10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: No births this week.
Harrison County Fillies win fourth straight district title.
Coming soon to Vanhook Hardware will be lawn mower repair and service.
• The Japanese beetle, adult and grubs, feed on 275 kinds of American plants. The beetle came here in 1916, it is believed, in soil balled around the roots of iris plants.
25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: John Mulloy Clifford, Feb. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John (Susan) Clifford; Tracey Lynn Gross, Feb. 20, daughter of John and Gloria Gross; Christopher John Rees, Feb. 25, son of Elayne and John Rees; Gregory Paige May, Feb. 27, son of Lisa and J.C. May Jr.; Whitney Leigh Morgan, Feb. 26, daughter of Robert and Sherry Morgan; Christopher John Sanders, Feb. 4, son of Michael and Laura Grier.
• The highly destructive pink bollworm got to the U.S. in some Mexican cottonseed shipped to Texas oil mills in 1917.
• In 1950 game birds from China introduced a virulent Asiatic strain of Newcastle virus, a poultry disease.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Sandra Kay Nickerson, March 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam W. Nickerson; Ricky Allen Hamm, March 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hamm; Robin Lee Perkins, Feb. 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Perkins; William Alexander Lyons, March 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lyons; Kathleen B. Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Roberts; Charlene Philpot, March 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny William Philpot Jr.
Parking facilities for 50 additional vehicles may be available to downtown shoppers by the end of June, according to Safety Commissioner Marshall Bell, who cannot disclose the exact location yet.
Land for the 4-H Center has been purchased. A 17.25 acre tract on the east side of U.S. 27 was bought from Dr. and Mrs. D. E. LaBore.
• James Garrard, who was governor of Kentucky from 1796-1804, was the only Governor to serve two successive terms. Born in Virginia, Garrard was also the first governor to live in the (old) Governor’s mansion.