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Looking back: Plans for new pool discussed in ‘52

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60 YEARS AGO
September 25, 1952

The water supply shortage due to the drought reached the acute stage in Washington County and people were advised of fire hazards.
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An additional group of Springfield and Washington County boys were enroute home from Korea.
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A large group of interested citizens assembled at the courthouse to discuss plans for the proposed swimming pool in Springfield. Armory Place was the favorite site.
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Pvt. Sidney A. Elder arrived at Camp Rucker, Ala. Army Camp to undergo his initial infantry training.
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Births – Dave Cleaver to Mr. and Mrs. Conner Reed (Sept. 9); a son to Mr. and Mrs. John E. Polin (Sept. 20); Thomas Donnie to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Luckett (Sept. 15)
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Deaths – William Hays Cautrell, 7; William Wayne Russell, infant; Jim Wright, 78; Sr. Mary Baptista Riley, 77; Susie Durr, 82; William Reed Crouch, 54

50 YEARS AGO
October 4, 1962

Reed Bros. Key Market celebrated its 29th anniversary.
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AD – Now Open! Bowl Moor Lanes, Lebanon’s new recreation center.
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Two persons escaped from jail by skidding down a downspout and escaping. They had secured a heavy knife, which was used to cut a hole in the tin roof of the jail.
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Births – Roger Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Carlton M. Shewmaker (Sept. 25); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hamilton (Sept. 29); Margaret Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Elder (Sept. 29); Eric Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Stine (Sept. 13); Lily Pauline to Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Masters (Sept. 15)
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Deaths – Corinne McIntire Edelen; Sr. Alicia Marie McGinley, O.P.; L.T. Purdom, 75

40 YEARS AGO
October 5, 1972

Vilma Jenkins purchased the first 1973 car sold at Billy Tingle Chevrolet-Olds, which was an Oldsmobile.
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Private First Class Martin W. Murphy completed basic training at Fort Knox.
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Ten speeders were fined $29 each in court.
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Births – Richard Eugene to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anthony Derringer (Sept. 30); Joseph Samuel to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Newton (Oct. 1); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Earl Newby (Oct. 1); Frances Eileen to Mr. and Mrs. Hillary Coleman (Sept. 29); William Bryan to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul Buckler (Sept. 30); Angela May to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chesser Jr.; Sherri Lynn to Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hatchett (Sept. 30)
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Deaths – Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Knight; Estill Lee Carey, 69; Tony Smith, 81; Emma Dugan Dickerson, 75; Raymond Turner, 78; Mary Montgomery Cheatham, 66; Walter F. Huddleston

30 YEARS AGO
September 29, 1982

Two men from Washington County were sent to prison for pot smuggling. Two other men were sentenced for marijuana production.
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Steven Robert Graves of Springfield enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
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Mike L. Richardson of Springfield earned the honor of being on the dean’s list at Kentucky Business College, Lexington.
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Births – Jessie Dale to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sidney Osbourne (Sept. 14); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Terrell (Sept. 18); Samuel Hugh Daniel to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Murphy (Sept. 22)
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Deaths – Lindsay Marie Spalding, 4; Helen Leachman, 72; Jordan Gillispie, 82; Hattie Malone, 69; Taylor Simpson, 82; Erin Elizabeth Pike, infant

20 YEARS AGO
October 14, 1992

A.B. Craig A. Satterly completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
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The Washington County High School Commander Band earned first place in the Class A, I Division and received first place auxiliary honors at competition at Southern High School in Louisville.
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Washington County Commanders defeated Campbellsville Eagles 42-7 in district match-up.
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Births – Heather Diane to Mr. and Mrs. Abell Parrott (Sept. 23)
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Deaths – Mary Helen Pope Epps, 69; James Albert (Jimmy) Mitchell, 66; John Basil Cambron, 32

10 YEARS AGO
October 9, 2002

Willisburg Christian Church celebrated 150 years of ministry and service to the people of Washington County.
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Hannah Speer, Amanda Bottoms, Becky Vize, Mary Virginia Bystrek, Meagan Shewmaker, Shannon Russell, Megan George and Ashley Filiatreau completed their home volleyball careers at Washington County High School.
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Births – Eddie Lee to Kenneth and Michelle Elaine Thompson (Aug. 29); Gerald Thomas III to Buffy and Tom Mann (Sept. 12); Gabrielle Joy to Jeremy and Joy Thompson (Aug. 20)
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Deaths – Jeffrey Lynn Cheser, 35