25 years ago

Henry County High School graduates Carol Nunes and Emily Dick were awarded the W.P. and Lucy C. Williams scholarships by First Presbyterian Church.

Chuck Haney, former Grove Middle School band director,

had a series of 18 studies published in a Kentucky music journal.

The Paris-Henry County Retired Teachers Association elected new officers. Included were president Hannah Crosser, Lamar Roberts, Lucille Walters, Jo Wall and Monnie VanDyck.

A news photo by Megan James depicted Commercial Bank hitter Justin Barnett dodging an inside pitch in Little League baseball action.

Margaret Veazey Sykes was pictured donating her 100th pint of blood to become a 12-gallon blood donor. 


50 years ago

A Bill Williams aerial photo depicted construction nearing completion on Henry County Nursing Home on Hospital Circle. The addition would add two wings to the home.

Project Headstart instructors were pictured at an in-service training session. Included were Thomas Lemonds, Johnnie Ruth Dotson, Althea Bragg, Sue Underwood and Carolyn Clendenin.

Nine Henry Countians were among more than 200 seniors graduating from Bethel College in McKenzie. Included were Bobby Gene Butler, Edward Carter, Joe Crosser, Charles Farmer, Linda Ruth Jones, Harry P. Moody, Jerry N. Muzzall, Paul Steele and Jerry Lee Webb.

A feature story by Harold Huggins told of maintenance of the courthouse tower clock by Parisian Joe Elovitz. It described the regular maintenance needed to keep the intricate mechanism running right.

75 years ago

Updated reports from the D-Day invasion in France said allied casualties were higher than expected in some areas, but overall not too excessive. German armies, under command of Gen. Erwin Rommel, were being brought to the front. The beaches were clear of action and allied forces were pushing inland. 

An overflow crowd filled First Baptist Church’s auditorium for a community prayer service in regard to the invasion. 

Staff Sgt. R.A. Johnsonius was home on leave after more than two years in the service. He had served with the Antilles Air Command for 27 months. 

An advertisement by International Business Machines Inc. noted the D-Day invasion included the greatest dissemination of news in the history of the world and encouraged prayers for all allied soldiers. 


100 years ago

Sheriff T.M. Hagler and W.N. Porter, grand jury foreman, issued a statement concerning the passage of a recent edict outlawing retail sales on Sunday in the county. Church groups and others were influential in getting the law passed. The statement warned of the arrest of anyone with a business open on Sunday.

Police news was very scarce again, said a report from the police department. Two arrests were made for “BD stuff” and drinking and both men were turned over to the circuit judge under bond of $500.

Good attendance was recorded as the Daughters of the Confederacy met in the anteroom of the courthouse to celebrate Jefferson Davis Day. Spring floral arrangements abounded and a program of music was presented.

With hot weather arriving on the scene Russell’s Lake was becoming the place to be again. Bathers were plentiful at the popular hot spot.

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