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75 years ago
Dec. 25, 1936

Church damaged
A conflagration attributed to spontaneous combustion caused damage estimated at $75 to St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in this city last Friday afternoon.
The blaze, discovered among oily rags, mops and dust cloths in a closet just off the vestibule in the entrance to the church, had gained but slight headway when the fire department arrived.

Octet heard
One of the prettiest of the Christmas services this season was the annual union vesper musical held at the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. The decorated auditorium provided a lovely setting for the vocal selections which were rendered by a double mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Frank D. Orwin, Mrs. T.E. Spragens, Mrs. R.Y. McElroy and Miss Katharine Knott and B.J. Madden, W.C. Madden, Frank S. Lancaster and John F. Dahringer. Mrs. Robert H. Johnston was at the organ.

50 years ago
Dec. 21, 1961

News of servicemen
John H. Sallee, aviation electrician’s mate airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Garrett of Route 1, Lebanon, is serving with Fighter Squadron 14 at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field, Fla….Oatley D. Willard, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Willard, Route 4, Lebanon, is presently assigned to Company C, 12th Battalion, 4th Training Regt. at Fort Knox, where he is taking eight weeks of basic combat training…Army Private Victor L. Moore, son of Mrs. Lottie Moore, Lebanon, recently participated with other members of the 8th Infantry Division and supporting units in Exercise Main Barge, a V corps field training exercise in central Germany.

Local pencilings
Mr. Willie B. Buckman and Miss Bridget Buckman have returned home from a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Dave hunter in Arlington, Ill….Mr. James L. Thomas, a student at St. Meinard, Ind., Seminary, arrived Wednesday to spend the holidays with his parents, Mrs. Kelly Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Thomas Jr. of Paducah will also spend the Christmas season with relatives here…Miss Vicki Sue Drye, a student at Eastern Kentucky State College, Richmond, is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don V. Drye Jr.

Loretto news
Mr. and Mrs. Wardlow Berry of Louisville spent Saturday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mattingly…Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cambron Jr., on Sunday had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Donald Culber and son of Louisville, Mr. and Mrs. James Cambron and children of New Haven, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cambron Sr….Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Dant of Louisville were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Fenwick.

10 years ago
Dec. 28, 2001

Plans move forward for expansion
Glasscock elementary students could be learning in a whole new environment in a couple of years.
A major work project is being planned for the elementary school that serves the eastern end of the county.
Superintendent Roger Marcum said that eight to 10 classrooms and a media center would be built as part of an addition to the school.
Plans are also underway to finish the remodeling project that was started last year. So far remodeling has included new heating and air conditioning and ceilings throughout the building and floor tiles in the hallway.
The whole project should be finished in 18 months to two years.