5-15-13 Early Files

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140 years ago
May 7 1873
Word to the wise

Next Monday will be County Court Day. Let everyone who has stock to sell bring it in. Let those who want to buy stock come in. Let every man who this week borrows and reads his neighbor’s Standard come in Monday and subscribe for it, and let every subscriber whose time is about to expire step in and renew his subscription.

80 years ago
May 12, 1933

Thieves take 11 hams. Meat consisting of eleven hams, which totaled in weight about 350 pounds, was taken from meat houses belonging to Clarence Harmon and Robert Harmon, well-known farmers who live on the Short Line Pike, last Sunday evening. The thief or thieves evidently used a truck to haul their loot away as tracks of large automobile tires were found near the scenes of both robberies. Attempts to follow the tracks, however, were futile as they were lost on the traveled highway a short distance from the places where the truck had been parked during the time the marauders were at work.

60 years ago
May 8, 1953
Work begun on A & P

Excavation began Monday morning at the old Vaughan Hotel site on Main Street for a new A & P market to be opened by George Monson, Campbellsville department store operator.
Mr. Monson’s announcement last Friday that contracts for the work had been let and the identification of the building’s tenant ended weeks of speculation as to what use would be made of the property, devoid of a permanent type structure since April, 1939, when the Vaughan Hotel was destroyed by fire.

Four teenagers injured
Four teenagers, two of them Marion countians, were injured at two o’clock Sunday afternoon when the automobile in which they were riding left the road and overturned near the entrance to the National Cemetery.
Police listed the injured as James Leo Osbourn, Route 1, Springfield, driver of the car; his brother, Richard Lee Osbourn, of the same address; Miss Joyce Ann Mattingly and Miss Betty Lou Mattingly, both of Calvary.
Most seriously injured were Betty Lou Mattingly, who suffered a fractured vertebra in the lower spine, and James Leo Osbourn, who received a severely sprained neck. Both were at Mary Immaculate Hospital. The other pair escaped with cuts and bruises.

45 years ago
May 9, 1968
In science program

Jacqueline Thomas, a sophomore at St. Charles High School, was notified last week that she has been chosen as a participant in the NSF sponsored Science Program for Secondary Students, to be held at Asbury College, Wilmore, June 8-August 3. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thomas, Star Route, Lebanon.

$406,514 road project begins
A Bardstown construction company has been awarded a $406,514 contract for construction of a major highway project in Lebanon.
The construction will begin at West Main Street and will be extended in a northeasterly direction to North Street.
Completion date for the project is November 15.

30 years ago
May 11, 1983
This week….

….The 12th annual Walk for Hunger will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church. The money raised by the walk will go to the Marion County Ministerial Association Benevolent Fund and to the “One Great Hour of Sharing”….The Marion County Saddle Club will sponsor a horse show beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Fairgrounds….There will be a tee-ball league benefit dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the VW Hall. Crosswind will provide the music. Proceeds from the dance will be used to provide bleachers and restroom facilities at the tee-ball field.

20 Years ago
May 12, 1993

Dr. Smith comes home
Dr. Robert H. Smith, a native of Lebanon, announces the opening of a dental practice at 125 East Water Street, Lebanon. For the past seven years, Dr. Smith has been an associate of Dr. Michael J. Vallillo in Orlando, Florida. Their general practice stayed on the cutting edge of new dental materials and techniques, including the restoration of dental implants.

Kites were flying
The first Kite-Flying Jamboree at Graham Memorial Park was held May 8. There was just enough wind to lift kites.
Events included a nicknaming ceremony, a race to see who could launch their kites the fastest, and a competition to see who could fly their kite the highest. Also, a 50-yard-dash racing event was held to determine the fastest kite-flyer.