Early Days

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By Marie Cox


June 14, 2001

There were men and women. Some had wrinkled faces and gray hair. There was a toddler, children and teenagers. These were the faces of the 136 survivors who walked the first lap - the survivors' lap - at the fourth annual Taylor County Relay for Life.

Everette Lee, the father of the Fourth of July Celebration 25 years ago, died Friday, June 8 at the age of 79.

Walter E. "Mutt" Harden, 74, of Redman Avenue in Campbellsville died Friday, June 8, 2001, at his home.

Genevieve Newcomb was the winner of an oak glider and ottoman when Town and Country Bedding & Furniture had its recent grand opening.

Austin Newton will be a walk-on player for Coach Travis Ford's basketball team at Eastern Kentucky University.



June 13, 1991

Jeanette Johnson, a student at Campbellsville Middle School, has won second place in the Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Essay Contest.

Katherine Owens of Campbellsville celebrated her 74th birthday on June 2 with friends and neighbors.

Larry Smith was recently the guest jockey on Terry Meiner's show at WHAS in Louisville. Smith, a native of Campbellsville, works at K-Country Radio.



June 8, 1981

Mr. and Mrs. Poley Beck will celebrate their golden anniversary Sunday, June 14 with a reception at Campbellsville Baptist Church. Their children, Aileen Lemmon, Shirley Agee, Eva Caulk, Betty Sullivan, Chris, Jack and Glenn Beck will host the event.

Mr. and Mrs. Finis Pyles will celebrate their 50th anniversary Sunday, June 14 with a reception at Trinity United Methodist Church on Main Street in Columbia.



June 10, 1971

Miss Jacqueline Elaine Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Cline of 700 Meader St. in Campbellsville, became the bride of Cecil Duane Moran, 106 S. Second St., Campbellsville.

Alex F. Young, son of Grace Young of Campbellsville, and the late Jackson Young, and Margaret C. Raikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Raikes, Lebanon, were married May 28 at Campbellsville Baptist Church at 6 in the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Wingler were in Indianapolis, Ind. over the weekend visiting Mr. Wingler's son, Mr. Marshall Wingler, and Mrs. Wingler.



June 8, 1961

Plans for the improvement to the athletic fields and remodeling work at Campbellsville City High School were announced this week by city school Superintendent Thomas F. Hamilton and include building a permanent stand for football.

Mesdames Harlan Carroll, James Morrison, Janice Turner, Melva Atkinson and Mildred Peters and Misses Sue Davis and Shelia Wethington attended the Weis Educational Forum in Louisville last Saturday night and Sunday.



June 7, 1951

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Richardson announce the marriage of their daughter Rose to Mr. Barbee Skaggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Skaggs.

Miss Martha Janes spent Wednesday through Saturday in Elizabethtown visiting Misses Loris and Eleanor Money.



June 5, 1941

William Kerr of Columbia, Ind. observed his 102nd birthday at his home this week. Mr. Kerr is the last survivor of the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Co. E, 27th, which was organized by Capt. John Robinson, father of H.S. Robinson, well-known attorney here.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wilkerson spent Memorial Day and the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wilkerson and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Caulk.



June 11, 1931

Miss Jewell Miller, who has been teaching school at the Masonic Home School in Louisville, has returned here to spend the summer vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Patterson of Lexington arrived Sunday for a visit to the latter's father, H.H. Collins, and sister, Mrs. W.R. Hoskins, city.



June 9, 1921

A grand time was had last Tuesday at an outing party on Robinson Creek composed of Mr. and Mrs. Mosely, Mrs. Hebditch and children, Miss Louise Burford, Miss Lola Vance and Mrs. A.S. Cole and children.

The Columbia District Conference of the Methodist Church opened at the local church June 7.



June 7, 1911

Kentucky's last execution by hanging took place at Frankfort last Thursday when Roger Warren was killed. The electrocution law is now in effect in Kentucky.

T.E. Hoskins sold to W.J. Rice the frame building on Depot Street opposite the News-Journal office, formerly owned by J.W. Coakley. Hoskins has made improvements to the building by covering and painting it. Mr. Rice will move his exchange to this building July 1.