Early Days for Oct. 13

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By Marie Cox



Oct. 11, 2001

Campbellsville University declared that "The Joy is in the Journey" as it celebrated its homecoming over the weekend.

Woodlawn Christian Church will host a "Harvest Carnival" for children on Wednesday, Oct. 31, as an alternative to other Halloween activities.

The Rev. Bluford Davis, 70, of Country View Drive in Campbellsville, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville after an illness.

Campbellsville Women's Club had its first meeting of the 2001-2002 year with its annual potluck dinner at First United Methodist Church on Sept. 24.

Cora Cowherd Renfro, a Taylor County High School art teacher and a 1969 Campbellsville University graduate, will be displaying art work in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at Campbellsville University through tomorrow.


Oct. 10, 1991

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cline will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 13, with an open house.

On Thursday, the Campbellsville College Handbell Choir will be going to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for the Church Music Institute.

The 1951 Class of Taylor County High School met Aug. 30-31 for its 40th reunion.


Nov. 12, 1981

About 1,100 workers at the Union Underwear plant in Campbellsville are not working because of reduced orders. The cutbacks affect primarily those making T-shirts.

David Dickens, Route 3, killed a six-point buck with a 55-point bear compound bow Sunday, Oct. 4.

Gary Martin of Campbellsville set a new state record for 20-year-olds in the Louisville Metro Marathon on Sunday. Martin completed the 26 miles in 2:36:30, averaging 5:58 per mile.


Nov. 11, 1971

Campbellsville is preparing to move its sanitary landfill to the county. The City Council gave second reading and approved Tuesday night to an ordinance entering the city into a lease purchasing agreement for 1312 acres of land just off Palestine Road, about 3 1/2 miles from the city, and 2 miles from U.S. 68 at the intersection near Red Fern.

The total number of Taylor County residents who voted in the recent election was 6,275 compared to the 10,984 citizens eligible to vote by being properly registered, according to County Clerk E. Poe Young.

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Campbell of Star Route in Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 14, 1971, at their home in the Mt. Carmel neighborhood of Taylor County, given by their daughter, Nancy K. Hord.


Nov. 9, 1961

J.P. Gozder, publisher of the News-Journal, has been confined to the Rosary Hospital since last Friday afternoon as a result of an accident at his home at Laurel Crest on Green River.

Thirty-three Taylor County students are among the 10,623 enrolled at the University of Kentucky main campus.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Thompson of Summersville celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Thursday, Oct. 2.


Nov. 8, 1951

Word was received at press time that Pvt. Charles M. Minor, the 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Minor in Elk Horn, was killed in action in Korea on Oct. 2. Minor entered the army about 18 months ago.

Sgt. Ernest Lynn Cookley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Cookley, was killed in action Oct. 13, according to a telegram received by his wife, Phyllis Burton Cookley, from the War Department last Saturday.

Hayden A. Bowles Jr. has been appointed rural mail carrier for Route 1 in Spurlington, it was announced Monday by Mrs. Marvin Wise, Spurlington Postmaster.


Nov. 6, 1941

Mrs. T.W. Callison, in charge of knitters for the Red Cross, has asked that knitters check their measurements for garments with the scale on directions and to get them as accurate as possible.

Among the students enrolled at the University of Kentucky in Lexington for the fall term are the following students from this county, Helen Frances Hazard, John A. Young Jr., Sam B. Coppock Jr., Ina Mae Huddleston, Charles Edwin Hayes, Lee Sprowles, Margie Smith, Margaret May Sanders, Maurice Edward Mitchell, Isaiah Kessler Miller, Margaret R. Newcomb and William Earl Netherland.


Nov. 5, 1931

Arlene Rice, Frances Sanders and Margaret Edith Harding entertained Saturday night at the home of Miss Harding. Those present were Lucy Wilson, Agnes Smith, Clyde and Eva Scott, Susan Yankey, Irene Caulk, Ruth Hackley, Clara Harding, Montra Whitlock, Jane Allen Bourne, Virginia Mitchell and Floyd Burress, Messrs.

Richard Border, Thornton Newcomb, Milton Cole, Tommie Edwards, Buford Knifley, Philip Bertram, Bill Canada, Billy Cloyd, Marchbanks Anderson, Bob Walker, Albert Hord, Charles Lawhorn, Donald Oglestreet, Creagh Brooks, Campbell Harding and Mr. and Mrs. George Bertram.


Nov. 2, 1921

Fred Faulkner was sworn in as an attorney at the Hodgenville bar this week.

From Pleasant Hill letter: Someone entered the barn of S.A. Edwards Friday night, attached the wheels of his buggy and harness and left as they came, leaving no sign, not even the current legal tender. Dr. J.S. White's buggy wheels were taken several weeks ago in the same manner. The blacksmith shop of George M. Short was also broken into and several valuable tools were stolen.


Nov. 8, 1911

Beautiful baptismal services were conducted this morning at the creek east of Campbellsville by the Rev. Jandon. A crowd of 1,000 people was reported to be present at this service and 61 candidates received baptisms.

From Hatcher letter: The Durham brothers drove a large number of cattle from this neighborhood to Campbellsville last Thursday.

Mrs. Anna Moody, was in town Friday shopping.

From Maple letter: Walter Sprowles was in New Hope last week on a business and pleasure trip. Enouch Morris and his wife, Fannie, were in Lebanon last Friday on business.