Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Ten Years Ago

Jan. 11, 2001

Bobby and Ermidean Walters will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday at Hogard's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Billy K. Rowe of Frankfort, formerly of Campbellsville, has been honored by Gov. Paul Patton through a program that recognizes black employees in state government.

Girl Scouts in Kentuckiana will take their cookie orders Jan. 12-28, and the cookies will be delivered in early March.

Mary Jo Rios, 68, of Western Drive in Campbellsville died Sunday, Dec. 31 at Vencor Hospital in Louisville after an extended illness.


Twenty Years Ago

Jan. 10, 1991

Taylor County's Girl Scout will have their annual cookie kickoff event Saturday at the Campbellsville Twin Cinema.

Tyler Reynolds, who turned 3 on Jan. 6, recently celebrated his birthday with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.

Lisa Atwood graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of arts in elementary education.


Thirty Years Ago

Jan. 8, 1981

Batesville Casket Co. has announced it will locate a new plant in Campbellsville.

First Baby of the Year was born to Stanley and Deborah McCubbin on Jan 3 at 9:41 a.m.

Ralph White, a bowler for 12 years, rolled a perfect 300 game in the Saturday Night Mixed League on Dec. 20.


Forty Years Ago

Jan. 7, 1971

Keith Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Graham, 209 Hillview Court, was honored with a birthday party given by his parents at his home Thursday, Dec. 31.

The Rev. and Mrs. Howard Humphress and son, Kenneth Harvey of Mt. Sterling, spent the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mrs. Hazel Wise and Willie and Melva Blakeman.

Mr. and Mrs. I.I. Davis returned home Sunday from St. Petersburg, Fla., where they spent Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Megan Davis and family.


Fifty Years Ago

Jan. 12, 1961

Herman F. Hubbard was elected Master of Pitman Lodge No. 124 at its annual election of officers, which was Thursday evening, Dec. 22.

Tobacco averages on the final days of the current market throughout Kentucky held steady with a $60.32 mean reported Tuesday for 8,211,194 pounds.


Sixty Years Ago

Jan. 11, 1951

Syndal Underwood, 25-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benny Underwood of Bengal, suffered the loss of a toe as the result of a hunting accident last Monday afternoon near his home.

Several Taylor County men volunteered for the Navy the past week: Gerald Hodges Skaggs, John Crenshaw Harden, Derald Forrest Roberts, Jack Lee Whitley, Joseph Beard and Bernard Fain.

Betty Bryan, a student at Campbellsville College, returned to school Sunday after a visit with her parents, Mr. and C.V. Bryan.


Seventy Years Ago

Jan. 9, 1941

Anna Margaret Sanders, 10-year-old student at Pleasant Hill School, is the spelling champion for Taylor County for 1941. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sanders of the Pleasant Hill neighborhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richerson, Pleasant Hill, are the parents of a son, Johnny Harold, born Dec. 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gaddie, Bengal, are the parents of a daughter born Jan 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shively, Virginia Durrett and Garnett Rice attended the Kentucky-Notre Dame basketball game in Louisville on Saturday night.


Eighty Years Ago                                                                 

Jan. 8, 1931

A Chevrolet coach, owned and driven by Bradley Tarter, was destroyed by fire Wednesday, Dec. 31 about a mile from this city on the Elkhorn Pike. The car was stuck in a ditch and in trying to get it out, was overheated and set afire. No insurance was carried on the vehicle.

David Gowdy spent the weekend in Louisville with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Payne and son of Louisville are the guests of friends and relatives in the county.

Mrs. Howard Asher and daughter returned Sunday to their home in Pineville after a visit to her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Turner and family.


Ninety Years Ago

Jan. 13, 1921

James Robert Bailey, 80, a member of a pioneer family of this county, passed away at his home at Lorain Wells last Friday night. Surviving children are Lucian Bailey, F.B. Bailey, Mrs. S.L. Durham, R.S. Bailey and Mrs. George Hord. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery.

On last Friday, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fulton Netherland was enchanted by the arrival of a baby girl. Mother and daughter are reported doing fine.

The Farmers Tobacco Warehouse had three sales this week. The prices were satisfactory and the sales have been called off till Monday.


100 Years Ago

Jan. 11, 1911

Brack Sanders has opened a first class restaurant at E.R. Chandler's old stand on Main Street. Everything is new, fresh and up-to-date.

From Shiloh letter: "Charlie and Vester Smith have entered school at Bowling Green to take a business course. A large number of young people were present at the tacky party given by R.G. Squires. The prizes were awarded to Lawrence Speer and Mrs. Gladys Speer.

Miss Lillie Spratt of Mac opened a school at Lorain on Monday with 15 pupils.