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Early Files

  • 2-27-13 Early Files

    70 years ago
    March 5, 1943

    14,000 get ration books
    A tabulation of this week’s sign-up for Ration Book No.2 shows that 14,909 of the books were issued at Lebanon’s J.R. Sterrett Memorial Gymnasium and 12 other designated schools in the county. The figures also show that some 2,000 others are yet to secure them. The point system of buying goes into effect Monday.

    50 years ago
    March 7, 1963

    New police commander

  • 2-20-13 Early Files

    60 years ago
    Feb. 13, 1953
    Plans for hotel site

  • 2-13-13 Early Files

    80 years ago
    Jan. 27, 1933

    Library’s birthday
    The tenth anniversary of the founding of the Marion County Free Public Library will be celebrated at the library Feb. 1 under auspices of the Women’s Club. A one-act play, “Letters,” will be presented under the direction of Miss Mary Boldrick, who is in charge of the program and will be a member of the cast.

  • Old Photo
  • 2-6-13 Early Files

    80 years ago
    Jan. 27, 1933
    Gas found on farm

  • 1-23-13 Early Files

    81 years ago
    Dec. 30, 1932

    Government makes refund
    A sum amounting to $80,683,664 was refunded to thousands of individuals and firms throughout the United States by the government last year. The sum represented refunds made in the 1932 fiscal year to taxpayers who in some manner had paid too much tax money in that year or in previous years, Secretary of the Treasury Odgen Mills told Congress Wednesday. Of the 65 refunds made in Kentucky, the Marion National Bank of this city was granted $967.98.

  • 11-14-12 Early Files

    140 years ago
    Oct. 1872
    Insecure jail

    At the last term of Taylor County Court, a contract was made with a Louisville firm for two iron cells or cages for the jail at the cost of $1,500. The judge of the County Court was indicted at the last Circuit Court for keeping or allowing to be kept an insecure jail, hence the late contract.

    Recount demanded

  • 7-25-12 Early Files

    70 years ago
    July 10, 1942

    Heads K of C
    Dr. W. Spalding Green, Lebanon dentist, was named grand knight of the Lebanon Council 1264, Knights of Columbus, in its annual election Monday night. Ben Lancaster was chosen deputy grand knight.

    Soldier transferred

  • 7-4-12 Early Files

    40 years ago
    June 1, 1972

    Field Day is held
    The annual elementary school Field Day competition was held recently.
    Some of the winners were Kathy Johnson, David Bell, John Calhoun, Theresa Miles and Martha Taylor.

    Caldwell is top hitter
    Annette Caldwell is currently the leading hitter in the Marion County Women’s Softball League.
    She is followed by Wanda McKay, Linda Porter, Jan Bradshaw, Mary Jo Higdon and Donna Egbert.

    35 years ago

  • 5-16-12 Early Files

    130 years ago
    May 10, 1882

    Wonderful fishing luck
    W.H. Head and Valentine Cecil caught 63 black perch with hooks and lines last Wednesday evening in a few hours at the Rolling Fork, about the “horseshoe-bend.” Various parties have been bringing in and carrying off fine lots of fish and yet the river seems to be alive with them.

    Dwelling burned