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Early Days January 7, 2016

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

January 5, 2006

Gerald Ray and Kathleen Cosby Smith celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Jan. 3.

Wilhelmina Parker, 89, of Bengal Road in Campbellsville, died at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, in Campbellsville.

Citizens Bank donated approximately $1,800 in toys and money to the Toys for Kids program for Christmas 2005.

On Friday, Nov. 18, a number of Campbellsville Middle School students went to the Tim Horton Camp at Green River Lake.

Andrea Jo Johnson and Christopher William Hutson announce their upcoming marriage.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1996

Willard Davis, 41, died Wednesday night, Dec. 31, 1995, as a result of an automobile accident.

Special services and a march Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14 will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wise will be honored by their children on their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception.

Campbellsville City Council on Tuesday night discussed a proposed entertainment center on KY 210 at length, but reached no decision.

Herschel Moore Jr. retired Dec. 1 from the bleach house at Campbellsville’s Fruit of the Loom plant.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 9, 1986

Adam Lee Burress is the first baby of the new year born to a Taylor County couple at Taylor County Hospital. The son of Toni and Rodney Burress of Elkhorn, he weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 22 inches long.

Terry and Monisa Gardner are the parents of a son, Cody Blue, born Dec. 27.

Lora and Larry Hicks are the parents of a daughter, Tracy Michelle, born Dec. 18 at 7:45 p.m.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 8, 1976

Steve Lowery, former feature editor and editor-in-chief of the Murray State News, has joined the staff of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

State police reports show that Taylor County had no highway fatalities in 1975, while Green County had four, and Adair had two.

The first baby of the year, Cameron Mitchell Feese, was born Friday, Jan. 2 at 3:32 p.m. to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Feese of Campbellsville.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 6, 1966

Herman Rattliff has been named Kentucky state finance chairman of the Young Republican organization.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Clark had a family dinner at their home during Christmas.

Winner of the B25 bond as first baby of the year is Joseph Louis Johnson Jr. He was born in Rosary Hospital Jan. 1 at 7:50 p.m. with Dr. W.R. Mann in attendance.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 7, 1946

One thousand workers, 900 women and 100 men, are wanted for future employment in a proposed textile mill that is assured for this community if sufficient employees can be located and registered.

Senator Ollie Montgomery opened his legislative career with being named on five important committees: education, revenue and taxation, liquor regulations, roads and highways and ways and means.

Mrs. Logan Scott returned Sunday from the Lebanon Hospital where she has been under treatment for several days.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

January 16, 1936

Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk George R. Holt died at his home here Monday. Col. Holt is widely known throughout the state.

John Faulkner was appointed by Scott T. Meyers, circuit judge, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Col. George R. Holt as circuit court clerk.

4-H Club members were given prizes by the Farm Bureau this week. Prizes for the best five tobacco projects were awarded to Clyde Curry, Elwood Smith, Charles Smith, James Netherland and Veachel Greer.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1926

John Willock, salesman for the Buchanan-Lyon Co., received several minor cuts and bruises when a car he was driving skidded at the foot of Little Muldraugh Hill.

Taylor County Court Clerk O.C. Spurling informs this office that he mailed to the State Treasury to date $12,567.07 as Taylor County’s part for automobile and truck licenses for 1926.

The Wilson and Speer Variety Store changed hands this week. In the future the place will be known as the Wilson Variety Store.

The federal government for the past three years has been able to reduce taxes while the state government has been increasing them.

 

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

January 2, 1916

A Virginia editor threatened to publish the name of a certain young man who was seen kissing and hugging a girl in the park, unless his subscription was paid up in a week. Fifty-nine young men called and paid up the next day, while two men paid a year in advance.

E.E. Sanders sold his house and lot in the Henry Addition to Sam Harding.

Arriving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Hancock last Monday was a daughter, Dorothy Tate.

David Gowdy spent Sunday in Louisville with friends.