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Early Days

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

May 31, 2001

In Campbellsville on Tuesday, gas prices averaged $1.67. Nearby communities prices arranged from a high in Lebanon of $1.77 to a low in Columbia of $1.55.

Hortense Finn Watson will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday.

Glen Hubbard celebrated his 81st birthday on May 2 with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren at home of Karen Underwood.

Friday marked an important day for Laura Bland and Samuel Bright. Not only did they graduate from Taylor County High School, but they did so at the top of their class. Bland was named valedictorian while Bright was named salutatorian.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 30, 1991

On Sunday, June 2, First Baptist Church of Campbellsville will celebrate the fifth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. David E. Goatley.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dowling attended the graduation ceremony of their daughter, Rebecca Leigh Dowling, at Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, May 11.

Vermont America Corporation has named Olivia F. Kirtley vice president and chief financial officer.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1981

Taylor County farmers took advantage of good weather over the weekend to get a lot of work done. But there is still a need for about three days of dry weather.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pruett will celebrate their golden anniversary Friday, May 29.

Mary Gaddie returned home Friday of last week after two weeks in the local hospital with a broken arm and two weeks at Metzmeir for therapy.

Evelyn Sapp and her mother Iona McGlockin spent Friday through Monday with Mrs. Sapp's son Tommy and his wife at Beaver Dam, Ky.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 27, 1971

Members of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department collected a record total of $6,189.90 for the 1971 WHAS Crusade for Children during the past weekend.

F.T. (Floyd) Hensley, vice president and chairman of the board of directors of the Taylor County Bank, has been named the 1970 outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce.

Miss Janet Compton and Stephen Mills will be married Friday, June 4 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 8 p.m. Miss Compton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Compton, Elm Street, Campbellsville, and Mr. Mills is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mills of Forest Avenue, Campbellsville.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 15, 1961

Sam Harden, Ruben Burkhead, James Whitlock and C.J. Richards were victorious in Tuesday's Democratic Primary in Taylor County as voters turned out in near record numbers.

Edward O'Banion Post No. 82, American Legion, preceded by a parade, will sponsor special Memorial Day services on Tuesday, May 30 beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Wingler spent the weekend in Indianapolis, Ind. visiting Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Wingler and children.

Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Dunbar, Mr. and Mrs. George Bertram and Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Kerr were in Lexington from Monday through Wednesday.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 24,1951

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Hunt of Finely announce the marriage of their daughter Elizabeth to Edgar Russell, son of Lillie Russell of Louisville on May 4, with the Rev. Henry T. Parrott officiating.

Cpl. Lee Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Caldwell of this county, was wounded in action in Korea on May 3, it was learned today. He is reported to be recovering. This is the second time he has been wounded.

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Collins of Wichita, Kan. were visiting relatives in this city last week.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 1941

Theodore Cowherd of the Bengal section, a member of the graduating class of the City High School, was announced the winner of the third annual essay contest sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club at the annual commencement program last Thursday night.

Dan Goodman, Lexington, spent last Thursday here for business.

John Merlin Wood, who is attending school at Nashville spent the weekend here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wood.

Charley Hoskins returned to Murray on Monday after spending the weekend following the death of his father.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1931

Prof. and Mrs. Joan A. Jones of Boston were here Wednesday to rent a residence preparatory to moving here June 15. He succeeds N.E. Helderman as principal of Taylor County High School.

Dr. J.L. Atkinson, one of Campbellsville's oldest and most prominent physicians, has retired from active practice of this profession, it has been announced.

R.G. Dowell at the service cleaners has installed one of latest and most complete dry cleaning plants on the market. He has also installed a new hat-blocking machine.


NINETY YEARS AGO

May 26, 1921

Alvin Lyon arrived last week from Kansas to spend the summer here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Lyon.

W.W. Wilson returned last week to his home at Raleigh, N.C. after a visit to relatives and friends in Burkesville and Cumberland County.

 

100 YEARS AGO

May 24, 1911

The program of the Confederate Reunion and Decoration at the Confederate Monument near Green River Bridge has been announced. Included in the program will be an opening address by W.M. Jackson of this city, recitation of "The Bivouac of the Dead" by Miss Katie Murell of Columbia, decoration of the graves and five-minute talks by each of the old soldiers. Lunch will be served on the grounds. Former Senator James B. McCreary of Richmond, a confederate veteran, will be present and give a description of the battle of Green River Bridge.