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Early Days October 1, 2015

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

September 29, 2005

James Maurice Mings, 75, of Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005 in Miami, Fla., after an illness.

Ophilia McDonald will celebrate her 95th birthday Saturday.

Josh and Amanda Sprowles of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Aleah Jayde, at 10:14 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

Southside Christian Church at 2831 Elkhorn Road will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The team of Mark Carney, Larry Benningfield, Mark Speer and Gary Osborne fired a handicap-enhanced 17-under-par 55 Monday to win the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble at Campbellsville Country Club.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1995

Jennifer D. Creason and Nicholas Wise have been named commended students in the 1996 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Cricket Willis was honored with a baby shower on Sept. 16 at the rescue squad building.

The southern gospel group 70x7 will perform in two concerts Sunday, Oct. 8, at Woodlawn Christian Church.

Blaire Bland celebrated her third birthday Sept. 19 with a party at Little People Day Care.

Rather than sharing the main section of the Taylor County Public Library, children now have their own little library in the back of the building. According to children's librarian Stephanie Penick, the changes started in the summer but were just recently completed.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

September 26, 1985

Corinne Allen and Anna Frances Hogue are touring the British Isles. They left the week of Sept. 15.

Ernest and Suzanne Houk of Campbellsville are the parents of a daughter, Natalie Jo, born Sept. 3 at 5:15 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Rick and Holly Quinn of Campbellsville are the parents of a daughter, Amanda Gayle, born Sept. 10 at 11:42 a.m. She weighed 9 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

September 23, 1975

The world's largest apple pie will be baked in an 8-foot pie pan at the Casey County Apple Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Liberty.

Marion County is gearing up for its fifth annual Kentucky Country Ham Days, which will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 - 27.

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Phillips, Campbellsville, are the parents of a son, Kevin Michael, born Friday, Sept. 12.

Navy man James A. Larimore, son of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Larimore of Greensburg, was graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

September 23, 1965

The Campbellsville PTA got off to a flying start Monday night with an approximate attendance of 300 teachers and parents.

Marine Pvt. Robert D. Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Harris of Campbellsville, is scheduled to complete four weeks of individual combat training Sept. 3.

Roscoe Skaggs, Campbellsville, died suddenly at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Lebanon.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wilson, Mrs. W.L. Wilson and Miss Mildred Burress were in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Grover Keltner were Sunday visitors in Owensboro, Ky., guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Willis and children Susan and Tim.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1955

Marion Richerson, 75, a member of the Taylor County Board of Education for 39 years and one of Taylor County's best known citizens, died at his home Saturday, Sept. 25 after a short illness. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Knifley celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home on Columbia Road.

Jimmie Long is pictured in this week's paper holding the biggest portion of a largemouth bass catch taken by he and John McCubbin, local Ford dealer, last Thursday between 1-4 p.m. on Lake Cumberland. The two local men caught nine beauties, which totaled 23 pounds, 3 ounces. Jimmie says John actually caught the big ones but was so exhausted from bringing them in with their trolling rigs he had to get Jimmie to hold them for the picture.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

September 27, 1945

Johnnie Miller and Allison Shipp have had another birthday dinner together. Together they are 118, which is all they will tell about it. Sam T. Miller has been an annual guest and John J. Feland was an added guest this year.

E.W. McKinley has about completed his building, housing the McKinley Monument Co., at the rear of his home on West Main Street.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 3, 1935

Campbellsville and Taylor County will join hands this morning to open the ninth annual Community Fair and Harvest Festival here. Approximately 35 floats have been prepared for the parade led by Mrs. W.T. Underwood's class of 1872 to 1929 and a horse owned by Webb Malone with Irvin Thomas riding and carrying the flag.

Boyle County will have its first woman sheriff when Frances Overstreet takes over the duties to that office. Mrs. Overstreet is wife of the late sheriff, J.W. Overstreet.

 

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1925

The Mighty Hagg shows are advertised for Oct. 8 in this issue. A grand street parade will be on Main Street at one o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harden and son, Jack, motored to St. Petersburg, Fla., where they will make their home this winter.

 

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

September 30, 1915

Costing $30,000 are 40 automobiles in the city, actual count, and 15 in the county, which cost $9,980.

The dog tax this year is $39,622.42 after the payment for all sheep killed by dogs. This is about 18 cents for each of the 743,501 school children in the state as the dog tax surplus is diverted to school funds. It is invariably the case that a great many dogs fail to be listed by the assessors, as the taxpayers seriously object to paying taxes on their dogs.

Robert Stapleton, who lives on Green River in Adair County, while loading one side of a double-barrel shotgun, was shot by the other barrel as it accidentally discharged.