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BACK IN TIME: 1993 - Lady Bears capture tournament championship

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40 years ago
WINNER OF ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED
Miss Barbara K. Bryant is the winner of the 1973 Conservation Essay Contest announces Ray Hobbs, Chairman of the Spencer County Conservation District. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Bryant and is an eighth grade student at Taylorsville School. The subject of this year’s contest was “Fish and Wildlife Conservation, What Can I Do?” Her winning essay was selected from 139 essays entered in the contest.
Second place in the county contest went to Jeff McClain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman McClain. Jeff is a freshman at Taylorsville High School.
Barbara will receive a $25 U.S. Savings Bond and a beautiful wood plaque from the Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times plus a $15 check from the Spencer County Conservation District. The winning essay will also be entered in the state contest where it will be judged for prizes totaling over $800 in U. S. Savings Bonds.
Jeff will receive a certificate of merit plus a $10 check from the Conservation District.

STATE POLlCE RANKS INCREASED
Thirty-eight men were recently sworn into the Kentucky State Police and assigned to police posts throughout the state. While addressing the new troopers. Gov. Wendell Ford pledged the full support and cooperation of the executive office.

30 years ago

Farm Bureau Receives Award
Leroy Williams, president of Spencer County Farm Bureau announced that the county Farm Bureau offices in Taylorsville received a special Achievement Award plaque from the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Services.
This award is given in recognition of dedicated service and insurance growth in 1983. Charles L. Sharpe, Agency Manager for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Taylorsville helped to attain this award. He stated, “The support and help of county president Leroy Williams was responsible for much of the growth.”
Sharpe has been a Kentucky Farm Bureau agent in insurance services for 22 years. He has enjoyed 19 years as insurance agency manager for the Spencer County Farm Bureau offices.

Telephone Petitioners Urge Signups
The local group that has been pushing for telephone service between Taylorsville and Louisville is urging those who support the plan to sign a local petition immediately. The petitions are at various locations in Taylorsville and Spencer County.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Mike and Linda Morris wish to announce the birth of their son, Justin Phillip Cleveland Morris, at 12:10 a.m., November 29,1983 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY.
Justin weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 1/4 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Jean Morris of Taylorsville and Mr. and Mrs. Smith Rayburn of Greensburg, KY. Greatgrandparents are Mrs. Ethel Ingram of Taylorsville and Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Davis of Pierce, KY.

20 years ago
Lady Bears capture tournament championship
The Lady Bears held off a late rally by the visitors Lexington Christian Academy to win the Tournament Dec. 21, 42-36.
Lexington Christian hit a 3-pointer to start the third quarter, cutting the Lady Bears’ lead 34-31.
With only minutes left, the crowd roared to life and so did the Lady Bears, answering each point down the stretch.
A foul shot by Lisa Smith with :02 left ended the suspense: 42-36.
Lexington Christian grabbed an early lead with a patient offense and full court press which slowed the game down.
The visitors, who won a forfeit by Anderson County in the first game (Anderson didn’t show), held a 12-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A 16-footer by Jenny Peak, however, gave the Lady Bears their first lead in the second quarter, a runner in the lane seconds later by Kelly McKenzie pushed the lead up to 22-18.
Two foul shots, however, tied the game at 22 at the half.
The Lady Bears, staying patient and getting good shots against the Lexington Christian zone, pushed out to a 34- 28 lead by the end of the third quarter.
Peak finished with 15 points followed by McKenzie with 14, Smith with eight, Christy Patterson with three and Amy Murphy with two.
Smith, Peak and McKenzie were named to the All-Tournament Team.

redmon, Sego win awards for service
Ellen Redmon and Mrs. Beverly Sego, scout leaders in Taylorsville, were presented BSA’s Buckskin Award and President’s Award for outstanding service to youth at Pack, Troop and Post level units.
They were recognized at the annual Pioneer District Recognition Awards ceremony held Monday evening, Dec. 13, at the Taylorsville Courthouse Annex.
The Pioneer District is comprised of Nelson, Shelby, Spencer and Washington counties which are part of the Lincoln Heritage Council on the Boy Scouts of America.
The district supports 27 Cub Scout packs, 15 Boy Scout troops and 11 Explorer posts.
The banquet ceremonies included presentations of Buckskin Awards, President’s Awards, the national District Award of Merit, installation of district officers and a report of district highlights and accomplishments.
Mrs. Redmon is relatively new to scouting in Taylorsville, but what an impact she has made, according to Unit Commissioner David Etheredge when he presented her with the Pioneer District’s Buckskin Award.
Redmon is active in all den activities of Pack 176, sponsored by Scouting Boosters of Spencer County. In her community activities, Redmon holds the position of historian for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Bloomfield Post, and has been active in PTA for four years.

10 years ago
burley growers had some positives in 2003
Although the tobacco industry did not see a buyout plan materialize in 2003, Kentucky burley producers still had some positives for the year.
“We saw a slight rebound in exports, imports were down, even though we had an 11 percent quota cut this year the higher yields resulted in higher production levels and prices were at record levels,” said Will Snell, Extension tobacco marketiog specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
Snell said cash receipts for tobacco should stabilize around $450 million in 2003 compared to $443 million for last year. He said growers also will benefit from $130 million phase II payments and share the recent $200 million doller lawsuit settlement agreement.
“We’ve gone from a situation where historically we’ve had 6 or 7 tenths of a pound of U.S. burley in every 1,000 cigarettes to now less than 3 tenths of a pound,” he said. “This increase in the utilization of foreign tobacco has implications on company purchase intentions, and purchase intentions of course affect quota.” Snell said based on a 10 percent drop in flue-cured intentions, flue-cured farmers could see around a 20 percent drop in quota for 2004. If burley intentions fall by the same percent as flue-cured, burley farmers could see as much as a 15 percent quota reduction for 2004.
“After seeing receipts go from $900 million in 1998 to nearly half that figure now, there’s no doubt we need a tremendous change in our tobacco policy,” he said.
This year’s U.S. burley basic quota totaled 288 million pounds, which is 60 percent below the near-record high 1997 quota.

Elementary school to host parenting skills workshop
The Spencer County Elementary School will be hosting a parenting skills workshop on January 20 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The workshop is for all parents who have a child at the elementary or in the preschool program. The presenter is Dr. David Losey from Indiana University Southeast.
All parents are encouraged to attend. It is a workshop for parents who are having discipline problems, and how to set expectations. He also talks about “what makes kids tick”. After this workshop you will want to wake your kids up when you get home so you can practice your new skills.

Editor’s Note: There were no papers published for this week in both 1954 and 1964.