10 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, July 3, 2008.)

Debbie Upton was introduced as the new high school principal to the school board at their meeting Monday night.

After almost 37 years of business, Family Drugs, on Railroad Avenue, has closed its doors. The pharmacy, owned and operated by Dawson Springs native Johnny Ausenbaugh, has been sold to Mike Keller and Bill Ashby, partners in Woodburn Pharmacy.

The ninth annual Fireworks Spectacular will take place tonight at Riverside Park following the game between the Tradewater Pirates and the Owensboro Oilers.

Using the minimum five days to get a piece of legislation through both chambers, the Kentucky General Assembly has taken what some are calling “an important first step” in reforming retirement systems for state workers that could face a nearly $27 billion shortfall in the coming years.

The Dawson Springs Rotary Club held a formal induction for new officers at the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park dining room Monday, June 30. Outgoing president Ed Beeny swore in Ron Hensley as the new Rotary president.

The Tradewater Pirates swept the three-game series with the Union City Greyhounds with an 8-0 win Saturday.

Amanda Carlton has been selected by the university scholarship committee to be the recipient of the Mary Hutto Scholarship for the 2008-09 academic year. Carlton, a senior majoring in communication disorders at Western Kentucky University, has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average.

25 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, July 1, 1993.)

Jennifer Brown, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Brown, was crowned Miss Dawson Springs at the 21st annual pageant held Saturday night, June 26, at Dawson Springs High School.

Gary Morgan said he enjoyed teaching the most out of 34-year career in education, which ended Wednesday with his retirement. Morgan was a teacher, coach and administrator at West Hopkins High School.

Jack and Dara Frost retire after nearly 30 combined years as teachers. They retired from Charleston School after the 1992-93 school year. Jack taught in Henderson County and White Plains. Dara taught at White Plains and Charleston.

Prizes worth nearly $1,200 will be given away at the 45th annual Barbecue on Friday, July 23, at the municipal park.

The Dawson Springs Florist, known to some as the Hamby and Wingo Florist, has been sold. It will be owned and operated by Damon and Marla Vinson as of July 1, 1993. The florist has been in operation 46 years.

Funeral for Roy “Buddy” Stewart, 50, 102 Lumber St., was conducted Tuesday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Lawson Williamson officiated, assisted by the Rev. David Fambrough. Burial was in Cerulean Cemetery in Trigg County.

Admission to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is $13.95 for adults and $11.95 for children.

50 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, July 4, 1968.)

Plans were announced for the 20th annual Dawson Springs Community Barbecue and Picnic. The event will be held on Thursday, July 25. Profits from all these annual affairs go toward construction and maintenance of a community center for Dawson Springs and the surrounding area.

Monday was a special day for telephone customers and telephone people of Hopkins and Webster Counties. This is the day when the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company became the South Central Bell Telephone Company in this area.

A petition containing 127 names against the enactment of a payroll tax in Dawson Springs was presented to the city council at its meeting Monday night.

The Western Kentucky Coal Field produced 902,000 tons of coal for the week ending June 8, according to the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Mike Hensley caught a three-pound bass with a fly rod at Meadows Pond Sunday afternoon. The 14-year-old fisherman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Ray Hensley, Hospital Road.