Compiled by Mavis Uhlmansiek Celebrating the history of Ohio County and Rising Sun



September 19th, 1968

Kicking off the action with a unique Fly-In breakfast at 8 a.m., Rising Sun Airport will be the scene of a spectacular Air Show this Sunday. Gene Soucy, Louisville, Kentucky, 20-year old precision aerobatic pilot, and his “Butt Buster”, 180-hp award winning Pitts Special, will be the featured attractions during the show which will be highlighted by special aerobatics exhibitions from 1-3 p.m. Flying at low level, Soucy will perform several aerobatic maneuvers including inside loops, outside loops, square loops, hammerhead stalls, outside spins, inside snap rolls, outside snap rolls, Cuban eighth, inside-outside eights, vertical rolls and vertical snap rolls. Trophies will be presented to the first woman pilot arriving for the big event while other awards will be presented to the oldest pilot, youngest pilot, and the pilot traveling the longest distance. Prizes also will go to the oldest and youngest parachute jumpers and trophies will be presented for a quick takeoff and spot landing. Several local pilots, including Kermit Gregory, Bill McClure, Guy Ashcraft, Bob “Doc” Hatton, and Jim Uhlmansiek, will join the Fly-In and enjoy a breakfast of ham and eggs to be served at the airport. An additional highlight of the day will be a demonstration of a flying model Cherokee plane by “Doc” Hatton.
Mayor Don Works has announced that card type dumping permits can be obtained, free of charge, beginning Saturday, September 21st. Bennie Stow, city clerk, will begin to issue permits at the city building in Rising Sun at 1 p.m. All persons who pay city of Rising Sun real estate taxes are eligible to receive permit. City council members are making arrangements to level the present dumping area. They anticipate establishing a new dumping area either at the fairgrounds or on other property if some becomes available.
A new barber shop will open on Main Street, Monday, September 30th. Mick Liggett will open a shop in the building at 206 Main Street recently purchased by Virgil Baker. Mr. Liggett returned August 14th from service and will do barbering by appointment.
The first annual Harvest Festival will be held at the Rising Sun Methodist Church Friday, October 14th. Dinner is sponsored by the SCS of the church and tickets are available now with Mrs. Clarence Woods and Miss Aldine Hizer in charge.
The first Blood Bank held in the area since the new ruling requiring 100 percent of quota to maintain the project, was held Monday in Rising Sun, with a total of 158 donors offering blood, and a total of 134 pints received. The quota of 125 pints was exceeded, assuring continuation of the Ohio County Blood Bank Program.
School cafeteria menu: Monday, Hot dog sandwich, baked beans, potato sticks, apple crisp, milk; Tuesday, Tuna fish sandwich, buttered corn, peach upside down cake, milk; Wednesday, chili and crackers, cheese salad sandwich, celery and carrots, fruit, milk; Thursday, open faced sandwich, mashed potatoes, pickles, Jello with fruit, milk; Friday, barbecue sandwich, cole slaw, buttered peas, fruit, milk.


September 19th, 1963

John D. Liggett became office manager of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company in Lawrenceburg.
Michael Gurley reported September 4th to Fort Knox, Kentucky for Army Basic Training.


September 18th, 1958

Last Saturday the sunny weather, delicious food, friendship and the enthusiastic cooperation of all Ohio County made the third annual chicken Barbecue for the benefit of the Ohio County Rescue Service an outstanding success.


September 16th, 1948

William (Billy) Stewart this week purchased the Ted. C. Brown building on North Walnut Street and after remodeling it plans to open a modern restaurant September 27th.
Guy Robert Fish has enlisted in the Army Air Force.


September 16th, 1938

The Rising Sun Presbyterian Church is 106 years old.
Dr. Daisy Lindgreen, dentist, will open an office in the former bank building here Saturday.


September 14th, 1928

John Hewitt, watchman at the ice plant reported that he had been held up and robbed of $12 by two men while on duty Sunday night.


September 20th, 1918

Chairman Hugh S. Espey has received word that Ohio County’s allotment of the Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds will be $200,000.
Mrs. Josie Wade has resigned her position as day operator at the telephone exchange. Miss Bertha McHenry has been promoted from night service to day service and Miss Eva Lineback will assist as night operator.


September 16th, 1898

Green Brothers have had cement pavement put down in front of their new business house, which is nearly ready to be occupied.