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Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Manuel Gregory Baker, April 28, son of Matthew and Lea Michele Baker; James Wyatt Lang Banks, May 1, son of Greg and Kimberly Jo Faulkner Banks; Kayla Leeann Bell, April 18, daughter of Brian and Katrina Bell; Zackery Allen Martin, April 7, son of Michelle Poe and Dwayne Martin; Christian Harrison Lee Tolliver, April 27, son of Christopher Tolliver and Melissa Tolliver; Skylor Marie Turner, March 27, daughter of Brian Turner and Crystal Hawkins.

Robinson-Renaker Road will be closed to through traffic starting May 16 to replace the bridge. The road will be closed for one to two months.

Snake Lick Road in northern Harrison County will be closed to through traffic for the next month or two to replace the bridge.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Matthew Desha Henson, May 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Desha Henson; Jennie Woodward Keller, May 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ray Keller; Casey Wayne Hopkins, May 11, son of Penny Hopkins; Shawna Elaine Teegarden, May 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Teegarden; Zachary Ray Hutson, May 9, son of Darren and Christina Hutson; Tonya Marie Messmer, May 6, daughter of Anthony and Hazel Messmer; Donnie Dean Caskey Jr., May 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Caskey; John Thomas Whitson, May 6, son of Russell and Penny Whitson; Christopher Eddy Massey, May 7, son of Peggy and Randy Massey; Rodger Dale Colemire Jr., May 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Colemire; Adam Keith McCall, May 8, son of Frank and Helen McCall; Joshua Elad Ritchie, May 12, son of Dale Wayne and Belinda Jo Ritchie; John Alan Feeback, May 12, son of Tod and Mary June Feeback; Jessica Lynn Dotson, May 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Dotson.

Covington Food Services has asked the City of Cynthiana to consider entering into an economic development bond issuance agreement with the corporation, which is developing an area on US 27 S.  The city would enter into a loan agreement with the company, whereby the city would lend proceeds of the $2 million bond sales to Covington Food Services for the construction and development of its proposed grocery and variety-store shopping center. The proposed development will provide 150-200 jobs.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Claudia Jean Judy, May 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie C. Judy; Willis Glenn Hicks, May 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hicks; William Brent Pulliam, May 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Pulliam Jr.; Patricia Jewel Wood, April 29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Wood; Catherine Lee Fryman, May 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orie Lee Fryman; Michael Ritchey, May 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Ritchey; Mary Denise Rawlings, May 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rawlings.

Harrison Rural Electric Co-operative marks its 25th anniversary.

Harrison County had a population of 18,570 in 1900, according to census figures. This was the largest population in the county at any time in its history.

J. L. White caught a 44 lb. carp in the South Licking River at Lair. It took him 40 minutes to land.

At the Begley Drug Store Fountain: Barbecue sandwich, potato chips and pickle chips, 30 cents; or barbecue basket, French fries and cole slaw, 49 cents.

The South Licking River winds a total of 42 miles from the spot where it enters Harrison County to the spot where it enters Pendleton County.

The highest point in Harrison County is a hill on the Robert Insko farm on the Harrison-Bourbon-Scott county lines between Leeslick Pike and Mt. Gilead Road. The elevation there is 1,000 feet above sea level.

The Hilltop Dairy Queen is now open. Can get a Sundae for one cent when you buy one at regular price, three days only. The Dairy Queen is operated by Geneva Egnew.

Oddville Community News: Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Hunt spent Mother's Day with her mother, Ina Argo and family at Blue Licks.

Gross farm income from livestock, crops and forest products in Harrison County rose 25.4 percent between 1954 and 1957, according to figures from the Kentucky Department of Economic Development.