10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Hunter Michael Florence, Sept. 7, son of Michael and Rebecca Florence.
Harrison native and songwriter Glen Thacker caught the ears of a Hollywood recording company. He has had five of his songs recorded on various albums. Thacker mostly writes gospel and country music.
State highway department to set aside $614,799 for road projects.
* Transylvania College in Lexington, the oldest institute of higher learning west of the Allegheny Mountains, was a university from 1799 to 1914, when it decided to concentrate on the liberal arts program.
25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Tyler Cole Perraut, Nov. 5, son of Mark and Roberta Perraut; Anthony Marlowe Bradford, Nov. 10, son of Barry and Julie Bradford; Meggan Jean Hicks, Nov. 16, daughter of Darrell and Kimberly Hicks; Thomas Charles Hutchison, Nov. 14, son of Anthony and Deenise Hutchison; Rebecca Sue Burden, Nov. 16, daughter of Larry and Angela Burden; Mary Sue Henderson, Nov. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson; Heather Ann McCoy, Nov. 13, daughter of Sandy and Michael McCoy; Richard Clark Coldiron, Nov. 13, son of Tim and Vita Coldiron.
The Cynthiana Fire Department receives new gear. Khaki and yellow in color, the gear is a drastic contrast to the uniforms worn on a fire scene for the last 20 years. The gear was purchased from Lexington Bluegrass Fire Equipment Co. at a cost of $7,500.
*The first circular racetrack in the west, was constructed between Stanford and Crab Orchard no later than 1798. Col. William Whitley named the track “Sportsman’s Hill.” It was constructed of clay and the horses ran counter-clock-wise.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Wayne M. Stewart Jr., Nov. 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Martin Stewart Sr.; Mary Ellen Stanfield, Nov. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Stanfield; Tamela Jo Myers, Nov. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Myers; Pricilla Diana Fryman, Nov. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlon Fryman.
Death Valley Scotty (Walter Scott), a native of Harrison County, was featured in the December issue of ‘True Magazine.’ He parlayed a non-existent hole in the ground into some mighty high living and a legend of wealth that still lives today.
Brook’s Restaurant, 30 E. Pike St.: Thanksgiving Dinner, $1; special plate lunches, 50 cents.
Now showing at Rohs Theatre: The Giant Gila Monster, Hannibal, and The Story of Ruth.
The Hilltop Econ-O-Wash Coin Operated Laundry is now open for business.
Members of the fourth and fifth grade Marshall Mastiffs net team are Jeff Owen, Dwayne Browning, Jerry Florence, George Jacobs, Rufus Nickerson, Larry Wiley, Greg Parson-manager, Ricky Chasteen, Doug Parsons, James Wornall, Tevis Gray and Gerry Claybrook.
Kocolene Independent Wholesale and Retail Refined Petroleum Products Company of Indiana, has leased the Herman Moore property at the intersection of US 27 and Connersville Pike and plans to begin operations. The building will be revamped and used as a truck stop with five gas pumps.
Ben Franklin’s Toyland is now open.
Georgetown: Construction is expected to begin on the new factory building that will house the Hoover Ball and Bearing Company. Cost is estimated at $1,178,471.
*A post office clerk in Denmark first had the idea of using Christmas Seals to raise money for the fight against tuberculosis.