Early Days November 16, 2017

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10 Years Ago — 2007


• Amory Cox, a junior biology major from Campbellsville, was crowned University of Kentucky fall homecoming queen on Saturday, Oct. 27. She is the daughter of Ben and Regina Cox of Campbellsville.

• Taylor County Middle School’s seventh-grade girls’ basketball team finished with a 14-5 record and the runner-up spot in the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament. The team is coached by DeAusha Atkinson and Mike Pollock.

• Taylor County High School sophomore Chelsey Stone won first place in the Saddle Seat Equitation Pleasure Medallion Class at the Southeastern Charity Horse Show in Conyers, Georgia.


20 Years Ago — 1997


Taylor County Attorney Craig Cox was honored by the Kentucky Division of Child Support Enforcement as a “Top 10 Performer” at Kentucky’s annual child support conference.

• Campbellsville Middle School Lady Eagle eighth graders ended a two-year run of nearly perfect basketball with a 45-33 victory Thursday night. The win, the Lady Eagles’ 35th in a row, was good enough to capture their second straight CKMSAC tournament title to go along with two regular-season championships. 

• Dr. Eugene Shively, University Surgical Association, PSC, has been accepted for membership by the Louisville Surgical Society.


30 Years Ago — 1987


Todd Little, Gary Hixson, Kerry Matney and Sammy Davis were four of the top vote getters for the Central Kentucky News Journal All-Area Football Team.

• A man once considered to be Taylor County’s oldest veteran died Nov. 4. Wilber Weatherford, 96, died at Metzmeier Nursing Home in Campbellsville at 2:52 p.m.

• On Friday, Oct. 30, a caboose, which had been sitting on a section of the track for several years beside the National Guard Armory was moved to Taylor County High School. The faded tail end of some long-forgotten train will be restored by art students and converted into an art gallery.


40 Years Ago — 1977


• Completion of the overpass on West Main Street has once again brought life to the merchants in that part of town. The road was closed for about seven months.

• The Taylor County Marching Band won two first-place awards in the Campbellsville College and Lindsey Wilson College homecoming parades. The Taylor County High School drill team also participated in the drill team competition and won first place in the Lindsey Wilson parade.

• Dr. Robert L. Doty, associate professor of English at Campbellsville College, is one of three finalists vying for a $20,000 grant offered by the Kentucky Humanities Council.


50 Years Ago — 1967        


• Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis Perkins of Hyde Park, Mass., are the proud parents of a baby boy, Charles Lewis Jr., born Oct. 27. Mr. Perkins is formerly of Campbellsville.

• Mrs. Dorothy Beard, Miss Doris Hefley and Mrs. Lillian Johnson, city school librarians, attended the State Library Convention, which took place in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 26.

• Miss Anita Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Campbell, of Shawnee Drive in Campbellsville, will be married to Sgt. George Maynard, Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Church of God.

• Airman Robert F. Bowling of 407 Maple, Campbellsville, has completed basic training at Lackland A.F.B., Texas.


60 Years Ago — 1957


• Democratic candidates swept all major contests for county offices in the November general election in which 6,765 Taylor Countians voted—a record in the county, according to E. Poe Young, county court clerk.

• Dr. and Mrs. M.M. Hall left Thursday on a trip south of Decatur, Georgia, and Miami, Florida.

• The Campbellsville High School senior class will stage its annual play tonight in the school auditorium.

• Harlan Carroll, who is employed at the present in Moundsville, W.Va., was home for the weekend with his wife and family.


70 Years Ago — 1947


Tobacco houses of this section were crowded this week with the rush of crops to the market for early sales.

• The Campbellsville P.T.A. met Monday for the second meeting of the year with a record attendance. Prof. T.F. Hamilton announced that 96 parents visited the schools last week in connection with National American Education Week, which closed Saturday.

• Mrs. Brack Sanders and daughter, Miss Frances, were the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Hord, several days last week.

• Wes Edwards arrived Monday night from Louisville to be the guest of friends and relatives.


80 Years Ago — 1937


Master George O. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Miller of this city, was operated on for appendicitis by Dr. Irvin Abell, Friday evening at 7 o’clock in Louisville.

• The contractors began work of spreading rock on the Spurlington Road from the city limits for a distance of 4.6 miles last Saturday.

• Campbellsville’s annual Union Thanksgiving services will take place next Thursday at the First Church, starting at 10 a.m.

• Mr. and Mrs. Earl Spitler, and Mrs. Dora Widener, Dayton, Ohio, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Coppock.


90 Years Ago — 1927


• C.E. Dowell and family recently moved from this place to Columbia, where Mr. Dowell has gone into the cleaning and pressing business.

• J.R. Sanders of this city won a sweeping victory over his Republican opponent, J.H. Woodward of Greensburg, for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the 11th Judicial District.

• Mrs. G.B. May of this county will leave Saturday to spend the winter with her son, the Rev. L.K. May of Louisville.


100 Years Ago — 1917


• Messrs Kerr & Kerr sold last week the handsome home of John Z. Alexander on East Main Street to J.A. Hubbard. The price, although private, was said to be a good sum.

• Little Miss Aileen Meader was recipient of many handsome presents when, last Saturday, many of her young friends surprised her by arranging a birthday entertainment.

• Mrs. Jane Russell, while passing through Columbia on her way to Gradyville last week, had her buggy overturned by a shaft coming loose. We are very glad to learn that her injuries are not of a serious nature.