Looking Back - September 15


25 Years Ago - July 11, 1995

    Falmouth one of five new communities welcomed to Ky Main Street program. These communities were welcomed into the program for 1995. The cities are to be commended for their efforts of preservation at the local level. Members of the Kentucky Heritage Council did a state vist of Falmouth on February 8.
    Northern Kentucky Symphony giving free concert in Falmouth. A midsummer night concert is planned at the Griffin Center on Friday August 4. The program will include works of John Phillip Sousa and Aaron Copeland together with the monumental 1812 Overture. Pendleton Band Boosters will offer a boxed supper beginning at 5:30.
    People came from all over the world to attend the July 8 gathering of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary’s Farm. Followers from as far as Japan and Yugoslavia surrounded the grotto area. Elena Maria Finley attended from Yugoslavia where she has been working with war refugees for over three years.
    Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth has underwent extensive remodeling and expansion. Peoples in Falmouth was opened in 1948 by Charles W. and his late wife Stella Pribble Peoples. The Peoples family has been in the funeral business since 1881 when C. F. Peoples operated a general store in Butler where he carried a line of caskets and undertaker’s goods.

50 Years Ago - July 3, 1970

    Just four days before American troops were pulled out of Cambodia, Sp/4 Osborne Mattingly Jr. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Mattingly of the Carntown- Peach Grove Road, was killed in action. He passed away on Thursday, June 25, 1970, his birthday.
    Miss Regina Lynn Mullins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mullins of Falmouth, was united in marriage to Lonnie Allen Gregg, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gregg, also of Falmouth.
    Lon Harrison Lucas, aged 81 years, Brooksville, passed away Sunday, June 28.
    Mrs. Mary Frances Edwards Toomey, aged 93, formerly of Robertson County, passed away June 23, 1970

75 Years Ago - June 30, 1945

    Lt. Ralph Bowling, after being a German prisoner for 14 months, returned to his home in Butler for a 60 day furlough visit with his mother, Mrs. H. H. Bowling and other relatives and friends. He is a bombadier with the Army Air Forces.
    Miss Wilma Petit of Butler, who has been a cadet nurse at the Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati for the past five months, was a member of a class that was capped in exercises on Sunday evening June 17.
    Mrs. Marrilla Sorrell died Sunday June 24, 1945 at her home.
    James R. Carlin a native of Pendleton County, died suddenly Monday, June 25, 1945.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spaulding of near Butler are rejoicing over the arrival of a 6 1/2 lb. son, born May 29. The little man will answer to the name of Delbert Marcuz.
    Mrs. Hattie Locker Delaney, wife of Leslie Delaney, died at her home on Tuesday, June 19, 1945.

100 Years Ago - July 3, 1920

    Coal is retailing in Falmouth at $12 per ton. The word comes from the miners that the next will be higher. There will be some cold feet this coming winter at that price.
    Born to the wife of Reverend Martin McClure a fine little daughter, Nancy Smith.
    James H. Lawson of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Berry, and Miss Blanche Barlow of Berry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Barlow, were married recently.
    Born June 8 to the wife of Arnold Sprague, a 9 lb. son. Name, Marion.
    Montgomery G. French died at his home near Berry, Harrison County on Tuesday, June 8.