4-20-11 Early Files

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75 years ago
April 17, 1936
New super named
J.H. Parker, for the past seven years principal of Harrodsburg High School, was named superintendent of the public schools of Lebanon by the city board of education. He succeeds the late Prof. J.R. Sterrett, whose position since his death had been held by Mrs. Horace A. Johnston, LHS principal.

Buys residential property
In a private transaction last week, Richard Abell, proprietor of a local garage, purchased from Ray Westerfield the two-story frame residence on Walnut Street adjoining his property.

Leases service station
James Wilkerson has leased the Diamond Service Station on the corner of Mulberry and Proctor Knott and assumed charge of the business Monday.

Licenses go up
City council adopted an ordinance April 7 to regulate sale of intoxicating liquor within Lebanon. Wholesale license permits its holders to sell by the case or gallons and costs $200 per year. The retail dispenser license now costs $500.

50 years ago
April 13, 1961
Stockyards to merge
The Lebanon Stockyards Co. has purchased the good will of the Marion County Stockyards, and the latter will cease operation at once it was announced by officials of the two firms. C.P. Ferrell is president of the Lebanon Stockyards. Virgil M. Gray is president of the new corporation formed after the merger, and Jack Gray is manager.

Mrs. Reynolds honored
Mrs. Fayette Reynolds, Route 1, Raywick, has been named Marion County’s Homemaker of the Month. A member of St. Joseph Homemakers, she had chalked up over 40 years of practical homemaking experience before her formal affiliation with the club program three years ago.

New program started
Mayor W.C. McDuffee has appointed five businessmen to the city’s newly created Slum Clearance and Redevelopment Agency. Those appointed are C.B. O’Sullivan, Harold Glasscock, H.S. George, Wesley Daugherty and Ben Peterson.

10 years ago
April 10, 1991
Really big show
Soil Conservation Service works gave away 4,000 free white pine trees during the annual Farm, Home and Garden Show held Saturday and Sunday in Lebanon. The event, sponsored by the local chamber’s Agribusiness Committee, drew several thousand people and featured more than 65 exhibitors. The show featured exhibits such as the Lebanon Nursery exhibit and the Marion County Rescue Squad personnel gave free blood pressure screenings.