Early Days October 26, 2017

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By The Staff

10 Years Ago — 2007

• Downtown Campbellsville is set for more improvements. Eleven downtown businesses will share a 150,000 Kentucky Renaissance Façade grant. The grant will pay for about half of the improvements, and the other half will come from the business owners themselves. Among the improvements planned are painting, addition or repair of awnings, signage, window repair, roofing, and lighting. The businesses approved for funding are H&W Sport Shop, Merle Norman, Chandler’s Office Supply, the Whitlock Building, the former Caulk Hardware building, Kidwell’s Antiques, Wise, Lee & Buckner, Mitchell’s Men’s Wear, Miller’s Land Surveying, Firestone and First United Methodist Church.

• Taylor County High Marching Cardinal Band finished ninth out of 16 bands in the class AAA semi-finals of the state competition last weekend in Louisville. To its further credit, the band was graded as third best in music performance among the 16 bands in the semi-finals.

• Shajuana Ditto was crowned the 2007 Campbellsville University Homecoming Queen at the halftime festival Oct. 6 at Finley Stadium. Ditto, a junior from Brandenburg is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School.



20 Years Ago — 1997

Bessie Redford of Campbellsville will be honored on her 101st birthday with a celebration at noon on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Civic Center.

• Pvt. Charles Nicholas Wright completed Marine Corps basic training on Sept. 19 at Paris Island, S.C.

• Faye Rafferty Dunn of Orlando, Fla. was recently awarded her doctoral degree in education leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dunn, a graduate of Campbellsville High School and Campbellsville College, is the daughter of Alvin and Elizabeth Rafferty.



30 Years Ago — 1987 

The Campbellsville Jaycees and Q104 will open their haunted house on Oct 23. The house is located on East Main St. across from Jackson Towers and next to Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home. The house will be open every night until Halloween. Admission to the haunted house is $3 for those 12 and older, those under 12 will pay $2.50

• Erika Graham, 4-year-old daughter of Trent and Kathy Graham, has been named an ambassador of good will for Kentucky by Gov. Martha Layne Collins from who she received a certificate Sept. 30.

• Doug and Kathleen Tucker are the proud parents of a son, Drew Douglas, born Oct. 11, 1987, at 9:03 a.m.



40 Years Ago — 1977

• Joyce Ann Haskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Haskins of Campbellsville, is a junior speech pathology major at Western Kentucky University and is one of 18 candidates for the University’s 1977 homecoming queen.

• The Campbellsville College girls’ tennis team received co-championship honors in the KWIC small college tennis tournament. The Tigers shared the honor with Berea College. Donna Wise coaches the girls’ tennis team.

• Mrs. Willie Gill, Campbellsville, celebrated her 93rd birthday Oct. 5th. Mrs. Gill is the mother of four children; has 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.



50 Years Ago — 1967

Don Shirley began the community concert with a brilliant performance Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Hamilton Auditorium.

• The Campbellsville Jaycees will sell Halloween candy door-to-door tonight. The canvas will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

• Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Otis Hash announce the birth of a son, Troy Len, born Oct. 15, 1967, at the Rosary Hospital.

• Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Evert Roots announce the birth of a daughter, Kimberly Ann, born Oct. 17, 1967 at Rosary Hospital.



60 Years Ago — 1957

The school boy patrols of Campbellsville City and Taylor County Schools will be honored tonight with a dinner at the home of N.C. Davis, supervisor of the School Boy Patrol, at 6:30.

• Betty Jean Mardis of New Albany, Ind. visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mardis this past weekend.

• Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bertram and children of Nashville visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bertram, and Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Pickett over the weekend.



70 Years Ago — 1947

The Buchanan-Lyon Company recapping service has been moved from the basement of its Main Street building to the rear of the bus station garage on First North St. and Columbia Ave. Clifton Ewing is in charge there.

• Dr. Roy G. Wilson will open offices in the rooms over the Corner Drug Store on Saturday, Nov. 1. Dr. Wilson was here Thursday completing arrangement after visits here some two weeks earlier.

• Miss Arlene Rice spent the weekend in Louisville visiting Friends.

• Mrs. Irene Edwards o Louisville spent a few days here this week visiting friends and relatives.

• Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller spent from Friday until Tuesday in Middlesboro visiting relatives.



80 Years Ago — 1937 

Work on surfacing the Spurlington Road will be started the later part of this week or the first of next week. Officials of the Service Transfer Company of Springfield, contractors for the job, started it.

• Campbellsville High School’s new athletic stadium, which was built through WPA at a cost of $25,000, will be dedicated tomorrow afternoon preceding the football game between Somerset High School and the Campbellsville team.

• The WPA started work on the sewage system for the city of Campbellsville Tuesday. Right-of-ways for the sewers have been practically completed but the WPA has not made formal acceptance.



90 Years Ago — 1927

• Mr. and Mrs. Luther Taylor are the proud parents of a girl born Saturday morning. The little girl weighed 10 pounds and was christened Miss Margaret Hortense Taylor. The mother and daughter are doing nicely.

• Mrs. Merit Rodgers of Indiana arrived last night for a visit to Mrs. Edith Meade of this city.

• Mrs. Lloyd Weatherford and little son of Louisville are the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gaddie of this city.

• Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Jones of Franklin arrived Monday for a visit to their son, Prof. W.H. Jones at Campbellsville College.



100 Years Ago — 1917

Yesterday was the last day of grace for mailing letters out-of-town at the old price of two cents. Today, we enter upon a new schedule of 3 cents for each letter and 2 cents for each post card.

• Ladies will vote Nov. 6 in the election for county schools. Superintendent W.J. Arvin, the Democratic nominee, is well recommended for the position.

• The J.E. Gowdy stove and lumber company is so busy that they are compelled to work at night and will have to continue to do so for several weeks.