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Looking back: Graves named WC Superintendent of Schools in 2002

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60 YEARS AGO
December 4, 1952

Springfield Tobacco Market was among the top in Kentucky.
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Edward K. Hardin, a seaman in U.S. Navy, returned to the United State from Korea.
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Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a large tobacco barn on the farm of M.W. Durrett with a nice crop of burley tobacco and a number of farm implements.
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Births – William Thomas Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. William Smith (Nov. 21); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Zoeller Smith (Nov. 28); Gene Arthur to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hall (Nov. 26); Charles Dudley to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Osbourne (Nov. 30)
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Deaths – Joe N. Hays, 87; Sallie Bonta Tewmey, 81; Julian Sims, 33; Kathryn Miller, 94

50 YEARS AGO
December 13, 1962

Carol Burress graduated from the Norton School of Nursing in Louisville.
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Richard D. Cheatham completed boot training at Great Lakes Training Station in Illinois.
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Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wright and Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Young celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
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Airman Basic Bobby F. Skimerhorn of Willisburg was reassigned to Cannon AFB, Texas for training as an air policeman.
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Births – William Dewayne to Mr. and Mrs. William Hardin (Dec. 4); Alivia Mary to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mattingly (Dec. 6); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Smith (Dec. 10)
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Deaths – Lloyd C. Bonta; Rev. E.L. Griffey, 93; Robert E. Mattingly, 70; Cleve Hall, 73; Ora Dadisman Snider

40 YEARS AGO
December 14, 1972

William Booker Robertson won the Courier-Journal, Louisville Times and WHAS Conservation Essay Contest for Washington County. He received a $25 U.S. Savings Bond.
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Four Washington County Band members were named to the All-District Band. Achieving the honors were Debbie Carroll, Susan Jones, Tommy Cambron and Mike Breeding. Danny Goode was named first alternate.
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Triplet Angus calves were born to a cow belonging to Fonnie Coulter of Mackville. All were male and about the same size.
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Ann Bodine, Jo Ann Sims, Peggy Royalty and Susan Shewmaker won Senior champion in the 4-H Variety Acts.
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James Forest Mudd purchased the 12-acre Burbin Elliott property for a top bid of $3,400.
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Mr. and Mrs. M.K. Shewmaker and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mattingly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Pamela Faye to Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Hilton (Dec. 6); Robert Ryan to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Everett Brady (Dec. 8); a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carpenter (Dec. 12); a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Willett (Dec. 12); Townya Donnette to Mr. and Mrs. Don Lawson
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Deaths – Virginia Cox Montgomery; Andrew T. Hodapp, 73; Myrtle Wheeler, 59; Joseph Robert Mudd, 45; Earl Barnett, 67

30 YEARS AGO
December 8, 1982

Cecil McMillan was honored for 45 years as Washington County Circuit Court Clerk.
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Pvt. Jerry P. Orange completed training as a cannoneer under the one station unit training at Fort Sills, Okla.
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Larry Smith, a senior football star with the Washington County Commanders, earned all state honors as linebacker.
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Keith D. Grigsby completed training at the U.S. Army Center at Fort Knox.
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Births – Jonathan Keith to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Keith Raikes (Dec. 3); Jason Mack Arthur to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hiter (Nov. 30); Regina Carol to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Lynn Yaste (Nov. 24); Blake Collin to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hoppes (Nov. 28)
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Deaths – Sallie May Hayden, 69; Mrs. George T. Clements, 87; Ida Burns Boswell, 73

20 YEARS AGO
December 23, 1992

Thirteen firemen fought an early morning blaze at the Wayne and Lisa Bartley home. The home was damaged by smoke after a bed caught on fire.
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J.D. Reed, a Washington County senior headed for the University of Kentucky, was named to the Courier-Journal All-State team for the second straight year.
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Births – Ericka Kathleen to Ricky and Marian Hardin (Nov. 18); Katharine LaRue to Mr. and Mrs. Tim Conaster (Dec. 3)
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Deaths – Richard Cleo (Dick) Christerson, 92; James Howard Smith, 43; Tony R. Clark, 51

10 YEARS AGO
December 18, 2002

Larry Graves took over as Washington County superintendent.
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John Cecconi was honored for his years of service as Springfield’s mayor.
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Leroy and Waunita McMichael celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Isaac Hubert to Larry and Sherry Kennedy (Nov, 4); Twins, Dalton Edward and Peyton Cora to Brian and Danna Carrico (Nov. 15)
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Deaths – Mary Nellie Bickett, 79; James H. Burns, 71; Joseph Andrew Caldwell, 71; Thurman Chesser, 100; Wanda Burns Coulter, 69; Thomas B. “Buck” Haydon, 70; Jerry Keeling, 59; Lula Derringer Skimerhorn, 93; Philip Andre Spalding, 40; Mary E. Furman, 73; Christine D. Regan, 86