From 25 Years Ago
The Dog House Was Jammin
It’s been 10 games and many frustrating nights for Providence High School teams in search of a win over cross-county rival Webster County.
The dry spell ended Friday at the Dog House as PHS exploded in the second half and pounded the 17th-ranked Trojans by 30 points.
The 82 points scored by the Bulldogs also did some damage to Webster’s top-ranked defensive status in the state. WC was allowing just over 43 points per game prior to the Providence game.
Rashidian Allen and Steven Gaither did most of the damage for the ‘Dogs, especially in the second half. Breaking down the Webster defense with nifty one-on-one moves, the pair combined for 55 of PHS’s points.
Allen finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds, while Gaither scored 27 points along with 11 assists and six steals.
From 35 Years Ago
WCHS Academic Team Win Governor’s Cup Competition
A two-day delay in competition at the Governor’s Cup for Webster County High School certainly hasn’t slowed them down, reports team advisor Sonya Westerman.
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Originally scheduled for Saturday, the competition instead began on Monday between Webster, Henderson, and Union county high schools.
Mrs. Westerman announced Tuesday morning that the WCHS future problem-solving team — made up of Glenn Reynolds, Jason Warren, Paige Phillips, and Kandi Branson — won the top spot. They will be invited to compete at the regional level in Hopkinsville.
Other students involved in the Governor’s Cup include the quick recall team of Glenn Reynolds, Jason Ware, Craig Brunson, and Laurie Miser.
Written assessment teams are: composition — Kim Farris, Kyle Brown, and Jason Hawkins; math — Jason Ware, Craig Brunson, and Laurie Miser; science — Craig Brunson, Jon McGregor, and Billie Threlkeld; social studies — Steven Overby, Jon McGregor, and Clint Prow; language arts — Laurie Miser, Kim Farris, and Morgan McKinley.
From 45 Years Ago
Local Bypass Now Certain
Gov. Julian Carroll is proposing a $250 million road bond issue that will include money for a Providence bypass running from KY 109 to US Hwy. 41-A, according to Gary Auxler, press secretary.
The 2.8-mile project is expected to cost $4.6 million. The plans are far enough along to allow the Kentucky Department of Transportation to schedule right of way acquisition and utility clearance beginning July 1.
Construction could then start in fiscal year 1979-80, Auxler said.
The Webster County project is one of 15 proposed in coal counties and counties impacted by coal traffic.