Turning Back the Clock 5-5-11

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15 Years Ago

May 2, 1996
The Republican Party held their county convention in April at the Williamstown Courthouse electing five delegates and five alternatives to an executive committee representing the county at the Republican State Convention. The five delegates were John Risen, Jim Ginn, and Les and Betty Taylor of Williamstown and Damon Thayer of Crittenden.

Amanda Cofer, 12, won first place in her age category with her acrylic painting “Black Duck’s Home.” She had beaten 650 people for Best of Show by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Junior Duck Stamp contest. She also was a representative of Kentucky as one of 48 finalists in the national postage stamp art competition.

25 Years Ago

May 8, 1986
The Williamstown City Council voted to authorize the city’s administrative officer to take the necessary steps, including contracts, to have an historic log house on High Street stripped of exterior lumber and added-on rooms. The house was reputed to be the home of William Arnold, founder of Williamstown.

The Grant County Hospital chose Marian Wilhoite as the Employee of the Year. She had worked at the hospital for 17 years. Beginning May 26, 1969 and being hired by Charles Hamilton, administrator at the time to count supplies.

50 Years Ago

May 5, 1961
Area services were expanded based on funding from the state government in 1960. For the year, Grant County schools received $319,631. The Highway Department spent $4,132,700. Under Governor Combs’ Lake Development Program, construction should start in the spring on Corinth Lake by authorities in Washington.

Reverend Kenneth Dillon fractured his right ankle when he climbed on the roof of Williamstown Methodist Church to remove a broken branch from a tree at the rear of the church. In attempt to throw a rope over the branch, he slipped. Lying there for several hours unheard, he was later taken by firemen to the local hospital.