Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Ten Years Ago, Jan. 4, 2001

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A Garrison of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

Melinda Cox has accepted a promotion to senior sales consultant at the Central Kentucky News-Journal, according to Cheryl Magers, advertising manager.

Nancy White Wooley of Campbellsville is among the 35 Campbellsville University students named to the 2000 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Jamie Holt of Campbellsville has been selected to attended the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference on Jan. 16-21.

The cost to mail a letter will increase Sunday. A first class letter will cost 34 cents to mail, rather than the 33 cents it does now.


Twenty Years Ago, Jan. 4, 1991

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rios, Campbellsville, and Maria and Todd Belcher, Rome, N.Y. recently visited with Mrs. James F. Rice in Central City, Ky.

Billy Adams celebrated his seventh birthday, which was Nov. 30, 1990.

Richard Gribbins shot a 7-point buck near Merrimac on opening day of gun season.

George Eon, an investment representative for Edward D. Jones and Co., recently attended an advancement investment conference in Clearwater, Fla.


Thirty Years Ago, Dec. 31, 1980

"I don't want to be somebody I'm not," commented Taylor County Junior Miss Holly Winn, as she thought out loud about her trip to the state pageant. "I'm just going to be myself and do the very best that I can."

R. Garnett Dowell is a patient in the hospital at Naples, Florida.

Mrs. Chilton Pike is a patient at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.

Kelley Sinclair of Washington, D.C. spent the Christmas holidays here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Sinclair.


Forty Years Ago, Dec. 31, 1970

Abb McKnight, 67, well known banker throughout the Campbellsville area, was stricken with a heart attack on Christmas Eve and died moments later before he could be transferred to a Louisville hospital.

The wedding of Miss Lana Carol Wilson and Sgt. Ray Dale Houk was solemnized at two o'clock in the afternoon at St. Andrew's Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Hurt performing the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Spurling Sr., Route 6, Campbellsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their home, Sunday, Jan. 3 with open house from noon to 3 p.m.


Fifty Years Ago, Jan. 5, 1961

Taylor County's Cardinals showed surprising strength to win the annual Campbellsville Holiday Invitational Tournament for the first time in 12 years, as they took a low-scoring contest from the Lebanon Yellow-Jackets last Friday night in the finals 36-30.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Corbin left Friday for Bonita Springs, Fla., for a month's visit.

Donald Gabehart, a student at Bowling Green Business College, spent the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Gabehart.

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Wilson of 637 Lebanon Ave. celebrated their 50th anniversary on Christmas Day.


Sixty Years Ago, Jan. 5, 1951

Mrs. George Monson took up honors in the Christmas Decoration Contest. Second place went to Mrs. John M. Coakley. Mary Edythe Watson won third.

City High Eagles won the Lions Club Tournament, defeating Taylor County High in the finals by the score of 58-39.

Funeral services for Vernon Murrah, 27, were Friday, Dec. 29, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. V.A. Jones in charge.

Mrs. Margaret Elrod of Louisville has returned after spending the holidays with her mother, Mrs. E.R. Elrod.


Seventy Years Ago, Jan. 2, 1941

Miss Jeanette Bryant and Mrs. Clarence Ellis Jr. announced this week the purchase of the Modern Beauty Shop from Mrs. Nathan Newcomb. The new owners took charge of the shop Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Colvin and daughter, of Louisville, spent several days in this city and county with relatives and friends.

Val and Dick Hiestand of New York spent several days during the holidays with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.V. Hiestand and family.

Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Wood and Ab Hubbard are leaving today for St. Petersburg, Fla., to spend several weeks.


Eighty Years Ago, Jan. 1, 1931

Neville "Hackey" Davis and his daughter, Lula Rhea, of this city, who have been touring Louisiana and Texas and other southern states, surprised their friends here Thursday by greeting them over the radio. Little Lula Rhea, who is only 4 years old, sent her Christmas greeting to her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Davis, through KWKH in Shreveport, La., her little voice coming through perfectly, and was listened to with much pleasure, not only by her grandparents, but also by a host of friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Tucker entertained a small party of their friends at a six o'clock dinner Dec. 28 at their home in this city. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. George Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Follis and Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Arnold.


Ninety Years Ago, Jan. 6, 1921

Miss Mary Page and Ray Smith of this city were married last Sunday at the home of the bride's parents, of Cane Valley. The groom is the son of Ernest Smith and will make his helpmate a model husband.

Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Whitlock entertained at a six o'clock dinner on Thursday, Dec. 31, at their home in Lebanon in honor of their nieces, Misses Ortella and Audrey Whitlock.

Paul Smith of the Red Fern neighborhood entertained a few of his friends. Among those present were Lucy Mitchell, Laura Wilson, Clara Shreve, Lucille Rogers, John Smith, Grover Rogers and Alford Baier. All reported a fine time.


100 Years Ago, Jan. 4, 1911

G.R. Holt sold to R.B. Wood the highest priced Singer sewing machine ever sold in this county, the case being Birdseye maple.

E.R. Chandler will open an up-to-date restaurant and grocery store in D.W. Gowdy's block building and will carry everything fresh, clean and first class.

E.N. Cross bought from J.L. Anderson his farm of 196 acres located on Robinson Creek. The price was not made known.