3-21-12 Early Files

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130 years ago
March 1, 1882
Sells whiskey

Messrs. Purdy & Co., Bradfordsville, have sold to Davy & Co., Paris, Ky., 754 barrels of whiskey, product of 1881 at forty-five cents per gallon.

A big calf
Mr. Richard Collins is the happy owner of a cow that has a calf, the weight of which was 140 pounds at a day old. He has been offered $15 for it. This is a tough calf story, but Dick owns a grove of cherry trees and several like hatchets, with a claw-hammer to boot, and can not possibly tell a lie.

70 years ago
March 6, 1942
New depot hope dropped

Lebanon’s prospect for a new L & N depot to replace the ancient station badly damaged by fire in January were blasted this week when top executives of the company balked at the estimated $27,500 cost of the proposed structure. The announcement was made by Logan T. McCall, local ticket agent, in a talk to the Rotary Club at its meeting Tuesday night.

40 years ago
Feb. 24, 1972
Deep heads sportsmen

Eddie N. Deep was named president of the Marion County Sportsmans Club at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Elected secretary-treasurer was Charles Slone and director’s chosen were John Claypool, John Paul Mardis, Mitchell Raney and Carroll Tatum.

Wedding, engaged,
Miss Deborah Louise Ryan and Mr. James Donald Kelly were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. Augustine Church…Mr. and Mrs. James (Bill) Murphy announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Diane, to Mr. Richard Bland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bland of Calvary.

30 years ago
March 3, 1982
Lyvers wins

Janet Lyvers of Raywick was the winner of the Retail Merchants Association Sweetheart Sweepstakes giveaway, which was held recently. Steve Keith, chairman of the merchants’ group, presented a booklet of coupons good for free gifts to Lyvers. It included 16 prizes.

Hatchell is awarded
Marion County Democratic Women’s Club President Barbara Hatchel presented a plaque to Dorothy Spalding last week for the 36 years of service Mrs. Spalding has given to the county.

Computers for clerks
Marion County Clerk Philip Jarboe’s office was recently renovated and new computers were installed to make licensing cars a bit easier for the staff. Three computers, paid for by the state, are now in use at the office.

Lady Knights are state bound
After losing to Washington County High School three times in regular-season action, the Marion County High School varsity girls’ basketball team upended the Commanderettes in the championship of the 5th region tournament.
The Lady Knights won 40-28 and advanced to the state tournament in Richmond.
Some of the locals that played well in the contest were Franseda Gunn, Lou Ann Gardner and Susan Goodin.

25 years ago
March 18, 1987

Walking is a hobby
A new trend is on the streets in Marion County these days.
Walking has increasingly become one of the biggest hobbies around these days.
According to longtime walker Wanda Brown, the exercise relieves pressure and tension.
Betty O’Daniel added that walking delivers a burst of energy and doesn’t require any equipment to do.

Ballard plays softball
Julie Ballard is playing softball at Campbellsville College.
Ballard, a 1982 graduate of Marion County High School, is an outfielder and made the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference team during the 1985-86 season.
She is the daughter of Joseph and Agnes Ballard of Loretto.