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LOOKING BACK: Diptheria cases reported in county, 60 years ago

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60 YEARS AGO
December 20, 1951
Heart disease was the leading cause of death according to the Kentucky State Department of Health. Cancer was second.
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Two cases of diptheria were reported in Washington County.
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Pvt. Francis X. Phillips, 24, of Springfield, was assigned to the Engineer Replacement Center in Virginia.
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Births – William McCawley to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ballard (Dec. 15); Beverly Jean to Mr. and Mrs. Rueban Holderman (Dec. 10); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spencer Hamilton (Dec. 12); Stuart Douglas to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burkhead (Dec. 11); Connie Ray to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Baxter Robinson (Dec. 11)
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Deaths – Perry Hood, 61; James Muir Carothers, 64; Ernie Harlow; Theresa Clements, 81; Imogene Boblitt, infant; Teresa Neale, 89; John W. Thomas, 78

50 YEARS AGO
December 27, 1961
Playing at the Bel-Vista Drive-In was “The Parent Trap” starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith.
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Airman Third Class Don A. Carney of Willisburg was assigned to Biggs AFB, Texas.
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Births – Lydia Brown to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Parrott (Dec. 18); a son to Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Milburn (Dec. 18); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Cambron (Dec. 20); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Julian Edelen (Dec. 20)
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Deaths – Bertha Yaste Pope; Agnes Carrico Anderson, 75; Maggie Rodgers, 77; Hester Gritton Carey, 84; David Simms Murphy, 2 1/2; Charles M. Carrico, 46; Jennie Logsdon Wheatley, 76; William Kent Mudd, 85; Johnny Taylor Simpson, 12; Edward Medley, 45

40 YEARS AGO
December 30, 1971
Felix Reynolds of Mackville was promoted to Army Captain at Fort Benning, Ga.
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Marine Cpl. Joseph W. Barber of Springfield was a member of the Second Marine Division’s Battalion Landing Team at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Sp/4 Maurice P. Wilson of Willisburg returned from Germany to spend the holidays with his parents.
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Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bowen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Tamme Lynn to Mr. and Mrs. James Young (Dec. 21); a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Adams (Dec. 30)
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Deaths - Luckett S. Clements, 52; Beatrice Thompson; Agnes Jeanette Spalding Grundy, 42; Baker Spalding, 87; Ruel C. Keeling, 56; Beulah Smith Cardwell, 77; John William Mobley, 88; Raymond Settles; Lillie Clements Simms, 93; Charlie Bird, 75

30 YEARS AGO
December 23, 1981
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hendren celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Senior forward Phillip Keene chalked up 35 points and 17 rebounds and Russell Burkhead added 13 points and some critical ballhandling to a thrilling 70-69 win over Green County.
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Births – Bradley Douglas to Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hamilton (Dec. 15)
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Deaths – Lillie Guthrie Walden, 88; Lula Lanham Powars, 82; Elizabeth C. Haydon, 78; Joseph R. Smith, 62; Beulah Murphy, 77; John Junior Mattingly, 60

20 YEARS AGO

January 8, 1992
Jennifer Michelle Pankey of Springfield was the first baby born at Spring View Hospital in 1992.
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Amanda Elliott competed in Bowling Green in the state Young Woman of the Year Pageant.
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Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Votaw and Mr. and Mrs. Clellan Wilkerson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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The Washington County High School Commanders and Commanderettes enjoyed a championship year in 1991.
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Births – Erica Sky to Todd and Barbara Goode (Dec. 31); Margaret Ruth to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reddick (Dec. 7); John Michael to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scott Lawson (Dec. 29)
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Deaths – Mary Lake McElroy, 87; Joe Allen Tingle, 26; Annabelle H. Faulkner, 70; Rudolph Moore, 85

10 YEARS AGO

January 2, 2002
Kentucky driver’s licenses got a new look.
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Coach Bill Newton claimed his 400th career victory.
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Washington County Magistrate Hal B. Good presented Bobby Joe Mattingly with a proclamation making “Bobby Joe Mattingly Day” in Washington County for his outstanding contribution to the Georgetown Tigers’ football team.
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Births – Hunter Dewayne to Steven Dewayne and Amanda Tingle (Nov. 21); Dillan Kincade to Anthony and Christy Waldridge (Oct. 30)
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Deaths – Rufus Brown, 80; Henry Allen Harris, 77; Marie Barr, 83