11-30-11 Early Files

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75 years ago
Nov. 20, 1936
New streets seem assured
Further assurance that two of Lebanon’s principal thoroughfares, New Broadway and Spalding Avenue, would be constructed of concrete or rack asphalt by the State Highway Department, with the assistance of federal funds, was announced Monday evening at a special session of the city council. Complete blueprints and specifications for the proposed project, along with papers which owners of property adjoining the streets will be asked to sign were sent to Mayor S.A. Noe this week from the district engineer, C.D. Wells of Elizabethtown.

50 years ago
Nov. 8, 1961
Expands school system
The Marion County Board of Education has purchased two residential properties on West Main Street for a total of $33,500 and will acquire a parcel of land behind the Don. V. Drye Company for a total of $30,394, it was announced yesterday by County School Superintendent Hugh C. Spalding.
Driller seeking oil
A search for oil in Marion County is being conducted on the farm of Overton Newton, Route 1, Lebanon, where workmen have reached a depth of 900 feet and are scheduled to drill to a depth of 1,400 feet in efforts to strike the “black gold”.

10 years ago
Nov. 7, 2001
35 and counting
The Marion County Area Technology Center will celebrate 35 years of service.  It was called vocational school then and students took courses in auto mechanics, welding, drafting and stenography.
Some of the courses offered now are automotive technology, health science, industrial maintenance, machine tool technology and construction trades.
Over 350 high school and adult students take classes at the center today. The first-year enrollment was only 150.
To commemorate its anniversary, the center will have an open house every day next week.

5 years ago
Nov. 29, 2006
Local fundraisers ranked 19th in the state
Marion County’s Relay for Life is among the top 20 per capita fundraisers in Kentucky, according to a release from the American Cancer Society.
The American Center Society is very thankful for the leadership Marion County has provided for the nation.