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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

April 26, 2001

Army Pvt. Stanley Goodin III has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

U.S. 68 in Taylor County will officially be dedicated to the late Johnny Edrington at 1 o'clock this afternoon.

The annual citywide cleanup week continues through Friday.

The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department will have its annual pancake breakfast this Saturday from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Limited edition prints celebrating the 25th anniversary of Campbellsville's July Fourth celebration will be on sale in less than a month.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 25, 1991

Brittany Cox celebrated her fourth birthday Tuesday, April 16 with friends at Little People Day Care.

Willard Bennett, a student at Green County Area Technical School, Cabinet for Workforce Development, was a first-place state winner in the post-secondary carpentry contest at Fort Mitchell on April 17-20.

Ben Angel and Jennifer Wolford were crowned Campbellsville Elementary School Spring Festival Prince and Princess.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1981

A surprise birthday dinner was given April 12 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Shofner in honor of Charlie Shofner's 58th birthday.

The Taylor County High track and field teams went to Barren County on Thursday and the boys were second to Barren County while the girls were runners-up to Allen County/Scottsville in a triangular meet.

Real estate sales in Taylor County are better than they were last year, but the county is still in a slump that won't end until interest rates drop.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 22, 1971

Lindsey Harden, noted broadcaster and civic leader in Taylor County, died at Veterans Hospital in Lexington on Saturday morning of last week at the age of 55. Harden was one of the original stockholders in one of Campbellsville's first radio stations, WLCK. When WLCK and WTCO merged, Harden served as a director of station WTCO, a position he had at the time of his death.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson were in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday where they attended an antique show and flea market.

Jimmie McCubbin returned home Friday night from a week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Wilcoxson and family in Houston, Texas.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1961

Henry Scott Robinson, Kentucky's oldest attorney, who would have reached his 100th birthday on June 6, died Sunday night at 7:15 at the Metzmeier Nursing Home after a short illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Phillips of Route 2 in Campbellsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Dolline, to Dale Houston Wilkerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Omer H. Wilkerson, of this city, on Thursday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church. Dr. Adolphus Gillian officiated.

Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Buchanan and daughter Ellen and Miss Jamie Shaw attended the Shrine Circus in Louisville on Sunday.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1951

Dr. R.A. Sanders was elected president of the Campbellsville Rotary Club at the club's regular meeting last Friday night. The local dentist replaces Marshall Lyon.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Moss of Louisville were visiting relatives and friends here over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Delmous Craighead of Cave City spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McCubbin.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 17, 1941

Top hogs at the local stockyards brought $8.45 per cut last Saturday, and fancy calves sold for $13.40. Cows sold from $4 to $7.88 per hundred.

Dr. Howard Rice, local dentist, was named cubmaster for the Cub Scouts at a meeting of the committee Thursday afternoon.

The meeting of the Muldraugh Medical Society last Thursday was attended by Dr. L.S. Hall, Dr. C.V. Hiestand, Dr. M.M. Hall and Dr. W.B. Atkinson.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 23, 1931

At a recent meeting of the trustees of the Graded School District, it was decided that joint control of the high school be discontinued. The local school is attended by 75 percent of the pupils from the graded school district and 25 percent from the county, but both boards have joint control. Prof. John A. Jones, a native of Adair County, has been named as superintendent for the next year.

Contracts will be signed today making the Campbellsville Camels a member of the newly organized Kentucky Baseball League, it was announced yesterday by Bradley Tarter, manager of the local team.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

April 21, 1921

The body of Corp. Leslie O'Banion, who was killed in action in the recent war, arrived here Saturday. The funeral was at in the Baptist church by the Revs. W.W. Horner and William Kirby. Surviving are his parents, seven brothers and two sisters, all of Campbellsville.