April 11, 1996
After dismal tobacco yields hit by dry weather and disease, cattle prices are collapsing. On top of that, feed prices are escalating due to corn shortages. Experts predict that any beef price increases won’t be until the fall of 1997 and that is a minimum.
25 Years Ago
April 10, 1986
The Corinth volunteer fire department has a new chief. Gary Mosley was elected to the post in January.
There will be a free workshop on understanding social media and its applications from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 29 at Northern Kentucky University Grant County Center, 390 N. Main Street in Williamstown.
A brunch will be served and door prizes will be given. Seating is limited. Call 859-824-3600 to reserve a seat.
“This is a great opportunity to honor your administrative professional, receptionist or assistant with a free workship,” said Betsy John Jennings, director of extended campus initiatives at NKU Grant County Center.
Grant County High School will present three performances of the musical “Annie” at 7 p.m. April 15 and 16. Saturday, April 16 will have an additional 2 p.m. matinée.
“Annie” is based on the popular “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip. The 33-member cast includes Grant County elementary, middle and high students. Directors are Faith Clifton and Cheryl Workman. They encourage everyone to come out for the entertainment performed by Grant County students.
‘We Love Japan’ will be held from 5 to 8 p..m April 14 at Grant County High School. This will be an evening of arts and crafts and all of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to aid Japan. In addition, the $1 from every ticket sold for the GCHS baseball and softball teams games for that evening will go to the American Red Cross.
One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil. Compacted, clay soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments. One way to off-set the problem is to employ a system of raised beds. Raised beds are practical for many reasons and they are not just for the clay-challenged.
These Another Place In Time photos feature members of the Race family. Pictured are Alvena Jump holding twins Ruby Mae and Wanda Faye Race in 1940 on Shiloh Road (left photo), Everitt Race in 1956 at the UK experimental farm in Owen County (middle photo) and Roy Race in 1905. Thanks to Ruby Race Harris of Dry Ridge for providing the photos and Floyd Race of Crittenden and Larry Stith of Independence for calling in guesses.
Veteran Gary Trumbo needed a helping hand when he retired after 21 years in the military.
“Back in 2003, when I was discharged from Iraq, I had medical issues,” the Williamstown resident said. “Before, the VA started paying me my retirement on the pension, I was having trouble with my finances.”
That’s where Salute Inc. came in.
Founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf, Salute Inc. helps meet the financial, physical and emotional needs of the military service members, veterans and their families.