Turning Back the Clock 10-3-13

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15 Years Ago


October 1, 1998

The city of Williamstown received two honors at the Kentucky League of Cities Convention in Fort Mitchell. Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell received the KLC President’s Award of Excellence and the city was one of 41 towns accepted into the state’s Renaissance Kentucky program. 


Army National Guard Pvt. Jeffrey W. Ford has entered basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the eight weeks of training the soldier will study the Army mission and will receive instruction map reading and weapons. Ford is the son of Rita M. Hisel of Williamstown. He is a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School.

25 Years Ago


October 6, 1988

Marcia Ball, the “Swamp Boogie Queen,” has been called a pioneer of the “Austin Sound.” She combines powerful vocals with a scintillating style. Catch her act when Kentucky Center Present: The Lonesome Specials. The fall season of this popular KET music series offers 10 new shows.

Seaman Recruit, Sherry Lynn Dailey, has successfully completed basic training at the Naval Recruit Command in Orlando, Fla. Seaman Recruit Dailey joined the Navy’s delayed entry program in Jan. 1988. Seaman Recruit Dailey is the daughter of A.G. and Shirley R. Dailey in Corinth. 


50 Years Ago


October 4, 1963

Debbie Kay Wright was first place winner in the baby contest at the 1963 Grant County Fair. She was entered in the age group two to four years. The little girl is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wright. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hasank. The paternal grandparents are Mrs. Burgess Wright and the late Mr. Wright. 


U.S. Forces Germany – Army 2nd Lt. Floyd A. Norton, whose mother, Mrs. Floyd Norton lives in Williamstown and other members of the Seventh U.S. Army Support Command participated in LION VERT exercise. The lieutenant is a 1957 graduate of Williamstown High School and a 1962 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond.