10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Madison Paige McVey, Sept. 20, daughter of Richard L. and Jharon L. McVey; Kaitlyn Ann Rollins, Oct. 17, daughter of Ben and Holly Rollins.
The auditioned choral group for Harrison County High School has been asked to sing at Disney’s Epcot Center for their 2000 Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir. Seventeen students will fly to Orlando, Fla. for the Dec. 9 performance.
The cross county leasing referendum failed. Tobacco farmers in Kentucky said no to the issue in a close vote. The cross county leasing proposal would have allowed owners to lease their crops across county lines, which may have netted a higher price.
Way back when - 25 years ago: Steps taken to prevent flooding in city park on River Road in Belmont. Earth moving to begin to prevent flooding of the bottom of the park area, moving earth into the points of overflow would make the bottom waterfree. Work on another city park at the west side of the airport is in progress.
50 years ago: Cynthiana’s old covered bridge ordered condemned as unsafe for modern-day traffic. The 112-year-old span will be perpetuated for posterity in a 100-pound bronze plaque to be unveiled Saturday in appropriate ceremonies. The marker shows a replica of the old covered bridge and will be attached to the bridge at the northeast end of the present new Gen. John Hunt Morgan Bridge.
25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Brandi Rheannon Smith, Oct. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kirby Smith; Jordon Wilson Bishop, Oct. 27, son of Dr. Larry and Anna Bishop; Anna Tristan Smith, Oct. 25, daughter of Antia Smith; Zebulun Dale Wilson, Sept. 25, son of Mike and Sonia Wilson.
Harrison County residents may have to pay a $2.35 monthly fee to keep the Rumpke dumpster service.
Planning and Zoning board zones the 12-acre tract of property, owned by Warren and Janice Judy, R-2 for multi-family dwellings.
The Recreation department is sponsoring a new program, Church Youth Boys’ Basketball League for ages 12 to 18 and must be in school. The teams will play five-on-five with four six-minute quarters.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Roy Matsou and Royath Jujuanna Cutwright, Oct. 28, twins of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cutwright Jr.; Dawn Anne Dykes, Oct. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dykes; Roger Dale Courtney, Oct. 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Courtney; Rickie Allen Reffett, Oct. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reffett; Andrew Earl Sims, Oct. 26, son of Bro. and Mrs. Earl Sims; Mary Beth Sims, Oct. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sims.
A freak hurricane hit a Florida town and wrecked a parked plane owned by the Webber Sausage Company, Inc., Ky.
E.D. Crossno, owner-operator, to open a self-service laundry titled Hilltop Econ-O-Wash.
Jim Williams, former manager of Frisch’s Drive-in, now opens his business, The Dinette Restaurant.
•The San Francisco fire of 1906 was the most costly conflagration in American history with damage estimated at $350 million. The insurance company sustaining the greatest loss was the 150 year old Hartford Fire Insurance Company, which paid claims totaling more than $11 million.