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50 years ago
WINNERS ARE LISTED IN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS CONTEST
Winners of the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Decorations Contest are listed as: House, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Harp, first place; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slucher, second.
Door: Dr. and Mrs. Tom Follis, first, and Mr. and Mrs. David Stout, second.
The only window entry was that of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Prewitt.
The Chamber gave two prizes in each of the three divisions.
Varsity, JV Trounce Frankfort; To Name Queen Saturday
Taylorsville met the Frankfort Good Shepherd team in the Taylorsville gym Tuesday night.
Taylorsville JV previously were beaten by Good Shepherd when they played on Frankfort’s floor, but only by two points. Tuesday the score was different when Taylorsville won 44-27.
High point men were Robert McClain 13, P. J. Greenwell 11 and Billy Hardesty 10.
Taylorsville will play Louisville Country Day in Louisville Friday, and Saturday they meet St. Joseph in Taylorsville. The latter is the Homecoming Game for Taylorsville.
Taylorsville School will crown a basketball queen Saturday night at half-time of the JV game when the Bears play St. Joseph.
Nominations are: freshmen: Connie Bowman and Wanda Monroe; sophomores: Patty Smith and Peggy Ware; juniors: Elaine Morris and Kay Baxter; seniors: Wanda Shewmaker and Judy McClain.
40 years ago
No change in time comes as surprise
Many people in this area were pleasantly surprised to learn clocks will remain on the same time during 1974. This means schedules will not have to be revamped, eliminating a lot of confusion and bad tempers.
Only minor changes will take place, one involving those who will travel and, an inconvenience, most television programs are scheduled an hour earlier.
However, a question being asked frequently is. “How can energy be saved by changing the time?”
Homemakers honor Mrs. Sid Spurr
The Waterford Homemakers paid tribute to one of their most valued members, Mrs. Sid Spurr, at their December meeting.
The members declared that during the last few years particularly, Mrs. Spurr has been a real source of inspiration to the members of the club, because she has kept a lively mind and spirit in spite of diminishing physical strength, the knowledge and wisdom she has gained from her long and eventful life, and the experience she has had often brings insight to the problems of living; wisdom to decisions about life; understanding to make life more meaningful to others. This insight and understanding, coupled with Mrs. Spurr’s warmth and healthy outlook on life, affords her a unique opportunity to enrich the lives of others at a depth not possible in her earlier years.
The Waterford Homemakers extended to Mrs. Spurr the special privileges of an honorary member, and presented a book to the Plum Creek Baptist Church Library in her honor.
30 years ago
Oldest Female Veteran
The oldest female veteran in the United States celebrated her 102nd birthday December 8 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.
Louella Luhrman, a World War I veteran who entered the U.S. Army in 1918 as a registered nurse, was the guest of honor at a party given for her by the staff and patients at the medical center’s nursing home care unit.
In a message to Luhrman, VA Administrator Harry N. Walters sent congratulations and best wishes “on behalf of a grateful nation.”
Taylorsville Waterworks On Computer System
The billing process on water customers for the Taylorsville Waterworks is in the process of going on a computer system. The city customers went on the system the first of December and rural customers will go on with the January billing.
The self billing books you have been using will no longer be needed as you will receive a card with your average bill in January and a space for reading your meter. You will read your meter and put the reading in the space provided and return that portion with your payment. You will be billed the following month on the reading you returned to the office. This is the same procedure that R.E.C.C. uses on their billing and most of the rural customers are familiar with this.
With a little bit of effort on the customers’ part, it will help you stay on water and eliminate some service calls to restore your water service. The Water Department requests your cooperation as they are working day and night to keep you on water as much as possible
20 years ago
Weather makes for good burley crop; Expo set Jan. 19
Favorable weather for harvesting and curing helped make the quality of this season’s burley tobacco crop very good. “The quality of the crop on the market this year bas certainly been above average,” said George Duncan, Extension agricultural engineer with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. “This is due to a good growing season late in the fall and good weather during the curing season.
There are more field curing structures used with plastic covering to enable the tobacco to be cured just as well in the barn under most conditions. The more favorable the weather, the better these structures do in terms of curing.
“We should see more of these structures in the future because of their labor and cost savings at a time when farmers are certainly looking to keep costs down and the net profit as good as possible,” he added.
“At UK, we are continuing work on a spearing machine,” Duncan said. “We have made good progress on it and will be looking at whether it will soon be ready for commercial development. An innovator near Franklin, KY had a similar machine in the field this year.”
Many of these topics will be covered in a tobacco expo seminar Jan. 19. 1994 in Lexington. Exhibits and speakers will bring farmers up-to-date on what is happening in tobacco and the outlook and potential for next year.
Hotline provides info on tobacco markets
Updated news from Kentucky’s tobacco markets will be available each day of the market season from the Tobacco Information Hotline.
The hotline is free of charge to all callers. Preliminary information on the burley market will be available until Nov. 22 when the market opens, and up-to-date information will be available thereafter.
The recorded messages will give average prices farmers are receiving for their crops at different locations, the number of pounds of tobacco and pertinent grade and price information,
The hotline will be in operation until the end of the marketing season in early 1994.
10 years ago
JV girls knock off Henry county
Although they had not played since the Bullitt East game on December 18, the Lady Bears JV team came out sharp against Henry County and although they only led by one point at the end of the first quarter, they outscored Henry 14-0 to take a 19-4 half time lead and post a 31-18 victory.
Henry came out much more aggressive to start the second half and closed to within 8 points at the end of the third quarter. Both teams had trouble finding their offense early in the fourth quarter and with 2:36 left in the game Spencer had a 25-18 lead. However, Spencer then outscored Henry 8-0 over the remainder of the game to account for the final margin.
Beth Jamison led all scores with 14 points. Nikki Boone added six points for Spencer County, Erica Stevens added four, Maggie French 3, and Leigh Ann Goodwin and Morgan Ballinger each chipped in with two points.
Armes earns academic honor at Lindsey Wilson
A Spencer County resident has earned academic honors for the 2003 fall semester at Lindsey Wilson College.
Krista Armes, an elementary education junior, has been named to the Lindsey Wilson President’s List.
Students named to the President’s List must be enrolled in at least 12 hours of classes and earn a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Editor’s Note: There was not a paper published for this week in 1954.