Looking back at Clark County for April 28, 2019

Published 9:28 am Thursday, April 18, 2019

10 years ago

April 15, 2009

— The GRC tennis team swept Estill County in a match played in Irving. The Cardinals posted an 8-1 win, while the Lady Cards won by the same margin.

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April 16, 2009

— News that the Clark County Fire Department may pull out of its shared station on Fulton Road sent waves crashing through the department and ripples through the community. Following three days of budget meetings, the Fiscal Court discussed ending its involvement with Station 2, which it shares with Winchester Fire-EMS, and lay off three firefighters to tighten the budget.

April 17, 2009

— Katy McKinney and Keaton Crosby won the overall short duo champion award at the Tennessee Clogging Classic. Crosby also won first-place challenge solo for the 13-14 age divisions. McKinney won second-place for traditional solo and third-place for challenge solo in the 15-16 age division.

25 years ago

April 14, 1994

— One player hit the Lotto Kentucky $9 million jackpot and the ticket was purchased in Winchester. The winner collects $450,000 a year over the next 20 years, before taxes. The ticket was sold at the Boonesboro 76 service station. The winners were later revealed to be Charles “Shorty” and Janet Howard of Winchester.

— Lt. Gov. Paul Patton discussed economic development at a luncheon meeting of the Winchester Rotary Club. Bob Hazelrigg was program chair.

— Competing against 40 regional winners, George Rogers Clark High School senior David McGuire, 18, won sixth place in job interviewing at the State Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Career Development Conference in Louisville. McGuire is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. McGuire of Winchester and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Pedigo of Paris.

April 15, 1994

— Robbie Fulks, a senior member of the Transylvania University basketball pioneers, was presented with a Captain’s Award at Transy’s 38th annual men’s basketball awards banquet in Lexington.

Folks, the son of Robert and Donna Fulks of Winchester and a former member of the George Rogers Clark High School basketball Cardinals, also received the Bobby Jobe Academic Award and the Most Assists Award. Folks’ total of 233 assists this year set a Transylvania single-season record.

April 16, 1994

— Approximately 2,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the Kentucky Women’s Missionary Union Annual Meeting at the Central Baptist Church.

50 years ago

April 14, 1969

— A new disease-resistant type of tobacco used chiefly for snuff and chewing has been released to growers, The Agriculture Department announced. Named KY 165, it was developed by the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station at Lexington and the Federal Research Service.

— Mrs. Finley Wills, Clark County Heart Fund chairman, reported that a total of $3,598.15 was collected locally for the Heart Fund, an increase over the previous year.

April 16, 1969

— From the ads: At Penneys, fashion slacks for $3.99 to $7.99; Wester-look girls jeans, two for $7; nifty cut-off jeans, two for $6.

— From the ads: At Begley’s Drug Store, boys basketball-type tennis shoes for $1.08; girls tennis shoes for $1.09 and women’s for $1.22.

April 17, 1969

— Construction of Winchester’s first community swimming pool began Wednesday at Community Park as the pool area was marked off and grading operations began. Completion is expected prior to opening of the swim season. The pool cost $62,500. A 50-50 matching federal grant of $39,975 for the project was announced earlier in 1969.

— For the first time in approximately 17 years, the Clark County Jail had no city prisoners. Officials said the last city prisoner was released at 10 a.m. and the jail remained empty of city prisoners until about 7:30 p.m. when a prisoner was lodged on a public drunkenness charge.

— Miss Michelle Yvonne Graves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graves of Cincinnati, and granddaughter of Miss Asa Davis of Winchester, was one of 42 debutantes to be presented but The Esquire Club of Cincinnati.