Railroad plans to discontinue handling passengers in 1949

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By Marie Cox


Oct. 14, 1999

David Corbin, 54, of Campbellsville is retiring in just a few short weeks after 31 years as a Kentucky State Police trooper. For 26 of those years, he has given drivers' tests.

Campbellsville University's homecoming 1999 revolves around the theme "Where Would We Be Without You?" and is scheduled for Oct. 15-16.

Campbellsville Lions Club member Mel Gilbert was recently selected as the new president of the organization.

MacKenzie Lynn Despain celebrated her fifth birthday on Oct. 6 with friends at Kiddleland Day Care.


Oct. 19, 1989

A shower for Susan Willis, bride-to-be of Billy Blakeman, was given Oct. 12 at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.

Gary and Mary Anne Gibson of Kingsport, Tenn. announce the birth of a daughter, Hillary Anne, on Sept. 7, 1989, at Indiana Path Hospital. The mother is the former Mary Ann Dowling of Campbellsville.

Army Pvt. 1st Class John C. Sallee has arrived for duty in West Germany.


Oct. 8, 1979

Dick Frymire, self-made weatherman who has earned statewide and nationwide attention with his weather predictions, will be in Campbellsville on Thursday.

A birthday luncheon and party was given in honor of Mrs. Sarah Chandler, Sept. 29, honoring her on her 80th birthday.

E.W. Willock was moved from Jane Todd Hospital last week to McDowell Nursing Home in Greensburg.

The Taylor County Fellowship Club met in the fellowship hall, Sept. 27 at 10:15 a.m. The program began with group singing led by Mrs. Fannie Hord accompanied at the piano by Rolando Raganas, minister of music, Campbellsville Baptist Church.


Oct. 9, 1969

Gov. Louie B. Nunn this week announced that the Kentucky Department of Parks has filed a formal application with the United States Corp of Engineers for a lease agreement to provide land for a new state park in the Green River Reservoir in Taylor County near Campbellsville.

Robert Shipp, a student at UK, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shipp, Route 5.

Campbellsville's running back Bill Shely scored 30 points in the Eagles' 100-12 romp over Warren Central establishing what is believed to be a school record.

Army Pvt. 1st Class Roger D. Ratcliff, 20, son of Mrs. Jewell M. Ratcliff, Route 1, Campbellsville, was assigned Sept. 11 to the American Division of Vietnam as an infantryman.


October 1959

Campbellsville High School's annual homecoming program drew the largest crowd of the current season and likely the largest in recent years last Friday night, with Miss Mary Phillips reigning as queen. The popular senior was chosen by vote of the football squad and was crowned by retired athletic director James R. Hayes. Her escort was Hugh Howell.

Frank S. Kitchen, manager of the Campbellsville Lerman Bros. Department Store, tells us that Lerman's has now been in business for 40 years. In 1919, the Lerman Organization was born with the opening of a small store in a Central Kentucky community.


October 1949

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. this week announced that it will apply for permission to discontinue the handling of passengers on trains No. 46 and 47 operating through Campbellsville. These are the only two trains carrying passengers through here at the present time. Freight service will not be affected, it was stated.

The attendance banner for the third month of school in the county was awarded to Lucille Payne of Chestnut Grove at the regular teacher's meeting Saturday at Taylor County High. Miss Payne's school had an average attendance of 99.67 percent.

Kroger's specials this week are: two 20-ounce loaves of bread, 27 cents; Heinz tomato soup, 3 cans, 29 cents; flour, 25-pound, $1.49; Spotlight Coffee, 3-pound bag, $1.21; and red delicious apples, 3 pounds, 25 cents.


October 1939

Miss Evelyn Pike, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chilton Pike of the Chestnut Grove section of Taylor County, was crowned queen of the Campbellsville Community Fair in ceremonies at the high school stadium Friday night. She was crowned by Adjutant General Lee McClain of Bardstown, pinchhitting for Governor A.B. Chandler, who was unable to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skaggs of this county announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ruby Skaggs, to Reesor Miller, also of Taylor County, which took place at Springfield on Thursday, Sept. 17, 1939. Mr. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Miller.


October 1929

Work has been going on in the courthouse yard all this week getting ready for the two-day community fair, which will be here on Thursday and Friday of this week. Display of farm products will be made in the courthouse square.

The local post of the American Legion have employed J.E. Irvin, the local sign painter, to paint on the roof of the Willock Building, at the corner of Main Street and Columbia Avenue, the word "Campbellsville" in 4-foot letters for the guidance of pilots whose planes pass over the city. There is also a large arrow pointing north, as is customary on such signs that are being place in almost all towns of any size.


October 1919

The filming of Shepherd of the Hills, Harold Bell Wright's great novel, has been a year in the making and will appear soon at the Alhambra Theatre, it was said today by the management. This is a great picture, adapted by the producers from the great western novel.

The bodies of All American soldiers interned in Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg and Northern Russia, will be returned to the United States as soon as the necessary transportation is arranged, it was announced this week by Secretary of War Baker.