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Early Filed 12-01-10

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135 years ago
Dec. 1, 1875
Progress report
From the Bradfordsville correspondent: Our mill at this place is doing a fine business, running day and night. And its new owner, Mr. Terhune, judging from the way he makes things move, expects to make it grind if there’s any grind in it. This mill is now new and splendidly equipped, having a force pump that sucks water from the Rolling Fork, a distance of 350 yards. This certainly is a great improvement as, heretofore water had to be hauled in wagons.
Several citizens of Bradfordsville have recently moved off, and still others are contemplating going. While these retire, let others come, for we can take all. We have plenty of room for newcomers and, as for those who leave, they are sure to come back.
Bradfordsville a few years ago was a flourishing little town, and we see no reason why it should not again come up. The country around is fine, the land commanding a higher price than anywhere else in the county.

75 years ago
Nov. 22, 1935
Buys property
The residence on Spalding Avenue known as the Cambron property, belonging to Mrs. Leonard Steenman and children, was sold yesterday to Don. V. Drye and Sons, morticians, who will open in the new location as soon as remodeling has been completed. The location is well-suited to a funeral home, having the advantage of close proximity to the business section though in a residential district. Don V. Drye, Jr. will continue to operate the furniture exchange in the Lewis and Drye building opposite the city hall.

Lease warehouse
T. Henry Harmon and Jordan Goode have leased from J.P. Hundley the Farmers Tobacco Warehouse and will operate it this season. They will begin receiving tobacco Nov. 25, but any leaf brought in before that date will be cared for. The first sale will be held Dec. 3.

55 years ago
Nov. 25, 1955
Bold robbery
Police late Wednesday reported no progress in their 48-hour hunt for the calm, matter-of-fact bandit who Monday afternoon held up a Lebanon automobile supply store and escaped with more than $200.
The pistol-welding robber bound the storeowner, C.A. Newquist, and a customer who was in the shop at the time successfully that they were unable to free themselves and sound the alarm for more than half an hour.

Plant purchase
Purchase of the J.T.S. Brown Distillery at Loretto by Schenley Distillers, Inc., was announced this week by Wathen R. Knebelkamp, Louisivlle, Scgenley vice-president and regional manager.
The property purchased includes 163 acres of land, three warehouses, two bottling houses, a distillery building, cooperage plant, office for guards and a government gauger, and four residences.

45 years ago
Nov. 25, 1965
Open house
Principal Sr. Therese Martin, the faculty and 217 Calvary students moved into their new school Monday. The public will get a chance to tour the new building Sunday. Built at a cost of approximately $352,000, the new school contains eight classrooms, a library, multi-purpose room, teachers’ lounge and restrooms. The school is located on a 35-acre tract that is south of State Highway 208 in Calvary and east of the Cemetery Road.

Karnes to retire
Farm Agent G.H. Karnes, after 30 years of service to the citizens of Marion County, will retire Dec. 30. No successor has been named to head the extension service office in Lebanon.
A native of Benton, KY., Mr. Karnes has led the agricultural education  program in Marion County since October 1935. He is married to the former Delphia Evans of Tompkinsville. They have one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Karnes Cocanougher of St. Paul, Minn.

35 years ago
Nov. 20, 1975
Head of employment service
The Department of Human Resources, Bureau of Manpower Services, has announced that it has opened a full-time office in Marion County for the purpose of taking applications for work and to take job orders from employers in Marion County.
The Kentucky Employment Service, which is its more common name, reports that the area representative is Joseph “Ham” Mattingly, a Marion County native.

New attorney
Fredrick A. Higdon, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Higdon of Lebanon, was sworn in as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association in ceremonies held at Frankfort on Oct. 16. Higdon attended Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville School of law. He is currently employed by the certified public accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company in Louisville. He is married to the former Nancy Brents of Lebanon.

25 years ago
Nov. 20, 1985
Jobless rate twice national average
The State Cabinet for Human Resources yesterday reported that Kentucky’s unemployment rate rose in October to 9.2 percent. The number of Kentuckians looking for work increased by about 4,200 to 159,600 people. Unemployment in Marion County is high. Unemployment statistics for Marion County for September 1985 were 14.7 percent, more than twice the national average.

Schools win award flags
The flags were flying high over St. Charles Middle School and Calvary Elementary Schools this week. The two special flags were presented to the schools last week by the Kentucky Educational Foundation for superior academic achievement or improvement. St. Charles Middle School was presented a Flag of Excellence and Calvary School the Flag of Progress.