1986 Duplex fire...

Princeton firemen battled a blaze at 308 Hillview Court on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 22. The fire occurred at the duplex apartment of Tonya Wilson. Smelling the smoke from another room in her residence, Ms. Wilson called the Fire Department at about 1:30 p.m. A bed, curtains, and a closet door had caught fire in the bedroom of the three-room apartment, Chief Reg Hobby said.

SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Jan. 26, 1956

The Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow in Caldwell County High School is Rebecca Traylor, senior, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Traylor of the county.

Aaron Dillingham has been added to the police force of the city recently, brining the total of active policemen to six regular besides the chief of police and two radio operators, one day and one night. Extra supply radio operator is Shelby Pool, who relieves the regular operators.

Princeton’s Bob Hogan has played an important part in Murray State College’s annual musical, “Campus Lights,” for the past two years.

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Rogers, Mrs. Lucille Spurlock and Mrs. Margaret Gresham attended the Mid-Winter State Board meeting of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs in Lexington, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22. Mrs. Rogers is local club president.

Ray D. Ward and Charles Dean Hart have recently completed a course with Ryans Air Line Training School at Murray and have accepted a position with Capitol Air Lines at Chicago, Ill.

Mrs. Louise Burns of Garden City, Mich., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Beadie Harmon of South Seminary Street.

George M. Lax of Detroit, Mich., was weekend guest of his father, Leslie Lax and family and also his aunt, Mrs. Beadie Harmon.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Morris and children of Rochester, Ind., have been recent visitors of his aunt, Mrs. L.L. Patmor, Mr. Patmor and grandfather, W.H. Woodruff of West Main Street.

Mrs. Jetta Southard, Mrs. Sue Martin, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. Billy McKinney, Mrs. Jerry Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Crisp, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Traylor, Mrs. Dorothy Wisdom, Mrs. Imogene Stokes, Mrs. Flossie Lamb, Joe Campbell and Dennis Wayne Beckett attended a meeting of the Fidelis Sunday School class of Second Baptist Church Tuesday, Jan. 10, and enjoyed a potluck meal.

Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson and James Carl of Marion and Mrs. Carl Strong, who is a guest of her daughter and family were business visitors here Tuesday.

Allan Murphey and Mrs. Margaret Gresham attended a meeting of the Kentucky Utilities in Lexington this week.

Mrs. Hewlett Davis of DelRay Beach, Fla., arrived last Friday for a visit with her father, W.F. Young, the W.M. Youngs and other relatives.

FIFTY-FIVE

YEARS AGO

Jan. 27, 1966

The Caldwell County Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday night, Jan. 31, to consider the “walkout” Feb. 3 in a campaign for higher teacher pay. It is open to the public.

Francis M. Crockett, plant manager of Arvin Industries, Inc., Princeton division, has announced a number of promotions and additions to the management staff of the Princeton plant.

The warm and snowless winter Caldwell County has been experiencing for the past couple of months came to an abrupt halt last Friday night when the snow began to fall. And, fall it did, clear on up into the next Saturday afternoon.

Marine Pvt. First Class Donald B. Sweeney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Euell Sweeney of Cantrell Drive, was meritoriously promoted to his present rank upon graduation from recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.

Wayne Hartigan was the Caldwell County Future Farmers of America Chapter winner in the 19th annual FFA Contest held by the Louisville Courier-Journal. He received a certificate of award.

Miss Gina Lou Gray, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gray, received the 22nd annual Princeton Rotary Club’s Outstanding Youth Award.

FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Jan. 29, 1976

Jesse Waldrum and County Judge J.D. “Jimmie” Jones were presented “Gold Medallion” awards from the Jackson Purchase-Pennyrile March of Dimes at the “Tame and Game” banquet here Saturday night.

Mrs. Jo McCaslin and Mrs. Margaret Elder will direct their fourth version of the “Follies” scheduled here Feb. 19-21.

Malpractice insurance will cost Kentucky hospitals at least twice as much in 1976 as it did in 1975, and possibly even more, according to James Franklin, administrator of Caldwell County Hospital.

Miss Sandy Dorroh, freshman at Western Kentucky Unviersity at Bowling Green, was initiated into Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority on Saturday, Jan. 17, along with 15 other girls.

Lee Shrewsbury of Nashville, Tenn., recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shrewsbury of South Jefferson Street, enroute to Minnesota to attend a 3M Products conference.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Presler of old Eddyville Road were weekend visitors of their son, Tom Presler of Louisville.

Mrs. Lillie Belle Childress and Mrs. Lucille P’Pool were in Louisville Sunday and Monday to attend market.