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TEN YEARS AGO
Sept. 12, 2002
A bird found at Campbellsville Country Club has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Will and Geri Stephens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 with a recommitment wedding ceremony at 2 p.m.
Pvt. William Thomas Hoy has finished his basic training for the National Guard in Fort Leonardwood, Mo.
Taylor County High School Marching Band took third place at the Shelby County Showcase of Bands on Saturday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 10, 1992
Wallace C. Russell, 59, a retired farmer of Howard Street in Campbellsville, son of the late Claude Russell and Annie Lee Saunders Russell, was born in Taylor County on Jan. 17, 1933. He died at 3:28 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, in Campbellsville after an extended illness.
Evelyn Gribbins retired on Aug. 1 from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville after 20 years of service.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 8, 1982
Evelyn Sapp, Iona McGlocklin and Julie Scott were guests of Mrs. Sapp's son, Tommy and his wife at Beaver Dam Saturday night through Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Dabney and Dee Dee Ford attended the funeral of former Jefferson Circuit Judge Thomas Burton in Louisville on Saturday. Burton was a cousin of Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Dabney. He was a native of Campbellsville and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burton.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hudson will host a reception and open house honoring them on their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 19, at their home on Route 2 U.S. 68.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 7, 1972
The fourth News-Journal football contest opens this week with a grand prize of $500 for picking all 21 games and the tiebreaker score exactly.
Greensburg blushed red when they fumbled the opening kickoff, but waited until the end of the game to turn green as the purple Eagles of Campbellsville sputtered to a 20-6 victory over the Green County Dragons.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 6, 1962
Miss Kay Knifley, who will be married to Mr. David Howell, was honored last Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at a miscellaneous shower and tea given at the home of Mrs. R.D. Ingram of Campbellsville.
Alice Carol Overstreet, 20-year-old daughter of Mrs. Elise Overstreet of Casey Creek, has finished 10 weeks of summer student work for Home Missions, in Bible Schools and surveys, in the state of Michigan and has now secured a teaching position at Kincheloc Elementary.
Miss Mary Dearen left Sunday for her home in Birmingham after spending the summer here with her sister, Mrs. Sadie Dearen and other relatives.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 4, 1952
The water shortage in Campbellsville was given some relief this week by several rains, but the situation is still critical.
Mrs. Alice Rivers was hostess to the Amona Class at her home Monday night. Mrs. Nora Jackson was co-hostess.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 3, 1942
The government Monday decided upon nationwide rationing of meat in view of what Secretary of Agriculture Wickard called on abnormally large demand arising from record high civilian buying power.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blevins are parents of a son, Thomas Jerry, born at their home Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wheeler of Whitewood announce the birth of a son, James Adolphus, born Saturday at their home.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 26, 1932
The Rev. E.P. Gast, pastor of the Christian Church in this city, began a series of revival meetings in the Tabernacle Church in Adair County.
The property of Taylor County Milling Co., located in the city near the depot, was offered for public sale Monday afternoon by A. Allen, agent for the majority of the stockholders of the company.
NINETY YEARS AGO
Mrs. Puss McCorkie died in Louisville on Tuesday.
R.B. Allen of Elk Horn left yesterday for Louisville.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO
Aug. 28, 1912
Miss Elizabeth Durham spent a few days in Columbia attending the fair.
Miss Lee Beams of Bengal is the guest of Miss Martha Hiestand.