Early Days

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By Calen McKinney


Ten Years Ago

March 15, 2001

The Campbellsville Post Office has a new flag flying in front of its East Broadway location in recognition of high marks from a customer satisfaction survey.

Beginning on Monday, Kentucky Christian School will open its enrollment to the public for the 2001-2002 school year.

Local Girl Scouts will present a fashion revue on Saturday to raise funds for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's 2001 Family and Community Partnership Campaign.

Chad Sullivan of Campbellsville was the state winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau's recent discussion meet.

Karen Holt of Campbellsville is one of the newest members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at St. Catharine College.


Twenty Years Ago

March 14, 1991

Jeb Hightower, a junior at Campbellsville High School, qualified for junior nationals in the 100 freestyle at the Kentucky State Championship in Lexington and earned a spot in the week-long Spring Junior National Swimming Championship in Buffalo, N.Y.

Ann Sanders of the Campbellsville 911 Communications Center was recently promoted from dispatcher to lieutenant. Sanders has been with 911 since July 1987.

Gov. Wallace G. Wilkerson has appointed Dr. Harold Wilkerson as a member of the Kentucky Insurance Consumer's Advisory Council.


Thirty Years Ago

March 9, 1981

Lou Cunningham and his Tiger basketball team will take the floor in Kansas City at 2 p.m. today during the opening round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship.

Mrs. R.M. Coffman of Chatham, Canada visited Saturday with her niece, Ernestine Willock. A Monday visitor of Miss Willock's was Paul Willock of Pleasure Ridge Park.

Campbellsville Baptist Church has called James E. Jones to serve as its pastor.

Dick Kerr is a patient in Taylor County Hospital.


Forty Years Ago

March 11, 1971

Urdell Crawford is a patient in the local hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Buell Tucker will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 21 with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion home.

Mrs. Eugene McMahan, formerly Miss Linda Allen, was honored with a miscellaneous bridal shower in the fellowship hall of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening, March 5 with 30 relatives and friends present.

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Donald W. Jones of Atchison, Kan. announce the birth of a son, Donald Wayne Jones II. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces.


Fifty Years Ago

March 16, 1961

A surprise anniversary dinner was given Sunday, March 12 honoring Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shipp on their 25th wedding anniversary. Hostesses are their daughters, Mrs. Christine France, Mrs. Jewell Blair and Misses Rosalene and Wilma Shipp.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bertram, city, are the parents of a daughter born March 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lee, city, are the parents of a daughter born March 7.


Sixty Years Ago

March 15, 1951

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Corbin entertained Saturday night with a party for their son, Richard, on his 17th birthday. 

Mrs. Harold Walter of Afton, Mo. returned to her home Friday after a brief visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Buchanan.

Mrs. R.B. Reed and his daughter Rae of Lexington were the weekend guests of Mrs. Virginia Rice and Miss Arlene Rice.


Seventy Years Ago

March 13, 1941

Three citizens of Taylor County took the regular examination Monday required of those contemplating being candidates for tax commissioner. They included Jack Hill, Spurlington; Alonza Phillips, Acton; and James Lester Campbell, city.

Dr. W.B. Atkinson returned home Wednesday morning after attending the meeting of the Southeastern Surgical Congress of which he is a fellow.

Miss Margaret Weis spent the weekend with her grandmother, Mrs. S.E. Kerr.

Miss Elizabeth Lyon of Louisville spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. R.J. Lyon, and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lyon. Mrs. R.J. Lyon accompanied her daughter back to Louisville for a week's visit.

Eighty Years Ago                                                                  

March 19, 1931

Mrs. Mattie Stultz sustained painful injuries Friday evening when she fell in the yard of her home on Poplar Street, when she caught the heel of her shoe in some rocks. Her arm was badly sprained and bruised, but no bones were broken.

John Cox, a well-known farmer of this county, died at his home near Mannsville on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 70 years old and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Cox of this county. Burial was in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Catherine Thompson sold to J.M. Durham a vacant lot on Poplar Street in this city Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cowherd, Miss Elizabeth Cowherd and Homer Carter were in Lebanon on Sunday visiting relatives at the hospital.


Ninety Years Ago

March 17, 1921

Miss Floy Hogan of Acton accepted a position as sales lady with the D.E. Gowdy Drygoods Store. She is a pleasing young lady and cordially invites her friends to trade with her.

Miss Flora Mardis of this county and Howard Nolley, also of this county, were united in marriage last Sunday afternoon at the bride's home near Pleasant Hill. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Mardis, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nolley.

Mrs. Charles Lawrence of Bloomfield is spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B.Edwards of this city.


100 Years Ago

March 15, 1911

Dr. M.E. Jones, veterinary surgeon of Columbia, will move to this city in a few days. He will continue to practice in Adair County and will make frequent trips to Columbia. His reputation is known in all adjacent counties.

Ira Vaughn of Cane Valley has accepted a position here with the poultry firm of James N. Morris and Son.

Beginning March 20, the Hatcher-Mitchell Co. will give 50 cents for your old hat in exchange for a new hat.