Hillsboro Develops, Greenfield Motel, US Shoe Bonuses

The Greenfield Daily Times reported this week in 1940 that Highland County car sales assistants sold a total of 48 cars to Greenfield residents during the month of June. Between 1930 and 1940, the population of Hillsboro grew by 672 individuals, from 4,040 residents to 4,712 residents. It has been announced that the entrance rates at The Rand and The Lyric theatres will be increased to “help raise revenue to pay the national defense program” on Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively, with prices set at 10 and 30 cents at both theatres.

The U.S. Shoe Corporation in Greenfield gave a one-week wage raise and a holiday to all of its workers. As for sports, the Night Softball League featured a clash in which the 21 Club and the Eagles were pitted against each other after each starting pitcher had previously pitched a no-hitter throughout the season. “Girl in 313,” starring Florence Rice, Kent Taylor, and Lionel Atwill, and “The Ghost Breakers,” featuring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, were both marketed at the Rand Theatre.

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In Greenfield, at 342 Jefferson St., Preston’s Super Market was advertising “fancy enormous Georgia” watermelons for 49 cents each and a pound of large lamb chops for 30 cents a pound, among other things. Greenfield Lanes owner James Martin announced plans to build a 16-unit motel on S.R. 28 in 1965, with an estimated cost of $50,000, according to the Greenfield Daily Times. The city council unanimously approved a 5% salary raise for all city employees, effective Aug. 15, for all city agencies under its jurisdiction.

Social Security benefits will be available to qualified workers and other potential recipients at age 60 instead of 62, thanks to a decision passed by the United States Senate. Doctor Thomas L. Jones said he would close his Bainbridge office and practice full-time from the Greenfield premises at 528 South St. in Greenfield. The Hillsboro Legion team defeated the Greenfield Legion team in a three-game playoff series to win the Highland County championship and advance to the district tournament in the sport of athletics.

Films starring Richard Attenborough and Flora Robson (in ‘Guns at Batasi,’ for example) as well as Julie Andrews (in ‘Mary Poppins,’ for example) were advertised by the Ranch Drive-In Theatre. One pound of picnic-style pork roast was 29 cents at Bob’s Super Valu on Fourth and Lafayette streets, while a pound of sliced bacon from Miami Valley was advertised for 69 cents. A voter registration effort named “Knocking Down the Barriers” was launched in Highland County and 87 other Kentucky counties during this week in 1990, according to a report in The Greenfield Daily Times. Highland County set a goal of registering 900 new voters this year.

The Country Towne Players announced plans to establish a McClain High School performing arts scholarship fund for the first time. Maynard Sexton generously gave five adjacent sites on North Washington Street to the Greenfield Area Life Squad, bringing them one step closer to constructing new facilities. DeWine’s Republican lieutenant governor candidate, Rep. Mike DeWine’s wife Fran DeWine, was scheduled to campaign in Leesburg, Greenfield, and Hillsboro. ‘Die Hard 2’ and ‘Gremlins 2: The New Batch’ were advertised at the Rand Theatre and Rand Drive-In Theater respectively.

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According to The Times-Gazette, the Hillsboro City Council congratulated 2000 Relay for Life volunteers and awarded them, citizens of the month, raising almost $31,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society. At $4.43 million for general construction, James Gilbert and Son Construction came in the lowest of eight sealed envelope bids for the Highland County Justice Center, which has now been rescheduled for July 19.

This year’s American Cancer Society Golf Scramble reminded the late Raymond D. Blankenship on July 16 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course. One social worker was assigned to each of Highland County’s school districts after the board of county commissioners authorized and signed the contract for that purpose. Despite defeating the Harrison J.B. Yeager team, the Hillsboro Post 129 team finished the Lancaster Fourth of July Classic with a record of 1-3.

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