Early Days

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By Marie Cox


Ten Years Ago

March 8, 2001

Children across America recently celebrated the 96th birthday of famous author Dr. Seuss.

The Central Kentucky News-Journal has launched today a new, more interactive version of its popular website.

Walmart invited the Pleasant Union Baptist Church mass choir to sing gospel music to help in celebrating Black History Month.

Clarkie Glasscock, 61, of Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville, died Thursday, March 1 in Louisville.

During Girl Scout Week, March 11-17, Girl Scouts from around the country will celebrate the anniversary of the organization's founding 89 years ago.


Twenty Years Ago

March 7, 1991

Clifton and Dean Carter of Campbellsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sharon Sue, to James Arvil Davis, the son of Gerald and Judy Davis of Campbellsville.

Esther Reid Hefley, 84, of Campbellsville died Sunday March 3 at Taylor County Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rayner of Campbellsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Michelle Leigh, to Curtis Leon Bowling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bowling of Hydon, Ky.


Thirty Years Ago

March 5, 1981

The Campbellsville High School Varsity Cheerleaders were ranked as one of the Top 10 squads in the nation at this past weekend's Nation High School Cheerleading Championship.

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Ratcliff of Campbellsville and Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Williams, Shepherdsville attended the funeral of SSG Wentworth M. Houghton in Sarasota, Fla. on Thursday, Feb 26. Houghton was a nephew of Mrs. Ratcliff and Mr. Williams.

Steve Davis bowled a 300 game Feb. 18 at Phillip Lanes.

Crissy Caldwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Caldwell, celebrated her third birthday at her home on Western Drive.

Dr. Tadarro Richardson of Cincinnati, and Zendall Richardson, a student at UK Dental School in Lexington, spent the weekend here with their parents, Beulah and H.R. Richardson.


Forty Years Ago

March 4, 1971

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rucker of Elk Horn announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lynda Kaye, to W.R. Robison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Robison of Elk Horn.

Frank Owen Brockman was given a dinner party in his honor Saturday, Feb. 27 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brockman of Route 4 in celebration of his 16th birthday.

Navy Lieutenant James A. Ewing, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ewing Jr. of Route 1 in Greensburg, is now serving with Training Squadron 23 at the Naval Air Station in Chase Field, Beeville, Texas.

Diana Webster Carter has been named a president's scholar for the fall semester of the 1970-1971 academic year at Western Kentucky University.


Fifty Years Ago

March 2, 1961

Discussion of a City Recreation Program, purchase of a new dump truck for the street department and plans for air conditioning the City Hall were the principal items of business at the regular March session of the Campbellsville City Council at City Hall Monday night.

Durham High School was crowned as champion of the 21st District last Saturday night at the CHS gymnasium as the team withstood a belated last period rally to defeat Taylor County High School's Cardinals 63-55.

Army M/Sgt. James A. Allen, whose wife Ernestine lives at 208 Cherry St., recently arrived in Korea and is now serving with the 738th Military Police Battalion.


Sixty Years Ago

March 1, 1951

There were three marriage licenses recorded during the past two weeks, according to records in the county clerk's office. They were issued to the following couples: Ernest Coakley and Phyllis Burton; Granville Carroll and Lois Williams and John Porter Hord Jr. and Shirley Anne Ellis.

Edmond C. Cox, former resident of this city, died at his home in Kansas City, Mo. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Cox of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Milby of Springfield, Ill. are the parents of a daughter Melody Anne, born Feb 10. Mrs. Milby is the former Eunice Marcum, daughter of U.G. Marcum of this city.


Seventy Years Ago

March 6, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Claycomb, city, are the parents of a son Edward Hackley, born at the Campbellsville Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Joe Hollinsworth of Bowling Green spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Gladys Coe, and other relatives and friends.

Aileen Nell, Frankfort, was here Saturday with S.B. Willock. Miss Nell was on her way to Columbia to spend the weekend.

Irene Gibson, Frankfort, spent the weekend here with Kathryn Gibson and Mrs. Dick Smith.


Eighty Years Ago                                                                 

March 12, 1931

The Rev. T.S. Curry, of this city, has been invited to preach the baccalaureate sermon to the graduation class of Utica Kentucky High School.

Mrs. Tommie Rodgers of Louisville was called here last week to be at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Laura Meader, who is quite ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hubbard left Tuesday for Indianapolis where they will spend the reminder of the week visiting her parents.

Mrs. Bert Jones, who is employed at the Old Mason's Home at Shelbyville, arrived Tuesday for a few days' visit with her daughter Eva Jones.


Ninety Years Ago

March 10, 1921

W.B. Cowherd of the Bengal section suffered the loss of his dwelling and contents from fire last Saturday.

C.D. Cowherd left Tuesday for Eldorado, Ark., where he secured a position with the Magnolia Oil Co.

Mrs. T.W. Davis returned Saturday from a week's visit to relatives and friends in Louisville.


100 Years Ago

March 1911

Lightning struck the residence of W.D. Newberry last Tuesday during the thunderstorm. The chimney was torn apart from the roof and doors thrown open. Miss Newberry was alone at the time and was badly frightened.