Turning Back the Clock 8-29-13

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15 Years Ago

August 27, 1998

The Grant County Public Service Communication Center Board (911) hired a director last week, a position that has never been officially filled. Kerry Curry will become the director beginning Oct. 1. Curry is a lifelong resident of Dry Ridge. The board decided to wait until Oct. 1 and let Curry hire a new dispatcher. 

The Grant County Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night denied a zone change request by Arnold Caddell, who two months ago proposed the development on Crittenden-Mt. Zion Road. This was the only request the commission denied during the regular monthly meeting. 


25 Years Ago

September 1, 1988

Airman Ronald L. Baker Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Gamble of Dry Ridge has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree. He is a 1987 graduate of Newport High School.

The Williamstown Band traveled to Lawrenceburg to participate in the Anderson County Marching Band Contest. The band was in class AA1 along with Bracken County, Louisville, Southern and Madison Central. The band placed third in the competition with Madison Central placing first place. 


50 Years Ago   

August 23, 1963

School and office supplies, pencils, two for 5 cents and 8 cents; beginners pencils 10 cents;  pens, 29 cents; pencil boxes 59 cents; pencil sharpeners $1.49 to $2.98;  Crayolas 10 cents, 35 cents, 75 cents, and $1;  nifty note books $1.29; binders 49 cents, 79 cents and $2.50. 

Landrum’s store in Dry Ridge, buy now for school. There ‘s always a bargain at Landrum’s. Girls dresses $1.98 to $2.98; skirts $2.98 to $3.25; blouses $1 to $1.98; bobby sox two pair for $1; boys shirts $1 each; striped top sox three pair for $1 and pants are $2.98.