10 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, June 18, 2009.)

Dawson Springs Mayor Ross Workman presented his 2009-10 budget message at Monday's ciy council meeting. He said although the alcohol beverage license has added much-needed revenue, the city is still suffering a considerable loss of revenue because of Buckhorn's closing. The anticipated budget revenues from all funds total $1,330,890. The budget also includes an average increase of 4 percent in wages for police officers and full-time city employees.

Hailey Riley, Rihana McKnight, Kodie Woodruff, Haley Midkiff and Leann Matheny will compete Saturday for Miss Dawson Springs.

The Dawson Springs Board of Education held a special-called meeting June 11 to approve the contract with Princeton Lumber for the elementary school renovation.

Suzanne Wallace, with her parents Sterling and Karen Wallace, was one of 1,293 graduates honored at commencement ceremonies at Eastern Kentucky University May 9. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in special education.

25 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, June 16, 1994.)

Presenting the "first dollar" to Hopkins County Health Department Director Jack Morris is Mayor Stacia Peyton as Hopkins County Judge-Executive Danny Woodward looks on. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning, June 9, at the department's satellite office on South Main Street.

Students in the city school system may soon have less time to get from one class to another and may see the requirements for participation in extracurricular activities stiffened. Those are two of the issues which school principal Philip Back told the school-based decision-making council last Thursday that it is expected to have to deal with in the future.

The board of commissioners of the City Water & Sewer System last week named Joe Roberts to succeed Kenneth Menser as superintendent of the CWSS.

The swimming pool in the municipal park opened for the season on Wednesday, June 15, Jason Cansler, head lifeguard, has announced. The opening was delayed while repairs were made to the pool.

The funeral for former Mayor Raymond Thomason, 75, was held Monday afternoon, June 13, at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. David Fambrough officiated. Burial was in Creekmur Cemetery in Caldwell County.

New officers took their positions May 18 at Poe-Barnett American Legion Post 310. The commander is Kenny Stokes, the first vice commander is Wardie LaPradd and the second vice commander is Gary Hopper.

Michelle Lynn Abbott celebrated her second birthday on May 21 with a party given by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Abbott at their home.

Magen E. Linton of Dawson Springs was crowned queen in a pageant held Saturday, May 14, in Calhoun.

Last rites were held for Mrs. Rosie O. Hicks, 92, Friday afternoon, June 10, at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Dwayne Camplin officiated. Burial was in Lake Grove Cemetery.

Graveside service for Mrs. Wilma Jean Tapp, 62, Dawson Springs, was held Saturday afternoon, June 11, at New Suthards Cemetery. Bro. Amos Jackson officiated. Reid-Walters Funeral Home, Earlington, was in charge of arrangements.

Mike Howton's Cardinals led the T-Ball League by two games after last week's action.

Chris Bowles, 1993-94 NCAA Division II Player of the Year, talks to youngsters in grades 2-6 at the Terry Hayes Basketball Camp at the school gymnasium.

50 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, June 19, 1969.)

Virgil Dixon Williams, 51, Route 1, White Plains, drowned early Friday morning, June 13, while fishing from a boat in Lake Beshear. The boat he and another fishermen were in filled with water and capsized. The men did not have lifejackets.

Over eight inches of rain fell in the Dawson Springs area Friday night and Saturday morning. The storm sewers in the downtown section could not take care of the deluge and several business places were flooded.

A large part of Monday night's city council meeting was spent discussing an ordinance concerning the city's 50-foot easement around the shoreline of Lake Beshear. A contract gives the city the administration of the lake and the 50-foot easement. The easement has been a controversy since the lake's construction.