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  • 50 years ago
    May 3, 1962

    Do you know both your telephone numbers? You do have two — a local number and a long distance number, according to Art Willett, local Southern Bell manager.
    “Your long distance number is your regular number prefixed by the area code (502),” Willett said.
    Area codes became necessary when the Telephone Company instituted direct distance dialing, he explained.
    With the area code prefix, no two telephone numbers in the country are identical.

  • 50 years ago
    April 26, 1962
    The next visit of the Mobile X-Ray Unit will be on Thursday, May 17, 1962. The trailer will be in Taylorsville only on this date. In November 1961, 155 X-rays were taken by the Mobile X-ray Unit in Spencer County.
    T.B. can be licked if found early by means of a chest X-ray. Mass X-ray examinations of apparently healthy people will lead to the discovery of early T.B. when there is still time for recovery. Early T.B. has no outward symptoms. When symptoms appear, it is often too late.

    Deaths
    Garry Gritton, 5

  • 50 years ago
    April 5, 1962

    Recommendations
    Upon inspection of the courthouse and other property the grand jury recommended that:
    1. A wash basin be installed in the jail.
    2. That two additional lights be installed in the jail.
    3. The interior of the courthouse and jail be painted.
    4. That a reputable electrician be employed to inspect the wiring in the courthouse and same be repaired if necessary.
    5. The foundation of the courthouse be inspected and repaired if needed.

  • Spring cleaning was traditionally done after a long winter of being cooped up inside, and does not seem to be as common as it once was. Some people are not even sure what exactly is involved in doing traditional spring cleaning. There are multiple steps, and it goes beyond cleaning.

  • Most teachers and parents will attest that children love to make crafts. This spring, parents and other adults that frequently work with children have a perfect opportunity to incorporate spring-themed craft activities into playtime.
    While craft projects might seem like they are mostly for fun, they are a great opportunity for younger children to perfect fine motor skills and for youth to learn the value of creating something with their own hands instead of buying it at a store.

  • STEAK WITH GINGER-PLUM BARBECUE SAUCE

    This versatile sauce does double duty as a marinade in this Asian-inspired grilled steak recipe.

    Total preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes
    Marinating time: 6 hours or overnight

    1 beef top round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    3 cups fresh pea pods, strings removed
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Salt and black pepper

  • A typical Sunday and Emancipation Day — those are the two reasons the tax-filing deadline is extended to Tuesday, April 17, this spring.

  • If you make a mistake on your tax return, it can take longer to process, which in turn, may delay your refund. Here are eight common errors to avoid.
    1. Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers — When entering SSNs for anyone listed on your tax return, be sure to enter them exactly as they appear on the Social Security cards.
    2. Incorrect or misspelling of dependent’s last name — When entering a dependent’s last name on your tax return, make sure to enter it exactly as it appears on their Social Security card.

  • Spring is here, and all the good things that come with it. Mild temperatures, longer daylight hours and beautiful plant life.

  • Dog owners are well aware that caring for man’s best friend has taken on a greater responsibility in recent years. Perhaps that’s a result of the popularity of the cable channel Animal Planet or the television show “The Dog Whisperer,” each of which has helped to educate dog owners about caring for their canines.

  • With spring feeling like it has already sprung, Spencer Countians are undoubtedly getting an itch to be out and about.

  • Mother nature has fooled Spencer Countians and many across the region this spring with unusually warm temperatures and severe weather that generally does not strike until late April and May.
    But Spencer County Extension Agent Bryce Roberts and Tom Priddy, the director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Weather Center, warn that residents should not get too acquainted with the summer-like temperatures that have farmers itching to get into the fields and residents packing away their sweatshirts.

  • In just a few short weeks, those who love to buy locally produced seedlings, vegetables, meats, handmade goods and more will once again have that opportunity right on Main Street.

  • Spring is traditionally the time of year that gardeners finally get to break the soil and end their cabin fever. This year is a little different because the winter was so uncharacteristically warm, and spring weather arrived so much earlier than expected. Some expected garden tasks could be taken on earlier this year, and it may be too late for others.

  • 50 years ago
    March 22, 1962

    Gov. Bert Combs has signed into law the congressional redistricting bill approved by both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • 50 years ago
    March 8, 1962
    Miss Annette McClain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McClain, Route 1, Taylorsville, and Miss Berttye Sue Marattay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Marattay, also of Route 1, have been named to the University of Kentucky Committee of 240.