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130 years ago
January 5, 1881
Residence partially burned
About 11 o’clock on Tuesday night the house of Dr. M.S. Shuck, on the Bradfordsville Pike, was found to be on fire. The fire broke out in a little room at the end of the porch. Word was sent out at once to some members of the fire company, who arrived promptly, but when they arrived on the scene the engine would not work.
Snow on the roof, and for fighting the fire, kept the house from being lost in the blaze. Two young men ascended the roof and standing over the burning cornice, cut it away and stopped the fire in that direction.
Thief shot at
Mrs. Annie Beldon, who lives on High Street, has been frequently troubled recently by thieves prowling around the house at night, stealing chickens and other portable property they could lay their hands upon. She procured a pistol, and on last Sunday night fired three shots at a thief in the yard, which had the effect of greatly expediting his departure from the premises.
75 years ago
January 10, 1936
Tax list finished
The first recapitulation of the 1936 assessment of Marion County property, completed this week by Tax Commissioner William Hamilton and his deputies, disclosed that the valuation of property in the county subject to State and County taxes is $8,031,702, an increase of $191,436 above last year’s $8,110,266.
Robbers loot garage
About $200 in cash and slightly more than $100 in checks was the loot of yeggmen who entered Abell-Dever Motor Co., on Spalding Avenue, Sunday or early Monday. They blew open the safe with nitroglycerine, and made their escape without leaving any clues.
Miss Irene Mays and Roger Sullivan, both of the Penick section, were married in Jeffersonville, Ind., Dec. 22. The couple is making their home with his father, J.E. Sullivan. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Mays.
50 years ago
January 12, 1961
Chamber honors two
Two Lebanon men were honored by the Chamber of Commerce at the group’s annual dinner meeting last Thursday night at Glasscock School for “outstanding contributions to the welfare of Lebanon and Marion County.”
They are Joe Hamilton, chairman since 1956, of Lebanon’s Public Housing Commission, and C.E. Brents, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce industrial committee.
Last burley sale
The Lebanon tobacco market, which closes its 1960-1961 season today, already has pumped over $5,7000,000 into bank accounts of this area’s burley growers and established on the state’s better all-time season average of $65.35.
Breaks arm in fall
Mrs. Oscar Kemp. Lebanon, fractured her left arm above the wrist in a fall Saturday at the home of Mrs. Wallace Breeding. She is convalescing satisfactorily.
40 years ago
January 7, 1971
Governor to speak
Governor Louie B. Nunn will be the featured speaker at the Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday, Jan. 12. The annual dinner will be held at Lebanon Masonic Temple.
Three Lebanon attorneys have formed a law partnership, it was announced this week.
The new firm is known as Spragens, Avritt and Spragens. Partners in the firm are Robert M. Spragens Sr., James L. Avritt and Robert Spragens Jr.
Bradfordsville store burns
Hancock’s Grocery at Bradfordsville was destroyed by fire at 6:15 p.m. Monday. Cause of the blaze was undetermined. The store was owned by Earl Hancock.
Park receives funds
The 23.9-acre Graham Memorial Park, Lebanon, is now in the first phase of development. Total cost of developing the land is set at $34,014. A grant to the City of Lebanon for $17,007 from the Kentucky Program Development office will be matched by a like sum from the city of Lebanon.
Miss Benita Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers, was crowned queen of the Lebanon Cotillion Club at its annual Christmas dance Tuesday, Dec. 29.
30 years ago
January 8, 1981
Pesticide recall kicks off
Tommy Mattingly logged in the various poisons and chemicals that people turned in to the Marion County Barn earlier this week. Poisons and chemical compounds are being collected by the county. They will be disposed of at an approved site in Ohio.
Firemen deserve support
The volunteer fire departments in Marion County are offtimes criticized and seldom praised. But, in our opinion, they do a fine job sometimes under severe conditions.
Court passes ordinance
Marion County Fiscal Court passed an ordinance Tuesday banning the wearing of hoods and masks in public places in Marion County.
Pizza Villa comes to Lebanon
Lebanon has a new restaurant. The Pizza Villa is located on Campbellsville Road across from Lebanon Florist and Nursery. It is owned by Rick Crawford.
First baby of the year
The first baby of the year in Marion County is Michael Brian Stumph. He weighed 9-pounds, 7-ounces and was born on New Year’s Day. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lynn Stumph who live in Raywick.