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 During his terms in office, Cropper witnessed [[Big Bone Lick]] becoming a [[big bone lick state park|State Park]], development of the airport now known as [[cincinnati_northern_kentucky_international_airport|Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky International Airport]], and the construction of [[roads|Interstates 71 and 75.]]  It was during Judge Cropper'​s terms that Boone County began its tremendous population growth. ​ In a Kentucky Post interview in 1974, Cropper said "​I'​m not against progress, but I actually hate to see [[farming|farms]] turn into subdivisions. ​ It spoils the nature of the County. ​ A lot of people are going to want to come here." ​ How prolific his prediction seems to be! During his twenty years in office, Judge Cropper saw the County increase in population 250% from approximately 10,000 to 25,000. During his terms in office, Cropper witnessed [[Big Bone Lick]] becoming a [[big bone lick state park|State Park]], development of the airport now known as [[cincinnati_northern_kentucky_international_airport|Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky International Airport]], and the construction of [[roads|Interstates 71 and 75.]]  It was during Judge Cropper'​s terms that Boone County began its tremendous population growth. ​ In a Kentucky Post interview in 1974, Cropper said "​I'​m not against progress, but I actually hate to see [[farming|farms]] turn into subdivisions. ​ It spoils the nature of the County. ​ A lot of people are going to want to come here." ​ How prolific his prediction seems to be! During his twenty years in office, Judge Cropper saw the County increase in population 250% from approximately 10,000 to 25,000.
  
-[[Democrat]], Cropper served as Boone County Campaign Manager for Franklin Roosevelt'​s first campaign for the presidency in 1932.  He also served as chair of the Boone County Democratic Party. ​ Upon his retirement in 1962, Judge Cropper became President of the People'​s Deposit Bank and five years later Chairman of the Board. ​ Between 1901 and 1982, Cropper was one of only four long-standing Judges in Kentucky. ​+A Democrat, Cropper served as Boone County Campaign Manager for Franklin Roosevelt'​s first campaign for the presidency in 1932.  He also served as chair of the Boone County Democratic Party. ​ Upon his retirement in 1962, Judge Cropper became President of the People'​s Deposit Bank and five years later Chairman of the Board. ​ Between 1901 and 1982, Cropper was one of only four long-standing Judges in Kentucky. ​
  
 Judge Cropper died in the year of America'​s bicentennial,​ 1976, and is buried along with his wife Kathryn in [[cemeteries|Bullittsburg Baptist Cemetery]]. ​ In honor of his service, the [[roads|I-275]] Bridge between from Kentucky and [[Lawrenceburg,​ Indiana]] was named the Carroll Lee Cropper Bridge upon its 1977 dedication. Judge Cropper died in the year of America'​s bicentennial,​ 1976, and is buried along with his wife Kathryn in [[cemeteries|Bullittsburg Baptist Cemetery]]. ​ In honor of his service, the [[roads|I-275]] Bridge between from Kentucky and [[Lawrenceburg,​ Indiana]] was named the Carroll Lee Cropper Bridge upon its 1977 dedication.
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