Turning Back the Clock 1-27-11

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15 Years Ago

Jan. 25, 1996
Residents of Crittenden are boiling mad at the idea they may actually live in Kenton County. According to a survey completed on behalf of the Kenton County Fiscal Court, Grant County has been using the wrong boundary to mark county lines. If the survey is correct, most of Shady Lane and Harvesters Subdivision are actually in Kenton County.

A watercraft safety bill proposed by State Rep. Royce Adams D-Dry Ridge would bar children under12 from operating power boats and water scooters and would require someone over 15-years-old to accompany those ages 12 to 16 on the watercraft. The bill was unanimously passed by the House Tourism, Development and Energy Committee Jan. 17. It now goes before the House.


25 Years Ago

Jan. 23, 1986
Governor Martha Layne Collins announced that Grant County has received art grants totaling $1,600 through the Arts Council in the Kentucky Department of the Arts. Corinth Elementary School received a $1,200 Artist in Education Grant, which will help place professional visual artist Jan Kirstein in residence there, and Williamstown Junior-Senior High School received a $400 grant for a writing residency for Tamara Kennelly.

David C. Thomas, son of Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Elliston, recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Administration and an Associates of Applied Science Degree in law enforcement. He was a 1975 Graduate of Grant County High School and has served 10 years in the U.S. Army.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 27, 1961
President Dwight Eisenhower collected his salary and expenses Jan. 19 for 19 ½ days in January, his last pay check as president of the United States. Before deductions, the final payments totaled $8,125. The president’s salary is $150,000 plus $25,000 annual pension, a $50,000 yearly expense account and free mailing privileges.

President John F. Kennedy will be officially listed as the 35th president of the United States, but he is only the 34th to hold the job. Grover Cleveland is counted twice by official historians, serving two nonconsecutive terms. The News listed Kennedy as the 36th President last week, which was a typographical error. We knew better.