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Looking back: Richardson promoted at Springfield State Bank in ‘72

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60 YEARS AGO
December 25, 1952


A Fredericktown boy, Airman Charlie R. Baker, 19, was one of 86 servicemen killed in an airplane crash while enroute home for Christmas.
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Major Harold Milburn, recently returned from Korea, delivered an illustrated lecture on Korea.
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Drs. D.W. Bakes and L.L. Noland, chiropractors, opened offices in Springfield.
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Over four million dollars was paid to tobacco growers for burley crops in December in the Springfield Loose Leaf Market.
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Births – Mary Linda Sue to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mattingly (Dec. 12); Ralph Richard to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kuhnert (Nov. 21)
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Deaths – Joseph E. Donnelly, 55; Rachel Byrd Mullins, 66; Sr. Mary Clement Tyner, 88; Glenda Long, 4; John W. Webb, 80; Thomas Newton Bradley, 69

50 YEARS AGO
January 3, 1962

The post office department issued a reminder that small, extremely odd-shaped letters and postcards were banned from the mail.
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Marine Private First Class Thomas F. Hall served with Marine Attack Squandron 225, based at the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.
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Robert B. Parrott, communications technician third class, USN, reported for duty with the Naval Security Group in Japan.
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Motorists driving between Lexington and Louisville traveled on a four-lane highway the entire distance.
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Births – Richard Davis to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis E. Thompson (Dec. 27); Linda Faye to Mr. and Mrs. Boyle Allen Graves (Dec. 28); Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sweeney welcomed a son who was the first arrival at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Lebanon.
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Deaths – James Carrico, 91; Owen McMichael, 83; Robert H. Gray, 75; Raymond W. Edwards, 81; Barthenia Simpson, 84; Etta Farley, 49

40 YEARS AGO
January 4, 1972

Clarence L. Richardson was promoted to the position of executive vice-president at the Springfield State Bank.
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Army Private Jerry L. Fowler of Mackville completed eight weeks of basic training at Fort Knox.
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Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hall of Springfield observed their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – Jennifer Lyn to Bro. and Mrs. Joe Hatchett (Dec. 28)
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Deaths – Bryan Mudd, 73; Richard Russell, 82; Clell Hardesty, 89; George A. Mann, 57; Ada Sims Royalty, 87

30 YEARS AGO
December 29, 1982

Car owners must register their vehicles in their birth month.
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Four Cowden employees were honored for 30 years of service to the company. They were Edna Mattingly, Mary Clark, Essie Padgett and Frances Bottoms.
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Births – Jennifer Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hurst (Dec. 23); Scott Matthew to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Reinle (Dec. 23); Bryan Wilbur to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Malone Derringer Jr. (Dec. 25); Marshall Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Willett (Dec. 20); John Brandon to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Martin Newton (Dec. 23)
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Deaths – Raymond Pipes Thompson, 80; J.T. Cornish, 61; Haskel Robinson, 79; Charles Raymond Brewer, 73

20 YEARS AGO
January 13, 1993

Playing at theaters were “A Few Good Men,” “Aladdin” and “Dracula.”
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Leigh Baker, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Blandford of Springfield, was among 140 students from Ballard High School in Louisville who sang at the inauguration of Pres. Bill Clinton in Washington D.C.
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Births – Josie Danielle to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lewis (Jan. 4); Monica LeAnn to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Trent (Jan. 5); Rachel to Dr. and Mrs. Michael Goatley (Jan. 11)
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Deaths – Hattie Margaret Hamilton, 86; Robert Clement Montgomery, 81; William Edward Buster, 77; Walter Zgleszewski, 78; Wilma Laverne Ruby Royalty, 70; Marvin Peters Thompson, 84; John H. Johnston Sr., 60; Sr. Mary Oliver Vanderstock; Ophia Myrtle Beavers Cheatham, 80; Vivion Larue Sutton, 68; Larry O’Neal Tucker, 41

10 YEARS AGO
January 8, 2003

County Judge-Executive John Settles spoke with the Teen Leadership members at a mock fiscal court meeting.
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Bobby Bartholomai was named the new club pro and park manager at Lincoln Homestead Park.
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Alison Abell, Washington County Junior Miss, competed in Kentucky State Junior Miss in Lexington.
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Vaughn and Lillian Logsdon Carney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Births – The first baby of 2003 was Aaron Joshua Burton to Jerry and Karen Burton; Kriston Danielle to Eddie and Susan Ballard (Dec. 8)
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Deaths – Charles E. Barnes, 64; Wallace B. Fauth, 77; Annie Helen Wall Hardin, 87; William Reed Jeffries, 86; Morrison C. Keeling, 81; Carolyn Carey McClaskey, 32; Helen Mae Hill Roberts, 63; Frances Brown Smith Rowzee, 83; Charlotte M. Stivers, 59