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* Cynthiana News, Sept. 19, 1872 -- “David Alexander, who resides in the Buena Vista Precinct in this country, is the owner of a Straight Copper Whisky Distillery which he proposes to put in operation very soon. He will make a pure article, as he understands the business well.”
* Log Cabin, Nov. 15, 1915 -- “A horse belonging to Commodore Woods ran away last Friday. Mr. Woods was not badly injured but his buggy was demolished.”
* Lord Acton -- “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”
* City Council, Nov. 3, 1859 -- “It is ordained that it shall be the duty of the said patrol or police on duty at night for the time being to ring the courthouse bell at 9 o’clock p.m.”
* Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 13, 1919 -- “With the removal of the barriers at the intersection of Pike and Walnut streets on Monday morning, the concrete paving on Pike Street was completed and thrown open to traffic. The new paving extends from Main to Church street, a distance of two blocks. It is the first paving of modern construction the city has enjoyed. The work was done by J.R. Poindexter & Son, contractors of this city, and was under supervision of City Engineer John T. Gillig and also City Agent J.J. Curle. The street is a model of excellence.”
We extend happy, happy 95th birthday wishes to our special Helen Jean on April 1. Helen Jean has been a faithful museum volunteer for many years and is an inspiration to us all. Wishing you all the best, dear friend. We invite everyone to come see us at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.