Early Days November 9, 2017

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By The Staff

10 Years Ago — 2007


At an awards ceremony on Friday, The Kentucky Association of Manufactures announced that Cox Interior had been names the Manufacture of the Year for Large Businesses.

• Pvt. Amanda Beard recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Paris Island, S.C. She is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School, and is the daughter of Scott and Gayle Beard.

• Voters in Tuesday’s general election chose Steven L. Beshear as Kentucky’s new governor. But while Beshear won Tuesday’s general election, that wasn’t the case in Taylor County. Fletcher took 51.5 percent of Taylor County’s votes to Beshear’s 45 percent.


20 Years Ago — 1997


Campbellsville University has established two enrollment records with a total of 1,583 students for fall 1997 and an increase of 10 percent in the number of full time students.

• Dominique Coulter, 14-year-old son of Paul and Sheila Nuckols, is attending a six-week short course session at the Kentucky School for the Blind.

• Former University of Kentucky standout Travis Ford’s debut as a collegiate coach started off splendidly and ended just that way. Ford, new men’s basketball coach at Campbellsville University won his first game 89-85 over Clinch Valley.


30 Years Ago — 1987


The road to excellence ended at Cardinal Stadium last weekend for the Campbellsville High School Marching Eagles as they won first place in Class A at the state marching band championships.

• Local resident and 1976 Campbellsville College graduate Billie Sue Kibbons will present an art exhibit at the college’s Gosser Fine Arts Center through Nov. 21.

• Everick Lasley is the recipient of the Clem Haskins Scholarship at Western Kentucky University.


40 Years Ago — 1977


Taylor County Hospital celebrated its 4th birthday on Nov. 1. During the past year, Taylor County Hospital continued to expand its services to meet the growing demands of the community.

• David Brian Rattliff of Campbellsville, a junior at Campbellsville College, has been selected as one of 18 students at Kentucky colleges who will work as legislative interns during the 1978 General Assembly.

• The streak continues, and Campbellsville won its fifth straight football game over the Cardinals Friday night. The final score was 25-6.


50 Years Ago — 1967


• Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Rogers celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 15th at the RECC with a surprise dinner given by their children.

• Mr. and Mrs. James C. Miller Jr., 602 Lebanon Ave, Campbellsville, visited their daughter, Janet Carol, during Stephens College Parents’ Weekend on the campus in Columbia, Mo. Oct. 20-22.

• Mary Followell of Campbellsville has enrolled as a sophomore at Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, Tenn.

• Thomas R. Brumley, president of the alumni association at Campbellsville College, has announced that the annual homecoming will be Saturday, Nov. 18.


60 Years Ago — 1957


• Any of the 25 blind persons in Taylor County who desires a Braille checkers game can have one for the asking. The local Lions Club has received 25 Braille checkers games from a plastic company, which distributes them to hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

• Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Bault, Cora Ann Henson and Albert Bault attended the funeral of Haskel Pike at Tallulah, Ill. Last weekend.

• Funeral service for Miss Felena Louise Myers, 33, was held at the Elkhorn Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 4 at 2p.m.

• Jack Hord and Forrest Hogue returned Saturday after spending several days in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


70 Years Ago — 1947


• S.P. Rice, resident of the Elkhorn section, has a fruitful June apple tree. The tree produced apples on schedule in June and bloomed again in July. Tuesday, he brought some of the July crop into town. The lighter July crop came in clusters and is quite right for eating now.

• Mrs. J. Robinson of Lancaster arrived Monday for a visit to her daughter, Mrs. James Bryant, and Mr. Bryant.

• Mrs. G.W. Hord Mrs. Aubrey Peterson left Wednesday for an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Steger at Sharon, Pa.

• A local citizen called attention to the fact that there were no flags out or patriotic displays in windows for Armistice Day. However, the weather being what it was, it wasn’t much of a day for flag display.


80 Years Ago — 1937


• Work on the city sewers is progressing rapidly with approximately 80 WPA employees working. At this time, the out-fall sewer running from Main Street down Buckhorn Creek is almost one-fourth completed. It is expected that part of the project will be completed within four weeks.

• Every Democrat candidate on the ticket in Taylor County was elected by majorities ranging from 122 to 680, as the final tabulation was completed last Thursday afternoon.

• Mrs. Harry Smith is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harold Austin of New York.

• Mr. and Mrs. Clemons Sinclair of Louisville spent the weekend here with relatives.


90 Years Ago — 1927


• Miss Cora Alexander is spending this week in Louisville visiting with relatives.

• Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ransdell of Louisville are spending a few days here with the latter’s mother, Mrs. J.T. Moss.

• Cadet James H. Wood, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wood of this city, earned a position on the newly organized plebe football team  of the United States Military Academy at West Point.


100 Years Ago — 1917


• The time-honored custom of the President making a formal proclamation declaring a certain date for Thanksgiving was carried out when, last week, President Wilson in a formal proclamation declared Nov. 29 as Thanksgiving and urged the American citizens to assemble and return to God due thanks for the great benefit as we as a nation have enjoyed the past year.

• Miss Eloise Baker of Louisville is the guest of friends here this weekend.

• Joe Robinson of Louisville returned to his home Sunday after a visit to relatives and friends.

• Mrs. Ray S. Borders and handsome little son, Richard, of Arkansas, arrived Tuesday and are the guests of relatives.