind., was one of two weekly editors elected as directors for a three-year term on the Hoosier State Press Association.

Miss Ernestine Willock is now at home following surgery in Jane Todd Hospital in Greensburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hayes celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary, Sunday, May 14.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 1968

The fabulous Billy Joe Royal, along with The Magnificent Seven, appeared Saturday night at 8 p.m. in Campbellsville's own Hamilton Auditorium.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Miller, of Campbellsville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Sandra Fay Miller, to SP/5 Thomas G. Spires, son of Mrs. Obie Antle of Campbellsville and the late Elmo G. Spires.

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Melton, Campbellsville, Route 2, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 2, with their four children and families.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 1948

A representative of the Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance will be in Campbellsville at the Post Office at 10 a.m. on May 18 to take old-age and survivors claims. He will also take applications for Social Security numbers.

The Ladies Society of Christian Service will have a box supper at the Spurlington schoolhouse, Friday night, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. This box supper will be for the benefit of a new rug for the church. The public is cordially invited to attend and bring boxes.

The Business Women's Circle of the Baptist Church met Monday night at the home of Mrs. John McCubbin and Mrs. R.W. Edwards as co-hostess.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 1938

Sunday School attendance Sunday, May 15, were Methodists, 324; Baptists, 373; Christian, 143; Presbyterian, 73; C. Presbyterian, 30. Total, 943; total last Sunday, 992.

Mrs. Bess Nall has moved from the Central Sales Building to the apartment over the Hoskins Grocery.

Delinquent taxpayers are given their final warning this week by the city and school taxes on all property not paid before June 1. Property owners will then have to pay costs of advertising plus the penalty.

Robert Kirtley, 9 years of age, received a double fracture of his left foot Tuesday afternoon when a mule he was using to drag ran away with him at the farm of his father, Thorn Kirtley, in the Beechwood Community.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 1928

The sophomore class of Campbellsville College will present the play, "Strongheart," in the College Auditorium on Friday evening, May 18. This is said to be a strong piece and will be presented by a well-trained cast.

On last Thursday evening, May 10, the Rev. and Mrs. T.S. Curry entertained a number of their friends at a 6 o'clock dinner, on which occasion a most delicious repast was served and a delightful social hour enjoyed.

On last Friday evening, the Junior Class of TCHS tendered the annual banquet to the senior class and the affair proved to be a most delightful affair.