Campbellsville Trivia
Goin Broke

Elizabethtown, KY

#341 Jul 17, 2008
more memories wrote:
Where Annetta's Flowers and Cox Dentistry is now behind McDonald's...there was a short lived bakery
and for a short time, a Mexican restaurant.
No one has mentioned Bell's Bakery. When a building is gone I forget so fast what was there. I don't know how long that place was there but it was a popular hang out.

I have enjoyed this thread, the stories, and how much the town has changed. When you have so many people that have stayed in the area all their lives you can really wake up the memories. The architecture of our buildings downtown show more than age and neglect. It is fun to imagine the buildings transformed back in time with your stories.

I grew up in a city in California that had one or two preserved historical buildings that I can remember. There was an old district of the town that dates to late 1800s. Anything in KY has 100 years on any history in CA! My old school mates have all moved on and no one in my town can appreciate what was way back when because they are all from some where else, far far away.

People here want to see their town progress with the alcohol ordinance, and new industry. I come from a very progressive, fast paced, gigantic city where alcohol flows freely, marijuana is in vending machines, and there are many choices of modes of travel to get anywhere. It's not all that. I appreciate the history of Campbellsville. I hope Main Street will be preserved. If not at least your memories can keep it alive.

Thank you all for your posts!
C-ville Man

Elizabethtown, KY

#342 Jul 17, 2008
You guys make me feel old wrote:
<quoted text>
yes there was really a drag strip up there. back in the 70s, my brother raced there several times.
On an interesting note: a KY State policeman started that drag stip and operated it for a while.
C-ville Man

Elizabethtown, KY

#343 Jul 17, 2008
brown eyes wrote:
There where 2 pool halls on main street, one right where the green room is going in now but where was the second one and the 2nd one's name? The one on the corner(court street & main St) was Buchanon's I think!
The one on the corner where The Green Room was owned and operated by a Mr. Davis who lived in a big brick house on the NW corner of Central and Broadway where Bertram and Cox's law offices used to be. Later his son Megan Davis owned and operated it. The other pool room on Main was operated by Oliver Crouch.
wow

Elizabethtown, KY

#344 Jul 17, 2008
Goin Broke wrote:
<quoted text>No one has mentioned Bell's Bakery. When a building is gone I forget so fast what was there. I don't know how long that place was there but it was a popular hang out.
I have enjoyed this thread, the stories, and how much the town has changed. When you have so many people that have stayed in the area all their lives you can really wake up the memories. The architecture of our buildings downtown show more than age and neglect. It is fun to imagine the buildings transformed back in time with your stories.
I grew up in a city in California that had one or two preserved historical buildings that I can remember. There was an old district of the town that dates to late 1800s. Anything in KY has 100 years on any history in CA! My old school mates have all moved on and no one in my town can appreciate what was way back when because they are all from some where else, far far away.
People here want to see their town progress with the alcohol ordinance, and new industry. I come from a very progressive, fast paced, gigantic city where alcohol flows freely, marijuana is in vending machines, and there are many choices of modes of travel to get anywhere. It's not all that. I appreciate the history of Campbellsville. I hope Main Street will be preserved. If not at least your memories can keep it alive.
Thank you all for your posts!
"marijuana is in vending machines" Really? They do that places? lol
C-ville Man

Elizabethtown, KY

#345 Jul 17, 2008
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't it Brick and pontiac togather up across from the old post office, now law offices?
Yes, Buick, Pontiac and GMC trucks. It was owned years ago by Wood Coppock who lived on High Street where Willard and Sue Smith now live.
C-ville Man

Elizabethtown, KY

#346 Jul 17, 2008
C-ville Man wrote:
<quoted text>The one on the corner where The Green Room was owned and operated by a Mr. Davis who lived in a big brick house on the NW corner of Central and Broadway where Bertram and Cox's law offices used to be. Later his son Megan Davis owned and operated it. The other pool room on Main was operated by Oliver Crouch.
Sorry, I forgot one pool room. It was on the second floor over Hayes Shoe Store. It was operated by John Minton Coakley who lived in the big brick house with large columns on the corner of Lebanon Ave and Maple Street across from the Christian Church parking lot.
C-ville Man

Elizabethtown, KY

#347 Jul 17, 2008
gone wrote:
<quoted text>
Johnson Motors was origan site of Long John Silver/Grammers..How about the drive thru convieniece store leading into Central Plaza.. tell me who started that one.
I remember the gentlemen who started that drive-through grocery - for a long time were brick layers. I am not sure why they stopped laying brick (and blocks) and started the grocery; however, if my memory serves, it was the Phillips family and maybe the Dix family as well.
Duke

United States

#348 Jul 17, 2008
brown eyes wrote:
Where was the first Fruit of the Loom building when it first opened?
In the basement of that old Hotel where Creekside used to be.
C-ville Man

Elizabethtown, KY

#349 Jul 17, 2008
Does anyone remember where DeSoto automobiles were sold in C-ville?
more memories

Centerville, TX

#350 Jul 17, 2008
This is more recent history, but for new people to our town, the Broadway Kroger location was originally a Food Lion.
Local

Campbellsville, KY

#351 Jul 17, 2008
Duke wrote:
<quoted text>In the basement of that old Hotel where Creekside used to be.
I believe it was the old armory. There was a Pizza Villa in the basement before Creekside.
brown eyes

Lexington, KY

#352 Jul 17, 2008
Do ya remember the Lay-Simpson Furniture store on Main Street? Caulk's furniture and Penn-Ratcliff Appliances Store, do ya recall these???
brown eyes

Lexington, KY

#353 Jul 17, 2008
Doea anybody remember Fred Swafford that walked around main street and he sung this little tune over and over! As a child I was scared to death of him! Live in a little tin Hut right up from Buckhorn Creek kinda like on Halls Hill area!
maybe

Elizabethtown, KY

#354 Jul 17, 2008
remember the bakery that was in the building where ratcliff motors and army recruiter is now?

Remember KFC and maybe that was also once a bakery?

remember when "sandy beach" was located in front of the parking lot instead of where it is now?
brown eyes

Lexington, KY

#355 Jul 17, 2008
What did Campbellsville University start out being called?
maybe

Elizabethtown, KY

#356 Jul 17, 2008
remember the Dahoney's store on woodlawn street...best pickled bologna around.
brown eyes

Lexington, KY

#357 Jul 17, 2008
Remember the City Cafe right on main street, I think at the same location as McMahan's Shoe store run by Paul Dickens, not Paul,Jr. but his dad!
maybe

Elizabethtown, KY

#358 Jul 17, 2008
brown eyes wrote:
Doea anybody remember Fred Swafford that walked around main street and he sung this little tune over and over! As a child I was scared to death of him! Live in a little tin Hut right up from Buckhorn Creek kinda like on Halls Hill area!
"your going to miss me when I'm gone"?
brown eyes

Lexington, KY

#359 Jul 17, 2008
Do ya recall the Dollar Store on the corner of Main and South Central Ave.? Mrs. Roberta Moore operates a store there now?
brown eyes

Lexington, KY

#360 Jul 17, 2008
Wasn't ther a car lot where Robert Lawn Mower repair shop is, owed and opereated by Miller Shreves, he use to be a judge right?

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