Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Dillon Horton Gasser, Sept. 9, son of Margo and Danny Gasser; Danielle Renee Farmer, Sept. 1, daughter of Danny and Donna Farmer; Sylvia Dawn Humphries, Sept. 21, daughter of Dawn Humphries and Lucio Rios; Samantha Lillian Loraine Wood, Sept. 23, daughter of Patricia and Harvie Wood; Emily Jane Hendrix, Sept. 16, daughter of John and Pamela Moore Hendrix; Brandon Nicholas Quesenberry, Sept. 20, son of Thomas Jay and Susan Renee Quesenberry.

A local developer has promised new housing near Lair if the City of Cynthiana will agree to extend sewer lines to that area. There are 12 residences in the development now (Nunnelley Lane). Darrell Nunnelley hopes to build at a rate of 12 per year until about 300 are built. The city’s engineering firm will study the proposal.

The Marching Thorobred Band, Harrison County, earned fifth in the nation and first in state at the final rounds of Bands of America held in Louisville. Bob Gregg is the director.

Contours Express, located in Bridge Street Plaza, is now open and is owned and operated by Jewel and Michael Meade of Paris. Contours is a 29-minute fitness and weight loss center for ladies only.

Ross Pressure Washing is now open for business. The business is family run and owned and operated by Rodney Ross.

A sign on the Hilltop indicates the future site of the Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center. The size of the building remains in question. Plans have been made for 10 classrooms, a library, and administrative offices. But, because only about 70 percent of the funds have been deposited, only about 70 percent of the planned two-story building can be built. There is already $2.5 million in place. Another $500,000 in local money is needed to see the building without the classroom cuts.

Harrison County’s four elementary schools are fourth in CATS scores.

The 1950 Marshall School Crossing Guard consisted of, Donnie Fuller, Gary Hill, Mike Taylor, Bill Boswell, Van Smith, Jerry Brown, David Tussey, Bobby Parsons, Howard West, Gary Philpott, Gary Ammerman, Jim Fuller, Ron England, Mike Whalen, John Whalen, Mike Ammerman, Mike Reed. Three students were unknown.

*Sept. 26, 1974, 25 years ago: The State Historic Preservation Officer for Kentucky announces that the Harrison County Courthouse at 100 Main St. and Monticello Mansion were approved for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places in America.

*10 years ago: Harrison County High School was the first rural school to be awarded a $10,000 state grant to initiate a day care for teenage mothers and their infants.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Rodney Leo Dryden, Oct. 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dryden; Jerri Ann Clark, Oct. 5, daughter of Jerry and Willa Clark; Ashley Gayle Hamilton, Oct. 2, daughter of Steve and Jo Anne Hamilton; Angelica Michelle Easters, Oct. 3, daughter of Linda Easters; Susan Nicole Moore, Oct. 1, daughter of David L. and Susan K. Moore; Heather Lee Prichard, Sept. 27, daughter of Clyde Prichard Jr. and Melissa Hillard; Chad William Martin, Oct. 7, son of Wyatt and Tina Martin.

Donations to the proposed Harrison County Vietnam Memorial have reached $3,000. A committee group has been formed and has set a goal of $15,000 to to erect the memorial on Memorial Day of next year. The proposal was for a seven and one-half foot monument made of polished black granite with a sketch of Vietnam etched on it. The front would have the insignias of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and the names of the seven Harrison Countians who died in Vietnam listed. The rear would have the Vietnam Campaign Medal etched and the names of all Harrison County servicemen who served in Vietnam.

Construction of a major change in Seaboard Systems railroad has begun. Where double tracks now run through the Cynthiana city limits, there will soon be a single track. The purpose of the reconstruction is to improve drainage and allow more room between trains and existing buildings.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Rita Joyce Richardson, Sept. 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Richardson; Daniel Lang Morrison, Sept. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Morrison; Carol Ann Franklin, Oct. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Franklin; Lisa Lea Garnett, Oct. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Garnett; Todd Allen Jenkins, Oct. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gyneth Jenkins; Prince Tod Perrin, Oct. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Perrin; Timothy Wayne Jett, Oct. 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jett; Elizabeth Helen Edwards, Oct. 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Edwards; Sherle Wayne Medlin, Oct. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Medlin; Daniel Lee Hurst, Oct. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hurst; Joy Lynne Hill, Oct. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hill; Linda Kay Whitson, Oct. 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Whitson.

Three tobacco firms were incorporated in Cynthiana by Jack H. Owen: New Dixie Tobacco Warehouse, Inc., Dixie Sales and Storage Co., Inc., and S.P. Owen Tobacco Company, Inc. All are located on White Oak Pike.

Plans are now complete for the location of a branch of Williamstown Manufacturing in Corinth, Ky. The plant will employ 150 women in the manufacturing of polyethelene (plastic material).

Lerman Bros. Department store is 40 years old. It started in 1919 with a small shop in Central Kentucky.

Marshall School now has the French program in effect in one section of each of the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. This is a trial period, before expanding.

Construction has begun on the new Lafferty Pike route (widened, modern highway between Cynthiana and Northwestern Harrison County) along with the new bridge at Twin Creek.

Claysville Homemaker Club: Much interest was shown in the corduroy pillow made by Mrs. H.W. Batte. A workshop for making pillows is planned for a later date.

The Cynthiana Metal Finishing Company, West Pleasant Street, announces its formal opening, located opposite Kawneer Company. Owned by Eddie Fitzgerald and Roscoe Eversole.

American Legion’s grand opening Ball set for Oct. 23. Sponsored by Post No. 27, will be held at the Legion Home at 18 S. Walnut St.

*The Junior Fire Marshal Program created nationally as a public service by the Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in 1947, to date has trained more than 30-million boys and girls in proper fire prevention practices.