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November 4, 2020

15 years ago

Nov. 2, 2005

Continuing increases in jail population and high fuel and medical costs have all led to increased spending in the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. by $120,000 for the rest of the year. The increase includes $40,000 for food, $20,000 for fuel and $60,000 for medical costs. That’s what the department expects to spend over and above the amount budgeted for 2005, said Capt. Bruce LaHue, corrections officer for Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick. The county council unanimously approved LaHue’s request on behalf of the sheriff at its appropriation meeting last month.

If you were at the YMCA last Tuesday, you heard the hammering overhead and you may have noticed a building permit on the front door. Construction is underway. The concrete has been poured, and now the staff have a floor upstairs in the space that will soon be three classrooms, two rest rooms, two offices and a waiting area. This week they will move the front desk staff to a temporary desk in the center of the lobby.

Thousands of people, many in costume, lined Capitol Avenue in Corydon on Saturday evening for the annual Halloween parade. Nancy Snyder, who helped organize the parade with her daughter, Heather Davis, and others from the Friends of Corydon Capitol, estimated the crowd at 5,000. This was the 71st consecutive year for the parade, one of the most popular events in Corydon. Snyder said the costume contest, held before the parade, had more than 100 entries.

Fans at Friday night’s intra-county sectional war between Corydon Central and North Harrison probably expected a repeat of the Oct. 7 Big Cat Classic. The first match-up resulted in an explosion of 81 points and 964 yards of offense by the two teams in North Harrison’s 55-26 victory. Anyone hoping for identical video-game numbers the second time around were in for a shock. Bouyed by its defense, including a crucial goal-line stand in the third period, North Harrison decked Corydon Central (1-9) for the second time this season, 20-7.

Deaths: Rosamond Sample, 77; Connie M. Smith, 41; Mary Reynolds, 78; Eldon I. Emily, 75; Dr. Vincent A. Tagliarino, 91; Delmer C. Flener Jr., 77; Weldon Gresham, 88; William L. Walker Jr., 90; Trenton K. McIntosh, infant; Charles Houck, 54.

25 years ago

Nov. 8, 1995

Voters in Floyd and Clark counties solidly turned down gambling referendums, echoing the “no boat” vote two years ago. That will speed the process in Harrison County, where the chance of getting a gaming license for the Ohio River increased tremendously. “The show is moving our way,” said Judy Hess of Corydon, chair of the riverboat task force. “I think this puts us on a very fast track. We’ve anticipated dates for gaming commission hearings here to be set after those referendums, and I think that’s going to happen now. I think we’re finally going to bring closure to it all.”

A Central man lost his life and two others were injured critically Thursday afternoon in a head-on car-truck collision about one mile west of Heth-Washington Grade School. An army of emergency rescue workers responded quickly to calls for help when the wreck was reported about 4 p.m. on the narrow and hilly Heth-Washington Road. Dwayne L. Bruner, 29, was pronounced dead of massive internal injuries two hours after the accident at University Hospital in Louisville.

When the Harrison County Plan Commission formulated its new subdivision control ordinance, members knew they’d find shortcomings after the fact. Thursday evening, the commission discussed tightening some loopholes pertaining to exempt lots, those that are 10 acres or larger. “As you start into these things, there’s always things that should have been done,” said Terry Smith, director of the planning office. “These changes will accomplish some of the ‘should have’.” One change would be aimed at preventing long, narrow lots.

Jerry Reinhardt knows his Lanesville Eagles face a tall order, opening the high school basketball season at South Central Friday night. The Rebels possess size, quickness and experience while Lanesville graduated all but one player from last year’s varsity squad. “They’ll be heavily favored,” said the veteran Lanesville coach. “But I think we were last year, and they came in and spoiled the whole party we had, so, hopefully, we can spoil it for them, too.”

Deaths: The Rev. L.W. Mayhugh, 93; Eugene Cloud, 70; Juanita Campbell, 64; Charles C. Limeberry, 87; George E. Arnold, 54; Craig A. Robison; Raleigh H. Benz, 90; Karen Feldkamp, 33; Mary F. Brown, 52; Kelso Williams, 80.

50 years ago

Nov. 4, 1970

The Eureka Telephone Co. of Corydon has bought the Crandall Telephone Co. There are about 480 customers. Former operators at the exchange were Mrs. Thomas Sipes, Violet Gurtz and Lula Mae Melton.

Arvil Weilbaker, Palmyra postmaster, was elected editor-in-chief of The Postmaster Gazette, a national magazine for postmasters.

Seven new school board members for South Harrison were elected on Nov. 3. They are William F. Fleace, Clarence Merk Sr., Roger Glaze, Dennis Alstott, Gordon Pendleton, John Mattingly and Charles Lynch.

The enrollment of two Hispanic students have brought enthusiasm to Spanish students at North Harrison High School. Carlos and Rebecca Magana have recently moved from Mexico City to Byrneville.

Births: Boys — Hazel Nash, Mrs. Artelia Keith, Mrs. Jacqueline Wallace, Patricia Shafer; girls — Mrs. Marlene Jackson, Mrs. Barbara Hess.

Deaths: Victor Rothrock, 81; Knofel Baylor, 66; Mrs. Ilar Houck, 75; Harry M. Bush, 75; David R. Miller, 78; Paul Rothrock.

65 years ago

Nov. 2, 1955

Laurence John Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Reed of Central, enlisted last week in the U.S. Army. He has been assigned to service with the Air Corps and will be stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.

Buel Amy suffered painful burns when gasoline vapors were ignited while working on a county highway department tractor at Crandall last Saturday. His face will remain in bandages for some time.

Harold Hendricks of the Cripple Creek Canyon community had three of his front teeth knocked out a few days ago while cranking a gasoline engine when the crank flew off and hit him in the mouth.

Births: Boys — none; girls — Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Fisher.

Deaths: Emery Wiseman, 68; George M. Miller, 82; Ben Smith, 69; Michael Hauswald; Ivy Taylor, 61; Daniel Brown, 79; Preston Greer, 52.

75 years ago

Nov. 7, 1945

Hewitt Wolfe has been appointed postmaster at Georgetown, succeeding Irwin Tyler, who resigned because of poor health.

Following the parade Monday in observance of Armistice Day, the names of Harrison County men who gave their lives in World War I and World War II will be read. The observance is planned by Harrison Post 123, American Legion.

Births: Boys -— Mr. and Mrs. John Gettelfinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Finn, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Love; girls — Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. Talbert Beeler, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney May.

Deaths: Edward Knapp, 73; Robert Jenkins, 54; Daniel P. Kenyon, 61; Mrs. Herman Kelly, 45; Clarence Wate, 64; Katherine Seitz, 89.

100 years ago

Nov. 10, 1920

Miss Francis Thomas, who has employment in Louisville, spent last Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas of South Corydon.

E.M. Hottell has moved his cream station from West Chestnut Street to the northeast corner of the public square where he was formerly located.

Births: Boys — none; girl — Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Lockhart.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth Trobaugh; Mrs. Emily Sonner, 75; Zola May Brown, 10; Mrs. Delilah Kintner, 70; Miss Cletus Kopp, 20; Conrad Lottick, 87.