25 years ago

Dumplin’s Restaurant on South Market Street advertised Friday night specials: chicken cordon bleu at $5.95; tortellini with marinara, $6.95, and New York strip steak, $8.95. 

For the second year in a row, First Presbyterian Church of Paris was devoting four days to an intensive round of religious activity led by a team of 14 visitors from four states. During one week the church would have four worship services, three congregational meals, four meals for men only and two for women, home visits, small group discussions, youth activities and other events. 

The outdoors column by noted guide Steve McCadams related excellent fall fishing on Kentucky Lake, especially for crappie. 


50 years ago

Using a pink shovel decorated with a ribbon, Mrs. J.W. Robinson was pictured breaking ground for a $1.6 million public housing project on Caledonia Street. She was executive director of the Paris Housing Authority, which would administer the 140-unit “village.”

The Sav-Rite store on the court square advertised panty hose at 66 cents a pair and nylon stockings at 28 cents a pair.

Congressman Bill Brock, who was challenging Sen. Albert Gore for his seat in the U.S. Senate, was pictured with a group of supporters. Winfield Dunn, Republican candidate for governor, was also here.

The city commission voted to purchase a 25.5-acre site in west Paris for construction of what would be the largest athletic park in the city.


75 years ago

George Lee Perry of Paris arrived home after a medical discharge from the Army. He was with his wife and two sons at their home on North Brewer Street. He had been overseas 11 months. He wore the ETO Ribbon, two bronze battle stars and a bronze star medal.

The Detroit Tigers won the World Series by defeating the Chicago Cubs 9-3 at Wrigley Field in Chicago in the last game of a seven game series. 

Mrs. George Gaddy entertained 16 small boys at her home on Wood Street with a birthday party in honor of her son, Welton, who was 4 years old. 

One of the outstanding scatbacks of college football the season before was pictured on the front page. Little Johnny Underwood from Puryear had scored 11 touchdowns in five games for Murray State College. He weighed only 150 pounds. He had run 10 times for 207 yards in a game with Howard University. 


100 years ago

Appearing at the Dixie Theater was a live show called “Katcha-Koo.” It was an Oriental production featuring ropes of pearls, shimmering veils, silken bloomers and gay turbans of India. 

The spelling class honor roll at Elkhorn School featured Lottie Griffin, Lottie Kendall, Leila Griffin, Doris Lee Nash, Leon Wimberly, John Wimberly, Kathleen Wimberly, Leona Nash, Warren Nash and Robert Wynns. Annie Hill was the teacher. 

The beautiful life of Mrs. Catherine Routon, a “good and sweet woman,” came to a close at her home at Routon. She was nearly 86 years old. Her husband had preceded her to the grave many years earlier. Surviving were a daughter, Gertrude Routon, and four sons, Supt. Joe Routon, Horace and Quince Routon of Routon, and S.J. Routon of this city.

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