Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Cody Lee Byrd, July 12, son of Tracy Martin and Mark Byrd; Parker Lawrence Grob, July 11, son of Darla Michelle and Keith Grob; Jason Thomas Gunsauley, July 5, son of Harold Wayne and Anita Lee Gunsauley; Sean Patrick Hill, July 8, son of Darrin and Michelle Hill; Whitley Brooke Lemons, June 22, daughter of Ethan and Stacy Lemons; Benjamin Scott McDonald, July 17, son of Ben and Sally Mastin McDonald; Brittany Paige moon, July 10, daughter of Glenn and Lisa Moon; Brittany Kathryn Moore, June 1, daughter of Jennifer Moore; John Lark Powers, July 7, son of Luara B. and John A. Powers; Benjamin Park VanHook, May 13, son of Robert E. and Sandra Parr VanHook; Connor Fitzgerald Whalen, June 28, son of Chad and Kristin Fitzgerald Whalen; Jarett Clay Adams, July 24, son of Diana and Ronnie Adams; Sheldon Cole Baxter, July 7, son of Darrell and Pam Baxter; Dakota Lee Keith Frederick, July 28, son of Veronica Lee Rice and Junior Lee Frederick; Brandon Miguel Perez, July 18, son of Sandy and Javier Perez; Brandon Hilen Martin, July 24, son of RH and Debbie Martin; Quentin Bernard Bell, July 23, son of Michelle Baute and Joe Bell; Olivia McCay Partin, July 15, daughter of Rayburn and Melissa McDaniel Partin; Kory Beth Ryan Whitehead, July 5, daugher of Jamie and Tammi Whitehead; Sarah Beth Wright, July 18, daughter of Ricky and Angie Wright.

Construction on new courthouse (Justice Center) to begin Nov. 1.

Harrison Memorial Hospital welcomes new doctors to its staff. Philip A. DeSimone, M.D.,  is an oncologist, a cancer specialist, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology. And John S. Oldham Jr., M.D., general surgeon.

White Oak-Tricum Pike to be closed temporarily while culverts are being replaced.

A one-acre tract on Oddville Avenue has been rezoned with conditional use for the relocation of Cooper Wholesale. The business was located on Poplar Street and was demolished to make room for the parking lot of the new Justice Center.

Platter's Roadhouse, 26 E. Pike Street, gets new owners and theme. Larry and Judy Pierce plan to keep with the roadhouse tradition. Stephen and Gayle Jones opened Platter's and have now decided to quit the restaurant business to pursue other interests.

Kelly's Kabs and Auto Repair have moved to a new location on White Oak Pike (old Westside Shell building). Larry Kelly is the owner/operator.

Safe Dry Storage, US 27, 2.8 miles from Cynthiana, is now open.

Linda Anderson Realty will join the Palmer-Hampton Agency real estate business. The merge will take effect Aug. 14.

Ed Lawson and his horse, Lora, traveled to Rock Hill, S.C. where they were cast as extras in the Mel Gibson blockbuster, 'The Patroit.' Lawson is the grandson of the late John Rogers of Connersville.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Michael Cameron Slade, July 26, son of John and Connie Slade; Joshua Bryan Couch, July 16, son of Ralph and Deborah Joe Couch; Cara Nichole Fraley, July 13, daughter of Jimmie and Jerry Fraley; Thomas Eugene Biddle, July 20, son of Thomas G. and Barbara A. Biddle; Matthew Douglas Dennis, July 25, son of Doug and Lori Dennis; Dominique Laterese Willis, July 18, son of Ada Daughtery and Larry Willis; Clayton Wallace Conduff, July 17, son of Margaret and Rodney Conduff; Meaghan Elizabeth Burton, July 29, daughter of B.J. and Marci Burton.

Seaboard Systems Railroad signal crews intend to place in service the overhead, flashing signals at the crossings of Bridge, Pike, Pleasant and Pearl streets as well as at Oddville Avenue. All gates at four of the five crossings will be removed.

Wallpaper World to hold grand opening at their new location on North Church Street.

Joe Craig Smith and Charles H. Switzer confirms that their separate insurance agencies have entered into an agreement to consolidate office space. Effective today, the Switzer Insurance Agency has moved to 36 E. Pike St.

* At the end of 1959 -- 8,914 children were receiving casework services.

* Ecro River in Mammoth Cave is 360 ft. underground.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Catherine Jo Hehr, July 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hehr; Ronda Ann Thompson, July 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Thompson; Gregory Kevin Corbin, July 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Corbin Jr.; Jane Lynn Simpson, July 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Simpson; Julie Elaine Switzer, July 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Switzer; Harold Mark Cummins, July 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cummins; Nancy Diane Hedges, July 31, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graves Hedges; Karen Leigh Cunningham, July 28, daughter of S/Sgt. and Mrs. John B. Cunningham.

The Harrison County park committee received $5,500 in pledges - continue work towards a recreation park site. A 33-acre tract located in back of Harrison Tobacco Warehouse continuing negotiations on an agreeable price.

The Log Cabin to merge with the Cynthiana Democrat on Oct. 6. The Cynthiana Democrat was founded in 1868.

Harrison High School will have its first medical doctor among its graduates when Joe Amos Nichols completes his studies at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is the only Harrison Alumni enrolled in medical school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Nichols.

Rohs showing this week: The Miracle, Fort Bowie, Operation Petticoat and The Bold and The Brave.

Lemons Bros. has moved to the site formerly occupied by Ecklar-Moore Express.

Announcing the partnership of Dr. D.E. LaBore and Dr. J.P. Pogue (veterinarians). The office is located on Paris Pike, two miles south of Cynthiana.

* In February, 1800, the original USS Essex became the first American man of war to cross the Equator.

* Three battles were fought at Lebanon, Ky. during the Civil War.