Turning Back The Clock

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15 Years
Dec. 28, 1995

Fourth grade classes at Mason-Corinth Elementary taught by Gail McAdams, Jennifer Caldwell and Diane Henage reached out to children in Bosnia in the form of shoe boxes filled with toothpaste, soap, combs, flashlights and batteries, small stuffed animals, matchbox cars and school supplies. The project began when McAdams read a book to her class.

Sheila Carroll is the county’s first nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with a master’s degree. Carroll specialized in family medicine and issues. She consults with the doctors before prescribing medications at the Family Medical Center in Williamstown. Her patients come from word of mouth or referrals from other doctors.

25 Years
Dec. 26, 1985

The Williamstown Demons ended a 12-year losing streak to the Grant County Braves with a 78-41 win. Williamstown put five players in double figures including Greg Evans with 16 points, Todd Martin 14, Craig Houchens 12, Scott Arnold 12 and David Wagner with 10. Junior Eldridge led Grant County with 10 points.

Williamstown Mayor Herbert Caldwell was elected Chairman of the Small Cities Council of the National League of Cities during the SCC’s annual business meeting. Mayor Caldwell was elected by a majority of the 7,000 officials attending the meeting. The goal of the Small Cities Council is to serve the needs of the growing number of small city members.

50 Years
Dec. 16, 1960

Miss Nancy Stith, a Kentucky Wesleyan College junior, was the first place winner in a flag contest sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 16, Owensboro Police Department. Thirty-four other designs were entered into the contest. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur R. Stith of Dry Ridge. Stith received a $50 United States Savings Bond.

This fall, for the first time, the Kentucky Department of Education initiated a free textbook program for public high school students. This program operates on a budget of $540,000, providing two free books this year at a savings of about $7 to $8 for each student. The hope is that by 1964, all students will receive their textbooks for free.