Early Files 2-2-11

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130 years ago
January 26, 1881
Indicting a railroad
At the August term of Marion Circuit Court 11 indictments were returned against the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co., for violation of the “Sunday law” by running trains over the Knoxville branch on Sunday. Last week a demurrer was filed to one of those indictments to bring up the questions involved, the same principal applying equally to the rest. The demurrer was overruled, and upon agreement, judgment for $10 was rendered in each of the 10 cases against the railroad, and the 11th was dismissed.

Early women’s rights
J.C. and Lucinda Adams-On the 24 day of January, 1881, the above named parties filed their petition in Marion Circuit Court asking the court to confer upon Lucinda the power to hold and acquire property, to contact and be contacted with as a feme sole, and the court ordered this notice to be published for not less than 10 days in The Standard before the court disposes of the petition.

From Raywick
Mr. Henry Clarkson had a straw stack to fall last week, catching three head of calves under it, killing one and crippling another. The other was not hurt, only smothered for a while…Mr. C.B. Cambron had one sheep killed last Monday by dogs and several crippled. Mr. C. succeeded in capturing and killing the dogs.

75 years ago
January 31, 1936
20th anniversary
The Monday Study Club luncheon in honor of its 20th anniversary was given Monday at “I’m at Home Inn,” and marked one of the high points of the current season. Mrs. John D. Foote, president, was master of ceremonies. Covers were laid for 48 members and guests.

New cold wave due
Lebanon and Marion County residents, along with all Kentuckians, were awaiting another sharp descent in the mercury last night, the forecast being lowest of the most severe and prolonged winters of the century. The government thermometer at Raywick registered 20 degrees below zero Monday night. All schools in the city are closed.

Agents’ conference planned
County agents from 12 surrounding counties are expected here for an all-day conference, according to Gilbert H. Karnes, Marion County agent.

Mrs. Margaret B. Canary announces the engagement of her daughter, Theresa, to Mr. George A. Mann. The wedding will take place next week.

50 years ago
Jan. 28, 1961
Jaycees honor two
The Junior Chamber of Commerce last night named Charles Goodin as “Lebanon’s Outstanding Young Man of 1960,” and tapped David Lynch, Rt. 4, Lebanon, for the honor of Marion County’s “Outstanding Young Farmer of 1960.”
Heads grand jury
H.P. Moracy, local farmer and racehorse breeder, on Monday was appointed by Judge Philip Bertrand, foreman of the grand jury for the winter term of Marion Circuit Court.

Returns to Lebanon
B.J. Madden, 67, of Lebanon has returned to his hometown after 19 years of federal service. Madden has only spent weekends and holidays at his home since before World War II.

Call new pastor
Ross Saunders, 28, a native of St. Albans, Va., has answered a call as minister to the Lebanon Church of Christ. Saunders resigned from the pulpit of Plant City, Fla., church to accept the local pastorate.

40 years ago
Jan. 28, 1971
Competing in Louisville
Marion County’s Junior Miss Nancy Price, is competing this week in Louisville for the title of Kentucky’s Junior Miss and the right to go on to the finals in Mobile Ala., this spring. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Price, Nancy is a senior at Marion County High School.

Outstanding educator
Gerald Thompson, who teaches at St. Charles Junior High School, has been selected as the “1971 Outstanding Young Educator” by the Lebanon Jaycees. Thompson has been in the Marion County school system for eight years.

Rubella programs best
The Marion County Health Department’s rubella program has been declared the best in the 42-county district that includes this area. Dr. T.I. Campbell, local health officer, said over 3,000 persons have been immunized in the Marion County program.

Getting face-lift
A $32,500 remodeling project at the Lebanon Water Works Company’s building at Proctor Knott and Mulberry was announced this week by company officials. Peterson Lumber Co. is scheduled to begin the project soon.

30 years ago
Jan. 28, 1981
Water watch
Marion County’s water problems are not as severe as those of our neighboring counties, but Marion County Agricultural Extension Agent Ron Hislope says that the county is in the grip of a “wintertime drought.” And Hislope says that the water shortage is likely to get worse before it gets better. He says we need about 10 inches of rain.
The water shortage in Washington County is critical. It’s not much better in Nelson. The Springfield Water Board last week asked its customers to cut their water consumption by 30 percent and not to allow anyone to haul water from the city.

Four days to buy stickers
Lebanon residents have four more days to purchase city stickers for their cars, trucks and motorcycles. The stickers, which cost $24 for vehicles with three or more wheels and $12 for motorcycles, must be purchased by all city residents who own vehicles and non-residents who operate vehicles in the city on a regular basis.

Burley sales rise
Kentucky farmers produced an estimated 383.9 million pounds of burley tobacco in 1980, up 23 percent from a year earlier according to the Kentucky Crop Reporting Service.