From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 4, 1987
- A county-wide sales tax had again met with defeat at the hands of local voters this week. The proposed 1-cent tax had been voted down, 5,676 to 3,798, according to the unofficial tally.
- At their recent meeting, Lawrence County Commissioners had received a report calling for the building of a city-owned, city-operated 18-hole golf course on a site near Clinton Lake. The report, prepared by the Lawrence Municipal Golf Course Committee, had included a market study from the National Golf Foundation supporting the proposal.