7:00 pm, Thursday May 9, 2019




The April meeting of the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society was held at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall. Larry Tippin, author of the book titled “The Betrayal of Pearl Bryan”, was the speaker for the evening. The event was co-sponsored by the Campbell County Library and the Ft. Thomas Museum.

President Steve Battistone thanked the Campbell County Library and the Ft. Thomas Museum for their promotion and participation in the event and welcomed members and guests. Steve also gave an abbreviated version of last month’s meeting minutes.


Treasurer’s Report

Glen Elsener reported that we have a balance on hand of $8,233.65 (From Board Meeting minutes)                

Current Membership

 Jan Lester reported that paid membership currently stands at 238. (From Board Meeting minutes


There was no update.


Veterans Records
There was no update.

Email and Correspondence
There was no update. 

            Regional History Day
   There was no update. 

            Speaking Engagements        

Steve explained the CCHG&S Speaker’s Bureau to the attendees and handouts were given to everyone in attendance.


Gifts and Donations  

There was no update on the month’s gifts and donations but the items and donors are listed below; (From Board Meeting Minutes)

1.     Danny Seibert – Jail door from the old Campbell County Jail

2.     Shirlene Jensen – Miniature 1950 Louis Trauth Dairy Delivery Truck

3.     Mike Stull – 2007 Newport High School Yearbook and 1940 Newport High School graduation program

4.     Charles Bogart – 1958 Newport Catholic yearbook with 1956 graduation program, 50th class reunion pamphlet and 1955-56 sophomore class schedule

5.     Shirley Murray – 2 Life Magazines with John F. Kennedy, photo of the interior of St. Stephens Church circa 1940’s, 1942 First Communion at St. Stephens photo, Centenial of St. Stephens Church 1854 – 1954 book, Campbell County High School 1954 class photo montage, Newport High School 1952 class photo montage, Tom Gaither print pf Newport Catholic High School 1945 – 1955, Newport Catholic Yearbooks from 1949, 1951, 1952 and Campbell County High School yearbooks from 1953 and 1954.

 Society Publications

1.      “A Day in Campbell County” Book Project

Steve Battistone informed attendees of our “One Day in Campbell County” book project and that the book will be available for sale later this year.



June 13

Annual Picnic

Cold Spring City Bldg.

6:00 PM

July 10

Behringer Crawford Museum Tour

Park Hills, Ky.

7:00 PM

August 8

Griffin Industries, Brian Griffin

Wilder City Building

7:00 PM

September 12

Essay Contest Winners

Wilder City Building

7:00 PM

October 10

Wadsworth Watch Case Company

Wilder City Building

7:00 PM

November 10

Veterans Celebration

Wilder City Building

7:00 PM

December 12

Christmas Social

Wilder City Building

7:00 PM


Member News – Nothing new to report

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,


Dan Christen


Dan Christen (Secretary)


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