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Yesteryears

100 years ago: March 2, 1921 — Slander Suit

A second slander suit, growing out of a charge of stealing was filed Wednesday in the Hardin Circuit Court.

The plaintiff is George Franzell, who asks for $10,000 damages against C. F. Ferree, for having made this remark:

“George Franzell stole my chickens. He has been stealing my chickens. He stole five sacks of my apples. He is a d-m thief.”—Elizabethtown News


75 years ago: March 7, 1946 — Miss Mabel F. Smith

Meade County’s Superintendent, Miss Mabel Frances Smith, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was formerly a member of Meade County High School Faculty. As M. H. S. Teacher, she is remembered as sponsor of the first Beta Club, Debating Society and history instructor. Because of her ability and splendid service, the Meade County Board of Education selected her to serve as Attendance Supervisor of Meade County. These duties she performed in an excellent manner.

In February of 1944, Miss Smith, again consented to serve her county in another capacity. This time as Acting Superintendent, in the absence of the Superintendent, who is serving in the Armed Forces.

Due to war conditions the task has been hard and many times discouraging but not once has she faltered; always keeping the interest of Meade County youth foremost in her mind and heart.

The teachers, school children and parents of Meade County will never forget the loyalty, unselfishness and capable services of Miss Mabel Frances Smith. May her spirit never die.


50 years ago: March 11, 1971 — Midway Slaughter House, Inc. — Summer Operations

We shall continue to remain open 5 days a week. Closed on Thursday. Effective March 8th the killing department will kill 3 days per week — Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Open for business 7:30 a.m. Close 4 p.m.

No animals will be accepted without information for processing.


25 years ago: March 6, 1996 — Pike, Sherrill top finishers in Cincinnati

Meade County High’s Janette Pike and B.J. Sherrill led a larger contingent of Greenwave track team members with first place finishes in the 800- and 400-meter runs respectively.