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Early Days March 3, 2016

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By Marie Cox

TEN YEARS AGO

 

March 2, 2006

 

Roberta Shely, 83, of Lakeview Drive in Campbellsville died at 2:34 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Glasgow.

 

Mannsville Christian Church will celebrate its 48th anniversary Sunday with a homecoming day featuring Saved by Grace.

 

Renee Gribbins, a local stylist, recently attended an OPI training in Elizabethtown.

 

David Kingsbury recently had his book "Through These Eyes: A Redemption Recorded in Rhyme" published by Publish America.

 

Taylor County Elementary School students in Kellie Jones' P4 class wrote letters of support to Sgt. First Class Jeff Campbell while he was serving in Iraq.

 

 

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

 

February 29, 1996

 

Campbellsville Mayor Robert L. Miller will give his "State of the City Address" on Thursday, March 14 at noon as part of the Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon.

 

Onva and Vella Hayes will be honored with a reception by their family and friends Saturday, March 2, on their 50th wedding anniversary.

 

On Sept. 16, 1995, Merideth Ann Eastridge became the bride of Jonathan Craig Moore in a ceremony at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville.

 

Little Brownie Bakers, the Louisville Company that bakes over half the nation's Girl Scout cookies, has delivered a record number of 1.8 million packages to Kentuckiana Girl Scouts.

 

 

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO

 

March 3, 1986

 

Wednesday marked Davis Keltner's homecoming from a 10-month stay in Louisville, most of which was spent in Humana Hospital Audubon, where he received a heart transplant on New Year's Eve.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shipp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. at their home on Greensburg Road.

 

Jay Eastridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Eastridge, had the misfortune of breaking his arm while playing volleyball Sunday afternoon. He will have to wear a cast for several weeks.

 

Mrs. Paul Horner has been a patient in Louisville for several days

 

 

 

FORTY YEARS AGO

 

March 1, 1976

 

Ninety pints of blood were collected by the American Red Cross Bloodmobile on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Taylor County High School gym.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Buel Tucker had as their dinner guests, Don Shaw, Ft. Knox, the guest speaker on the Medal of Honor Grove at the Monday night meeting of the Campbellsville Woman's Club. Louise Durham was also their guest.

 

Patti Humphress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfrey J. Humphress, was crowned sweetheart Thursday night during half-time of the Campbellsville/North Hardin homecoming game.

 

Malcolm Hardesty, McClelland Court, had open-heart surgery Feb. 11 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

 

 

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO

 

March 3, 1966

 

Clem Haskins of Campbellsville had more honors heaped on him Wednesday when he was named "Player of the Year" in the Ohio Valley Conference.

 

A total of $978.01 has been collected in the March of Dimes campaign, Marshall J. Lyon, chairman, announced this week.

 

Billy J. Tucker, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan L. Tucker, Route 1, Campbellsville, was commissioned an army second lieutenant after graduating from the infantry officers' candidate school, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

 

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO

 

March 8, 1956

 

Candidates for the all state band have been selected at the Campbellsville High School for state competition to be held in Louisville on April 11, 12 and 13. Selected were Carolyn Parrott, baritone; Vernon Spurling, bass; Gayle Creel, saxophone; Bobby McCubbin, trombone; Carolyn Shreve, flute; Diana Ross, oboe, and Donnie Metzmeier, coronet.

 

The Taylor Manufacturing Co. was damaged by fire Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Sparks from a welding machine were believed to have caused the fire.

 

Army Pvt. Walter H. Perkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perkins, Route 1, was recently graduated from the military police training center at Camp Gordon, Ga. He entered the army in 1955.

 

 

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

 

March 14, 1946

 

Ray Gene Zeig, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Zeig, Somerset, was badly burned when he hit a high voltage wire while working on the REA lines out of Somerset.

 

Miss Marjorie Parrish, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Parrish, Route 4, and William Bohanon, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bohanon, of this city were united in marriage at Greensburg, March 12 at 2:30 p.m.

 

The marriage of Miss Marilyn Miller, daughter of Mrs. Rae Miller, and James T. Shaw, RM3c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Shaw, was solemnized at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Fourth Avenue Methodist Church in Louisville. Mrs. Buddy Newton was matron of honor and Merlin Campbell was best man.

 

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

 

March 12, 1936

 

C.V. Bryan, county farm agent, will speak over WHAS on April 8. His subject will be "What Taylor County will do with Ton Litters."

 

Extra workmen have been engaged in repairing all state maintained roads in the county this week.

 

Playing consistent basketball throughout, the Columbia Red Hounds defeated Greensburg High School by five Saturday night 32-27 in an astounding upset to win the championship for the 32nd District Tournament.

 

 

 

NINETY YEARS AGO

 

March 11, 1926

 

Dr. Amos Montgomery resigned as president of Centre College in Danville on Tuesday. A committee has been named by the board of directors to name a president to succeed Dr. Montgomery.

 

Fred C. Wooldridge is in a class of his own when it comes to old time fiddling. He displayed his talent here Tuesday at the Merchants Hotel.

 

Kentucky Frank, said to be the best shot in the state and for years a native of the west, applied for a license to marry a 19-year-old girl at Stanford last week, but the license was denied although the girl's mother was present and urged the officials to issue the marriage license. The clerk thought the two were unfitted for each other due to the difference in age and refused point blank to issue the papers. Kentucky Frank may resume to the courts to obtain the permit.


A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

 

March 15, 1916

 

B.S. Kineart, the automobile dealer, sold to S.H. Grinstead Poultry Company a one-ton Republic truck, which will be delivered April 1.

 

James Make of Upton, Ky. celebrated his 101st birthday recently at his home in Hardin County. The aged man observed the day by taking his first ride upon a train from Upton to Elizabethtown.