OF THE PAST"
Hardin County Independent News
52,200 people visited recreation areas within the
Rosiclare Ranger District of the Shawnee National
Forest in 1941 according to the records of the
District: 600 at Peters Creek Tower; 36,600 at
Pounds Hollow; 3,600 at Williams Hill; 2,500 at High
Knob Tower; and 3, 500 at Waltonian area.
It was also noted that 700 people went swimming at
Pounds Hollow one day, and the greatest number of
visitors at Pounds Hollow in one day was 1,902.
bid signed by four undertakers for burying paupers for
the county was rejected by the county commissioners
when opened at their monthly meeting. New bids
were to be considered again in February. E. A.
Knight, J. L. Hosick, Ed Barnett, and James Herrin bid
$50 for a six foot, three inch casket. The
commissioners noted that the bid was almost double the
one from the year before at $29.50. Undertaker
Ed Hensley submitted no bid.
Young, eighth grade student at Rosiclare Grade School
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Young of Rosiclare,
won eighth place in the state spelling contest at
Springfield. She received a bronze metal.
L. Porter was editor/owner of the Independent.
Subscriptions were $1.00 a year in Hardin County and
$2.00 a year elsewhere in the United States.
Annie Sails Again" was sowing at the Capitol
Theatre in Rosiclare, starring Marjorie Rambeau and
Allan Hale. At the Ohio Theatre in Cave In Rock,
"Carolina Moon" was showing starring Gene
Autry and Smiley Burnette.
Pigeon Shooting was to be held 3/4 mile west of
Elizabethtown on the hard road at 10 a.m. Saturday.
and Mrs. Gordon Barnerd of Cave In Rock were the proud
parents of a baby girl, Suzanne, born January 4 at the
farm house of Rev. Andrew Clanton and all contents
were destroyed by fire due to a faulty flue. The
elderly couple went to the home of their daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Foster at Rock
Creek. The Clantons were going to rebuild.
was growing and dandelions were blooming in the
county. Hensley's Funeral Chapel and Furniture
Store in Rosiclare was having a sale on Haag electric
and Mrs. Paul Rogers of Sparks Hill were announcing
the birth of a daughter, Carolyn.
daughter, Freda Helen, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Loy
Sweat of Elizabethtown on January 9. The baby
was named after the county nurse, Freda LaKamp.
graders at Rosiclare Grade School who were on the
honor roll were James Lowry, Ferol Aydelotte, Betty
Lowry, Betty Stanford, Mary Janet Davis, Ronald Rose,
and Charles Riley.
74 foot by 28 foot frame bath house was being built at
Pounds Hollow Recreation Area, according to W. D.
Giffen, Forest Ranger. There was to be a central
dispensing room for checking clothes and selling soft
drinks and snacks; dressing rooms for men and women at
each end of the building; a shower room with toilets,
all to be completed in the spring. Work was to
begin on a four room cabin for the custodian in the
spring. All work was being done by Veterans from
daughter, Addie, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Snowball
Woods at their home in Elizabethtown.
son, Larry Dean, was born to Mrs. Robert Little on
January 23 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis,
Cave In Rock.
and Mrs. Willard Casey of north Karbers Ridge were
announcing the birth of a daughter, Juney May, on
daughter was born on January 24 to Mr. and Mrs.
Brownie Carman of Elizabethtown.
the last 10 years, Hardin County gained 804 people,
according to the Census Bureau. The total
population of the county was 7,759. The
population of Rosiclare was 1,774; Elizabethtown, 622;
Cave In Rock, 486.
and Mrs. Howard Edwards of Elizabethtown were
announcing the birth of a son on January 29 at the
news: Hugh Moore, Carrsville, KY, who was
helping his brother Murray Moore build two houses for
Gordon McClusky, left for his home after receiving a
call to enter the army at Fort Knox, KY.
Branch news: The doctr was called to see Hattie
Lucille Shewmaker who was very ill with the flu.
news: Mrs. Carol McDaniels entertained a number
of friends of her two daughters, Wanda Jean, 10, and
Joann, 6, at a birthday party for them at the
home. Bobby Soward entertained Billy Robinett,
Paul Santy and Cubby Bear at his home in celebration
of his 12th birthday.
news: Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Travis, parents of Roy
and Hobart Travis, celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary at their home in Marion, KY on January 22.
Pet Show was held at the YMCA, and first prize went to
Miechel Lightner; Harley LaRoy Butler won second
In Rock news: A new set of fluorescent light
fixtures was installed in Garland's Quality Market
which greatly improved the quality of lighting in the
store. Mary Thomas Oxford was unable to attend
school for a few days after falling from the barn loft
at the home of Patty Jo Green where the girls and
other children were playing.
Of The Past Index
Genealogy Trails 2008 All Rights Reserved