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Jan. 9, 1997

Parking on Broadway and running into the Dry Ridge City Building or post office became a violation following Monday nights city council meeting. The measure was approved because of increased traffic in the area. The no parking zone will be enforced starting in the spring. Vehicles found to be in violation of the ordinance will be towed at the owner’s expense. Fines ranging from $20 to $500.

Lisa Hill of Crittenden has enrolled in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at ITT Technical Institute in Norwood, Ohio. The local campus is one of  a nationwide network of 58 ITT Technical Institutes operated by Indianapolis-based ITT Educational Services Inc. The eight-quarter program will help prepare her for an entry-level position in electronics. A former student of Tates Creek High School, she is the daughter of Ann and Ted Hill.

Jan. 8, 1987

Pvt. Kenneth B. Ashcraft, son of James K. and Mamie M. Ashcraft of Dry Ridge, has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. During the training, students received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid and Army history and traditions.

Midway Plaza now has a video store. Video Productions has been in business since 1985. Sue Tolle, the owner and manager, moved her business to Midway Plaza last week. She has over 600 movies in stock. She had a drawing during her opening week at the new location. Jim Richardson won a year’s membership which includes one free movie a week for one year. Angie Webster won a dual cassette player with detachable speakers.

Jan. 12, 1962

William M. Miller has recently completed the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Kentucky in the department of Dairy Science. Dr. Miller has accepted a position with the University of Tennessee as State Extension Dairyman for East Tennessee. He and his family, Dorothy and their two children, William, Jr. and Jo Anne, have moved from Lexington to Knoxville. “Bill” is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Miller of Dry Ridge.

Governor Combs has procaimed January as New March of Dimes Month. Little Pat O’Rear, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Barnard, Jr. of Frankfort is the poster girl and will represent the National Foundation during January’s March of Dimes. As a healthy poster child, she will be a constant reminder of the victory against polio which has resulted in an estimated 2,000 lives being saved from the crippling disease.