Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 16, 2000

James and Dianna VanCleave and their four children will be the owners of the first Taylor County Habitat for Humanity house.
After the wars are over, DAV Commander Bob Rotschi said Saturday, no one remembers. But they remembered Saturday with Taylor County's annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the war memorial near the Taylor County Courthouse.
Stan McKinney, news editor at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, has been hired as an assistant professor of journalism at Campbellsville University.
Flossie Bass Beard, 96, of Brookside Avenue in Campbellsville, died Saturday, Nov 11 in Campbellsville.
B.J. Brown Jr. and Hattie Lee Brown have been added to the African American Ball Committee's Endowment Fund Patrons' List.

Twenty Years Ago
November 1990

Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Morris, Knoxville, Tenn., announce the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Susan Rebecca, to Donald A. Dabney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Dabney, Campbellsville.
Joshua Knifley, 6-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Knifley, won a Murray bicycle in a Walmart "Bring Your Shopping Cart in from the Parking Lot" contest.
Campbellsville Middle School cheerleaders placed third in regional competition Oct. 13 at Eastern Kentucky University and qualified for the state competition on Dec. 8 in Frankfort.

Thirty Years Ago
Nov. 13 1980

Mrs. Roland (Pearl) McFall returned home Sunday from a week's visit in Ohio, where she visited her sons and their families. Wayne, the oldest, lives in Kettering, and George, the youngest, lives in Tipp City.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cecil announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra K., to Perry Lewis England, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira England.
Union Underwear Co. Inc. announces the recent promotion of Richard Paul Davis to the position of vice president of sales.
Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Willoughby visited Derrell's parents in Scottsville over the weekend.

Forty Years Ago
Nov. 19, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Compton of 120 Elm St. Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Janet Marion, to Stephen Douglas Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills of Forest Avenue.
Mrs. Logan Scott, Mrs. Buford Knifley and Mrs. George Bertram were guests of Mrs. Knifley's sister, Mrs. Pete Colgan, in Lexington on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. John McCubbin were in Louisville on Tuesday. Mr. McCubbin attended a Mercury meeting at Stoffers.
One of Taylor County's oldest native sons, Major Washington Tucker, 100, died peacefully at Metzmeier Nursing Home at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, Nov 14.
J. Alvin Hardy, director of admissions for Campbellsville College, has recently been chosen president-elect of the Kentucky College Admissions Officers and School Relations Personnel Association.

Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 17, 1960

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Miss Nelle Darlene Shipp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert K. Shipp, Route 1, became the bride of Mr. Perry Leonard Bennett, Campbellsville. The ceremony was read at 1 p.m. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Davis, Hopkinsville, spent the weekend with Mrs. Davis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Grooms.
Mr. and Mrs. James Graham, left this week for Inverness, Fla., where they will spend the winter.

Sixty Years Ago
Nov. 16, 1950

Campbellsville's new radio station, WLCK, will be in operation soon, offering listeners in Taylor and adjoining counties both day and night programs, it was learned this week from officials of the new broadcasting corporation.
The Campbellsville Eagles showed speed and power Tuesday night as they defeated Hodgenville 57-50 in their opening game of the 1950-51 season. Smith led the winners with 19 and Jones and Shaw each had 11 points.
Taylor County Schools won their second game of the season last Friday night by defeating Willisburg 56-51 and then came back Tuesday night to take a sound beating at the hands of Columbia by 67-37.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry McMahan, of this city, are the parents of a daughter born Friday, Nov. 10, at Rosary Hospital.

Seventy Years Ago
Nov. 13, 1940

Miss Melva Wood of Tompkinsville spent the weekend here with Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Hoskins.
Mrs. O.H. Shively left Friday for Louisville where she will spend a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Caldwell, and Mr. Caldwell.

Eighty Years Ago
Nov 13, 1930

The Campbellsville Gas Co. last week drilled a gas well on the Gilmore farm on Greensburg Pike, near town, and struck a strong flow of gas.
The Coca-Cola Bottling plant on Columbia Avenue is in the process of beautifying its property. Rich soil has been hauled and various types of shrubs have been set out.
Mrs. E.W. Willock, who has been quite ill at her home on Jackson Street, is reported to be quite improved.

Ninety Years Ago
Nov. 11, 1920

The Presbyterian Church in the city has begun a revival meeting with the Rev. R.L. Telford, of Richmond, Va., doing the preaching.
Police Judge C.W Wright moved his office to Main Street, in quarters over the barbershop of George and Tom Hodgen in the Gowdy building.

100 Years Ago
Nov. 16, 1910

From the Spurlington letter: Work is rapidly progressing at this place on the new depot. D.A. Melton has repaired the damage done to his home by lightning a few months ago.
From the Fairview letter: Bob Fleece and two daughters, of Cane Valley, are visiting at this place.
Great crowds and good services are reported at the services nightly at Early's Chapel.
From the Woodlawn letter: Mrs. R.D. Cook bought a horse from Mrs. Lula Taylor for $150.