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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Gary Wayne Gardner II, Dec. 26, son of Tabitha Cox and Gary Gardner; Spencer Alan Gray, Dec. 5, son of Lisa Fryman and Alan Gray; Andrew Cole Nickell, Jan. 1, 2001, son of Anthony and Laney Nickell; Zachary William Sturgeon, Dec. 28, son of Joshua Pelkey and Tamara Sturgeon; Cecil Ray Watts, Dec. 18, son of James Watts Jr. and Laura Gooden; Cheyenne Susan Wells, Dec. 28, daughter of Allen and Angela Wells.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is moving to from its present office on Court Street to 113 W. Pike St, the former location of Kentucky Utilities.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is offering free disposal of unwanted pesticides. Call to arrange a collection.
E911 coordinator Ron England announces that new addresses are on their way for the Enhanced 911 Emergency Telephone Service for Cynthiana and Harrison County.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Christopher Glenn Beach, Dec. 27, son of Marilyn and Alan Beach.
Cynthiana Motor Company has moved to their new location on US 27 South.
Toyota announces that it will have an $800 million factory operating in Scott County by 1988.
James A. and Martha Brown’s Grandview construction of a three-storey apartment building on Rodgers Park Drive remains to be decided.
* The USS Enterprise, christened Sept. 24, 1960, is the world’s largest ship and the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
* Mt. Sterling’s new $630,000 Mary Chiles Hospital has received its first patients.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Charles Darrin Hardin, Jan. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marion Hardin Jr.; Jennifer Carol England, Jan. 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy England; David Andrew Fritz, Jan. 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fritz; Patricia Ann McRoberts, Jan. 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl McRoberts; Mayme Florence Richie, Dec. 28, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Richie; Beth Ann Scandrett, Dec. 14, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Scandrett; Shannon Martin Harris, Jan. 8, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Harris; Judy Ann French, Jan. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale French; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Levi Jr., on Jan. 8.
Property owners within a half-mile of the Cynthiana City limits will be asked to sign a statement saying they will pay for any fire call to their property, if they desire City fire protection. A charge of $100 for the first hour and $50 for each hour after that the fire department is at the scene will be charged to the property owner since they pay no city taxes on this property.
The Harrison County Fiscal Court has county’s debts paid and a note-burning is planned.
The Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company will construct facilities for a dial system is quite near. An option was taken by the company on property at 260 W. Pleasant St. If the option is exercised, Southern Bell will construct an equipment building containing the newest type dial switching - crossbar - whereby telephone users will be able to dial anywhere in the United States direct, providing that the desired number is on a direct dial exchange. A request was also submitted for approval to move the telephone business office from its present location in the Harrison Hotel Building to 118 S. Main St., formerly occupied by King and Slade Appliances.
Formal opening of the new First Church of the Nazarene will be held Sunday Jan. 15. the church is located on Fifth Street near the West Pleasant Street corner.