The Bullitt County History Museum

It Happened in 1962

Over the years, Charles Hartley has shared glimpses of what was being printed in The Pioneer News in different months and years. This page includes what was taken from the issues of 1962.

January 1962

The newspaper printed pictures of state and county officials who took office in January. They included State Senator Jiggs Buckman, State Representative Leo Bleemel, County Judge Arson Moore, County Attorney C. V. Sanders, County Court Clerk T. L. Cook, Sheriff Jack Bleemel, Deputy Sheriffs W. R. French, Hubert Armstrong and Harold Welker, Sheriff's Clerk Mrs. Joe Russell, Tax Commissioner Clyde Roby, Jailor Everett Heffley, Coroner Walter "Pee Wee" Keith, District 1 Magistrate Walter Ferguson and Constable J. W. Armstrong, District 2 Magistrate Forrest Moore and Constable Charles Long, District 3 Magistrate Russell Crenshaw and Constable Wendall Hawkins, and District 4 Magistrate Leslie Ice and Constable Jesse Waters, Jr.

The Zoneton Recreational Council began making plans for the youth of their community. Members included Rev. John Dunaway, Mrs. Bernard Bischoff, Gilbert Hartlage, Mrs. H. M. Taylor, Charles Cook, Martin Roper, Mrs. Sara Crumbacker, Ike Neal, B. McGruder, Ray Becknell and Eugene Laswell.

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Armstrong gave an Anniversary Supper for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Armstrong who were celebrating 64 years of marriage. Guests present included Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Stallings, Mr. and Mrs. Ples Snellen, Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Armstrong, Debbie and Steve, Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Snellen and Brenda, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Mattingly and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Armstrong and Kathy and Bennie.

Omer Dale Proctor

Linda Napier (nee Bleemel) advertised that she was then employed with Edith's Beauty Shop in Shepherdsville.

Arthur Penick, a sophomore at Lebanon Junction High School, won the the Bullitt County Soil Conservation Essay Contest. Placing second was Thomas Goodyear of Mt. Washington High School. School winners included Doris Hartlage (St. Benedict), Rita Bertley and Paulette Goodman (Overdale), Thomas McDaniel and Norman Philpot (SHS), Omer Dale Proctor and Thomas Goodyear (MWHS), Mary Ann Hamilton (Roby), James Marcum Jr. (Nichols), and Arthur Pennick and Joyce Hayden (LJHS).

Proctor of Mt. Washington was also recognized as the winner in Bullitt County of the DeKalb 5 Acre Contest where he grew 108 bushels per acre of corn.

One of the old Bullitt Lick salt kettles was donated to the Filson Club of Louisville by the Charles Holsclaw family. Charles Sr. said that the kettle had been in the Holsclaw family since it was purchased at a public sale in 1830 by Hardin Holsclaw after the saltworks closed.

R. T. Milligan of Wilson Creek reported that Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harned were happy with the arrival of a baby girl.

In an article summarizing the SHS basketball season thus far, it was reported that Buddy McCubbins was leading the team in scoring, averaging 20 points a game. Jimmy Hatfield was averaging 14, and C. E. Roby 10 points for the team.

The Hebron Presbyterian Youth Group met at Nan William's house where they elected officers for the new year. Those elected included President Lynn Rhea, Vice-President Mike Heffley, Secretary-Treasurer Rita Bentley, Recreation Leader Larry Magruder, and Music Leader Janie Robards.

And Mrs. Thelma Bergen was happy to announce that her daughter Penny was engaged to Tommy Pack of Ludlow, Kentucky. They would marry at the Shepherdsville Baptist Church in February.

February 1962

Ray Foster scored 29 points to lead the Mt. Washington Generals over Bloomfield to win the Salt River Valley Conference Tourney.

Rep. Leo Bleemel

Dr. M. J. Cundiff, a Shepherdsville dentist, was elected to the Bullitt County Board of Education to fill the unexpired term of the late Ray Bush.

Rep. Leo A. Bleemel was pictured in the paper as he began his second term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Mrs. Lewis Hatfield was elected president of the Bullitt County Council of the P.T.A. Mrs. Harold Jenkins of Lebanon Junction was elected as the first vice-president.

In Cedar Grove community news, Mrs. W. C. Lanham reported that Pvt. Charles P. Raymond was home on leave visiting his mother, Mrs. Rose Raymond.

In the Personal Notes column we learned that Mrs. Noble Porter fell and broke her hip; that Mrs. Harry Farmer fell and injured her spine; that Mrs. Margaret Ridgway fell at home and injured her face and knees; and that Mrs. Ben Hardy broke her arm when she fell at home. (As I get older, I better understand the dangers of falling.)

The Bardstown Junction correspondent reported that Walter Cundiff was home from the hospital and doing well; and that Callie Bowman had a cataract removed from one eye. She also reported that Mrs. Dee Bergen spent a day with Mrs. Inez Williams.

Did you know you could get two bunches of green onions for 19 cents at Harold Hardy's Shepherdsville supermarket?

The Hebron correspondent, Mrs. Ida Holsclaw, billed as "The World's Oldest Newspaper Correspondent," reported that her grandson, Roger Holsclaw paid her a Sunday visit, and also subscribed to The Pioneer-News. (Sounds like a good idea!)

In advertisements, we see that Elmer Cundiff would sand your floors to make old ones look like new; and that J. W. Hatfield would either hang your paper or paint your walls, just as you like.

Mrs. R. L. Stallings of Pleasant Grove wrote that Mrs. Bud Owens took her Sunday School class skating on Saturday night. Bet they went to Brad's place.

Mrs. W. A. Hessey of Mt. Washington wrote about the celebration of Mr. Almer Barnes' 100th birthday. He was the oldest son of Timoleon and Elizabeth (Hall) Barnes, and was married to Lulu Grigsby who had died years earlier. Mr. Barnes was past president of The Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington, and the only living charter member of its board of directors.

Mrs. Alberta Black of Brooks welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Bud Skeito and family into the community. She also wrote that twin calves had been born at his place.

Billy Howard Smith passed the Kentucky Pharmacy Board Examination in January and was employed at the Louisville Apothecary on Preston Street.

Among the many pastors listed in the church listings were Ray Armstrong at Immanuel Baptist, Smiley Johnson at Hebron Presbyterian, and Bruce Hartsell at Shepherdsville First Baptist.

Mrs. Garnett Shuffett became president of the Roby P.T.A. when Mrs. Bailey moved away.

And Miss Patricia Ann Miller of Nashville was married to Ronald Masden of Shepherdsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Masden.

March 1962

Nancy June Dawson was the winner at St. Benedict School in the knowledge and attitude test at her school in the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow contest.

Mrs. W. A. Hessey, the Mt. Washington correspondent, described the wedding of Miss Shirley Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lewis, to Mr. Roy Vernon Cornell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cornell.

She also reported that Mrs. W. O. Anderson, Mrs. Janet Tinsley, Mrs. Janice Porter, Mr. Anthony Devoto, and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Brown all received certificates of achievement at a civil defense adult education class taught by Miss Joyce Farmer of Shepherdsville.

Mrs. Joe Hedges, the Sunnyside News writer, reported that Sharon Bishop and Rebecca Sample were over their cases of measles. She also reported that Mrs. Christina Whiteman was feeling well enough to go shopping at Bacon's.

Bill and Mary Fischer advertised that fresh bakery goods were available daily at their Shepherdsville grocery next to the ice house. They would go on to build a very successful sporting goods business further north on Buckman Street.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 132 of Lebanon Junction visited the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. Included were Larry McCubbins, Jackie Williams, Tony Roberts, Ted Murray, Bobby Tracy, Gregory Bryant, Leonard Ice, Dennis Whitehouse, Darrel Mann, Roger McCubbins, Bobby Mullins, Gary Rexroat, Edgar Sullivan, Wayne Doan, Elbert Lee Davis, Harold Davis, Dennis Fleming, Roger Smith, Gary Wilson, Tim Fleming, Gary Whitehouse, and Douglas Roberts. James Wilson was their scoutmaster, and Kenneth Daughterty was the assistant.

Ethlyn Mae (Maraman) Crenshaw died in late February. Born in May 1873 near Shepherdsville, the daughter of Charles and Sue Henderson Maraman, she was the widow of J. Ewing Crenshaw who had died in 1932. Her siblings included Mrs. Sallie Masden, Mrs. Gertrude Masden, Mrs. Josie Foster, Will Maraman, and James Maraman.

The Shepherdsville 4-H Teen Club members visited the home of Miss Mansfield, a missionary to India, for a program about that land. Present were David Williams, Jimmy Poppell, John Lee, Francis Parker, Jimmy Dawson, Martha Jane Hickerson, Linda Light, Sammy Edwards, Becky Becknel, Bill Becknel, Janie Robards, Melvin Wheatley, Larry Magruder, Janet Myers, Judy Robards, Linda Howell, Steve Plenge, Nan Williams, Charles Williams, Mrs. Pauline Willliams and Mrs. Warren.

The flag flown from the Shepherdsville High School's staff was donated by Lindsay Jones as a memorial to his brother, Robert "Dutch" Jones who graduated from the school in 1925.

Myra Williams of Mt. Washington High School, Lois Anita Mulligan of Lebanon Jct. High School, and Diane Carol Meredith of Shepherdsville High School were each honored by the local D.A.R. Chapter with their annual "Good Citizen" awards.

The Park and Recreation Board proposed new developments to the Shepherdsville park including a play lot, tennis courts, and a pavillon suitable for skating and other public events. Members of the board included the mayor, Dr. B. C. Moser, W. H. Powell, Denzil Ramsey, Mrs. Jack Plenge, and Adrian Jones.

Work on the new bridge over Salt River at Shepherdsville had begun, and was expected to be finished by November.

And Kit Neal and Ronnie Parker were married at the Bullitt Lick Baptist Church. A fine couple indeed!

April 1962

Joetta Bass, Laverne Stout and Donna Harris were pictured following a victory in the 4-H contest sponsored by Kentucky Utilities.

C. V. Sanders

B. F. Robards presented honor awards to bankers C. Frye Haley, Leo B. Dawson, Vernon Mothershead, and Roger Alford.

C. V. Sanders was appointed chairman of Bullitt County's campaign organization for the "Wyatt for Senator" effort.

Mrs. W. A. Hessey of Mt. Washington wrote in detail about a style show sponsored by the Mt. Washington School cheerleaders. In it she named all of them including for the varsity Beverly Hurst, Connie Alcorn, Joetta Bass, Cherry Armstrong, Benita Clark and Monie Armstrong; and for the junior varsity Patsy Cook, Betty Cook, Brenda Travis, Barbara Armstrong, and Sue Bowman. Alumni cheerleaders featured in the event included Eleanor May Troutman, Linda Lou Lloyd, Barbara Mullins and Maurice Wise.

J. W. Vincent had rooms for rent at the Lebanon Junction Hotel; $10 a week or $30 a month.

School Board Members

Miss Margaret Foster of Bardstown Junction congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hasty on the birth of their son.

Also celebrating a birth were Samuel and Sue (Coy) Lindsay with the birth of their daughter.

The Harmonaires, a quartet of boys including John Wayne Moore, Mike Waller, Neal Armstrong, and Nickey McArthur of Mt. Washington, competed in a 4-H contest at Bardstown and earned a red ribbon for their efforts.

C. R. Anderson, Dr. M. J. Cundiff, C. T. Korfhage, and Thomas Jeffries were pictured as they attended a meeting of the National School Boards Association in St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harned of the Bullitt County Feeders Supply were among other top dealers of the Ralston Purina Company at a meeting in San Francisco.

Lottie Mullins of Lebanon Junction wrote that the high school seniors returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. Those on the trip included Gwendolyn McCubbins, Joyce Hayden, Ethel Rhodes, Nell Baumgardner, James Dennis, Larry Coakley, Billy Whitehouse, David Goodman and Larry Sanders. Their sponsors were William Bishop and Shirley Asher.

Mrs. John Rhul of Shepherdsville advertised that she was interested in buying an old-fashioned butter churn.

Mrs. Joe Hedges of Sunnyside wrote, "Our dear Aunt Katherine Applegate had to be rushed back to the hospital last Wednesday week. She was feeling some better Friday when I saw her."

In the Personals column we read that Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Buckman, Carletta and Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Monroe, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Cook were Easter Sunday guests of Mrs. Carletta Buckman.

And Sue Powell taught a first aid class to local firemen, telephone men, and bus drivers. Among those participating were Bill Jenkins, Bill Bacon, Ben McAdams, C. L. Croan, J. B. Hockensmith, S. A. Lowe, Bill Armstrong, C. E. Smith, and Delray Robinson.

May 1962

A new Cub Scout pack was organized at Roby Elementary. Its members included Donald Adams, Rickie Bruce, Larry Buchanan, William Collins, James Cox, David Cundiff, James Frisby, Tommy Howlett, William Krebs, Terry Larimore, Gary Moore, John Nusz, Charles Reed, John Rhea, Terry Sears, Emmett Shepherd, Gregory Skaggs, Donald Sparks, Craig Sturgill, Keith Sturgill, and Ronald Trunnell. Leslie Larimore was the cubmaster, and Irvin Krebs the assistant.

Gail Lutz of Shepherdsville was selected as a cheerleader for the Transylvania College basketball team. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lutz, Gail was a music education major at the school.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lutes of Mt. Washington gave a party for the senior class of St. Aloysius. The seniors were also pictured in the paper in their caps and gowns, including Kenneth Bryant, John Schwoebel, Beverly Bernard, Ronnie Reesor, John Cruise, Sharon Pennington, Sandra Stine, Beverly Lutes, Rhonda McGruder, and Carol Barger.

Bertha Bowman of the Solitude community reported that Hyte Rouse was going to put up a new milking parlor; that Bob Bowman had bought a new tractor, that Elizabeth Rouse was busy with her garden, and that Anna Mae Ash was home from college.

Lebanon Junction High School graduated 13 who were pictured in the paper, including Carolyn Sipes, Lois Jenkins Geoghegan, Gwendolyn McCubbins, Larry Sanders, Billy Whitehouse, Betty Tracy, Lois Milligan, Mary Spurrier, Larry Coakley, Joyce Hayden, Ethel Rhodes, James Dennis and Neil Baumgardner.

Dr. Duke McCall of the Southern Baptist Seminary was the guest speaker at the sixth annual Cancer Memorial Dinner held in the Shepherdsville School dining room. Bruce Hartsell was the master of ceremonies and his wife Dorothy provided the dinner music.

Patsy Jean Trent was crowned Miss Bullitt County of 1962. Her crown was presented by Jeannean Jett, the previous year's winner. The photo also included Billie Jo Kelley, second place winner, and Marilyn Lee, third place winner.

Mrs. Mattie Ashbaugh of the High Grove community wrote that neighbors helped to carry out and save her furniture when her house caught on fire. The Bardstown Fire Department arrived in time to save the building.

Carole Smith

Margaret Foster of Bardstown Junction wrote that little Terry Goodin had his cast removed from his arm and was doing nicely. I wonder what Larry and Garry thought of his cast?

Lottie Mullins of Lebanon Junction wrote that the members of the the senior class of St. Benedict School, including Patsy Moore, Nancy Jane Dawson, Susan Nicholson, Barbara Shelton and Regina Wise, visited New Orleans on a senior trip.

At the annual meeting of the board of directors for Hebron Cemetery, the following were elected to serve for the coming year: S. B. Williams, Sr., H. P. Hedges, Brooks Tyler, Nancy Strange, and Inez Brooks.

Carole Smith, a senior student at Mt. Washington High, was awarded the Crisco Trophy for outstanding work in home economics.

And Penny Bergen Pack presented a piano recital at the Shepherdsville First Baptist Church, a repeat of her graduating recital at Campbellsville College.

June 1962

In Mt. Washington notes, Miss Linda Lloyd entertained the following members of her scheduled wedding party at the Blue Boar: Mrs. Lexie Lloyd, Mrs. Eleanor May Troutman, Misses Mona and Cherry Lynn Armstrong, and Miss Barbara Mullins.

Mrs. Ida Holsclaw of the Hebron community wrote that W. E. Morrow, Sr., Jr., and the III were all out with Miss Jane Morrow decorating graves at the Hebron Cemetery. She also wrote that Forest Brooks had returned to his home, and that J. B. Shelburne spent a weekend with his parents.

She also wrote that she was sorry to hear that Hebron Presbyterian Church was without a pastor, but that they had a good V.B.S.

Mrs. W. C. Lanham of Cedar Grove wrote that Mrs. Lucy Viers and Mrs. Jack Duvall spent a day with Mrs. Maye Rice; and that Walter Franke and family of Illinois spent a week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Franke and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ratliff.

June Wilson

Lottie Mullins of Lebanon Junction reported the death of Scott Whitehouse, a retired railroad man who had retired in 1942 after 50 years service. Survivors included his widow Mrs. Minnie Whitehouse, a daughter Lattice Johnston, and a son Lowell.

Mrs. Joe Hedges of Sunnyside wrote that her husband's brother Tom was in the hospital, and they went to visit him rather than attending church that evening to hear Brother Bishop preach.

June Dawson wrote for the Mt. Eden News that for their V.B.S. preparation, the judges selected Susan Thornton, Peggy Thornton, Sharon Ewing, and Alice Dockery for giving the "best cheers."

June Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wilson of Overdale Drive, was chosen the most outstanding Home Economics student by Mrs. Helen Underwood, her teacher.

The Shepherdsville Lions Club elected new officers including Richard Henley as president, Dr. B. C. Moser as first vice-president, Bob Harned as second v-p, and Dr. Curt Firkins as third v-p. Gay Hamilton was chosen "Lion tamer" and L. R. Mattingly as "Tail Twister." Bud Hardy was treasurer and Bearol Culler was secretary. Directors included M. L. Major, Bob Myers, Adrian Jones, and Woodrow Masden.

Miss Margaret Foster of Bardstown Junction wrote that Onie Magruder was building a home in the community near his brother Curtis. Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Crump of Lebanon Junction were also building a new home nearby.

G. H. Swearingen, insurance agent, had his office in Room 5 of the Bullitt County Bank Building in Shepherdsville.

Rachel Ratcliff advertised her beauty center on Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and the toll road.

And Wallace Richardson advertised "Wally's Body Shop" on Cedar Grove Road where they did auto painting, electric and acetylene welding, blacksmith work, and lumber planing.

A new Brownie Scouts troop was organized at the First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville. Its leaders were Alma Cox and Margie Gentry. The troop committee included Mrs. James H. Hardy, Mrs. Marvin Lester and Mrs. Bobby R. Myers.

And Cash's Variety Store advertised that you should watch your mail for their Big 7 Sale circular.

July 1962

In Mt. Washington news, Miss Linda Lou Lloyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lloyd, was married to Barry Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Armstrong.

In other Mt. Washington news, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Clark, a delegate to the N.E.A. convention in Denver, had returned home. Others from the county who participated in the event included Miss Peggy Whitehouse of Roby School, and Mrs. Mary McClure of Mt. Washington.

Mrs. Ida Holsclaw continued writing her Hebron columns. She congratulated a neighbor Ronnie Crumbacker who won the State Farm F.F.A. medal and certificate. She mentioned that Mrs. Josephine Garr attended a course for librarians in Frankfort, and also wrote that she regretted losing the Rev. and Mrs. Dunaway as neighbors and pastor with his leaving.

Lottie Mullins of Lebanon Junction mentioned that Carlos Jackson was confined to the hospital after surgery, and that Len Masden was still confined to a Louisville infirmary for treatment. Remember when folks stayed in the hospital for days or even weeks for treatments that are now done on out-patient basis?

The paper reported that "We don't have a swinging bridge, but they're swinging the first span of the old Salt River bridge to the right to make room for the new bridge which is now under construction." Raise your hand if you remember that happening.

Ralph Lee Grant was opening a Ford car dealership in Shepherdsville. Wonder how that worked out?

The paper reported the death of Roy L. Maraman. Mr. Maraman was a member of one of Bullitt County's pioneer families. His father George W. Maraman owned one of the largest general stores in the county, and following his death the store was managed by Roy and his brother Conrad. Roy was also a funeral director in Shepherdsville for many years.

Mrs. Shirley Asher of Lebanon Junction, Mrs. Mildred Williams of Mt. Washington, and Miss Roberta Sims and Mrs. Helen Underwood of Shepherdsville attended the annual conference for vocational teachers at Lexington.

Dr. Raymond Holbrook, who practiced medicine in Shepherdsville for two years before moving to Louisville, died following a heart attack. Dr. Holbrook was a member of the Bullitt County Masonic Lodge.

Mrs. Joe Hedges of Sunnyside wrote that Mr. Jones was happy to get in and out of his wheel chair, that old fashion night at the Knob Creek revival was delightful, and that Renee Brashear was home and recovering nicely.

In the personals column we learned that Mr. and Mrs. Headie Lee, Jr. and sons, Bruce, Steven and Kevin, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee and children Jimmy and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hack and Mr. and Mrs Gilbert Nation and son Wendell were guests of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Lee. We also learn that Billy Howard and Mary Lou (Beeler) Smith were the proud parents of a baby girl they named Bill Lou.

And in another one of the personals columns we read that the many of the friends of Brother Hartsell were glad to see him able to sit in church.

August 1962

Jack Snyder

Pamela Lutes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lutes of Mt. Washington, enacted the role of Frytania, the wicked fairy in the drama "Sleeping Beauty" in a performance by The Little Colonel Players at Pewee Valley.

While Mrs. Stottman was on vacation her volunteer replacements at the library were assisted by the regular group of high school girls including Rita Bentley, Sherry Hartlage, Linda Howlett, Judy Robards, Linda Tate, and Gail Becnel.

Jack Snyder of Owenton replaced J. B. Hockensmith as the Bullitt County Extension Agent.

Do you remember attending the free Sunday high school band concerts at Camp Crescendo?

Dan Moore, head football coach at S.H.S. announced that practice would begin August 13th.

James Robards received Grand Champion on his four year old guernsey at the District 4-H show at Shelbyville. Other ribbon winners from Bullitt County included Judy Robards, Charles Parris, Geneva Parris, Michael Heffley, Neal Armstrong, Stephen Tichenor, Sue Tichenor, Judy Isgrigg, Peggy Isgrigg, Ronnie Crouch, Henrietta Renile and David Bates.

Groundbreaking for the new People's Bank of Shepherdsville building took place in August on the lot purchased from the Masonic Lodge No. 183 on Buckman Street. Bank President Clarence Dawson and Directors Leo B. Dawson, C. Frye Haley, Stewart Beeler, M. J. Cundiff and Barrett Murray decided the bank had outgrown its current facility.

Stanley Lee, Wally's Body Shop, Culler's Restaurant, Cundiff's Standard Station, Herman & Betty Brown's Western Auto, Bullitt County Bank, Peoples Bank, Shepherdsville Drug Store and Hardy Super Market all pitched in to sponor the Shepherdsville fast pitch softball team. How many of those businesses do you remember?

They won two games against the Preston Street Club, led by the hitting of Bill Edwards, Jim Dorsey, Gerald Davis and Roger Croan. James Burden was the winning pitcher in both games.

The paper announced the death of Ora L. Roby, former teacher and school superintendent, for whom Roby Elementary is named.

Cora Ney Hardy returned to Shepherdsville on a year furlough from her position as principal of a Baptist Girl's School in a suburb of the capital of Nigeria in Africa.

Superintendent Thomas S. Jeffries, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Major, Mrs. Mary McClure, Mrs. Alice Harned, and Mrs. Hattie Halk attended the KEA leadership conference at Richmond.

As schools prepared to begin the new school year, two additional services were identified as Frank Hatfield would be the visiting teacher and director of transportation while Louise Terry would be in charge of elementary libraries at Overdale and Nichols.

Mrs. Mary B. Wise would be the head teacher at Belmont, William Lee at Cedar Grove, Woodrow Masden would be principal at Nichols, George Valentine at Lebanon Junction, C. L. Francis at Mt. Washington, Raymond Terry at Overdale, Billy Horrell at Roby, and W. G. Wells at Shepherdsville with Charles Herrick his assistant.

The Hebron correspondent wrote that John and Mary Dell Myers were vacationing in Michigan. Wonder how many fish they caught?

And Fletch Hagan would sell you a round steak for 79ยข a pound and 4 lbs. of sliced bacon for $1.79 along with an extra 350 Top Value stamps if you clipped the coupons from his newspaper ad.

September 1962

Otis Ray Ratliff, a local mail carrier, and Mary Collins who worked at the Breezeway Beauty Shop were married in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Henry Powell.

The Mt. Washington correspondent welcomed Mrs. Stuart Tichenor as the new school secretary, and thanked the outgoing secretary, Mrs. Janice Porter.

Among the many Lebanon Junction students off to college were Carolyn Sipes and Gene VanMeter at Campbellsville, and Billy Pope Beeler, Johnny Samuels, Henry Beeler and Kaye Samuels to Lexington.

Linda Hill

Jack Gardner advertised that he would fix your TV; just give a call at Henderson & Hardy Co. (LI. 3-2241).

Burlyn Pike was appointed Bullitt County Chairman for the Kentucky Highway Historical Society's Historical Highway Markers' program.

Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hill of Shepherdsville announced the engagement of their daughter Linda to Robert William Parker. The wedding was to take place at St. Aloysius.

Citizenship patches were awarded at 4-H camp to Linda Light, Ronnie Crouch, Curtis Hart, Benny Armstrong, Brenda Hubbard, Jimmy Tyler, Bill Becknell, Neal Armstrong, Jimmy Dawson, Nan Williams and Becky Becnel.

Miss Margaret Foster of Bardstown Junction reported that Bill Underwood, the youngest son of T. J. and Amelia Underwood, was attending medical school in Nashville. He was in county visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hoagland.

In Solitude News, Mrs. Bertha Bowman wrote that Hyte Rouse would soon complete his new dairy barn; that Elizabeth Rouse was still busy cooking for the farmhands; that Bill Bowman and his family went to the state fair; and that the boys and girls of Mt. Washington were proud of their class rings.

Brownie Troop 4 elected as quarterly president Pamela Gentry. Paula Cundiff was vice president and Lynn Hardy secretary. The flag bearers were Susan Young and Judy Myers, and the color guards were Ellen Givhan and Rebecca Hartsell.

The Shepherdsville Lions Club accepted four new members: Frank Hatfield, employed by the school board, James Hall, an accountant with offices in Bud Hardy's insurance building, Jack Snyder, county agriculture agent, and Clarence Duncan, manager of the Blue Grass Lodge Motel.

If you read the paper you would have known that Ann Maraman, Joe Troutman, Bill Crowe, and Mary Hardaway were vacationing in the Smokies; that Billy Lee had returned to Cumberland College where he was majoring in biology; that Mrs. Zilpoh Nutt was much better; and that Lelia Stallings and Aileene Dickey were among the guests of Effie Owen of Mt. Washington.

Clinics were set up at the schools in Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville, and Lebanon Junction for administering the Sabin Polio vaccine. Do you remember receiving your sugar cube?

Those interested in joining beginning instrumental classes at Overdale or Nichols should contact Joe Herde at Shepherdsville.

And a young couple, destined to spend most of the rest of their lives in Bullitt County, were married by J. Chester Badgett at Campbellsville in a ceremony witnessed by Tom and Penny Pack.

October 1962

Seven Bullitt County 4-H'ers were crowned District Champions at the Stephen Foster 4-H Achievement program held at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville. They were among the group pictured in the paper that included Janet Myers, Joetta Bass, Stella Ploetner, Marabeth Porter and Brenda Hubbard in the front row; Laverne Stout, Donna Harris, Helen Pendleton, Benny Armstrong, Billy Glenn Dawson, Artie Penick, Melvin Wheatley and Jimmy Dawson in the middle row; and Kenneth Stout, David Stout, and James Tyler in the back row. Attending, but not pictured were David Williams and J. E. Lee.

Fourteen Bullitt County 4-H Project Champions participated in the Junior District Achievement Program at Taylorsville. Pictured in the paper were Vaughn Harbin, Neil Brooks, Charlie Dawson in the front row; Leo Coakley, Billy Bass, David Snider, Linda Tate, Karen Shaw, and Johnny Price in the middle row; and Steve Tichenor, Barbara Armstrong, Jan Jenkins, and Norma Pendleton in the back row. Marilyn VanMeter participated as well, but was not pictured.

Among the deaths reported by the paper was that of Leslie M. Masden, age 80, who was survived by several including his widow, Isophane Masden, a daughter, Ruby Clare Napier, and a son, Woodrow Masden.

Miss Marilyn Lee, a senior at S.H.S., was appointed Publicity Chairman for the Bullitt County Library.

Shepherdsville Mayor Dr. B. C. Moser announced that a contract had been signed to bring a sewer system to Shepherdsville. Work was scheduled to begin at the first of the year.

The 1962-63 officers of the S.H.S. Glee Club were President Darlene Riggs, Vice-President Mary Nusz, Treasurer Jean Marcum, Secretary Carolyn Poppell, and Sgt. at Arms Vertis Hadley.

The Rev. Joseph W. James of Oklahoma City accepted the call to a full time ministry at the Hebron Presbyterian Church where he would begin his ministry and occupy the pulpit on October 14. Rev. James and his wife Roberta were the parents of two sons, John David who was enrolled at Davidson College, and Fred who was set to enroll as a freshman at S.H.S.

Congressman Frank Chelf telegraphed the newspaper to announce new sites for post offices in Shepherdsville at 323 Buckman Street, and Lebanon Junction at 104 E. Main Street. The Shepherdsville location would replace an inadequate facility on the west side of Buckman between Second and Third Streets.

The Sunnyside correspondent expressed sorrow at the destruction of Claud Barrall's stock and tobacco barn by fire.

The Lebanon Junction FHA officers attended a training meet at Carrollton. They included Gale Heft, Mary Streble, Carol Raney, Marion Daugherty, Linda Stark, Sue Hayden, Betty McCubbins, Betty Hoge, Sharon Mann, and Janice Conlin.

Seven freshman girls received their first Class Award at Camp Shantituck, including Susan Watkins, Sonia Lutz, Barbara Jo Hawkins, Linda Howlett, Shelly Sanders, Pat Hagan, and Judy Hatfield.

T. L. Newman, Shepherdsville City Clerk, offered a word of thanks to Mrs. Cora Roby for her gift to the town of a strip of land running from Walnut Street to Beech Street, known as Wooldridge Alley.

And according to Winston Routt, president of the Mt. Washington Lion's Club, 95% of Bullitt County's people received their Sabin polio oral vaccine, which led all Kentucky counties.

November 1962

At the Roby School Fall Festival, Eric Cundiff and Jackie Wade were crowned king and queen; while Gary Myers and Vicky Norris were prince and princess.

At the Overdale Fall Festival, Kevin Hunt and Giovanna Burks were chosen as king and queen.

At Mt. Washington there were three sets of royalty with Harold Seay and Anna Stevens representing the lower four grades, Steve Tichenor and Brenda Travis the middle four grades, and Ronnie Crouch and Brenda Ball the high school.

And at the Lebanon Junction P.T.A. Carnival, the reigning king and queen contestants were Wayne Goodlett and Sharon Ricketts, while Danny Meadows and June Halk were prince and princess.

C. T. Korfhage, a Cedar Grove farmer, announced candidacy for the local school board.

Hubert Armstrong, Hansel Farmer and Carl Armstrong of Mt. Washington returned from South Dakota following a successful trip to hunt pheasants.

Mrs. Ida Holsclaw of Hebron wrote that one of her callers was Ethel Ridgway who was still dealing with a broken wrist, and the other was Wallace Reader who saw to it that Ethel got home from the bus.

Nick's Barber Shop had moved next door to the Bullitt County Bank in Shepherdsville, and he hoped to see all his old customers there.

John D. Spaulding, minister at Davidson Memorial Methodist Church, issued an apology for advertising distributed countywide by a Louisville photography studio about Christmas photos to be taken at the church. He and the church were unaware beforehand of the advertisement's discriminatory message.

Vickie Ann

Local citizens like Nancy Strange, whose home was near the river, James Hardy, partner in the furniture store nearby, and Cecil Cash, Chamber of Commerce president, were each concerned about the new bridge being constructed across Salt River at Shepherdsville. Their concern was that the girders supporting the bridge were too low and could potentially act as a dam in high water.

The paper announced the death of Henry Crist Hamilton Sr., a retired Bullitt County farmer. Survivors included his widow, the former Hallye Hayes, a daughter, Hazel Duval, and three sons, Dr. William Bruce Hamilton, Charles L. Hamilton, and Major Henry C. Hamilton, Jr.

A reprint of a Courier-Journal article by Marion Porter talked about Vickie Ann Sprinkle, the young correspondent for The Pioneer News, writing about Mt. Washington school activities.

A 4-H club was organized at the Cedar Grove school with the following officers: President Brenda Hall, Vice-President Walter Rice, Secretary-Treasurer Flora Payne, Reporter Gayle Calvert, Song Leaders Patty Thompson and Janet Rice, and Game Leaders Darlene Calvert and James Greenwell.

A 7-8 grade 4-H club at Lebanon Junction elected these officers: President Bobby Tracy, Secretary-Treasurer Jani Roney, Reporter Tommy Holmon, Song Leaders Billy Hunt, Sandra Ashbaugh and Nomia Larimore, and Recreation Leaders Billy Hunt and Shirley Lewis.

And at Shepherdsville, the 7th grade 4-H officers were President Diana Moore, Vice-President Brenda Coakley, Secretary Carol Korfhage, Reporter Jennifer Plenge, Song Leaders Sara Keith and Audrey Kenith, and Game Leaders Marilyn Jobe and Sandra Powers.

December 1962

Glenna Jackson, an 11th grader at Shepherdsville High School, was nominated by Mrs. Helen Underwood, her Home Economics teacher, as the Co-Ed Magazine correspondent for the school. Glenna was the daughter of Haskell and Laura (Jones) Jackson.

C. E. Roby was high point man with 21 while Russell McCubbins added 18 as the Shepherdsville Rams won their season-opening basketball game. Other members of the team included Jim Hatfield, Reed Lee, Rusty Meyers, Bob Bush, Carl Lee Troutman, David Fearnbach, Capps Sanders, Crit Sanders, Donald Price, Joe Knopp and Smoky Rhea.

Leonard Dever lost two cows when they got out and were struck by a train near Brooks Station.

Cora Ney Hardy, missionary to Nigeria, was a guest speaker at Little Flock at the invitation of Rev. Darrell Overstreet and the Woman's Missionary Society.

Herman Snawder, Jr.

In Mt. Washington news, Alberta Troutman, Rita Sherman, Mary McClure, Ann Waller and Alice Venthoff attended the "Gospel Sing" at the Memorial Auditorium in Louisville. Also, the 6th grade class of Mrs. Sudie Holloway and the 3rd grade class of Mrs. Neva Lloyd at Mt. Washington Elementary School were the winning classes in the PTA membership drive.

Specialist Fourth Class Herman Snawder, Jr. of Brooks was pictured in the paper upon his return from overseas, having completed his two year tour of duty.

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spurgen, having lost their home and possessions in a fire, expressed their gratitude to the Rescue Team of Bullitt County for coming to their aid.

Among the school winners in the county soil conservation essay contest were Jan Braden of S.H.S., William Glenn Dawson of St. Aloysius, Phillip Rogers of St. Benedict, Arthur Pennick of Lebanon Junction, and Jackie Sue Wade of Roby Elementary. However, in the countywide competition, Janice Coulter of St. Aloysius was the winner.

In the Hill View News column, Mrs. Charles Ridgway wrote her thanks to Dewey Foster and Archie Whiteman for "the construction of the porch railing."

The Nichols School 7th Grade Kentucky History Club met was Mr. Monroe Major as their guest speaker. Mr. Major, who was the county Pupil Personnel Director, talked about the history of Bullitt County. The meeting was called to order by President Danny Marsh and adjourned by their sponsor, Mr. Kolb.

The Lebanon Junction FHA welcomed a number of new members including Shirley Gutterman, Lora Johns, Susan Meadows, Debra Murray, Marilyn Ryle, Jill Roberts, Donna Ryan, Mildred Sturgill, Fay VanVactor, Linda Jo VanVactor and Margaret Reade.

Miss Burnell Pike, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burlyn Pike of Shepherdsville, was one of he performers in the Centre College production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

And the new highway bridge being constructed over Salt River would be raised three and a half feet to eliminate potential flooding according to Highway Commissioner Henry Ward. This followed concerns by many including Nancy Strange that the lower construction would act as a dam and cause additional flooding in town. This new bridge was replacing a single lane, wooden floor bridge built in 1902.

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