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TEN YEARS AGO
July 4, 2002
Ruby McMahan, a resident of Jackson Tower in Campbellsville, has made two pinafores and three children's dresses for the Hiestand House Museum.
Jessica Martion, the 7-year old granddaughter of Bobby and Linda Martion of Merrimac, was chosen as one of the finalists in the Kelly Look-Alike contest for the "Live with Regis and Kelly" show.
The 2002 Taylor County Fair ended on Saturday night and featured livestock shows, pageants, tractor and truck pulls, a demolition derby and more.
Brittany Dawn Wise and Luke Hayden Hatfield exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, April 20, in a ceremony near Green River Lake.
Tyler Bragg celebrated his birthday on June 16 with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1992
The 1936 Taylor County High School class gathered recently for its 55-year reunion. Those in attendance were Ethel Buchanan, Wilma Wilkerson, Floye Smith, Mary Shuffett, Mary Ambrose, Rosalyn Noe, Robert Vaughn, Charles Hulse, Jesse Young Wood, Dolly Smith, Geneva Wilson and Ruth Pace.
A Taylor County resident, Billy Gene Underwood, is among 135 students at Eastern Kentucky University to receive the dean's award for the spring semester.
Winner of the 1992 Miss Taylor County Independence were, April Benningfield, most photogenic; Heather Bennett, second runner-up; Kelli Simpson, overall winner; and Christy Davis, first runner-up.
Patrick Tucker of Campbellsville was a recent graduate of Morehead State University during the 1992 spring semester.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 1, 1982
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hall and son, Clayton, have returned from a day visit to Greenville, N.C., with Mrs. Hall's brother, Dr. John A. Swope and children.
Vetria Williams was graduated on June 7 from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Neeley and Mary Wilson have returned home from a vacation trip to Calloway Gardens in LaGrange, Ga. While there they visited Joe Irvin and Becky Breeding in LaGrange.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1972
Three young Marion County men were arrested on Sunday at Taylor County Boat Dock on warrants signed by Clyde Williams Jr. after a disturbance over the attempted theft of a boat.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard McMahan celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 25.
Mrs. Evelyn Sapp and Tommy spent the weekend in Winchester with Mr. and Mrs. Leon Abbott and family.
Mrs. Lyda Smith of Nebraska spent last week in Campbellsville visiting Mrs. Dollie Dohoney.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1962
Raymond Dobson, operator of the Sinclair Service Station on South Central Avenue, was injured at 9 a.m. on Tuesday when a car fell from a grease rack at the station.
James R. Perkins will assume the duties of county agricultural extension agent in Taylor County on July 1.
John Will Miller, 39, died at Rosary Hospital at 8 a.m. on Saturday from injuries received in an automobile wreck on Spurlington Road about five hours earlier.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 26, 1952
Albert Ross is the new president of the Campbellsville Lions Club.
A funeral was hosted for Mrs. Sarah Emma Whitlock, 72, who died last Sunday afternoon as a result of a truck accident.
Funeral services for Cyrus Murrell Cox, 25, who was killed last Sunday afternoon near Merrimac when he fell from the running board of a truck, were Tuesday at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
The occupational tax, which goes into effect here on July 1, has met with mixed feelings among business and professional men.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 25, 1942
The Taylor County Wool Growers Association has sold its pooled wool to the Kentucky Co-operative Wool Growers Association and shipments were made on Tuesday. The wool was sold at 60 cents for No. 1 Clear.
One of the most impressive club and community programs in months was given on Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wade, when the literature department of the woman's club presented their sesquicentennial program.
Miss Margaret Tucker has registered at Butler University in Indianapolis for the annual summer session now in progress.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1932
Taylor and adjoining counties have been swept by a series of hail, wind, rain and electrical storms during the past week.
Miss Ernestine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Willock, submitted to an operation on Monday morning at Baptist Hospital in Louisville.
Campbellsville has a new flag on top of the courthouse.
The OPA has announced that the value of sugar stamps 5 and 6 has increased to two pounds each, but each stamp is to cover a period of a month instead of two weeks, continuing the weekly ration to each customer of half a pound.
NINETY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1922
A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Smothers of Pineville on Saturday, June 24, at the home of Mrs. Smothers' parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Durham of this city.
The dedication services for the new Methodist Church will be on Sept. 17.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edrington last Sunday. The new arrival was named Alice Redman.
James Francis, son of Judge William Francis, and a coming athlete, hiked 28 miles one day last week.
Professor L.E. Curry, principal of the Barbourville Institute, has accepted the post as principal of Russell Creek Academy.
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
June 19, 1912
John T. Gowdy of this city went to Louisville on Monday morning and will return with a five-passenger Ford touring car.
Miss Bertha Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Yates, was kicked by a cow last Tuesday and died the following Thursday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Spurlington was a beautiful baby girl on Monday, June 10.
Born to the wife of Waever Richerson was a nine-pound boy last week. Mother and son are doing nicely.
The Durham brothers of this city last week bought a fine bunch of hogs at Milltown, the best that has ever been sold in that locality for the sum of 6 3/4 cents.