Early Days for 8-30

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By Marie Cox



Aug. 29, 2002

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, helped Campbellsville University officials Tuesday as they officially dedicated a $2.5 million Technology Training center. McConnell, who was instrumental in securing funding for the facility, served as keynote speaker for the ceremony.

Temple Blakeman Kirtley, 85, of Sharon Drive in Campbellsville, Ky., died on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, in Campbellsville.

Jamie R. Ennis, a Campbellsville native, recently completed a six-week internship in U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's office in Washington, D.C.

Taylor County High School Class of 1957 celebrated its reunion on July 13 at Taylor County Elementary School.

Loren Mackenzie Smith has been chosen to cheer for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Tommy Johns, 67, of Noe Road in Campbellsville, died on Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, in Louisville.


Aug. 27, 1992

Hannah Bentley celebrated her fourth birthday recently with friends at Little People Day Care. Hannah is the daughter of Dr. Eric and Debbie Bentley.

Richard and Frances Sublett will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Campbellsville.

Mackenzie Wise and Dustin Phillips were crowned Little Miss and Mister Kentucky County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 20.


Aug. 30, 1982

Three sisters, Nelle Vaughn and Mary Ann Carter of Campbellsville and Virginia Coffee of Louisville, have returned from a 17-day stay in Paris, France where they joined Mrs. Vaughn's son John Paul, who has been there all summer in special and personal studies in art.

Lettie Pearl Caldwell and daughter, Helen, visited relatives in Denver, Colo., for a few days recently. The trip marked Mrs. Caldwell's first plane flight.

Lisa Atwood was named one of five "superstars" out of 362 girls at the drill team camp.


Aug. 31, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shively returned home Sunday from a three-week vacation abroad including Germany where they visited their son Capt. Eugene H. Shively.
The annual Philpott reunion was held Aug. 6 at Cardinal Roadside Park.
Diana Farris, bride-elect of Clyde Kirtley, was honored with a miscellaneous shower Friday at the home of Mrs. Floyd Hensley.
David Speer won the $400 feature race at Taylor Co. Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night. William "Fats" Coffey finished second.


Aug. 30, 1962

The Campbellsville News-Journal, its entire plant, equipment and circulation lists have been purchased by the Campbellsville Publishing Corporation. Mrs. Gozder said The News-Journal has been sold to two veteran newspaper men, Carrol Knicely, publisher of the Glasgow Daily Times and his associate, Eugene C. Harter Jr., effective Sept. 1.

Mr. and Mrs. James Gupton spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Charles Moss and Mr. Moss of Hodgenville.


Aug. 28, 1952

Mrs. J.G. McAnelly and Maurice Pickett will be honored on Sunday at Campbellsville Christian Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynwood Mitchell, city, are the parents of a son born on Aug. 20.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines are the parents of a daughter, born on Aug. 26.

Miss Evelyn Steger of Sharon, Pa., arrived on Wednesday for a visit with her grandmother, Mrs. G.W. Hord and other relatives.

Misses Joan Durham and Georgia Edwards were weekend guests of Miss Ann Barlow Bryant in Lebanon.


Aug. 27, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Abb McKnight and family have returned from a week's visit with relatives and friends in Western Kentucky.

Mrs. Thornton Newcomb, Miss Elizabeth Hackley and Mr. and Mrs. Scrap Campbell returned home on Sunday after a week's visit with Corporal Newcomb at Camp Perry, Ohio.

The Stoner Creek Methodist Church will be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 30, with an all-day service and dinner on the ground. The dedicatory sermon will be delivered by the Rev. O.J. Polley at 2 p.m. and pastors who have been instrumental in organizing the church will be present.


Aug. 18, 1932

Mrs. Tom Smith, living near Shiloh, was driving down Main Street late Saturday afternoon, when the horse she was driving became frightened of a nearby truck near the Merchants Hotel, and ran off out Columbia Pike. Mrs. Smith was thrown from the buggy near the bridge, and suffered a broken arm.

An unruly bull belonging to C.E. Russell, while being driven down Court Street on Monday, escaped from the driver and wandered into Coppock Motor Co.'s garage. The large plate glass window was shattered into small fragments. The glass was not insured, so the loss is considerable.


Sept. 7, 1922

The Women's Bible class of the Baptist church met on Tuesday night with Miss Anna Coakley. There were 16 members present. The lesson was taught by Mrs. W.R. Lyon.

Miss Jennie Driver and Mr. Willie G. Skaggs were married last week.

German Coomer, who for the past several months, has been employed at the Merchant's Hotel, left Saturday for Columbia to enter Lindsey Wilson Training School. It is his desire to study for the ministry.


Aug. 28, 1912

The Old Hack Line, operating between Campbellsville and Columbia, will be discontinued on Monday. An automobile service has been established and will begin serving the public at once, reducing the time of the Hack Line from four to two hours. A freight truck will also be added to the service.

A severe storm passed through Campbellsville on Sunday afternoon, doing great damage to fruit trees and growing crops. The house occupied by Abell Collins near the Baptist college, was struck by lightning.