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Early Days for 7-19

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TEN YEARS AGO

July 18, 2002

Pleasant Run Baptist Church will observe its annual homecoming and 120th anniversary on Sunday.

Farrah Sullivan McLean knew when she was nearing the end of her high school career that she wanted to coach. Now, after only two seasons as an assistant at Elizabethtown, McLean said of her appointment as Taylor County High School's next head girls' basketball coach, "I didn't think I'd get a chance this soon."

Donald Wayne and Shannon Cox of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Joseph Sawyer, on Wednesday, June 19, at 6:27 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort.

Joan Barnett Ford, 57, of Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 16, 1992

The children of Rhodem E. and Agatha Allen Skaggs will host a reception to honor the golden anniversary of their parents.

Five Taylor County students have been awarded "Excellence in Action" scholarships to Campbellsville College. Jonathan Carter Rafferty, Jason Lee Parker, Christopher Dale Waters, Tammy Marie Cox and Eric Wayne Cruse each received $1,000 "Excellence in Action" scholarships valued at $4,000 over four years.

Heather Ramsey of Campbellsville, a 1992 graduate of Taylor County High School, has been offered a Regents Scholarship at Western Kentucky University for 1992-1993 academic year.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 22, 1982

The Rev. Ben Spencer performed the double-ring ceremony uniting Anna Marie Graybeal and Mark Anthony Patterson on June 11. Vows were repeated in the Bowman Street Church of God at 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Rafferty and Judy Turner have returned from a two-week visit in San Francisco, Calif., where they visited Mrs. Rafferty's son, Dr. Donald Rafferty.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1972

Luann Breeding, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Breeding, was crowned princess of the Taylor County Fair Beauty Pageant on Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Heath were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jan and Craig Harden flew to Houston, Texas, on Sunday, July 9, to spend two weeks with their father, Mutt Harden.

Mrs. Irene Berish of Oklahoma, Fla., spent last week visiting E. W. Willock and daughter, Ernestine.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1962

Thursday beginning at 10 a.m., the second annual Taylor County Banker-Farmer-Business Field Day will be at Kessler Farms on Lebanon Road.

Twenty girls are entered in the beauty pageant, which will open the 1962 Taylor County Fair on Monday, Aug. 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cooke of Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jewell Cooke, to Mr. Gene Severin of Tampa, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Craddock of Louisville were recent guests of her brother, Turney Harding and Mrs. Harding.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 17, 1952

Funeral services for R.C. "Bob" Martin, retired mail carrier, were conducted on Thursday, July 10, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bault of Corburg are the parents of a daughter, born on July 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bright, city, are parents of a son, born July 11.

Abb McKnight, executive vice president of Citizens Bank and Trust Co., will be honored on Sunday as "Man of the Week" at First Christian Church.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 16, 1942

Sixteen girls and eight boys are attending the 4-H Club Camp in Washington County this week.

Clyde H. Williams has been employed as city marshal since Monday and will take the duties of chief of police next month.

The number of volunteers for service from Taylor County is growing within the last few days and a sizable number has been reported. Paul York and John W. Miller will enter officers training the last of the month.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 14, 1932

Mrs. Ramsey, who has been confined to her bed for the past eight weeks, is much improved.

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Colvin are the proud parents of a son, born on July 1. He has been named Samuel.

Mrs. F.H. Buchanan gave a party for a number of her friends at their camp, Laurel Hill, on Green River last Wednesday.

Miss Cornelia Callison is spending this week at Cane Valley with relatives and friends.

NINETY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1922

Joe Willock bought the Joe Merkley Grain Elevator on Columbia Pike and proposes to remodel the building for a commercial enterprise.

Charles E. Rodgers of Butler, Ill., died at his home there. The body was brought to Campbellsville for funeral and burial on Sunday.

A son, Charles Owen, was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Mikel on July 12.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

July 16, 1912

Campbellsville is enjoying a building boon beyond question. It is estimated that as many as 25 dwellings are under construction.

Mrs. H.B. Moss of Bowling Green has leased the Merchants Hotel and will conduct an up-to-date operation.

Joe Willock, J.W. Meader, J.W. Kerr, Jim Durrett and Jim Pruett motored to Lebanon last week in Mr. Pruett's handsome car.