Early Days for 7-25

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By Marie Cox



July 24, 2003

Tommy and Pauline Browning of Campbellsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3 with a reception.

MaKenzie DeSpain celebrated her sixth birthday with friends at ABC Child Care in Campbellsville on June 19.

On July 14, Kentucky Historian Laureate Dr. Thomas D. Clark celebrated his 100th birthday.

Central Kentucky News-Journal staff writer Rebecca Dial was among the top print and broadcast journalists from the area who walked home with metro Louisville Journalism Awards in the 23rd annual competition sponsored by the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


July 22, 1993

Mike Spurling was chosen as the first recipient of the John Lawhorn Award by Babe Ruth League baseball at City/County Park on Sunday night.

Abe Turner "Turney" Harding Jr., 71, died July 19 at 4:48 p.m. in Louisville after an illness.

Chelsey Walters celebrated her second birthday July 15 at Peggy's Child Care.

Morris Horn received the Taylor County Agriculture Council's Ag Person of the month award from Murrell Graves, committee chairman.


July 21, 1983

Nancy Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace A. Cox of Mannsville, has been chosen to compete in the 1983 Miss Teen of Kentucky Pageant to be in Frankfort.

Mr. and Mrs. James Ira Collison of Ft. Myers, Fla., have been here visiting and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard McMahan and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Coop.

Eunice Nance of Atlanta, Ga., has been visiting her daughter, Elizabeth Cox, in Greensburg this past week and had lunch with a group of her friends in Campbellsville one day.


July 19, 1973

Nelda Reeves, was named Miss Taylor County Fair of 1973 and received a crown, roses, silver tray and a $100 bond Friday night. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeves of Route 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Allen and sons of Bowling Green spent five days last week with Mrs. J.E. Durrett and other relatives.

Mrs. James Bryant, Mrs. Mary Robinson and Margaret Edith Tucker were in Birmingham, Ala., last week on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Dudgeon of 815 Page St. in Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Stephanie Marie, born July 17. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.


July 18, 1963

Bettie Sue Bradshaw of Elk Horn became the bride of Verlas Wayne Miller of Route 2 in Finley on June 28 at Elk Horn Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Morrison performing the double-ring ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Newton and children have returned from a visit with Mrs. Newton's sister, Mrs. Clyde Hutchins, and Mr. Hutchens in Detroit.

Taylor County had a traffic fatality Tuesday morning some 13 miles out of town on KY 210. Everett Harmon of Spurlington was killed.

Harold Pike, an ex-Campbellsville basketball star, plans to enter the University of Louisville this fall and has been given a four-year scholarship.


July 15, 1953

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Turner announced the marriage of their daughter to Mr. Donald Ray Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Harmon of Spurlington.

Woody Mitchell and Exra Wilcoxson caught some big catfish at Dale Hollow last week.


July 15, 1943

Funeral service for L.E. Hayes, 65, was Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva McKinley are the parents of a son, Nathan Alva, born at the home Thursday morning.


July 6, 1933

Miss Clara Bland and Mr. Arthur Combs were married in this county July 29.

J.T. Risen of Georgetown purchased from Ollie Phipps the Green Cottage Restaurant Confectionery in this city and took possession last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Olin Taylor and daughter Martha Davis, Mrs. J.E. Davis, Mr. W.W. Tucker and Mattie Hill left Friday for Chicago, Ill., where they will attend the World's Fair.


July 5, 1923

Mrs. Madeline Beard and Nathan Page of Adair County were married in this city on June 24 by the Rev. J.P. Bornwasser.

William Joe Dudgeon, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dudgeon, died Tuesday at his parents' home.

E.A. Rose while unloading hay last Saturday, fell and was painfully hurt. Two ribs were fractured.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Wood and daughter motored to Louisville today for a visit for a few days.


July 3, 1913

C.E. Prather of Somerset has taken a position with M.L. Spurling, embalmer and undertaker, and arrived Tuesday to enter upon the discharge of his duties.

Ada Maupin, of the Palestine neighborhood, had a very painful incident Tuesday. While playing I Spy, she ran into a clothesline in the yard, which caught her by the neck throwing her to the ground. She sustained a dislocated shoulder and was severely bruised.

The Coca-Cola Bottling Works is doing a big business these sweltering days running day and night. The plant is running out an average of 125 cases, 24 bottles to the case.