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6-1-11 Early Files

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75 years ago
May 8, 1936

Traffic light approved
Stop and go lights to regulate traffic in the business district of town will be installed at the two principal downtown intersections the first of June. The city council this week voted to purchase the signals.

Seniors go dramatic
“The Touchdown,” a comedy drama of college life, was presented last Friday by the senior class of Lebanon High School. Heading the cast of 14 were Tom Jackson and Ann Threlkeld. Other roles were portrayed by Amelia Edelen, Martha Nell Vaughn, Elizabeth Ann McElroy, Nancy Collier, Margaret Bradshaw, Billy Hagan, Leland Glasscock, Arthur Spalding, George Wagoner, J.W. Smith, George Morgan and Jimmie Huber.

50 years ago
May 4, 1961

New pastor
Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church has a new pastor. He is the Rev. Harold G. Meers, 25, a Hart County native who now is a student at Southern Baptist Theological seminary, Louisville. He succeeds the Rev. Richard M. Shields, who resigned the Muldraugh Hill pastorate recently to accept a call to Eastwood Baptist Church in Jefferson County.

Information center
A tourist information center is to be established soon at the Lebanon State Police barracks. That announcement came this week from Gov. Bert Combs after meeting with Safety Commissioner Glenn Lovern and Gilbert W. Kingsbury, acting director of the Division of Tourist and Travel Promotion.

Student honored
A Lebanon student was among 150 University of Kentucky coeds honored for scholastic achievement and leadership at the annual Stars in the Night program held last week at UK. She is Miss Mary Charlene Harrell, daughter of Wayland S. Harrell. A graduate of Lebanon High School, she now is a freshman at the University.

25 years ago
May 7, 1986

Industry to be built
Plastic products, Inc. will construct a manufacturing plant in Marion County this summer that will initially employ 50 to 75 people and would eventually employ 200 within five years, according to the president of the company.
Plastic Products owns four factories in Minnesota that employ about 450 people.

10 years ago
May 8, 1991

Board’s revenue up
Final 1990-91 numbers will not be available until after the close of the fiscal year on June 30, but preliminary figures show a 15.3 percent increase in receipts by the Marion County Board of Education over fiscal 1989-90 receipts.
Major increases on the revenue side of the budget come from increased taxes at the state and local levels.

5 years ago
May 10, 2006

MCHS raises $12,700
The MCHS Beta Club recently raised $12,700 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Students learned during the presentation of the check that they are this year’s top fundraising school in the Kentucky-Southern Indiana region.
Marion County’s donation was enough for the foundation to grant two children’s wishes.