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60 years ago
Medical School is recommended
Recognizing the need for additional physicians in Kentucky, the Advisory Committee on Medical Education to the Legislative Research Commission recommended to the 1954 General Assembly, as a long-range plane, establishment of a school of medicine at the University of Kentucky “as soon as the Commonwealth’s finances permit,” according to an announcement from Frankfort this week.
In addition, the committee recommends construction of a teaching hospital with a minimum 500-bed capacity; construction of a medical sciences building sufficient to accommodate classes to graduate 75 doctors a year, together with adequate residence facilities for nurses and interns.
The group also recommended that pending establishment of the new medical college, the present contractual arrangement with the University of Louisville on medical research be continued, together with arrangement for training of additional students through the Southern Regional Education Board.
The committee found that there is a definite shortage of physicians, dentists, nurses and allied medical personnel and facilities, along with a critical shortage in rural areas, accompanied by inadequate teaching and training facilities.
The only medical college in Kentucky is unable, without the guarantee of increased financial support, to expand its capacity to train more Kentucky students as doctors.
The committee recommended that the Rural Kentucky Medical Scholarship Fund might be expanded, or that adoption of a medical loan plan for rural areas be inaugurated, similar to a plan in force in Mississippi.
SCS Essay Contest
Prizes totaling $3,200 in U. S. Savings Bonds are being offered to Kentucky grade and high school students in the tenth annual Soil Conservation Essay contest.
The competition was announced jointly by Barry Bingham, president of the Courier-Journal, The Louisville Times and WHAS; Wendell P. Butler, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and A. Threlkeld, president of the Kentucky Association of Soil Conservation Districts.
“How Soil Conservation Benefits My Community” is the subject of this year’s essay.
The student submitting the best composition will receive the first place state award of a $100 savings bond. Second prize is a $50 bond and third prize, $25 bond. The three state award winners and their families will be given all-expense-paid trips to Louisville to be guests of honor at the annual Farm Awards Luncheon next spring.
In addition to the state prizes, a district award of a $25 bond will go to the winner in each of the 121 Soil Conservation Districts where at least five essays are submitted. These winning district essays will be judged for the state awards.
50 years ago
RURAL 4-H CLUBS GAIN MEMBERS THOUGH FARM FAMILIES DWINDLE
Despite the shrinking farm population the number of rural 4-H Club members continues to increase. As a matter of fact, during the last two decades, enrollment of farm boys and girls in 4-H Clubs has more than tripled, according to the Federal Extension Service.
The figures tend to show that the present generation of 4-H’ers is having a greater impact on farming and farm families. One example of how the “learn-by-doing” method improves land and increases yield is the national 4-H field crops award program.
A young farmer who won a top award last year had this to say: “My field crops project made it possible to establish a 72-cow dairy operation on our 20-acre farm.” What he learned through 4-H about soil testing, fertilization, weed control and irrigation made his project a success.
Another boy became interested in the marketing of his crops and qualified for a special award that took him to Minneapolis, MN, one of the key grain marketing centers. Still others develop skills in judging and demonstration.
As one 19-year-old 4-H’er so aptly put it: “The day I joined 4-H, I signed up for an all-around education which I am getting every day.”
CROP-LOAN OPERATION TO BE SPEEDED UP
Farmers should be able to obtain their loans more promptly under 1964 price-support programs, R. O. Wilson, Chairman, ASC State Committee announced. New operating procedures under the programs will apply particularly to farm-stored commodity loans; they are intended to simplify the program and make it more effective and less costly.
The chairman explained that under previous conditions it sometimes took considerable time for a producer to obtain his farm- stored commodity loan funds due to the required exact measurements of quantity and determination of quality factors.
In 1964, administrative instructions will be held to a minimum and farmer-committeemen will have more responsibility in the local administration of the programs.
40 years ago
New driver’s license will have changes, among them, a picture of the operator
A new computerized renewal program will soon affect every licensed driver in Kentucky.
The system, which will eliminate temporary licenses, will begin to operate in January.
The computerized system will send a pre-renewal notice by mail to each Kentucky driver license holder. Sent in the month prior to the person’s birthmonth, the notice will inform the license holder that his license has been preprinted and will be available at the circuit court clerk’s office on the first day of his birthmonth.
The license holder will be instructed to keep the pre-renewal notice and present it to the circuit court clerk for his license. This preprinted license will be the permanent license until it expires. The waiting period and temporary license, parts of the old system, have been eliminated by the computerized system.
Starting in January of 1974, new applicants who successfully pass the written and road tests will receive a preprinted permanent license instead of the temporary license issued in the past.
In March of 1974, pre-renewal notices will be mailed out to those license holders who have April as their birthmonth. According to Eugene Hodges, director of the Bureau of Vehicle Regulation’s Driver License Division, it will be two years before everyone in Kentucky is under the new program because of Kentucky’s two-year renewal policy.
The new license will no longer have the license holder’s address. According to Hodges, the addresses listed on the license forms were often incorrect because the license holders, during the two years that the licenses were valid, had moved to different addresses.
Check cashing with drivers licenses will not be affected, officials say, because cashiers are more interested in the license number than the address. The cashier, by calling the Division of Drivers License in Frankfort and giving the license number, will be able to obtain the needed information if a check is bad.
The new license will provide a place for a photograph of the license holder. Hodges said this is a step taken in anticipation of the 1974 session of the General Assembly passing into law a requirement that Kentucky drivers licenses bear a photograph of the license holder.
Hodges said that “since every licensed driver in Kentucky will be affected by this new program, there may be some initial problems, but in the long run, this system will be virtually foolproof and will be more convenient for the license holder.”
30 years ago
Collins Inaugural To Reflect Kentucky Tradition & History
The inauguration of Kentucky’s new governor will be marked by tradition and reflect the state’s history. “Governor-elect Martha Layne Collins will take the oath of office amid an air of tradition and pride in Kentucky,” says Inaugural Honorary CoChairman Steve Collins. “Our new governor has pride in the state, and she wants that feeling to carry through the inaugural,” he added.
In addition, the governor-elect has stressed the importance of a wide variety of inaugural activities to appeal to a wide cross section of Kentuckians. “Most important,” she said, “is the fact that the entire inaugural and all associated activities be open to all the people of the state and at no charge to them.”
Collins points out that the inaugural committee has made every effort to make certain that this year’s event meets those guidelines. From the traditional swearing-in ceremony at midnight in the state capitol to the historic carriage the new governor will ride in the inaugural parade, the committee has worked to ensure that Kentucky tradition is followed.
“For the first time in many years, the official ceremony is being moved back into the capitol,” Collins pointed out. In recent years, the private midnight ceremony has been held in various locations. “Our new governor feels the official ceremony should return to its rightful place, and she will take the official oath of office in the capitol at midnight,” he added.
All of the inaugural’s public activity takes place in Frankfort on Tuesday. The day-long festivities begin early Tuesday with a hot-air balloon fly-off from the capitol lawn. Lift-off is set for 7:30 a.m. At 8 a.m. the governor-elect and her family will attend private church services at the Bagdad Baptist Church in her hometown of Bagdad.
20 years ago
Junior Hardin received two tickets to see the University of Kentucky Wildcats play Morehead Dec. 17 in Rupp Arena after his name was selected in The Spencer Magnet’s Thanksgiving Food Collection Contest. Hardin and others contributed canned goods for local needy.
Jolly selected for 1993-94 leadership symposium
Kyle Jolly, a sophomore at Spencer County High School. has been selected to participate in the 1993-94 Center for Educational Leadership Program, a symposium for sophomore students in the Kentuckiana area.
Kyle, the son of Kirtley and Glenna Jolly, is president of his class as well as being an active member of his church.
He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Bible Club, FHA and varsity basketball.
The symposium is an educational program designed to complement curricular and extracurricular studies for a select group of students.
The program intends to identify an individual in each high school who has demonstrated leadership qualities and genuine concern for the area’s future as well as provide educational activities that will familiarize participants with community needs, opportunities, problems and resources.
There will be activities provided that will establish an effective dialogue in peer group relationships among participants and numerous local leaders.
10 years ago
Teachers of the month
Mr. Harris was selected for November Teacher of the Month because he is a wonderful teacher and treats each person not only as a student, but also as his friend. He tells funny stories and makes you want to try your hardest in everything you do. Thank you Mr. Harris. Nominated by the Student Council.
Ms. Perdew was selected as November Teacher of the Month because she is an exemplary teacher who has been an incredibly welcomed and pleasant fixture at our school for over two decades. In the fall of 1978 Ms. Perdew brought her zany teaching methods to Spencer County High School, and she hasn’t slowed down since! Thank you for your excellent work. Nominated by the Student Council.
Ms. Cox was selected as November Instructional Assistant of the Month, She has made excellent contributions to the ESS program, as well as in the classroom. She cares about the students and diligently tries to help them. Nominated by the Student Council.
Raymond Carey Beach, 94, formerly of Shelbyville, died Nov. 25, 2003 at Valley View Health and Rehab in Taylorsville after an illness. Mr. Beach was a native of Shelby County, and the son of the late Edward and Pearl Wood Beach. He was a farmer and master dairyman throughout his lifetime. He was born on the Ben Allen Thomas Farm, where he worked for 26 years. He then worked at a dairy farm for Les Lewis, Floyd Young and for many years for the late Ernest Coleman and the Caperton Farm. He was a member and deacon of the former Christianburg Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by two sons; Robert Houston Beach and Raymond Lee “Goat” Beach; and an adopted daughter, Shirley Beach Stone.
Survivors include his wife, Isabelle Ellis Beach of Shelbyville; a daughter, Linda L. Overall of Louisville: five sons, Carl Edward Beach of St. Charles, La., John Allen Beach and Wilbur Beach of Shelbyville, Willis Beach of Teaneck, Nl, and Jerry Beach of Louisville; a stepdaughter. Lillie C. Moore of Frankfort: a stepson, James B. Lewis of Louisville; two sisters, France Beckley of Shelbyville and Josie Kelley of Louisville; 38 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren and 55 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at I p.m. Dec. 1. 2003 at Bethel A.M.E. Church. 414 Henry Clay St., Shelbyville. The Rev. Robert M. Marshall Sr. officiated. Burial was at Old Christianburg Cemetery in Shelby County.