Early Days for April 26

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By Marie Cox



April 25, 2002

Sunday night's unexpected windstorm at about 11 p.m. in the Saloma Road area did some major damage to homes and barns, but no injuries were reported.

Shane Wilds has been named a United States National Award winner in physical education and leadership and service.

On April 11, the Taylor County Future Farmers of America Chapter attended the Western Kentucky University Field Day. Throughout the day, members competed in several contests.

St. Bernard Church in Clementsville, one of Kentucky's oldest parishes, will celebrate its 200th anniversary with activities and a special Mass on Saturday and Sunday.

Rick McCarty, a 1998 Campbellsville School graduate was named the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for his efforts last week for the Murray State Thoroughbreds.


April 23, 1992

Saloma was almost the county seat of Taylor County. That is what courthouse records from 1871 show. Saloma lost its bid to be the county seat by one vote.

Aaron and Hazel Wright of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 26, 1992, at Elk Horn Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

Brian Chambers has enlisted in the United States Army and will receive training as a military policeman.


April 22, 1982

Lagatha Smith spent Wednesday through Saturday in Louisville with her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Smith.

Campbellsville Mayor Robert L. Miller has proclaimed April 22, 1982, as Girl Scout Leader's Day throughout Campbellsville.

The Franzen Brothers Circus will be in Campbellsville on April 29 for two performances that will benefit the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 22.


April 20, 1972

Taylor County won approval of its application to build a 60-bed community hospital from Lake Cumberland Comprehensive Health Planning Council on Friday night in a public meeting of the council at Taylor County High School.

Mrs. Sarah Wayne was the guest of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hedges in Shelbyville, from Thursday until Sunday.


April 19, 1962

Mrs. George Wooley announces the marriage of her daughter, Geneva, to Mr. George A. Cox, on April 1, 1962.

Funeral services for W.M. Nelson were conducted on Sunday afternoon, April 8, at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Revs. Shiley Beard and E.L. Garnett were in charge.


April 17, 1952

Larry Raley, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Raley, was seriously burned on Tuesday morning when his clothes were ignited by burning trash.

The marriage of Miss Norma Jean Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Davis, and Sgt. Robert Lee Russell was solemnized on Saturday, March 29, at the home of the Rev. Reed Thompson.


April 16, 1942

The Campbellsville unit of the Home Guard will go to the Derby again this year. A list of 30 men and two officers have been certified to make the trip.


April 14, 1932

Mrs. N.W. Miller is confined to her home on Central Avenue because of illness.

Miss Blanche Hiestand, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.V. Hiestand, was taken to Louisville on Monday for an examination by D. Irvin Abell, which showed that an early operation for appendicitis was advisable.


April 21, 1922

Earnest Knopp and Miss Mabel Robinson secured a marriage license and will marry this week. He is the son of Adam Knopp and she is the daughter of Will Robinson, both of Finley.

George Marple has opened up a grocery on Court Street opposite the Court House in the room formerly occupied by Durham Bros., as their branch poultry house.


April 21, 1912

Miss Ada Wright of Louisville is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank Jones.

Lester Gaddie returned from Louisville last week after attending the Louisville Medical College to spend a few days with his parents.