Early Days June 1, 2017

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By Marie Cox


May 31, 2007

About 100 people gathered Monday afternoon at Taylor County’s annual Memorial Day ceremony honoring its veterans.

William “Chester” Carroll, 96, of Lebanon Avenue in Campbellsville died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

Nolen and Shirley Gilpin of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 3.

James R. and Dorothy Johnson Craig of Campbellsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 19 with a fish fry at the home of their son.

Jacquelyn Estelle Hall and Tyler Max Young, both of Campbellsville, will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, July 14.

John R. RoBards graduated recently with a juris doctor degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.



May 29, 1997

Jon Cheatham of Taylor County High School, Eden Davis and Elizabeth Garr, both of Campbellsville High School, have been selected to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts at Bellarmine College this summer.

Veronica Duka, a Campbellsville native and the reigning Miss Kentucky, was in Frankfort last week and was recognized by both the state Senate and House of Representatives.

Bradley Warren Pace has graduated from Berea College with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. He is the son of Teressa W. Cox of Campbellsville and Robert T. Pace of Florida, and is a 1993 graduate of Taylor County High School.

Laura Hall, an eighth grader at Campbellsville Middle School, has been named a United States National Award winner in leadership, honor roll and cheerleading. She is the daughter of Marion and Pat Hall of Campbellsville.

The Campbellsville Eagles and Taylor County Cardinals both posted Fifth Region Tournament wins in baseball as CHS bested Caverna 5-1 and TCHS conquered Nelson Co. 9-3.



June 4, 1987

Elizabeth Henson Edwards, 92 of Carnation Street, Campbellsville, died Wednesday, May 27 at McDowell Nursing Home in Greensburg.

Essie Spurling Scott, 79, died Wednesday, May 20 at Metzmeier Nursing Home.

Teachers retiring from the Taylor County School System were honored at a luncheon Monday, June 1 at J.J. McCoy’s. They were: Charles Hedgespeth with 30 years of service; Bonnie Greenawalt, 32; and Margaret Buckner, 30 years.



June 2, 1977

Mrs. Ruth Newcomb was admitted last week to Jewish Hospital in Louisville for major surgery.

Mrs. John Rogers is a patient at Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

Weekend guests to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Asher of Sharon Drive were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hayman and son, James Parker, of Dayton, Ohio; and Mrs. Hayman’s mother, Mrs. Adeline Collins.



June 6, 1957

Henry S. Robinson, better known as Uncle Henry, is observing his 96th birthday today. The familiar and beloved figure of Campbellsville and Taylor County, who possesses memories that are priceless, has the honor of being the oldest practicing lawyer in the state of Kentucky.

The opening of the Campbellsville Swimming Pool Thursday, May 30 was a tremendous success, according to reports from the Taylor County War Memorial Park Association.

Tom C. Edelen announces the marriage of his daughter, Joyce Carol, to Bobby Glenn Davis, son of Edgar Davis of Campbellsville.

The community of the Whites Ridge section of Taylor County will dedicate its new church Sunday, June 9 at 10 a.m. The church will be known as Whites Ridge General Baptist Church.



June 5, 1947

President W.M. Caudill of Campbellsville College has announced the appointment of Dr. John M. Carter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Harrodsburg, as the new dean and head of the Bible department at the college.

Bing Larry Crosby, one of the favorites of the air ways, has sent his check to the Campbellsville Hospital drive here. The Crosby Foundation is set up to help all worthy causes and the hospital here was selected by the Crosby Foundation without solicitation of the local promoters who were as surprised as anyone to get a check in the amount of $50.

Miss Catherine Walling of Louisville spent the weekend here visiting her sister, Miss Leona Walling.

Mrs. Richard Kerr and daughters, Molly and Mrs. David LaLoge, were in Louisville Monday shopping.



June 3, 1937

Signs denoting no parking areas and streets where parking is allowed only on one side were erected throughout the downtown section last week. They are metal in bright colors mounted on a concrete base.

Miss Margaret Edith Harding, Miss Mary Turner and Mrs. Sam Harding were in Indianapolis last weekend attending the races and visiting Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Harding.

Miss Ethel Shaw, who is attending Bryant-Stratton in Louisville, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Shaw.

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Ratcliff spent the weekend in Louisville visiting friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Tawney and daughter of Dayton, Ohio, are guests this week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Miller.



June 2, 1927

At a recent meeting of the Committee on Accreditation of Junior Colleges in Kentucky, Campbellsville College was placed on the list of accredited junior colleges for the ensuing year.

Miss Jeanette Spurling and Gene Newcomb surprised their friends last Sunday when news reached here that they were married Sunday evening at Jeffersonville.

Miss Geneva Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hugh Gibson, leaves Monday for Bowling Green to take a 10-week’s normal course.

Mr. and Mrs. Val Hiestand and Mr. Koontz of Louisville spent Saturday and Sunday here with the former’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.V. Hiestand.



May 31, 1917

Oil for the streets of Campbellsville has arrived and is being distributed by the local committee. Our citizens are due much credit for their liberal donations which make this possible.

Deroy Scott left Tuesday morning for Louisville to visit James Alexander.

Sheldon Willock left Tuesday for Carrollton, Ky. Where he has accepted a position in the Coca-Cola plant of his brother, E.W. Willock.

Sam Baker, of Los Angeles, Calif. visited his sister, Mrs. G.C. Dills this week.