Looking back for Oct. 23, 2016

Published 2:06 pm Monday, October 24, 2016

25 years ago 

The turnout for the gubernatorial primaries in May was the lowest in at least 16 years  and even the nominees are worried now about how many people will cast ballots in November. Voter registration figures compiled by the State Board of Elections give little reason for optimism. There are 1,891,962 Kentuckians registered to vote in the general election, fewer than in 1987 and not many more than in 1983.

NEW YORK — Paula Abdul and Mel Gibson are the celebrities most Americans want to “meet under the mistletoe” this holiday season. Bruskin Associates, which polled 1,005 people by phone, reported 21 percent of the men said they’d most like the mistletoe encounter with singer-dancer Abdul. Twenty-one person of women were for Gibson.

Poster contest winners were announced last week at Pilot View School. The posters will be put on display to promote the school’s upcoming fall festival. Winners include Nikki Pergram, age 9, fourth grade; Natasha Stamper, age 10, fifth grade; and Jason Clark and Leslie Mullins, both age 7, representing the second-grade entry.

The George Rogers Clark High School Cardinals will play their final regular-season home game Friday at Cardinal Stadium when they host the Pulaski County High School Maroons. But don’t bet you won’t see the Cardinals back in their favorite nest this season. With two games to play in the regular season, Clark is 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the district. Only a Pulaski miracle or an upset by Laurel County can keep Clark from going undefeated in the regular season.

The October meeting of the Boonesboro Road Homemakers Club was held at the home of Helen Avent, Redbud Lane, with Olivia Bogard as co-chair. The meeting was conducted by Alice Tucker, president. Mrs. Bogard introduced her guest, Garnett Davis, who is an instructor in the Body Recall Program, a physical fitness, gentle exercise and movement program.

50 years ago 

Tae-Sung David Juhn, a South Korean student at the University of Kentucky, will discuss Viet Nam at Wednesday’s luncheon of the Kiwanis Club at the Brown-Proctor Hotel. He will be accompanied by Ben Averitt, director of the International Center at UK. Owtis Ragland will be program chairman.

About 35 local retail and wholesale grocers met with representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Stamp program Tuesday afternoon at the Clark County Courthouse.

  WASHINGTON — President Johnson ordered court action today to end a strike of about 6,000 General Electric employees at an Evendale, Ohio, plant which produces jet engines for planes in the Viet Nam war.

Mrs. Charles C.K. Lawrence entertained with a luncheon Tuesday at the Idle Hour Country Club, Lexington, in honor of patrons of the annual Harvest Ball slated Friday, Nov. 4, at the Phoenix Hotel. Invited guests from Winchester were Mrs. Charles C. Hendricks, Mrs. Dorr Kimball Taylor, Mrs. George VanMeter, Mrs. Jim Graves, Mrs. Elizabeth VanMeter Hutchinson, Mrs. Daniel A. Breene and Mrs. Henry Besuden.

75 years ago 

The Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs, acting through their interclub community service committees, were completing plans late today for the collection of scrap metals and paper to aid the three city school kitchens.

Mr. Porter Guy of Columbus, Ohio, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Lawrence Guy, Buckner Street.

Mr. Jack Allen of Columbus, Ohio, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gay Ecton, College Street.

Bonita Stone was named president of the Mt. Zion 4-H Club for the ensuing year at a meeting of the club Monday. Dorothy Hull was named vice president; John Davis, secretary-treasurer; and Elsie Marie Isaacs, reporter.