July 9, 1961
Construction of the first section of the Eastern Kentucky Turnpike, a multi-million-dollar superhighway linking the mountains and the bluegrass, is moving ahead today at a rapid pace. The turnpike, a major objective of Gov. Bert T. Combs, is being built between Winchester and Campton as a high-type four-lane roadway. From Campton, the highway will divide into two prongs and go on into the remote areas of the southeastern hill country. The Winchester-Campton route, which will be a toll road, is estimated at 38 miles.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Adams entertained their houseguests, Mr. Adams’ niece, Mrs. Tora Banerjia, Mr. Banerjia and son, Dave, of Chicago, Ill., at a picnic Sunday at Natural Bridge State Park. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Cox and children, Carol Ann and Charlie Edward, Mrs. Harold Abner, Mrs. Jesse Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Adams and children, Kathy and Bobby Cole.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Scott and children, Janie, Leslie and Gene Paul, spent the weekend at Carter Caves State Park.