10 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, June 4, 2009.)

The use of area code 364 for Hopkins County has been delayed again. Area code 270 will continue being used until 2012.

Seventeen members of the Dawson Springs High School Class of 2019 received more than $316,000 in scholarships which were announced at graduation ceremonies Friday, May 29. There are 30 members in the class at the 100th commencement.

West Hopkins Industries representatives welcomed industrial prospects to town Wednesday, May 27, before they toured the former Buckhorn manufacturing building on Industrial Park Road. A state helicopter transported the group.

Jennifer and Alan Hall of Dawson Springs announce the birth of a son Brody Duncan Hall. The 8-pound, 7-ounce boy was born at 10:58 a.m. May 8. He was 21.25 inches long at birth.

Beshear Funeral Home will celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer. Funeral home staff are asking anyone with memorabilia to lend the objects for a display.

25 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, June 2, 1994.)

The funeral for Noel Vincent Wise Sr., 76, of Dawson Springs, one of the founders of the city's annual Barbecue, will be held this morning (Thursday) at 11:00 at Resurrection Catholic Church. Father Martin Mattingly will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

More than $31,000 in scholarships was presented to members of the Dawson Springs High School Class of 1994 last Friday night. Seventeen of the 39 graduates were given scholarships.

The school board, in a called meeting last Thursday afternoon, unanimously approved a construction project which includes replacing the heating system and adding an air conditioning system in the gym.

Local veterans groups held a Memorial Day service Monday morning, May 30, at Veterans Memorial Park.

Dianne Hurley Labrado was recognized as the 1993 Civilian Employee of the Year in the specialist category at the annual civilian recognition ceremony held in April at Fort Campbell.

Services for James C. Menser, 67, were held Monday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Leroy Vaught officiated. Burial was in McKnight Cemetery.

Funeral for Mrs. Dorothy Lee Duncan, 81, was held Monday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Donnie Howton officiated. Burial was in Ilsley Cemetery.

Funeral for Mrs. Bonnie Lucille Sneed, 66, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Morris Brown officiated. Burial will be in Lafayette Cemetery.

A member of the Panther baseball team is among 19 boys ages 16-18 who will play against some of the best of their age group in the United States later this month. Charlie Pace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Pace of Dawson Springs, is one of three Kentuckians named to the Tri-State All-Stars, who will play in the 2nd annual National Amateur All-Star Baseball Tournament June 21-25 at Bossee Field in Evansville, Ind.

50 years ago

(From the files of The Dawson Springs Progress, Thursday, June 5, 1969.)

At its meeting Monday night the city council discussed the problems arising between owners of Lake Beshear waterfront property and public use of the property. Almost since the lake was constructed there has been a problem about the public use of the 50-foot easement of the lake's shoreline, which is in front of private property owners.

Funeral services were conducted for Oscar Glenn McGregor, 55, St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday afternoon in the Beshear Funeral Home. Elder Russell Beshear officiated at the last rites. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery at Dalton.

John E. Ausenbaugh Jr. received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday May 31.

Funeral services were held for Roy Owen Harris, 73, Friday afternoon at Beshear Funeral Home. The Rev. Jesse S. Bell officiated. Burial was in the Dunn Cemetery.