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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.