2-8-12 Early Files

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50 years ago
Jan. 25, 1963
Enters monastery

Arch S. O’Daniel III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch S. O’Daniel, Lebanon, has entered Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in Nelson County to become a lay brother. O’Daniel, who is 21 years old, entered the Trappist monastery Jan. 1.

40 years ago
Jan. 27, 1972
Hippies meet

Members of the Happy Hippies 4-H Club met Jan. 16 and made banks out of bleach bottles, using their own ideas and designs. Club leader Mrs. Shirley Luckett showed the group how to make the banks and gave them patterns to use. Rebecca Wheatley led the national pledge and Allen Corbett led the 4-H pledge. Song leader Lisa Luckett led “Happy Birthday” for Junior leader, Judy Luckett, who opened the meeting.

Flu “bug” hits
The flu “bug” has hit hard in Lebanon and Marion County. St. Francis Elementary School, due to the illness of four teachers, closed last Tuesday. Lebanon Junior High reported a high of 138 students absent last Monday. As many as 130 students have been absent at Lebanon Elementary, and about 128 have been out at Marion County High. St. Augustine reported 90 were absent the second week of January, but only a few students were absent this week.

30 years ago
Jan. 27, 1982
Bright graduates

Alvin Anthony Bright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bright of Lebanon, graduated from United Electronic Institute Dec. 9 with an associate degree in applied science in Specialized Electronic Technology. He has accepted a position in the Louisville Police Department as a technologist.

20 years ago
Jan. 29, 1992
Maker’s dispenses Blanton’s

A much-anticipated head to head taste test between the locally distilled bourbon and Blanton S Frankfort spirit took place Monday and resulted in a lop-sided victory for Maker’s. Scoring 89 of a possible 108 points, Maker’s Mark swept the bouquet, taste and finish categories in the estimation of seven of the nine panelists.

Enterprise earns awards
The editorial and sports staff at The Lebanon Enterprise brought home 10 Kentucky Press Association awards in writing and photography competition. Because of the number and type of awards won, The Enterprise earned the coveted General Excellence Award, naming Marion County’s weekly newspaper the best large weekly in the state.