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80 years ago
April 8, 1932
Plane badly damaged
Despite the fact that Lebanon seems to be a jinx to aviators who come here to take up passengers, local people have not had their ardor for flying cooled by the frequent accidents that have happened in this city. With the arrival of pilots I.M. “Mack” Henry and Tommy Page from Bowman Field, Louisville, with their Curtiss cabin plane and open Command-Aire biplane Sunday morning, local aviation fans kept both ships in constant flight during the remainder of the day, and even following a mishap in which the cabin plane, piloted by Henry, flipped over on its back when a wheel came off in making a landing. Not a single person who purchased a ticket for a ride wanted a refund when such was offered, and the open plane continued to make flights until dusk. The accident was due to the rough surface of the field on Danville Pike, which was used as an airport.
Marry now and save
The Stanford Interior-Journal says: “If you are thinking of taking unto yourself a wife any time soon, you can save three dollars by doing so before June 17, as the cost of marriage licenses on that day jumps from $2 to $5 each. A bill raising the price was passed by the 1932 legislature and becomes effective June 17.”
60 years ago
April 11, 1952
Members of the County Board of Education at their April meeting Tuesday voted unanimously to abandon two of the county’s one room rural schools.
Pupils of the two schools, Rush Branch and Grundy, will be taken into larger schools within the county system when the new measure goes into effect next September.
New school bus
At its Tuesday meeting, the board also approved the purchase from Brents Motor Company, Lebanon, of a new 60-passenger G.M.C. school bus. Slated for summer delivery, the new bus is the third to be ordered this year. The Brents’ bid of $5,012 was the lowest of three submitted for delivery of the bus in Lebanon.
45 years ago
April 6, 1967
Reusable shopping bags
New York-A bright, glossy polyethylene shopping bag, waterproof, strong and reusable, has begun to compete with paper bags in shoe stores, bakeries and supermarkets. There’s a strong bead seal at the bottom and nylon reinforced paper handle heat-sealed to the top. The bag can hold 50 pounds.
30 years ago
April 7, 1982
Wrestling comes to town
Big time wrestling came to Lebanon Friday night. Almost two thousand dollars worth of tickets were sold to people eager to see Tojo Yamamoto and others wrestle. The Marion County Boosters Club raised more than $500 for the club.
20 years ago
April 8, 1992
Habitat for Humanity
Almost three years after its first organizational meeting was held in Marion County, a local habitat for Humanity chapter has begun work on its first Marion County project.
My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity volunteers spent several hours last Saturday morning tearing down the quonset hut on Chandler Street in Lebanon to make way for a house which the group will build for the Anita Hart family.
Marion jail closing
The Marion County Jail is “going to close,” Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly told the Marion County Fiscal Court yesterday, “either sooner or later.”
Because of serious deficiencies in the existing facility, it is believed that upgrading it would be nearly as costly as building a new jail.
The county will have to either build a new facility and solicit inmates from neighboring counties to help defray the cost, or contract with another county on a long-term basis to house Marion County’s prisoners.