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Early Days April 20, 2017

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

April 19, 2007

Sheridan Peters, 72, of West Saloma Road in Campbellsville, died at 10:23 p.m. on Thursday April 12, 2007 in Greensburg, Ky.

Clarence Speer of Campbellsville will celebrate his 94th birthday at Summit Manor Nursing Home on March 1.

Annie Roberts of Campbellsville celebrated her 89th birthday with family and friends on March 22. Her two daughters, Jewell Corbin and Marilyn Garner, both of Campbellsville hosted a birthday dinner in her home.

Carl Hall, 78, of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville, died at 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2007, in Campbellsville.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 17, 1997

Sarah Jane Januski celebrated her first birthday March 24. She is the daughter of Mike and Meg Januski of Campbellsville.

Garry and Yvonne Humphress of Campbellsville will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Sunday, April 20.

Ray Altman, retired state representative, was honored recently by the Kentucky State Police for his support during the 1996 legislative session.

Charles Shively, 71, of Calvary Road, Finley, died at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 1997 in Campbellsville after an illness.

Jordon Sullivan of Campbellsville represented the state of Kentucky in a poster contest sponsored by the USDA Rural Housing Service.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 23, 1987

Tim Buckner and Donna Swafford had their works of art accepted to the 19th annual Western Kentucky University art exhibition.

When the white bass run up Robinson Creek in the spring you can bet Bill Sharp won’t be far behind. He snagged 32 stripes last Friday evening near the bridge at Elkhorn.

Roy Cox, 74, 88 Highland Drive, Campbellsville, died Thursday, April 16, 1987 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown after an illness.

Paul Gregory Carter of Bowling Green spent a week recently with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Webster and the Rev. and Mrs. Lester Carter, all of Campbellsville.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 21, 1977

Letha Walker returned Monday from a visit to Evansville, Ind., with Mrs. Jesse F. Stock.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bohanon spent the weekend in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

Buel Hayes, Southside Avenue, Campbellsville, was ordained into the ministry Sunday afternoon, April 17, at the Creston Baptist Church in Casey County.

Melinda Sue Wise has been awarded an alumni scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University.

Mr. and Mrs. Holland Moore, 428 N. Central Ave., won a grandfather clock during Polk’s big spring sale.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 25, 1957

Tommy Noe, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Noe, announced today the purchase of George E. Sapp’s interest in the Beard and Sapp Insurance Agency of Campbellsville.

McKinley Monument Company of Campbellsville is observing its golden anniversary this week.

Pvt. James E. Dicken is spending a 14-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Dicken, Route 1, Campbellsville.

Bill Chandler and Donald Metzmeier, students at Bowling Green, visited their parents over the weekend.

Jane Mitchell, a student at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Mitchell, over the weekend.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 24, 1947

Robert T. Wilson has accepted a position as agent for the Kentucky Central Life Insurance Co. succeeding Johnny Durham with whom he is now working. Durham resigned recently to be effective soon.

John Turner Mardis has purchased the interest of Homer Carter in the Campbellsville Ice Co. taking up his duties with the firm Sunday. He was formerly employed with Taylor County Bank.

In keeping with a policy of past years and with that of surrounding towns, the principle business places of Campbellsville will begin Thursday-afternoon-closing on May 1. Several towns began their closing in April.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 22, 1937

A.J. Arvin, who has been a rural mail carrier in Taylor County for more than 22 years, this morning will be the first person to cross the newly constructed bridge on the Saloma Road which spans Little Pitman Creek.

Ralph Chelf, Floyd Cox and James Hilton narrowly escaped serious injuries last night when their car crashed into the rear of the car driven by Jack Harden on the Greensburg Road.

Campbellsville’s new post office is rapidly nearing completion. A recent inspection reveals that the interior of the structure is one of the most pleasing and attractive of any public building in this vicinity.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1927

Pearl Puryear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Puryear of this city, has been elected May Queen of Logan College for the year 1927.

Mrs. Bradley Tarter, pianist of the Alhambra Theatre, resigned her position last Saturday. Mrs. Tarter has been connected with this theatre for three years and has given excellent service.

Dwight Elliot of Dayton, Ohio, arrived the latter part of the week for a visit with her friends here.

 

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

April 18, 1917

D.A. Logan, the assistant state inspector and examiner, Frankfort, completed his work inspecting and examining all the books and records at the Taylor County Courthouse and found them to be in the best of shape.

Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Turner returned last night from a visit of two days to friends in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caskey and little daughter, Elizabeth, arrived last night from Brinkley, Ark.