10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Keisha Kani Christine Commodore, May 22, daughter of Alan and Crystal Commodore; Jessica McCann Ducker, May 16, daughter of Robert Ducker and Leanna King; Steven Brent Hutchison, May 23, son of Roger and Deanna Hutchison; Austin Tanner Knipper, May 20, son of Linda Throckmorton and Victor Knipper; Carter Ray Shipwash, May 14, son of Jason and Jamie Shipwash.
The board of directors of Harrison Electric recently announced its intentions to consolidate with Blue Grass Energy of Nicholasville. If all goes according to plan, the consolidation would be effective Jan. 1, 2002.
Jerry Brunker, Eastside Elementary Principal, retires after serving 32 years with the school system.
25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Rebekah Jean Hatfield, May 30, daughter of Danny and Kim Hatfield; Erica Michelle Buckler, May 30, daughter of Robin Buckler and Timmy Treadway; Kari Renee Yazell, May 25, daughter of Ronnie and Paula Yazell; Michael Aaron McKenney, May 22, son of Staff Sgt. Joseph Michael and Diane McKenney.
The Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport to sponsor an air show set for June 29.
WCYN-AM radio in Cynthiana has been selected as the Kentucky Outstanding 4-H Radio Station for 1986.
Jay’s Cars in Cynthiana has been approved to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Also, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Stepstone Road in Pendleton County. Other buildings in Harrison County already on the National Register are: Church of the Advent Episcopal, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Casey’s federal row houses at 113 Main St., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Caskey’s Greek Revival house beside the hospital; and Opsa Guthrie’s Queen Anne mansion on Pike Street; and Mr. and Mrs. George Paul Hehr’s house and outbuildings at Broadwell.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Molly Lou Burris, June 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burris; Michael Dwayne Ritchie, June 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan S. Ritchie; Lisa Dawn Bertram, May 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bertram; William L. Blackburn, June 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Blackburn; Frazier A. Ravenscraft Jr., June 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier Allen Ravenscraft.
The Cynthiana-Harrison County Horse Show will be held this weekend at the new Harrison 4-H Center on US 27 South.
The grand jury of the Harrison Circuit Court rapped the condition of the Cynthiana city jail. The jury described the condition of the jail as most unsanitary.
Major William Payne, jet pilot, broke all jet records for Atlantic crossing when he flashed his Air Force B-58 bomber to Paris to celebrate Charles A. Lindbergh’s epic flight 34 years ago. Payne made the flight from Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, where he is stationed, to Paris, non-stop, refueling in the air. Sometimes flying at twice the speed of sound, the four-engine jet crossed from New York to Paris in three house and 20 minutes. The average speed was 1,095 miles an hour. Then on Saturday the same plane, with another crew, crashed into flames in an open field near Paris. Payne was not on board. Payne’s wife if the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry E. Crosthwaite of Alberta Pike.