April 22 is Good Friday and Earth Day so we should all be in a good frame of mind to do our part to improve the world. Next Friday, we can put it to good use and plant some trees in celebration of Arbor Day. Surely we can top the first Arbor Day in 1872, when it was estimated that one million trees were planted in Nebraska alone.
Welcome to a new Another Place in Time photograph. If you know who is pictured call the News office at 859-824-3343 and share your guesses with us. If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured, bring it to the News office at 129 S. Main, Dry Ridge. Photos can be scanned and returned.
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.