Early Days October 19, 2017

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By The Staff

10 Years Ago — 2007

In response to extreme drought conditions, Gov. Ernie Fletcher has signed an executive order banning all open burning in Kentucky.


The Taylor County High School Lady Cardinal volleyball squad captured its third consecutive 18th District Volleyball Tournament championship over Marion County on Thursday night in Lebanon.


Lowell Avenue and Palestine Baptist churches recently returned from a joint mission trip to New Orleans, La. The members participated in Operation Noah Rebuild to help rebuild homes destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.


20 Years Ago —1997

Iona McGlocklin was surprised with a 90th birthday party on Saturday Oct. 10 at her home on Jackson Street. She has three children, Evelyn Sapp, Marshall McGlocklin and Daniel McGlocklin, all of Campbellsville.


Cadet John W. Hickey III, Campbellsville has been promoted to cadet first sergeant in the Marion Military Institute Corps of Cadets.


Max Wise has joined the staff at Campbellsville University as an admissions counselor. Wise will be serving several Kentucky counties, as well as areas in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and various northeastern states.


30 Years Ago —1987

Pink Floyd tickets went on sale Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at Coppock’s Home Appliance Center, by the station, which is one of the 44 certified Ticketmaster outlets. About 20 people, ranging from early twenties to early forties were waiting in line for Coppock’s to open in hopes of getting floor seats for the concert.


Robert L. Miller, mayor of Campbellsville, has proclaimed Oct. 18-24, 1987, National Business Women’s Week sponsored by the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc.


Richard Kilby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kilby, and Andy Chambers, son of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chambers, are among 282 freshman and 10 transfer students enrolling at Centre College in Danville this fall. This is the college’s largest freshman class.



40 years Ago — 1977

Mrs. Geraldine Jones and brother Donald Lee Goff visited their uncle, Mr. James Goff in Hart County Sunday afternoon.


Several people presented the council with a petition signed by 142 persons asking the stop signs be removed from Lincoln Ave. The council voted to remove the signs and place a 25-mph speed limit sign on the street.


About 2,500 kids turned out Saturday afternoon to see and talk to Ronald McDonald at the McDonalds on Broadway.


50 Years Ago — 1967

Mrs. Artie Taylor was selected by members of the Campbellsville B&PW Club as 1967 “Career Woman” in connection with national and state level.


Michael Harmon, a senior at Taylor County High School, will appear on the Hi-Varieties program at 5:30 on WHAS-TV, Saturday, Oct. 14.


Mrs. Eloise Hathaway spent the weekend in Indianapolis visiting relatives and friends.


60 Years Ago — 1957

The Campbellsville Lions Club annual broom sale will get underway here Monday night, Oct. 21 as the Lions are preparing to make a house-to-house call on every resident in Campbellsville.


Miss Francis Davis spent the past weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davis. Miss Davis is attending the Helems School of Beauty Culture in Louisville.


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barnett of Campbellsville announce the arrival of a girl, Debra Sue, born at Rosary Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Barnett is the former Sue Harrison.


70 Years Ago —1947

Dr. C.V. Heistand received a certificate of appreciation from the University of Louisville this week in recognition of more than 50 years of service since graduation from school. He is thought to be one of only two having this distinction. The dean and the president signed the certificate.


Clara Harding of Cincinnati spent the weekend with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Abel T. Harding.


Mr. and Mrs. George Gozder of Chicago arrived Thursday for a visit to his brother, J.P. Gozder, on Green River.



80 Years Ago — 1937

Dr. James W. Smith proprietor of the Corner Drug Store here was named president of the Kentucky Retail Merchants Association, by directors of the association at a meeting in Louisville on Tuesday.


Russell Shaw of the U.S. Navy is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Shaw.


Mary Jewell Wesley of Liberty was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. J.S. Breeding, several days last week.


90 Years Ago — 1927

Sheriff J.M. Durham and his deputies,  J.D. and Walter Edwards, located a still last Friday located south of Hibernia. The plant was in operation when the officers reached the place and poured out about 1,500 gallons of mash. The officers brought to town the still, which had a 50-gallon capacity, also one gallon of moonshine. No one was arrested.


Walter Ellis of this city completed a modern greenhouse on his premises on Depot Street the past week. It is built about five feet in the ground and projects above the ground.


Manager J. Paul Ashbrook, of the Wrigley’s Bowling Alley, informs this office that this establishment will be open to the public on or about the last day of November.


100 Years Ago — 1917

W.C. Willis, who resides near Irene, suffered injuries, which may cost him the loss of his left ear, He also received other severe bruises over his body. He was driving his team hitched to a wagon across the railroad on Columbia Avenue on Thursday afternoon when his team became frightened, throwing him out.


President Woodrow Wilson, by proclamation, declared Sunday, Oct.28 as a day of prayer for the success of the American Army in the war in accordance with the recent resolution of Congress.