Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Ten Years Ago

Nov. 22, 2000

The City School's girls' softball field at Campbellsville Middle School will soon have lights.

Frank and Connie Hansford of Greensburg announce the birth of a son, William Logan, on Friday, Nov. 17 at 6:45 a.m. at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville.

Students from Taylor County High School's Choral program were among the participants in the third annual Lindsey Wilson Choral Workshop recently.

Sponsored by the Bridge to Faith Motorcycle Club and other bikers, the fourth annual Motorcycle Toy Run attracted between 80 and 90 motorcycles of all makes and models.


Twenty Years Ago

Nov. 22, 1990

Tobacco prices were up at the kickoff of the 1990-1991 season. The average price was $1.74 per pound.

Stan McKinney, president of the Miller Park Garden Association, accepts a check for $200 from Sammy Garrison, president of the Campbellsville Jaycees.

A Thanksgiving dinner was Monday, Nov. 19, at the home of Barbara Jessie. Those present were Brett and Holly Quinn, Amanda, James Pike and Jimmy Eubanks, all of Campbellsville.


Thirty Years Ago

Nov. 20 1980

Ethel Wilson is a patient at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, admitted Monday.

The Rev. and Mrs. Coy Kidd, 808 N. Columbia Ave., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Campbellsville Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Clark, Campbellsville, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Karen Denise, to Gary Eugene Mardis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mardis, Route 6, Campbellsville. The wedding will be Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Taylor County Junior High participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Read-A-Thon and raised $5,776.42, breaking all previous state and regional records.


Forty Years Ago

Nov. 26, 1970

Members of the Campbellsville Lions Club will once again this year give away their Lions Club Money Doll to some lucky person.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Martin and daughter, Shannon, arrived Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buel Hayes and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Martin.

Don Clark, Campbellsville native, has been named to a starting position on the Lander College basketball team in Greenwood, S.C.

Sharon Hickerson and Ophelia Rowe, both seniors, have been selected as winners in their divisions at Taylor County High School in the recent speech tournament.


Fifty Years Ago

Nov. 24, 1960

A gala Christmas carnival, featuring old Santa Claus, marching bands, colorful floats and treats for the kiddies, has been planned for Campbellsville for the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, it was reported this week by the Retail Trade Committee of the Campbellsville Chamber of Commerce.

The 1960 crop of burley goes to market with a support price average of $57.20 per hundred pounds, the same as last year, with no changes in more than 100 grade categories.


Sixty Years Ago

Nov. 23, 1950

About 150 men, with their families, are expected to move to Campbellsville within the next two weeks while laying the Tennessee Gas Transmission Co.'s giant 30-inch pipeline through Taylor and Marion counties.

The Taylor County Cardinals, sparked by Ed Whitley and Billy Roution, defeated Buffalo 51-47 there last Monday night.

Mrs. Bernard Newton was hostess to a birthday party Monday in honor of her daughter, Betty Sue, on her fifth birthday.

Mrs. Irvine Ratcliffe was hostess to a birthday party on Monday in honor of her daughter, Jane's fifth birthday.


Seventy Years Ago

Nov. 21, 1940

Several from Campbellsville attended the Turkey Shoot at Fort Knox on Sunday and some received turkeys. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Willock, Mrs. S.B. Edwards, B.F. Beck, Miss Pearl Puryear, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Zieg, Logan Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Miller.

Eighteen more Kentuckians have applied for appointments as Army Flying Cadets, it was announced today. Among the 18 is William I. Meader, son of Mrs. Edith Meader.

Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Miller, New Hope, visited her mother, Mrs. B.T. Black, and family Sunday.


Eighty Years Ago                                                                  

Nov 29, 1930

Otha B. Chisholm, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Chisholm, of Acton, and brother of Mrs. George Sapp, of this city, was recently appointed as a director of the American Tobacco Co., with which he has been associated for 15 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Watson, of Louisville, spent Wednesday and Thursday here with his parents, MR. and Mrs. T.J. Watson.

George Bailey, of Cincinnati, arrived Saturday for a visit to his sister, Mrs. Ted Grahl, and family.

Mrs. T.L. Leachman and Otis Moss, Greensburg, spent the weekend here with his sister, Mrs. James Buchanan, and Mr. Buchanan.


Ninety Years Ago

Nov. 18, 1920

Charles W. Brockman, 58, died Monday morning at his home in the Mt. Zion section, from paralysis.

Beginning on Nov. 15, five rural routes will leave the Campbellsville Post Office daily. Route 5, which has been a tri-weekly service, was made a daily route Monday. With five daily routes from this city, the farmers can now receive all their mail regularly and have excellent service.

About 150 ex-servicemen of World War I gathered together in this city last Thursday, Nov. 11, and had a memorial service in honor of those who made supreme sacrifice.

Miss Lucille Rice and Morris Stimson attended the Centre State football game in Lexington on Saturday.


100 Years Ago

Nov. 23, 1910

From Woodlawn letter: Miss Lizzie Speer and niece, Elizabeth, spent Sunday with Mrs. Will Hall of Hobson.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Gilmore spent Sunday with Mrs. Gilmore's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.K. Miller, of Romine.

Paul Harrison Frey, 20 years old, died at his father's home near Finley last Saturday after an illness of typhoid fever.

J.S. Robinson and several friends passed through here hunting Friday.