Looking back at Clark County for Aug. 15, 2019

Published 9:31 am Thursday, August 15, 2019

75 years ago

Aug. 18, 1944

— American armored forces plunged across two water barriers before Paris today and reached within 35 miles of the French capital, besieged on the west and south after lightning 60- to-80-mile drives by Lt. Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army.

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— N.C. Thomson, manager of the Winchester Water company, stated water is now being pumped from the Kentucky River for use by the city consumers.

50 years ago

Aug. 14, 1969

— Work on new headquarters for East Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, located on a 56-acre site west of Winchester on the former Bo-Mar Farm on the Lexington Road, is progressing. The new building will have 37,000 square feet of floor space and will provide more than 80 offices for 120 employees. The project began in March 1968.

— The Barn Dinner Theatre moved into its second year with the opening of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” It was Aug. 14, 1968, that the Barn’s doors opened to patrons for the first time.

Aug. 18, 1969

— Ed Hill, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, may be the oldest businessman in Winchester. Now the proprietor of Hills Motel, North Main Street, Hill has also operated a restaurant on Maple Street and was employed as a farmer and store clerk. He has run the motel since 1952.

25 years ago

Aug. 11, 1994

— The Clark County Fiscal Court took a giant step toward finalizing the $3.25 million of the former Rockwell International property to Structural Foam Plastics Inc. when it made the contract’s details public at a meeting of the court.

Aug. 13, 1994

— Chic Chism led the Clark County contingent to the Bluegrass State Games with a total of six medals in shooting events. He won tree gold, one silver and two bronze medals in trap shooting at the games.

— Kerrah Lynn Fraley, 11 months old, was named winner in the fanciest outfit competition for ages 6 to 12 months at the Clark County Fair, while Samantha Jo Ball, eight weeks old, won in the birth to 5 months category.

15 years ago

Aug. 16, 2004

— Courtney Williams was named the 2005 Clark County Junior Miss.