100 years ago

Sept. 7, 1921: School News - L.H. Powell, Superintendent

The County Commencement for Common School Graduates will be held at the Methodist church in Brandenburg, Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. A splendid program has been arranged for the children and we hope all persons interested in education will be present. Graduates are requested to meet at the High School Building at 1:30 p.m., and march to the church.

75 years ago

Sept. 5, 1946: Our Platform

For Meade County

A first-class highway from Muldraugh to Brandenburg via Otter Creek park.

A home economics and foreign language department for the county high school.

An integrated telephone system, with adequate service to all sections of Meade County.

Electricity in every home in Meade County.

For Brandenburg

A sewer system.

An industrial plant employing at least ten people.

50 years ago

Sept. 2,1971: Hail Damages Tobacco

A hail storm Wednesday about 11 p.m. struck the Buck Grove, Rock Haven and Weldon communities and did great damage to the tobacco crops in that vicinity.

Among those whose tobacco was severely damaged was Bill Mobley, A.L. McDonald, Randall Miller, bill Medley, Percy Bunger, Albert Holston, Jack Richardson, Claude Hardin, Ernest Embrey, Jess Shumate, Allen Brown, Harry Harrington, Russell Reesor, Ed Burba, John Burnett, Jack Dooley, Joe Nall, Johnny Thomas, Fairleigh Yates, Dave Benham, and others, whose damage was not reported to The Messenger.

No estimate of the damage as a whole has been made according to Frank McCoy, secretary of the Meade County ASC. Some crops were totally destroyed, and were plowed under. Others suffered 60 percent to 70 percent damage, he said.

The hail came down during a severe thunderstorm last Wednesday night.

Flaherty News: Hunt Wins 2nd in Pipe Smoking

Mr. Wilson Hunt entered the pipe smoking contest at the State Fair. Mr. Hunt smoked for 72 minutes and won second place. His name was not in the Courier-Journal.

Ekron News: Bob Bridges Takes Prizes At Fair

Congratulations to Bob Bridges who made quite a showing at the Kentucky State Fair. Bob took home Grand Champion sow and boar, Berkshire, also an addition to the pig family, since Bob’s Grand Champion sow delivered 15 pigs while at the fair. He also made a tremendous showing with his Hampshire hogs. We wish him as well in Tennessee when he goes there to show his pigs.

25 years ago

September 4, 1996: Watch Out For Greenwell

Meade County High School freshman golfer Aaron Greenwell has served notice that he could be a force for area prep golfers to be concerned about for the next several years.

In his first three outings this season, Greenwell went to the club house as low match medalist in all matches.

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