10 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009.)

The Dawson Springs Board of Education has addressed the leaky roof situation which caused a number of local basketball games to be moved to the opponent's court this season.

Several visitors attended Monday's city council meeting to hear representatives of the Hopkins County Humane Society. The society was in attendance to talk about the stray dog problem in Dawson Springs.

Dr. Tim Todd, a 1984 graduate of Dawson Springs High School, is one of the finalists in the University of Southern Indiana's presidential search.

The funeral for Mary Lou Winters, 67, of Dawson Springs, was held Jan. 18 at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Brown officiated. Burial was in Carter Cemetery in Hopkins County.

The funeral for William Leo "Bill" Lipford, 83, Dawson Springs, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Beshear Funeral Home. Dr. Larry Davidson officiated.

The funeral for Woodson Lee Rodgers Sr., 67, of Dawson Springs, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville. Danny Earl officiated. Burial wass in Good Hope Cemetery in Nortonville.

25 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Jan. 20, 1994.)

First came freezing rain. Then sleet. Eight to 9 inches of snow followed. Dawson Springs was hit with a major winter storm Sunday night and Monday morning which led Mayor Stacia Peyton to declare a state of emergency in the city. The declaration meant that only emergency and four-wheel-drive vehicles were allowed on city streets. Gov. Brereton Jones ordered the closing of four-lane roads across the state.

The city council meeting Monday night was canceled and the school board meeting was moved to Tuesday.

The snow caused awnings in front of Woodburn Drugs and the Bell building, both on South Main Street, to fall. The storm was followed by below-zero temperatures.

City police are treating a fire last week at Family Worship Center as a case of arson.

Claude Holeman receives the Dawson Springs Rotary Club's Man of the Year Award from Oliver Bell, president-elect of the local organization.

Funeral for Athel Eugene Kirkman, 84, Dawson Springs, was held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 15, at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home in Crofton. The Rev. Don Watson officiated. Burial was in Ridgetop Cemetery in Crofton.

Mrs. Ruby Lively, 90, died at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in New Dawson Springs Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Beshear Funeral Home.

50 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, Jan. 23, 1969.)

Fire chief, assistant fire chief and city firemen received raises in salary as a result of action taken by the city council at its meeting Monday night.

The Poe-Barnett Post 310, American Legion, is sponsoring the 1969 March of Dimes campaign in the Dawson Springs community.

Six students made all As and had perfect attendance for the first part of the 1968-69 school year. They are Jan Eli, sophomore, Peggy Furgerson, freshman, Kathy Buntin, senior, Barry Coates, junior, Peggy Prescott, senior, and Diane Russell, eighth grade.

Two safes were destroyed and approximately $600 in cash was taken when Terry Bros. Lumber Company was burglarized some time Saturday night.

Appointment of Mrs. R.A. Belt to serve as campaign chairman of the 1969 Heart Fund Campaign in Dawson Springs was announced today by Mrs. C.A. Stum, chairman of the Hopkins County Heart Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Klinger of Richmond, Va., formerly of Lexington, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Jane, to Mr. Steven Lynn Beshear, son of Elder and Mrs. Russell Beshear of Dawson Springs.

A ladies learn-to-bowl school will be the next 12 weeks for $1.85 per person per week at Melody Lanes in Madisonville. There will be free babysitting.

On the school lunch menu for Jan. 27-31 is salmon with creamed potatoes.

Enrollment is up at Hopkinsville Community College by 25 percent. 405 students have registered for the spring.

Harold Wingo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wingo Sr., 104 Hunter St., has been elected master rigger of the Murray Sport Parachute Club at Murray State University. The club is for those to train and participate in skydiving.

The Kentucky Department of Highways announced last week that the southern portion of the Pennyrile Parkway will open Jan. 27 or 28.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Myrtle Smith, 84, Hammond, Ind., a former resident here, Sunday afternoon at the Beshear Funeral Home. Elder Russell Beshear officiated. Burial was in the Rosedale Cemetery.