Early Days for 2-23

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By Marie Cox



Feb. 21, 2002

Gary Magers has been promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force.

Mattie Halcomb was named Jackson Tower Sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

Jo Weeks was the winner of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Make Today Count Support Group's February door prize.

Dr. Walter Johnson presented the annual Taylor County Civic League award to Wanda Mills during the Civic League's Black History Month program.

World Day of Prayer 2002 will be observed by Christians in more than 170 countries around the world on Friday, March 1.


Feb. 20, 1992

Jewell Eubank, 63, of Campbellsville, the daughter of James W. Pike and the late Mary Elizabeth Viers Pike, was born in Taylor County on June 28, 1928. She died at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, 1992, in Campbellsville after an illness.

Julie Vaughn of Campbellsville was crowned 1992 Campbellsville College Valentine Queen on Feb. 14.

Rachel Sublett of Campbellsville has been named the treasurer of Chi Omega Sorority at Centre College.


Feb. 22, 1982

Earl Netherland, 63, chairman of the board and executive vice president at Citizens Bank and Trust Co., died at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Taylor County Hospital. He was born in Taylor County and lived on Route 4.

When Ronald Reagan turned 71 on Feb. 6, he received 29 birthday cards from Taylor County Hospital.

Paul Stanley is a patient at the Taylor County Hospital.


Feb. 24, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Farmer and son Todd of Elizabethtown were the weekend guests of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.D. Ingram.

Mr. and Mrs. James "Bill" Murphy wish to announce the wedding date of their daughter, Diane, to Richard Bland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bland of Lebanon.

A surprise reception was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wise's silver wedding anniversary last Saturday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church dining room. They have three children, Ronnie Wise, Donna Cox and George Wise.


February 1962

The Taylor County Chapter of Future Farmers of America is joining FFA members throughout the United States in observing National FFA Week on Feb. 17-24, according to Tommy Smith, president of the local organization.

Funeral services were Thursday afternoon for Ben F. Foley at Salem Baptist Church in Russell County.


Feb. 21, 1952

Pvt. Samuel R. Sapp, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Sapp, is completing his AF basic airman indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base.

Earl and Carl Hill, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hill, talked to each other recently by phone in Japan. This was the first time the brothers had talked to each other for 10 months. Earl, who is stationed on a troop carrier, phoned his brother while on liberty in Japan. Carl is stationed on an island north of Japan.


Feb. 19, 1942

Miss Marian Miller of Stamping Ground visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Miller, last weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnson and family of Jeffersontown visited friends and relatives here on Friday.

Mr. Bob Hayes of Louisville spent the weekend here with Mrs. L.E. Hayes.

Mrs. Frank Peterson of Lexington spent the weekend here.


Feb. 18, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harding returned home after an extended visit to their son and family at Beech Grove, Ind.

Mrs. Eva Chelf of Knifley spent several days here with her sister, Mrs. O.S. Dunbar, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Gaines of Greensburg visited Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Moody last Sunday.


Feb. 23, 1922

Henry Ford, who has been quite ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.R. Feece, is reported to be gradually sinking and no hopes for his recovery are entertained.

Thomas G. Edwards, brother of Mrs. R.L. Phillips of this city, died on Tuesday at his home in Arlington, Ky. The deceased was well known in the city and county and his death casts a shadow of gloom among his relatives and friends.


Feb. 14, 1912

The canning factory officials hope to have 500 acres of tomatoes raised this season.

E.P. Peterson sold a half-breed German coach team, 4 years old, to J.H. Dorsey for $400.

The city council passed an ordinance making it illegal for stock to roam on our streets. This is a good law, and the News-Journal is glad to note the action of the council on this matter.