Looking Back June 23, 2020


25 Years Ago - April 18- 25, 1995

    Kentucky Wool Festival Quilt Block Contest: Entries will be on display during the festival October 6, 7, and 8. A cash award will be awarded for 12 quilt blocks chosen to be in quilt and become property of the KY Wool Festival. All other blocks can be reclaimed.
    Joe B. Hall, former UK basketball coach, and Richard Gulick, former basketball coach at Morgan and Pendleton High Schools, spent time at Wyatt’s talking basketball and reiniscing.
    Court discusses land for ambulance headquarters. The current objective was to try to cut the loss they have to 50 percent without increased expenditures. The unofficial figure of the current year has a $60,000 loss with three months to go.  Bill Klaber said without question something has to be done, the building they are in is running on borrowed time.
    Proposed traffic light at U. S. 27 and Shelby St. approved.  The light will connect with Rite Aid parking lot. Ken Palisin informed council member that with sewage rate below $10 they would receive no grant money for sewage projects.
    Rotary Pancake Month- All you can eat pancakes Adults- $3 and Children $1.50 on April 21, 1995 at Pendleton Middle School Banquet Room.

50 Years Ago - April 10- 17, 1970

    Dr. Scholl’s Shoe Company officials from Chicago and Cincinnati met in Louisville Tuesday and reportedly signed a contract of lease intent with the fiscal agents to sell the necessary bonds which will appropriate the money to build their new industrial plant. The Falmouth Outlook learned.
    William Henry Cordray, aged 83 years, well known Pendleton County farmer residing on the Brooksville Road, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 1970.
    Sp/4 Roy Mains has returned to the states and is now stationed at Ft. Campbell. He has been transferred back here after being wounded in Vietnam recently.
    Nicholas Auchter, son of the late George and Katherine Gallagher Auchter, was born in Pendleton County on March 8, 1884 and passed away on Thursday, April 9, 1970. Mr. Auchter passed away in the same home in which he was born.

75 Years Ago - April 14, 1945

    The 108th General Hospital in Paris- Pfc. William F. Wyatt of Falmouth has been awarded the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds of the back, incurred during the bitter fighting around Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge. Fully recovered, he has returned to duty
    Everett C. McMillan, a World War I veteran , died at the Veterans Hospital at Dayton, Ohio April 4, 1945.
    Pfc. Gilbert E. Sargent, who is in Germany, has been promoted to private first class.
    Mrs. Katie Weisbrodt, well known and highly esteemed Christian woman, and widow of the late George Weisbrodt, died at her home near Foster on Saturday, April 7, 1945.
    William Henry Hornbeck, aged 83 years, a native of Pendleton County, died on Thursday, April 5, 1945 at his home near Butler.

100 Years Ago - April 10-17, 1920

    The Morgan High School placed itself on the map in a very definite way, when it held its first high school commencement  Thursday, April 1.
    Berry lost one of its best women when Sally L. Whitaker passed away March 24 at 10 o’clock p.m.
    Born to the wife of Menzie Montgomery of Liberty Ridge on March 31 a fine little Baptist- Democrat- Republican son. He tipped the beam at 9 1/2 pounds.
    Born to the wife of Charles P. Robinson of Liberty Ridge on March 24 twin daughters. The handsome little misses have been christened Beaulah Catherine and Bernice Louise. Mrs. Robinson was Miss Lida Montgomery before her marriage.
    Clarence Lebus Jr. and Miss Lady Belle Burt of Lexington eloped to New Albany last Friday.
    As the early sunlight awakened a sleeping world to its labors on April 12, 1920, God called one of his laborers to eternal rest. Mrs. Elizabeth, a daughter of Matthew and Jane Mitchell.