2-1-12 Early Files

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130 years ago
Jan. 25, 1882

Narrow escape

Leonard Carlile fell into a well at the residence of his grandfather, L.A. Spalding, Esq., one day last week, and had a narrow escape from drowning. There was a piece of tin over the well, which gave way when the boy stepped on it. He fell a distance of eight or ten feet into the water. A man working nearby saw him fall and hastened to his rescue. He let down a rope, and Leonard caught hold of it and was drawn up.

70 years ago
Jan. 30, 1942

Red Cross reorganized

Mrs. John T. Boldrick has accepted the chairmanship of the local Red Cross Production Committee in a reorganization of the unit that is expected to enlist the service of all women in the county who can and will cut garments, sew and knit for the American Red Cross. Executive aids include Mrs. Harry B. Thompson, secretary; Mrs. George Thomas, chairman sewing room; Mrs. Joe Graham, co-chairman; Miss Florence Amelia Edmonds, publicity chairman; Mrs. W.H. Spragens, chairman city distribution; Mrs. W.O. Blandford, chairman county distribution and also head of the knitting group. Ernest Flanagan is chairman of shipping.

Accepts teaching post
Miss Nancy Lee Goodin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Goodin, a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in home economics, has accepted a position to teach in the high school as Miverva, near Maysville, and began her work there this week.

50 years ago
Jan. 25, 1962

Policemen’s pay increases

Members of the Lebanon Police Department were reappointed and granted pay boosts totaling $2,340 annually at a Monday night meeting of the City Council.

40 years ago
Jan. 27, 1972

Wright wins

Mrs. C.L. Wright received a $50 check from Bestway owner Wes Daugherty after winning Bestway’s Treasure Chest, a weekly promotion.

30 years ago
Jan. 27, 1982

Police investigate six
Lebanon and Kentucky State Police investigated six accidents on Jan. 20, all of them due to slick roads. Only one of the accidents involved injuries.

Two make dean’s list
Two Marion County youths have made the dean’s list at Western Kentucky University. They are Wanda Kaye Ballard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ballard of Holy Cross, and Robert Raley Mattingly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Mattingly.

20 years ago
Jan. 22, 1992

Address changes
After a year of work and preparation, the U.S. Postal Service, in conjunction with Marion County Fiscal Court, will produce a new address system for Marion County on Friday.
In short, the addresses now used, composed of route numbers and boxes, become obsolete on Friday. You’ll begin using the new city-style addresses effective Friday.