Looking Back - February 16


25 Years Ago - December 12, 1995

    New Year’s Eve dance and covered dish supper will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday December 31 at the Goforth Community Center.
    Hall Electronics 101 West Shelby Street a brand new Uniden 25 channel cordless phone only $69.95,  Southwestern Bell Answeringh Machine just $34.95, Digital Answering Machine a bargin at $54.95.
    Wyatt’s Christmas Give-Away don’t forget to register. Prizes will be 2 Robinson Basketballs, a Zenith Portable CD Cassette Player, a Sharp Microwave Oven, and an Upright 5 cubic feetCrosley Freezer.
    Former basketball and football coach passes, Former coach Charles Donald “Chilly” Edmonds passed at his home in South Carolina.
    The PCHS boys basketball team will take a 3-1 record into the Derby City Tournament of Champions in Louisville. Then on December 27 the Cats will fly to Sarasota, Florida to play in the Riscorp Holiday Basketball Classic. The Wildcats will start off their new year at the Mason County Invitational Jan. 3-6.

50 Years Ago - December 11, 1970

    Policeman Paul Jones’ home was burned to the ground on Sunday, December 6, 1970 by arson. Jones had received threats on Saturday and they were carried out the following day.
    Word was received that Private E-2 John Gary Evans suffered injuries in his back on December 2, 1970 while on duty in Vietnam.
    A $100,000 fire in the Mt. Olivet business district late Friday, December 4 and early Saturday, December 5 claimed one life destroyed two buildings and damaged a third.
    Mr. and Mrs. James OHara of Hays Station are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a new son. David Lee born November 28 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
    C. M. Northcutt formerly of Morningview passed away on Tuesday December 1.

75 Years Ago - December 7, 1945

    The Keith Motor Co. announces the delivery of the first 1946 car in Pendleton County, a new Ford to Deputy Sheriff W. C. Aulick and also another new Ford truck to Harold Weaver, operator of the Pendleton Flour Mills.
    Two Shelby Street businesses and one Park street building changed hands this week, thus still increasing the many deals that have occurred during the year. E. C. Showers, Falmouth druggist, sold his business, stock of goods and real estate, to Carol Houchen, Falmouth clothier. Mr. Showers, who has been in business here for many years, said this week in retiring, that he may leave shortly for Florida.
    The Falmouth Improvement Co., which includes several stockholders, sold this week their creamery building, formerly the location of the pants factory, to Cardinal Dairies. R. Risk Arnold, Falmouth businessman, sold the O. B. Gayle Store to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moreland of Cynthiana this week.
    Tobacco is selling at a statewide average of $48.13, the highest price ever, according to reports received from the warehouses this week. The state average was $3.63 a hundred pounds above the 1944 opening day average.

100 Years Ago - December 11, 1920

    J. W. Booher received a large consignment of turkeys here Tuesday for J. T. Cannon. The price paid was 40 cents per pound.
    A new bank, to be known as the First National Bank with a capital stock of $60,000 is to be established in Falmouth. George W. Berger of this city has canvassedthe county and he reports that the stock for a bank three times the size of the proposedone could easily be raised.
    Time after time we pen the deathsof loving friends and it is with great sorrow and deep sympathy that we write the death of Miss Katie Sellars, daughter of the late John and Dallas Sellars, who closed her eyes in that sleep that knoes noawaknning on November 30, 1920.
    John Green an employee of the L & N R.R. at the Butler Depot fell over the foot board of his bed Monday night of last week, while walking in his sleep, and sustained a broken arm.
    The average at Louisville last week for 1920 burley tobacco was $12 per hundred and the market opened at Owensboro at an average of $4.