Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Ten Years Ago

Dec. 21, 2000

W.A. and Lena Brockman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow evening with a reception hosted by their children.

Margaret Bays, 74, of Wise Road in Campbellsville died Friday, Dec. 15 in Lexington.

Campbellsville residents Lanny and Joyce Cox have received the J.S. Hilton Volunteer Leadership Award from the Christian Church Homes of Kentucky.

Taylor County High School hosted its Christmas Concert on Sunday in the TCHS gymnasium.

Michele Franklin, Amy Yates and Teri RoBards from Taylor County were among the 1,019 to graduate during Western Kentucky University's 148th commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.


Twenty Years Ago

Dec. 20, 1990

Lee and Florence Richerson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The Rev. W.W. Webster married them on Dec 26, 1940, in Taylor County.

Pvt. Roger S. Pickett has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Ernest J. Flewwellin, son of Raymond C. and Edith G Flewwellin of Campbellsville, has been awarded the Navy Commendation medal.

The Christmas and New Year's holidays are drawing near and the Kentucky State Police urge shoppers and party-goers to play it safe on the highways.


Thirty Years Ago

Dec. 18, 1980

Dedra Ford, 105 Ford St. in Campbellsville, was named Miss Congeniality during the Kentucky Farm Bureau King and Queen competition at the state convention.

A stork shower honoring Fran Vaughn was hosted at the home of Linda McMahan on Tammie Trail last Friday night, Dec. 12. Hostesses were Linda McMahan, Alma Allen and Suzy Houk.

David Louis Gray, a former student at Taylor County, was elected state Beta Club president at the 40th annual BETA Convention last weekend at the Galt House in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Toby, Lexington, were weekend guest of Mr. Toby's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Toby.

Melvin Martin, representative of the county's Democratic Executive Committee, presented Campbellsville Policemen with Kentucky Certificates. Martin made the presentation recently to Metro Sgt. George Williams, Chief Collin McDaniel and Patrolman Kenneth Adams.


Forty Years Ago

Dec. 17, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Ford, Route 1 in Campbellsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in the fellowship hall at the Church of God on Elk Horn Road, Sunday, Dec. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams Blevins of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Jo Cox returned home Dec. 1 from a six-week tour of Europe where she visited her son, Capt. John R. Cox and wife, Dianne, in Berlin, Germany.  


Fifty Years Ago

Dec. 15, 1960

Dr. and Mrs. Joe T. Turpin were in Lexington on Dec. 4, 5 and 6 attending the meeting of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.

T.G. Layton, District K.U. manager, recently presented W.R. Etherington, Campbellsville District Superintendent of Construction, a 25-year service award emblem.

Miss Betty Jo Corbin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Corbin, Route 1, this city, has been elected to the Phi Theta Kappa Club.

Army Pvt. Fred Wagner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie B Wagner, arrived in Germany. Fred is now a member of the 8th Infantry Division.


Sixty Years Ago

Dec. 14, 1950

Louis H. Shipp, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odgen Shipp arrived home today for a 15-day leave. He will report back to Vallejo, Calif., where his ship, USS Haveson is docked.

Mrs. Rosa Gwinn and Marion Jarboe were in Louisville on Monday shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sandusky and son, of Louisville, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Newton of Spurlington.


Seventy Years Ago

Dec. 12, 1940

Miss Opal Whitney, Covington, spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Elsie Whitney and sister, Miss Lois Whitney at Coburg.

Mrs. W.R. Hoskins returned home Friday after several days stay in Tompkinsville. Her mother, Mrs. Sallie Wood, accompanied her. She is recovering from a recent illness.

Mr. and Mrs. James Buchanan and Dr. and Mrs. S.L Dunbar spent Sunday in Owensboro visiting Mr. and Mrs. Morris Stimson and daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lyon and Mr. and Mrs. Abb McKnight and daughter were in Louisville on business Tuesday.


Eighty Years Ago                                                                 

Dec. 11, 1930

Sheriff J.D. Edwards, and Deputies J.M. Durham, Luther Durham and Walter Edwards on Tuesday raided and captured an all copper still with an estimated capacity of 50 gallons on Black Lick Creek about four miles from Spurlington. Several hundred gallons of mash and about 30 gallons of finished liquor were found at the site of the still. All the mash and whiskey were destroyed. No arrests have been made.

Turner Campbell, of Detroit, Mich., arrived Tuesday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Campbell and family.

Fred Wayne and C.F. Russell left Sunday for Shelbyville where they will be employed at the Masonic Hall


Ninety Years Ago

Dec. 9, 1920

Miss Bertha Watson will spend the weekend in Columbia with friends.

G.W. Whitlock was in Columbia on business Tuesday.

Last Sunday, Harlan Herron and Miss Ella Mae Cox were united in marriage at the home of the bride. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Essie Cox near Elk Horn and the groom is the son of Andy Herron.

Arthur Findling of Louisville returned Monday after a brief visit with friends here.


100 Years Ago

Dec. 14, 1910

Chesley Sexton of Campbellsville was issued a license to wed Miss Nora Harper of Gradyville. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride.

Henry and Willie Roberts returned home Wednesday after several months' stay in Illinois.

From Fairview letter: Sam Harding sold his farm to B.B. and Garfield Disney for $3,000 and will give possession on March 1. James Read and sons bought of C.Y. Parrott, a span of mules for $275.

Mac Goode was in Greensburg on business Monday.

Tom Bennett returned from Indiana last week.