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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Cameron Chase Calvert, March 20, son of Jeff and Stacy Calvert; Joshua Michael Graves, March 17, son of Joey and Cara Graves; Billy Michael Highland, March 15, son of Chastity Highland; Chloe Love Depew, Feb. 20, daughter of Martin Timothy and Kay Depew; Frank Malcolm Lang, Jan. 17, son of Steve and Mary Lang; Zachery Allen Northcutt, March 12, son of Jeff and Brandy Northcutt.

Over 600 Harrison County families got new addresses. The Cynthiana Post Office added two auxiliary routes to its system of rural addresses to speed mail delivery. Route 8 includes New Lair Road, Old Lair Road, Cook Pike, and Lang Road. Route 9 includes portions of Ky. 36, Poindexter Pike, and Ky. 356, as well as Hendricks Lane and A.Keller Road.

Development on the southeast side of Cynthiana has been halted until the city can upgrade the sewage infrastructure. Runoff and sewage backup concerned residents of Leawood Drive from the proposed subdivision to be located behind Robynwood.

Sign Systems has opened their doors at 126 Water Works Road. The computerized vinyl signs and graphics facility is owned and operated by Shain and Rebecca Stephens.

March 31, 1988: Hopes for a 300-bed, medium security prison in Pendleton County were slammed when the funding for the jail was dropped from the Corrections Cabinet budget.

March 29, 1973: The Jaycees recently polled residents of the city and reported their findings to the city commission. The survey revealed that residents are pleased with the city's library, schools, and utility services. However, the survey stated job opportunities and recreation are poor.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Celia Elizabeth Craig Ammerman, March 21, daughter of Bob and Meg Ammerman; Jeffery Allen Saunders, March 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Saunders; Jeremy Isaac Shepperd, March 25, son of Joseph and Irene Shepperd; Michael Scott Cook, April 15, 1980, adopted son of June P. Cook.

Fiscal court will pursue re-opening the Poindexter bridge that runs over Mill Creek. The county closed the bridge at the recommendation of the state which determined that the Poindexter bridge was unsafe for public use. Federal funds may be available for construction of a new bridge. The county will have to pay 20 percent of the cost of constructing a new bridge to obtain 80 percent from the federal government. Estimated cost of a new bridge would be around $225,000.

A bridge on Edgewater Pike that has been closed while the county has been working on it will re-open soon.

A tornado and severe weather spotters class will be held for anyone interested in becoming a spotter.

The Harrison County High School Athletic program receives word that a new weight room-locker room facility will be built. The present locker rooms at Ingles Stadium leak with every rain and are too small. The new building will be located between Southside Elementary School and the visitors bleachers.

Stuart Hearing Aid Service announces their opening at 17 S. Walnut St.

The Consignment Place, selling clothing, toys, books, crafts and miscellaneous items, will open April 1 at 111 S. Walnut St., downtown Cynthiana.

Dr. James S. Clyde, DMD, has relocated his office to 17 S. Main St.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Michael Wayne Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Parker; Bruce Reid Thompson, March 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hope Thompson; Linda Faye Willis, March 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Willis; Deborah Ann Estep, March 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Estep; Bryan Douglas Eden, March 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Eden; Orville Fowler III, March 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Fowler Jr.; Sally Ann Mardis, March 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mardis; Virgil Jackson Fryman Jr., March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fryman; Gina Carol Warner, March 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Warner; David Allen Herrington, March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Herrington; Steven Wayne Jackson, March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Jackson.

Goodyear Service Store now has the General Electric Co. major appliance dealership.

The Harrison County Rod and Gun Club has slated a meeting to discuss the progress of the Robinson Dam, concerning repair of the dam.

In tune with nature are the new extension phones at Bell Laboratories in delicate pastel shades: aqua blue, rose pink, light beige, light gray, and white. Still have cherry red, yellow, moss green and ivory.

The new baby has its father's nose, its mother's eyes, and if grandpop doesn't stop leaning over the crib it's going to have his teeth.

Hardinsburg, seat of Breckinridge County, came into existence in 1780 as a fort built by Capt. William Hardin, soldier and frontiersman, who was known to the Indians as "Big Bill."