10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Casey Brooke Hammond, Jan. 29, daughter of Brad and Susan Ross Hammond; Dean Lee Howard, Feb. 3, son of Trent and Teri Howard; Zachary Taylor Marsh, Feb. 2, son of Gary and Kathy Marsh; Caine Michael Stophlet, Feb. 3, son of Carl and Monica Stophlet; Zackery Tyler Joe Turner, Feb. 5, son of Amy Turner.
What was forecast as a dusting turned treacherous with 20-plus inches of snow on Feb. 4, 1998. The 3-day snow halts routine. The dusting was a repeat of the Jan. 17, 1994 accumulation of 20-plus inches. The heavy accumulation of snow caused the roof of the warehouse on North Main (under the viaduct) to collapse, and the LeBus warehouse on US 27 North lost two bents to a fallen roof.
Flood gauges along the South Fork and Licking Rivers will be installed to help notify residents of potential flooding. The National Weather Service is installing the three devices at no cost to the counties.
Way Back When
10 years ago - Feb. 18, 1988: Two Harrison County establishments were granted contingency permits to operate under entertainment permits in the county. The permit would allow dancing in establishments which sell intoxicating beverages. The permits are still being reviewed.
25 years ago - Feb. 15, 1973: A public hearing was held on a city-county land use planning commission.
50 years ago - Feb. 12, 1948: A special mobile x-ray unit will be at Harrison County Health Department to do screenings for tuberculosis.
25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Crystal Ann Henson, Feb. 7, daughter of Keith and Peggy Henson; Joshua Marvin Abner, Feb. 13, son of Marvin Jeffrey and Marlene McCarty Abner; Adam Ryan Mattox, Feb. 8, son of Ricky and Monica Mattox; Trista Dannelle Bowen, Feb. 8, daughter of Danny and Sandy Bowen; Kenneth Wayne Roe, Feb. 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Roe Jr.; Joey Kathryn Watkins, Feb. 8, born to Janie and Walter J. Watkins; Kala Faye Haggard, Feb. 9, daughter of Mike and Debbie Haggard; Amanda Kay Whitaker, Feb. 10, daughter of Jerry and Reba Whitaker; Kendra Marie Vascovich, Feb. 9, daughter of Kenneth and Linda Vascovich; Tonya Hall, Feb. 10, daughter of Vernon and Wanda Hall; Tiffany Katherine Scott, Feb. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Scott; January Leigh Willhoit, Feb. 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Willhoit; Virginia Ann Feeback, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Feeback; Kevin Douglas Stoops, Feb. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stoops.
Barriers were placed on two county bridges in Harrison County. The state ordered the bridges closed. A bridge on Poindexter Road and one on Edgewater Pike can no longer be used. The state Department of Transportation said that the two bridges would have to be closed before further work would be done to fix the Grays Run bridge. The bridges will have to be brought up to state specifications which probably means new structures will have to be built.
Mike Aldridge, manager of the Sears Department Store in Harrison Square, will be the new owner of the store.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Barry Wayne Duckworth, Feb. 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Duckworth; Terry Lane Hunt, Feb. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Hunt Jr.; Mary Louise Hamel, Jan. 28, daughter of S/Sgt. and Mrs. Fred W. Hamel; Melissa Jo House, Feb. 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert House; Alexa Gene Strong, Feb. 7. daughter of Lieut. and Mrs. W.R. Strong.
A county resident is being treated against rabies after she was bitten by a fox. Laboratory tests proved the fox was rabid. She was attacked and bitten when she went into her chicken house.
Garbage disposal is being studied by the city. The collection is costing the city more than the income from this service. City Commissioners ask bids on new police cruiser, feels the present car is too heavy and costly.
Henry Clay's funeral entourage in 1852 from Washington D.C. to Lexington, his home, was routed through 20 principal cities, including five state capitals, and covered about 1,200 miles.
Hawaii's Mount Waialeale is probably the world's rainiest spot, the National Geographic magazine says. Waialeale's annual rainfall averages 489 inches. In a recent year, 624 inches poured down. Strangely, only 20 inches a year fall on Waimea, a coastal town just 15 miles away.