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Turning Back the Clock 2-10-11

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15 Years Ago

Feb. 8, 1996
Gail Bowen, mother of Brandy Conrad, a student at Grant County High School that was killed in a car wreck, spoke at a press conference in Frankfort in favor of a graduated licensing program. Bowen believes that it might save the life of another teenager, especially in a a state where the teenage drivers death rate is the highest in the nation.

At the Williamstown City Council meeting, members discussed funding for a boat patrol on Williamstown Lake. The problem is the city doesn’t have the money in the budget to fund and equip a boat. Suggestions were made to ask the state departments of Waterways or Fish and Wildlife to patrol the lake. The yearly patrol will run an estimated $6,000 a year, excluding purchasing a boat.

25 Years Ago
Feb. 6, 1986
A major land purchase in Dry Ridge will eventually result in additional commercial development near the Interstate 75 exchange, according to one of the partners in the purchase.
Bill Wilson and his brother Wilbur, a Cynthiana physician, made the purchase from Marjorie S. May, who operated a drive-in theater on the site several years ago.

Like the people of NASA, the Pelfrey family of Dry Ridge will always remember Jan. 28. Not only did Harold, Anna, Billy and Bobbie Jo Pelfrey witness the disastrous launch of the Challenger, which killed six astronauts and teacher Christa McAuliffe, Billy found some debris on the beach at Daytona that may have been part of it.

50 Years Ago
Feb. 10, 1961
Sherman Church of Christ had a record month in January. Morning attendance averaged 61. A new attendance record was set during the month of 102 attending the opening services in the new basement. The congregation will enter into a special building fund drive on Feb. 26.  A goal of $800 and a challenge goal of $1,000 has been set for six Sundays of sacrifice.

May every song be sweeter than the one your heard before; and every ship that you send out, come safely back to shore. I offer you my humble heart—and fervently I pray that you will consent to be my Valentine today. I hesitate to break in on this train of thought with a commercial, but I must say that if words fail, send Whitman’s, the ultimate in the candy maker’s art.—J.B. Miller, pharmacist