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Early Days for 7-26

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TEN YEARS AGO

July 25, 2002

A Campbellsville City Councilman of nearly four decades has died. John "Jack" M. Edrington, 74, of Bell Avenue in Campbellsville, died on Sunday in Campbellsville after an illness.

Taylor County Library Board of Trustees donated a Janice Holt Giles Cabin print in memory of Dr. Richard and Winnie Sanders for the Kentucky Room at the library.

Merion Jerome Winfrey was awarded the 2001-2002 Scholarship Achievement Award for continuing his professional education in early childhood development.

Dana Hayes-Fuller was recently named to the dean's list at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She was also given the honor in the 2001 spring semester.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 23, 1992

Jerry and Nadine Butler or Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Joseph Lewis, on Monday, July 13, 1992, at 4:08 p.m. at Taylor County Hospital.

Dan Davis, former 4th District Magistrate for 20 years, died on Saturday, July 18.

Sallie Marple-Knifley was the winner of the bicentennial quilt that was raffled off during the Fourth of July by the Sister City Committee.

Porter James is one of only six residents of Medco Nursing Center in a 19-state area who is being considered a Resident of the Year for United Health Care Inc.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 29, 1982

DECA officers from Taylor County School attending a leadership workshop in Murray were Cindy Akridge, Rusty O'Banion, Greg Nolley, Lisa Wade and Sherry Hancock.

After 31 1/2 years of service as a registered nurse at Taylor County Health Department, Doris Reese has decided to retire.

Bessie Redford, Ella Rick and Ernie Redford visited Ralph and Ivy Collins on Sunday afternoon at Columbia.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 29, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. James Gore of Route 4 in Campbellsville were honored with a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Sunday, July 23, at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sullivan of Route 2 observed their 34th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Mrs. Bill Money and son, Matt, spent a few days last week with her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Earl Pike of Bloomfield.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1962

Miss Nancy Bowling, Miss Kentucky of 1962, was honored by residents of Campbellsville and Taylor County on Saturday with a parade, air show, banquet and fireworks.

More than 700 farmers and townspeople gathered last Thursday for the second annual Taylor County Bankers/Farmers City Day at the Wayne Kessler and S.V. Kessler farm on Lebanon Road.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 24, 1952

A fire caused by a short circuit in a window display sign blazed for a few minutes at the Firestone Store here
Wednesday morning but did not damage anything.

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Dowell of Route 5 announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Emile Jean Dowell, to Veachel Antle, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Antle.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 23, 1942

The T.S. Curry Realty Co. sold at auction on Tuesday the home and three acres of land belonging to Mrs. Dorothy Davidson to Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Willock. The property brought $4,400.

Taylor County Schools, which opened on July 6, has a total enrollment of 1,762.

Sheriff Porter Hord is using some extra funds received in the drive for the courthouse flag to fix up the hitching chain around the courthouse. Twenty-five locust posts have been secured and set to keep the chain up. Most of the posts had rotted off and much of the chain was down. Many people still drive buggies and wagons and more may be soon.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 21, 1932

Mrs. Ella Vaughn of Louisville was one of the three occupants who was injured in a wreck on Dixie Highway last Saturday. She is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Bowen of this city. She received several bruises and cuts and several broken ribs, but is improving satisfactorily.

A party of young people, chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Gregory Jr., had a camp party at Bluff Boom from Friday until Sunday.

Mrs. G.D. Vance of Louisville, daughter of Joe Crouch of near this city, submitted to an operation at Jewish Hospital in Louisville last Friday.

NINETY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1922

James Gore and Miss Miriam Campbell were married on Thursday in this city at the home of the Rev. J.L. Piercy, officiating minister. The bride is the daughter of A.C. Campbell and the groom is the son of E.H. Gore.

J.A. Hubbard purchased the Thomas Livery Stable and expects to convert same into a tobacco warehouse.

Forrest Wilkerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Wilkerson, died last Wednesday of ptomaine poisoning.

The Coburg team played the Cane Valley boys on Saturday, with more than 300 people to see Coburg win by a score of 13 to 9.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

July 17, 1912

Dr. and Mrs. C.E. Murphy are the happy couple of the day as a baby girl came to brighten their home this past week.

On Saturday of this week, the women in Kentucky will vote for the first time in the history of the state. They will cast their votes for school trustees and on other questions pertaining to schools.

The enrollment in Russell Creek Academy for this year promises to be one of the greatest in the history of that institution.

The public school at Red Fern began the fall term on Monday with C.E. Russell of this city in charge.