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Ten Years Ago

Feb. 1, 2001

Dr. Marlene K. Richardson of Campbellsville was awarded fellowship in the American College of Dentists during its recent annual meeting and convocation in Chicago, Ill.

Shawn Crabtree has begun his duties as the new director of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department following the retirement of David Upchurch.

Taylor County High School girls' freshman team rebounded from its only loss (at North Hardin) of the season to defeat Elizabethtown 25-22 at home Saturday.

Andrea Sallee and Lindsay Chandler appeared on WAVE TV's  "Time Out for Teens" hosted by Derek Jones on Sunday, Jan. 21.


Twenty Years Ago

Jan. 31, 1991

A special page to be published on Thursday, Feb 14 by the Central Kentucky News-Journal will honor local soldiers serving in Saudi Arabia as well as those called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Paul Stanley retired Jan. 24 after 38 years of teaching in the Taylor County School System.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moss celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 11 with a party hosted by the residents and staff of Medco.


Thirty Years Ago

Jan. 28, 1981

A 73-year-old Campbellsville man, Jim Latimer, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night at Taylor County Hospital from injuries he received in a fire earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Donna McGuire, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed McGuire, and Martha Jo Scott, daughter of Mrs. Logan Scott, have been named the DAR Good Citizens for 1971. They were sponsored by the David Allen Chapter of Campbellsville and will be presented to the State DAR Good Citizen committee for recognition for an award.

The Bishop Joe Price Crusade will be here Jan. 29, 30 and 31 with services at 210 Mayes Court at Church of Living God.

Funeral services were in Johnson City, Tenn. on Thursday afternoon, Jan 21, for Charles Lane Parks, 63, president of the Campbellsville Parks-Belks Store.


Forty Years Ago

Jan. 29, 1971

Otha and Dollie Lee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a party at the home of their son, Jimmy Lee. They were married Jan 24, 1931, in Russell County.

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Bishop celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a party by their children and grandchildren. The Bishops were married Jan 24, 1931, by Judge Ben Rice of Campbellsville.

The Central Kentucky News-Journal received seven awards, three of them first places, during the mid-winter convention of the Kentucky Press Association last Saturday in Louisville.


Fifty Years Ago

Jan. 26, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Billie Joe Breeding announced the marriage of their daughter, Sharon Joe, to Mr. Hugh Howell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Howell Sr., on Saturday, Jan 7 at Celina, Tenn.

Boyer Jones, 437 N. Jackson St., Campbellsville, will head the Heart Fund Drive this year in Taylor County.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johns and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Diemer of Pontiac, Ill., returned home Monday after a visit here with Mrs. W.G. Dearen, Mrs. Wesley Miller, Gatton Johns and other relatives and friends.


Sixty Years Ago

Jan. 25, 1951

Doris Reese, of this city, replaces Geneva Wesley as County Health Nurse. Wesley has been with the unit since December 1949.

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Knifley left Saturday morning for Inverness, Fla., to spend the remainder of the winter.

Molly Kerr, a student at Centre College in Danville, arrived home Monday to spend a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Kerr.

Forrest King Hobson and Howard Spratt were in Paducah Saturday on business.

C.P.O. and Mrs. Edwin Netherland of Memphis, Tenn., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCubbin.


Seventy Years Ago

Jan. 23, 1941

Sales last Friday brought the total tobacco sold in Kentucky's burley belt to 242,259,698 pounds, with an average for the season of $16.29.

Mrs. Mattie Hiestand, recorder of vital statistics, announced this week that a total of 344 births and 167 deaths have occurred in Taylor County the past year.

Alma Darnell, who is taking nurse's training at St. Joseph Hospital in Louisville, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Darnell.

Moss Walton of the State Education Department at Frankfort was here Wednesday on business.


Eighty Years Ago                                                                 

Jan. 22, 1931

Lorena and Nannie Antle, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Antle of the Pike's Ridge section, are the champion 4-H club tobacco growers of the county thus far.

Mrs. James Buchanan and daughter, Mary Lee, spent Saturday and Sunday in Greensburg with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Moss.

A.W. Tarter of Columbia spent Tuesday here with his son, Bradley Tarter.

H.T. Parrott and Chandler Wood returned Tuesday from business trip in Florida, where they also visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood at Clearwater.


Ninety Years Ago

Jan. 27, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Caulk are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine 8-pound girl at their home Monday. The new arrival was named Mildred.

Mrs. W.H. Wilson and Miss Dean Russell were guests of friends at Columbia the latter part of last week.

Mrs. Joe Ransdell, who has been visiting her parents here, has returned to her home in Lebanon.

Marvin Read left yesterday for Junction City, Tenn., to enter the Army Hospital.

W.R. Lyon was in Columbia on business last Friday.


100 Years Ago

Jan. 25, 1911

J.W. Kerr was in Louisville last week.

Jesse Sims of Lebanon was here Friday and Saturday on business.

Mrs. Annie Miller of Lebanon is the guest of Mrs. Annie Wood on Lebanon Avenue.