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Turning Back the Clock 2-3-11

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15 Years Ago

Feb. 3, 1996
Health care reform and domestic violence continue to dominate the legislative agenda for the 1996 regular session. The primary change to health care offered is removal of a requirement that insurers charge the same premium regardless of health and reducing the power of the Kentucky Health Policy Board. A domestic violence bill would enhance fourth-degree assault penalties.

For the last month, the $143,000 new fire truck has remained in the Dry Ridge Fire Department firehouse, empty of equipment, while a 30-year-old- truck it was meant to replace lumbers on to fires. The new truck needs $3,000 in additional supplies, but Fire Chief Rodney Smith is still waiting for city council to appropriate the money.

25 Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1986
The Williamstown Chapter of the FBLA, in conjunction with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, is designing and compiling a Grant Count Business Directory. The directory is compiled as the Williamstown Chapter’s “Getting Involved” project. It also fits the Kentucky FBLA theme, “Building Your Future Today.” The chamber will cover the cost of printing.

Bitterly cold weather and illness described as “the flu” combined early this week to deal a one-two punch that put both local school systems on the mat. Faced with a drop in temperatures and a rising absentee rate, both school systems shut down early in the week until the situation eased. Illness struck both school systems at the middle school levels hardest.

50 Years Ago
Feb. 3, 1961
Alva Ransdell, deputy sheriff, is making his announcement for office of sheriff of Grant County. He is serving his fourth year as deputy under Sheriff Porter Martin. He is well known to the people of the county, having lived his entire life here. He is the first candidate to announce for sheriff for the upcoming election.

The Grant County Medical Society, in cooperation with the Grant County Health Department, will conduct poliomyelitis immunization clinics at all of the schools in the county beginning in February. The Salk polio shots will be offered to children of all ages who have not had the four shots and those whose parents sign the permission slips.