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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

May 17, 2001

Linda Cox, an organ recipient, presented a St. Patrick yellow rose to Dr. Frank Metzmeier to be planted at Miller Park in honor of donor families of Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates.

Billy Joe Humphress will retire May 31 from Coca-Cola after 37 years of service.

Campbellsville avenged an earlier-season softball loss to Casey County by whipping the Lady Rebels 19-7 Tuesday in Liberty.

The Busy Bloomers Garden Club will have its annual plant swap Saturday at the Miller Park gazebo from 9 a.m. to noon.

Amanda Thompson is the new assistant manager at Green River Cinema 6.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 13, 1991

Betty Chick, a retired sergeant of the Campbellsville Police Department and the first chief of the 911 Communication Center, died Wednesday in Louisville of an apparent heart attack. She was 59.

The children of Alene and Malcolm Wolford are honoring their parents as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home in Liberty on Sunday, May 26.

Bill Vaughn, medium truck driver at Columbia Gulf Transmission Co.'s facility near Clementsville, retired May 1.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1981

Dr. and Mrs. Henry F. Chambers attended the graduation exercises at University of Kentucky on Saturday, where their daughter Sue received a degree in fine arts.

Paul W. Patton, who has been called to serve as senior minister of the Campbellsville Christian Church, is scheduled to begin his ministry here on Sunday, May 17.

Dick Shaw of Denver, Colo. spent Saturday and Sunday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Henderson and daughter, Jennifer, and attended the graduation exercises of their son, Stan, at the University of Kentucky on Saturday.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 13, 1971

Friday night of last week was a sleepless one for most Central Kentucky residents, as a severe thunderstorm, high wind and hail hit the tri-county area.

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Martin of Campbellsville wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Peggy to Marshall Caulk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Caulk of Finley.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cline of 700 Meader St. in Campbellsville announce the engagement of their daughter Jacqueline Elaine to Mr. Cecil Duane Moran of Greensburg.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1961

Lanny Parrott, local insurance manager, was elected district vice president of the Kentucky Jaycees at a recent district meeting in Campbellsville.

Jerry C. Davis of Campbellsville, now serving as an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy, was among the personnel who were assigned to pick up the successful astronauts last Friday off the coast of Florida.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 1951

Hayden A. Bowles wore out four horses, a buggy, two mail wagons, a road cart, two Model T Fords, two Model A Fords and seven Chevrolets during his 30 years of carrying the mail on Route 1 from the Spurlington Post Office. Mr. Bowles retired from rural mail carrier service April 30.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 8, 1941

The Young Ladies Service Class of the Methodist Church met Monday evening at the home of Miss Geneva Spurling, with 12 members present. A "hard time" party was hosted with guests dressed in the manner and with refreshments in keeping. Mrs. Harry Heath was adjudged the best dressed to fit the hard time occasion. Mrs. Claude Nancy and Mrs. Delmer Goodin brought the program.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 12, 1921

Blaine Rodgers had the lucky ticket at the Alhambra Theatre last Tuesday, for the purebred gilt given away by the Coldstream Farm at Lexington. The audience also enjoyed the picture, showing the herds of stock and the beautiful farm.

 

100 YEARS AGO

May 10, 1911

Samuel Wright of Spurlington died at home May 9, at the age of 72. He was a veteran of the Union Army and fought in the War Between the States.

G.J. Chandler has sold his interest in the Singler-Chandler Lumber Co. to the Singler Brothers, it was announced last Thursday.

E.V. Puryear of Danville is here on business.

Dr. J.B. Puryear is in Louisville this week on business.