50 YEARS AGO
March 1, 1962
Seven families were evacuated as the Kentucky River flooded Tyrone to within six feet of the record set during the flood of 1937.
Mrs. Annie Fint, Mrs. Susie Robinson, Herman Shryock Jr., A.D. Cox, Ray Morris Beasley and Raymond Murphy and Bob Alcorn and their families were moved out due to rising water.
William Fint and Steve Thurman, residents of Tyrone, said there had been at least a 40-foot rise in the river with the water at least 4 1/2 feet over the small iron bridge leading into the community.