Looking back at news of the past

Published 9:13 am Thursday, July 11, 2019

50 years ago

July 10, 1969

— The Class of 1917 of Kentucky Wesleyan College met in Winchester for the first time in 52 years. The group visited the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan now the site of the Southeastern Christian College to sightsee and to discuss old memories.

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— Sgt. 1C James H. Gisson recently received the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation from Col. Max Etkin, Lexington-Blue Grass Army Depot Commander. Glisson, senior supply sergeant in Distribution and Transportation directorate, was awarded the medal for meritorious service in Vietnam.

— Construction began on the Hillcrest Manor apartment complex off Lexington Road near the Boonesboro Road Bypass.

— Eight Clark Countians left for the July Armed Forces physical examination call for Clark County. Those taking physical examinations were Robert Winston Baber, Gary Lee Martin, Ronnie Lee Parker, Jolly Edward Shelton, Larry Glenn Palmer, Victor McClain Patton, Charles Bill Breeding and Johnny Rice.

25 years ago

July 12, 1994

— Airman Michael D. Redmon, a 1993 graduate of GRCHS, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He was trained in the U.S. Air Force customs and courtesies, military law and physical conditioning.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rene Redmond, Winchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Camic, Lawrenceburg.

— The joint Winchester- Clark County Ethics Committee decided to add three citizen members to its ranks.

15 years ago

July 9, 2004

— Clark County elementary schools were $50,000 richer thanks to the Clark County Music Alumni Association. Jerry Johnson, president, said the association also donated more than $94,000 in scholarships.

July 10, 2004

— Relatives of Pfc. Harold Glenn Epperson unveiled a marker at the Epperson gravesite in the Winchester Cemetery to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his death, June 26. Epperson, who died in combat in WWII, was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

July 15, 2004

— Family friends and other supporters gathers at the Leeds Center for the Arts for the Clark County GED program graduation. It was the 13th class to graduate the Clark County GED program, with 60 graduating. Five of the graduate earned their GED while in the Clark County Detention Center.