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Early Days for 8-28

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 26, 2004

John Wayne Kessler, 15, is the state Future Farmers of America auctioneering champion, bringing home the trophy after facing 10 challengers at the Kentucky State Fair on Friday.

Amory Cox was chosen as 2005 Taylor County Junior Miss at Saturday's program.

Army National Guard Pvt. Victor Farrar has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

Joey Tungate, 25, of Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn, died on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Elk Horn as the result of an automobile crash.

This is the final week for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit "Key Ingredients, America by Food," which has been at The Homeplace on Green River.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 25, 1994

Kelly Denise Benningfield and James Mark Carney were united in marriage on Saturday, May 7, at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Victor Stansbury officiated the double-ring ceremony.

Jeanette Conner, a primary teacher at Taylor County Elementary School, has been invited to attend the 20th Triennial Early Childhood Education Conference in Perth, Australia on Sept. 12-22.

Charis Humphress, a senior at Campbellsville High School and the daughter of Don and Charlotte Humphress, is the 1995 Taylor County Junior Miss.

B.J. Harris, son of Bert and Betsy Harris, celebrated his fourth birthday Aug. 16 with a party at Kiddieland Day Care.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1984

Robert and Laura Livziey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 2.

E.H. and Helen Mason will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Mr. and Mrs. Covie H. Russell of Campbellsville will be honored Sunday, Sept. 2, in observance of their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, Sept. 9.

The family of Lora Sharpe met at Miller Park for its annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 26, in celebration of Mrs. Sharpe's 83rd birthday.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 29, 1974

John Michael Smith, 4, had open heart surgery at Norton Children's Hospital on Friday.

Several Taylor County 4-H members did well at the Kentucky State Fair last week.

Phillip Dale DeSpain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell DeSpain, of Allendale, graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary & Science in Louisville on Aug. 9.

Mrs. Ambie Adams, 81, of Campbellsville, died Sunday, Aug. 25.

Michael R. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Wood of Campbellsville, is undergoing eight weeks of basic training at the Coast Guard Training Center in Alameda, Calif.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1964

The Kentucky Central Hotel and Buckhorn Motel, familiar landmarks in Campbellsville, will no longer be operating under the same names. Dr. John M. Carter, president of Campbellsville College, announced today the hotel and motel have been purchased by the college and will be used as a men's dormitory.

The Taylor County N.F.O. is participating in a 23-state "holding action" designed to drive up meat prices to the farmer.

Coach Vince Hancock and his assistant Don Shaw are training what they believe will be a very strong high school football team for Campbellsville High School this fall.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 26, 1954

Robert L. Gowdy, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7:55 a.m. at his home on Maple Street following several months' illness.

The marriage of Miss Christine Deener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Deener, and Gene Hall, son of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Hall, took place Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Lightning struck a KU transformer on South Court Street during the short violent rainstorm last Thursday afternoon.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1944

Pvt. George Sprowles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sprowles, who recently returned to Nicholas General Hospital in Louisville after a 30-day furlough here, was recently wounded in Italy and also holds the Purple Heart for wounds which resulted in great damage to his right leg.

The Campbellsville Fishing Lake has restocked the City Lake with 600 shellcracker and bream from a hatchery in Calhoun, Ga.

Lt. General George C. Kenney, commander of the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific, has recently been awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1934

J.A. Hubbard of this city purchased the third tract of land sold by Mrs. Ethel Willock, executrix of the estate of the late Joe Willock, on Friday for $955.

Announcement has been made of the birth of a son, Donald Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Shaw, on Friday, Aug. 24.

Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Gregory Jr. are parents of a daughter, June Caril, born Friday, Aug. 24.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Sept. 4, 1924

Mrs. Lee Moss, 31, wife of Mr. John E. Moss, living on Columbia Pike about three miles from town, died Wednesday. Funeral was in Greensburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Page announce the arrival of twin babies born Aug. 27, a son, Morris and a daughter, Marie.

Prof. R. Garnett Graves, real estate dealer of this city, sold last Monday the home belonging to Bettie Patterson, deceased, to Mrs. H.T. Edwards for $4,017. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have occupied the place for some time.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Aug. 26, 2014

Dr. Frank Buckner, who has been an intern in the Louisville City Hospital for the past year, arrived yesterday.

Chris Smith has purchased the blacksmith shop of Clayton and George Hord, opposite the courthouse, and has taken charge.

Judge J. W. Cloyd sold to Mr. Alfonza Campbell 36 acres of land on Long Branch for $350.

J.R. Davis and Bros. are remodeling their store on Main Street.