BACK IN TIME: ‘62 Bears defeat Lebanon Junction Bulldogs, have three in double figures

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By The Staff

50 years ago
Feb. 22, 1962

Editor’s note: In 1962, The Spencer Magnet published on Thursdays.


The Spencer County High School boys’ varsity basketball team beat the Lebanon Junction Bulldogs by a score of 64-59.
The Bears hustled, and teamwork was exceptionally good. They had three men in double figures: Larry Hickman with 20, Bobby Coots with 15 and Charlie Stout with 10.

Burley tobacco producers in Spencer County voted overwhelmingly to continue quotas on the crop for the next three years. The vote, according to the ASC here, was 742 for quotas and two against the measure.


Alexander Stevens, 77; Charles Edward Nation, 41; David D. Congleton, 55; Harrison Franklin Monroe, 18; Juanita Ross, 29.

40 years ago
Feb. 24, 1972

Vandalism was evident in a burglary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tapp of Fisherville on Wednesday night. The Tapps returned home about 11 p.m. and found the house had been entered and robbed.
Stolen were two television sets, food from a deep freezer, money from a child’s bank and other items.
The thieves maliciously tore curtains from the windows and plastered them with mud, and smeared chewing gum on the floors.

The Rev. Harold Mauney and Glen Goebel represented Taylorsville Rotary Club at the district meeting held in Louisville.

A bill that would legalize and regulate off-track betting in Kentucky was introduced by Rep. Jerry Kleier, D-Louisville.
Six Spencer County 4-H’ers and their parents attended the Louisville Area 4-H Achievement program. Those attending included, Mrs. Marlyn Baird, Bland Baird, Mrs. Glen Morrow, Barry Tindle, Mrs. Leon Herndon, Sharon Herndon, Mr. and Mrs. Vurgial Smith, Monica Smith, Mrs.Clarence Thomas, Shirley Thomas and Mitchell Bentley.


Ernest Tichenor, 95; Grace Travis McKinney, 84; Ernest Wilson Hardin, 58.

30 years ago
Feb. 25, 1982

The local FFA chapter celebrated National FFA Week. Officers in 1982 were Danny Cox, president; John Noel, vice president; Teri Coulter, secretary; John Pulliam, treasurer; Roy Johnson, reporter; and Doug Ware, sentinel.

Due to a decrease in funding for the health department’s family planning program, the following fees were to be instated on March 1: pap smears, $3; birth control pills, $1 per pack; pregnancy test on non-clients, $2.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Yates were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the community center on Feb. 28.

Amos S. Mobley, 86; Ida Green Case, 86; Shirley (Scrub) Johnson Sr., 75; James W. Scofield, 74.

20 years ago
Feb. 19, 1992

The Spencer County Chamber of Commerce adopted its first budget on Feb. 10, calling for just over $20,000 in revenue.
The Chamber expected to bring in $4,500 from its biggest money-maker — the annual golf tournament.
Chamber members also expected to increase in size from 29 members to 55.

The Spencer County Volunteer Fire Department needed money badly, and was prepared to ask the county for it.
Volunteers were asking for signatures on a petition that would force the Spencer County Fiscal Court to set up a tax to raise money for the department, according to Administrator John C. Nation.
“We felt like it’s come to the last leg: either we do it or we don’t,” he said. “Either we make progress or we go downhill.”
The new district would tax residents within five road miles of either of the two fire stations — one being in Taylorsville and one near Elk Creek.
The tax would be five cents per $100 property evaluation.

Victor Fister was named teacher of the week at Spencer County High School.


Annie Belle Truax, 93; Mary E. Pinkston, 89; James William Cotton, 82; Mary G. Brown Walker, 78.

10 years ago
Feb. 20, 2002

During its February meeting, the planning and zoning commission agreed to begin working to resolve conflicts within in the zoning regulations.
One such conflict was whether roads in single-family dwelling developments were to be 60 feet wide or 80 feet wide. According to zoning regulations, both widths were appropriate.
The commission agreed that 60 feet should be appropriate in most cases.

Spencer Countian Melvin Strange searched the county for a historical copy of the Ten Commandments to hang in his church.
That’s right. Strange had a church of his own, built on the back of his three-and-a-half acre plot on Kings Church Road.
“This little church is just something I had always wanted,” Strange said. “So my neighbors and I joined together and built it. It’s a place for us to get away from everything.”

Taylorsville First Baptist Church hosted its annual Relay for Life chili supper. Marian Posey and Kitty Lawson were pictured  preparing for the event.

Spencer County High School cheerleaders won the KAPOS regional competition and were headed to state. Members of the squad were Andrew Grassman, Amanda Ross, Brittany Blevins, Ashley Hardin, Adam Grassman, Jessica Amburgey, Krista Coffey, Tiffany Hudson, Stacy Barker, Jessica Luckart, Jerry Milby, Lauren Collins, Lauren Miller, Laura Smith and Jena Richardson.


Jeanetta Butler, 66; Wallace H. Ingram, 74; Eva C. Starks, 75; J.D. Taylor, 71; Mildred Alice West, 65.