Turning Back the Clock 4-11-13

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15 Years Ago

April 9, 1998

Lauren Poer is the Williamstown Elementary School Intermediate Student of the Week. She is 12-years-old and is in the sixth grade. She was selected by her GLOW teacher. At school she participated in GLOW and Odyssey of the Mind. She is also a junior cheerleader and band member. Math is her favorite subject. 

The Kentucky Association for Conservation District awarded the Outstanding Junior Board in the State Award to the Grant County Jr. Board. They received a plaque and $500, which will be used for a trip. This is the second time the Junior Board won since 1990. 

25 Years Ago

April 7, 1988

A junior at Grant County High School was recently chosen from thousands of students nationwide to take part in the Governor’s School for Performing Arts. Wade Barker was selected to enter the program and study vocal music. Three other students at the high school were chosen as alternates. 

Five students were recently chosen to play in the Northern Kentucky Select Band, which performed in concert at the Drawbridge Inn. In junior high, Velda Turner and Kim Wagner were selected to play in the band. David Hillner, DeShay Smith and Michael Mobley were chosen from the high school to participate. 

50 Years Ago

April 12, 1963

 At the State Speech Contest held at UK, four regional speech “superiors” from Williamstown High School gave their entries in a statewide competition. Loretta Daugherty received a “superior” rating after delivering her speech in the public speaking division. B.L. Ballard coached the entries. 

Truck load limits along routes leading to Interstate 75 in Grant County have been raised by the State Highway Department from 59,640 pounds maximum to 73,280 pounds. Henry Ward, commissioner of Highways, approved the weight raise from Class “AA” trucking highways to Class “AAA” trucking highways.