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Early Days for 9-12

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By Marie Cox

 

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 11, 2003

Donald "Duck" Cox, 60, of 172 Wise Road in Campbellsville, died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, in Campbellsville.

Taylor Regional Hospital celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding an open house in the new construction addition on Sunday.

Gov. Paul E. Patton accepted a check Tuesday for $30,000 from Coca-Cola Bottlers of Kentucky. The money will go to support the Governor's Scholars program.

A $3 million assisted-living project is underway in Bluegrass Estates. The facility, located east of Campbellsville near the fairgrounds, will be called Windsor Gardens.

Taylor County residents gathered in a candlelight vigil on the Friday evening following the Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1993

Mike Sullivan of Campbellsville placed second for the third year in the pipe-smoking contest at the Kentucky State Fair.

Campbellsville College enrollment is 1,168, highest since 1968.

Gene and Deloris Money moved to Campbellsville. Money is the superintendent of Tennessee Gas Pipeline.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 5, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McDonald will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home of Garland McDonald, 102 Taylor Ave.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Peterson, 111 Durrett St., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kallman, at Cumberland House on Aug. 27.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 6, 1973

More than 100 people attended an informational meeting for Union Underwear employees Saturday night at the National Guard Armory by Teamsters Local 783, headquartered in Louisville with jurisdiction over much of Kentucky.

Gerald Dixon took the lead on the third lap of the 100-lap dirt track championship at Taylor County Speedway on Saturday night and edged Butch Gilbert out for first place worth $1,000.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 5, 1963

James E. Campbell, son of Mrs. Clora Campbell, 208 Bell St., a graduate this month of Ohio University, has accepted a post as English instructor at the State University at Albany, N.Y.

Dr. Chambers is back on full time duty after spending some time in the Mayo Clinic. He is fully recovered from his illness, which in medical terms was a virus infection of the chest.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 3, 1953

I.G. Thomas, the grand old man of the Taylor County Fairs, accepted several ribbons from ringmaster Barkley Colson, during the recent Taylor County Fair.

Mrs. W.O. DeSpain, Hickory Grove news correspondent, is the winner of the 1952-1953 Writers cup, it was announced today by Publisher J.P. Gozder.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 2, 1943

Mrs. J.R. Hayes was in Frankfort on Wednesday where she attended a meeting of the State Central Democratic Executive Committee at the Capital Hotel.

Burr H. Gilpin was recently made sergeant in the Army Air Force in Harlingen, Texas.

Children, grandchildren and friends joined with Mrs. Hol Sanders in observing her 86th birthday last Thursday at her home on Depot Street.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 23, 1933

Charles W. Price of Akron, Ohio, and formerly of this city, was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident near Akron. He was a nephew of Mrs. T.C. Faucett and Mrs. W.E. Price of this city.

Hail accompanied a thunderstorm in the north section of Taylor County last Friday and did considerable damage to tobacco crops.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Aug. 23, 1923

The Rev. W.M. Kirtley recently closed a successful meeting at Gradyville. The services were hosted in a large tent. There were 65 additions to the church.

Miss Bertha Edwards of Elk Horn and Mr. Howard Simpson of Whitewood were united in marriage in the city Tuesday.