Early Days

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By The Staff


Sept. 17, 1998

Descendants of Isaac and Rosa Pepper Berry family met for a reunion recently at the home of Donald and Norma Jean Swafford.

Majestee Lyne Hughes, daughter of Kevin and Jessica Hughes, was named third runner-up at the New Star Discovery National Pageant in Lisle, Ill. on Aug. 6-9.

The Harmony Homemakers met Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Kentucky Utilities building with 20 present.

Terry and Lisa Davis, Campbellsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Abby Lauren, at 3:54 p.m., Monday, Aug 24, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown.


Sept. 15, 1988

People were in from as far away as Florida on Saturday when Campbellsville College played its first-ever football game on campus.

Christopher Mark Cheatham, son of Dr. and Mrs. Tom Cheatham, Bowling Green, has been awarded a four-year Award of Excellence academic scholarship at Western Kentucky University.

Mr. and Mrs. Conie Russell spent the week of Aug. 29 in Indianapolis with their daughter, Barbara Sneed, her husband J.B. and their son Brent. Mrs. Sneed is recovering from a heart attack.

Natalie Jo Houk celebrated her third birthday Sept. 3 with friends at Little People Day Care and Learning Center.


Sept. 7, 1978

Calvin Chaney, president of the Taylor County Fair Board, told the Taylor County Fiscal Court on Tuesday that the fair board had voted not to spend $155,000 to make improvements to the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Mrs. Rena Shipp has returned home from Baptist East Hospital in Louisville where she underwent surgery recently.

Mrs. Bill Money is a patient at Highland Baptist Hospital, Barrett Avenue in Louisville.

Edgar Davis, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 2, at Taylor County Hospital.

Pvt. Donald Warner, son of Emma Lee Warner, joined the Army July 1, 1978.


Sept. 11, 1958

Mrs. A.A. Cox, Helen and Margaret Cox, Miss Ruby and Hazel Bryant, Mrs. Pearl Gumm, Sheila and Wesley Gumm and Mrs. Leona Cox and two children called on Mr. and Mrs. W.O. DeSpain this last week.

The marriage of Miss Mary Evengeline Gurganus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sherrill Gurganus, Williamston, N.C., to Mr. Tonnie Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ford, Campbellsville, was solemnized Friday afternoon at 5:30 in the Norton Methodist Church, Norton, Va.


Sept. 9, 1948

Farming can be just as hazardous as other occupations at times. Every season around this time there are always accidents reported in connection with housing tobacco. The latest victim is Chilton Pike of Route 5, who fell last week while putting up his tobacco and cracked three ribs.

Sheridan Peters of Saloma School made the highest average among 53 students who recently took the eighth grade examination for entrance into high school. His average was 83.4.

Taylor County's new industry, the Taylor County Stone Co., began moving out rock and stone this week as production got underway.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Durham, Louisville, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson.


Sept. 8, 1938

Two local men, Clayton Caulk of Finley and Albert Caulk of the Caulk Hardware Co., City, received word this week that a tobacco setter invented by Clayton Caulk and patented jointly by the two brothers had been approved and will soon be registered in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington.

Campbellsville will soon have a city hall and municipal building to house all agencies and departments of the city government, it was announced by Mayor R.L. Marshall following the approval of the purchase of the building at the corner of First North Street and Central Avenue at a meeting of the Campbellsville City Council on Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rye of Norwood, Ohio, spent the weekend here visiting her father, C.W. Cox and other relatives in the county.


Sept. 6, 1928

The marriage of Miss Dixie Wade and Mr. Henry Moody was solemnized at the Baptist Church in this city, Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock, with the Rev. H.S. Summers officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Clark are attending the State Fair in Louisville this week.

Miss Lida Malone is the guest this week of Mrs. Ed Peterson.

Mrs. L.F. Risen left Saturday for Oklahoma where she will be the guest of relatives and friends.

Miss Florence Cowherd, accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. Ruth Willock, left Monday afternoon for Washington, D.C.


Sept. 12, 1918

Hundreds of Campbellsville and Taylor County people were thrilled last Saturday afternoon when an airplane was discovered making its way over the county toward Lebanon. The plane passed directly over Campbellsville on to Lebanon.

Yesterday morning U.G. Hendrickson, prominent citizen of Casey Creek, died at his home after an illness of two weeks.

In accordance with the orders of the provost marshal general, 24 young men of Taylor County will report for examination Monday and Tuesday.