Turning Back the Clock 3-17-11

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15 Years Ago

March 14, 1996
The Grant Co Extension service put on a Safety and You program at the Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary School. 4-H agent Dan Soliday gave a gun safety lesson to students while 4-H parent  Lyndi Sodden taught children about bike safety and the importance of wearing a helmet. Other safety courses taught included fire, farm, pesticides, railroad, higway and home alone safety. A first aid talk was also given.

To compensate the increased workload of duties, the Crittenden City Council increased government salaries for the upcoming terms of office. At the March 5 meeting, council agreed to increased salaries to $500 a year for council members and $1,500 for the mayor. Past salaries for the elected position were $300 each.

25 Years Ago

March 13, 1986
The Kentucky House of Representatives adjourned recently honoring a Dry Ridge man as national employee of the year for Leaseway Trucking. State Rep. Clay Crupper, D-Dry Ridge said House members recognized Cecil “Buck” Sargent for receiving the award. Sargent was selected from 3,200 employees for the national honor. Sargent and his wife, Elaine, have two children, Lanny and Lori.

Clif Cooper, 8, of Dry Ridge whispered “good luck” to his Holstein as he stood outside the show ring at the North American International (NAI). The Open Holstein Show was held in conjunction with the NAI. Clif’s family brought two Holsteins to Louisville for the huge exposition, and Clif showed last year at the NAI.

50 Years Ago

March 17, 1961
Mr. William C.  Noel, district manager of the Covington Social Security office, called attention to the fact that the social security program has added the 15 millionth beneficiary to the rolls. Mr. Noel stated that as the social security program has become bigger and more liberalized that more individuals are showing an increased interest regarding the provisions of the law.

Abundant farm commodities already made available in increased amounts and kinds for donation in areas of need are also helping feed thousands of victims of floods in southern areas of the country, the Department of Agriculture has announced. Under longstanding policy, state distributing agencies immediately make USDA- donated foods available for use by victims of natural disaster.