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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

April 19, 2001

Saloma Baptist Church is planning a series of programs celebrating 50 years of ministry.

Brandon Thomas Rainwater celebrated his sixth birthday on Tuesday, April 10 with friends at Kiddieland Day Care.

Hulet Bale, 71 of Sherwood Park, Campbellsville, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his home.

Iona White, 62, received a heart transplant in July 1996. The year before, she had a viral infection that ultimately damaged her heart.

On May 1, Bluegrass Cellular will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Twenty-two Taylor County High School DECA members competed at the state career conference on March 5-7.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 18, 1991

A baby shower was held Sunday, April 14 for Loria Christie, at the home of Beth Browning. Christie and her husband, Jim, are expecting their first child May 24.

Campbellsville High School will be the host to the Kelly Miller Circus on Saturday, April 27 with shows at 2 and 5:30 p.m.

Don Watson will speak during each revival service of Asbury United Methodist Church beginning April 21 and running through April 26.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 13, 1981

Ellen Janes has returned home after spending the winter with her grandson, Steven Cowsen, in Cocoa, Fla. She also visited her daughter, Rhoda Martin and husband, Roy, in Plant City, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Rice, of Campbellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Dean, to Jerry Dean Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Arnold, Casey Creek.

Sunday, March 29, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Rhodes Jr., Route 2, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Bert and Lorene have three children.

Though unemployment remains at a record high throughout the state, Taylor County continues to boast the lowest rate in the area.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 15, 1971

Another season of battling the Dave Bings, Earl Monroes and Walt Fraziers is over for Clem Haskins. The former Taylor County and Western Kentucky Star has just completed his fourth season in the NBA and has emerged as one of the league's backcourt men.

Maxine Eads and Maurine Murrell have returned home from a month's stay in Clearwater, Fla.

Mrs. Ella Crouch, spend Easter Sunday in Louisville with her daughter, Mrs. N.E. McEwing and family.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 17, 1951

Miss Nancy Lou Hord, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hord, Campbellsville, and Mr. Dwight P. Sandidge, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Sandidge, Greensburg, were united in marriage Saturday, April 14, 1951.

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Ingram and children, Billie Rae and Mary Margaret, were recent guests of his parents in Maysville.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 10, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Arvin of Ellisburg, Ky., announce the birth of a daughter, Jesselyn Edraerle, April 6. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Arvin of this city.

Mrs. Allison Shipp announces the marriage of her daughter Frances Moss, to Ralph Holmby of Montgomery, Ala. They are making their home there for the present.

The Community Recreation Center will open at Knifley Saturday night with the completion of the 40x80 building, rebuilt since the fire. Miss Ina Hovious is the operator.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 9, 1931

Misses Mary Pruett and Bernice Gabbert, who are attending the University of Kentucky, spent Easter holidays with their parents.

Judge Granville Hogan and daughter, Hortense, St. Louis, Mo., spent the weekend here with his mother, Mrs. Lydia Hogan, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.V. Hiestand and Dr. Hiestand.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1921

The infant son of Dr. and Mrs. W.R. Elrod passed away last week after an illness of a few days. A twin sister and his parents survive him.

The fire motor truck, recently ordered by the City Council, arrived last week. It is without a doubt a very useful vehicle for our city. The truck will not be accepted until the State Fire Marshall approves it.

T.J. Watson and Sons this week bought The Farmers Restaurant from F.S. Spurling. This establishment is located on Press Street, back of the Drug Store of Dr. W.T. Chandler. The new owners expect to make improvements in this place and add additional stock of groceries and confections.