Turning Back the Clock 6-23-11

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15 Years Ago

June 20, 1996
Three Grant County teens were chosen for the Governor’s Scholars Program. Gail Kollhoff of Corinth, Lori Brown and Tracy Wright, both of Williamstown, will take part in the five week program that joins 700 high school juniors from 116 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

Two Williamstown residents, Chuck Estridge and Megan Brumback performed in Kincade Regional Theatre’s production of ‘Annie.’ Brumback played the part of Tessie, an orphan, while Estridge played numerous roles as Fred the bum, a police officer and the Secretary of the Interior Ickes.

25 Years Ago

June 26, 1986
The Grant County Chapter of the Future Farmers of America held a parent-member banquet where George Toole, and Howard Epperson were awarded the honorary chapter Farmer degree and John Brill, principal of Grant County High, was given recognition for his cooperation with carrying out chapter activities.

Debbie Strong and Rita Beach plow their garden in a slightly unconventional way, by attaching a horse harness plow to a riding lawnmower. “The lawn tractor is easier to catch than my horse.” said Beach. “It’s cheaper than buying a rotary tiller. Debbie just yells ‘gee’ or ‘haw’ and I know whether to go left or right.”

50 Years Ago

June 23, 1961
Agriculture commissioner Emerson Beauchamp presented the certificate making Grant County a modified certified Brucellosis free area. Receiving the certificate in Frankfort were Robert Hume, county agent, Lewis Pelfrey and Joe Colson of the Grant County Committee, who spearheaded the drive.

Mrs. Herndon Willis was appointed 4th District  Deputy Daughters of America at the 58th State convention held in Lexington Monday through Wednesday Others attending the convention were Mildred Harris, Sylvia Forsythe, Roy Wood, and W. P. Webster.