Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Rachel Anne Fuller, May 14, daughter of Donald R. and Rhonda L. Fuller; Taylor Elizabeth Jennings, May 7, daughter of Edward and Janet Jennings; Emma Mikaylea Joe Lemons, April 30, daughter of Ethan and Stacy Lemons; Macy Lucille Martin, May 19, daugther of R.H. and Debbie Martin II; Jesse Ray Moore, May 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Wayne Moore Jr.; Macey Lena Ollinger, May 22, daughter of Brandy Jett and William "Josh" Ollinger; Savannah Paige Sageser, May 21, daughter of David and Darlene Sageser; Ashley Ruth Simpson, May 20, daughter of Elizabeth and Jon Simpson; Tori Madison Watkins, May 12, daughter of Diana and Jimmy Watkins; Augustus Cannon Garrison, May 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Garrison.

Harrison County Fiscal Court continue government building talks. An auditor from the Federal Emergency Management Agency determinedf that the building (courthouse annex) could be built back for around $300,000. A second inspection from another firm was recommended. The structure, which was in aging condition prior to the flood, may prove more cost effective to tear it down and replace it with a building out of the flood plain. State funds have been approved to pay for the Administrative Office of the Court's rent on a government building beginning July 1.

Harrison County is one of 17 counties that will reap the benefits of surplus mobile homes from the Flood of '97. The local Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) office will receive a mobile home to be used in future disasters or emergencies. The homes were donated to Kentucky by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Harrison County Thorobreds baseball in final four. Fans travel to Paducah to support the Breds.

June 3, 1948: The county tax rate has been set at 50 cents per $100 worth of property.

June 16, 1988: Debbie Biddle, Harrison County, qualifies for Boston Marathon.

June 14, 1973: Local farmer Paul Juett was recently featured in 'Progressive Farmer' magagine.

June 10, 1948: The foundation, driveway and loading docks of the new hospital has been completed. Bids are being accepted for the construction of the remainder of the building.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Amanda Jean Scalf, May 31, daughter of Charles W. and Tammy J. Scalf; Rebecca Kay Tubbs, June 2, daughter of Larry and Karen Tubbs; Bronson Leonard McCarty, May 28, son of Anita and Bronson D. McCarty; Jennifer Lindsey Burden, May 31, daugther of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burden; Christopher Natheniel Hetterman, May 2, son of John and Judith Hetterman; Shannon Kay McConnell, May 29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lanny McConnell; James Michael Lewis Feeback, June 2, son of Ronnie and Diane Feeback; Joshua Michael Williams, May 25, son of Mike and Kim Williams; Amanda Dawn Marsh, June 9, daughter of Greg and Kim Marsh; Elizabeth Ann Hughes, June 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Hughes; Megan Elaine Wolfe, June 9, daughter of William Wolfe Jr. and Diane Wolfe; Shaun Bradley Stroub, June 10, son of Charles and Kathy Stroub; Daryl Wayne Northcutt, June 11, son of Wayne and Judy Northcutt.

Gene Mcguire, president of Webber Farms, Inc., purchased the company from William A. Webber III. The company has been a family owned business for 50 years. Company facilities include: a meat packing and processing plant on Williamstown Road, the Kentucky Cardinal (Cudahy) Cheese plant on US 27, and the Edwards Sausage Co. of Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Cynthiana City Commission approves first reading of an ordinance that will increase water and sewage rates 22 percent.

Wal-Mart, a discount department store, based in Bentonville, Ark., plans to begin construction of a store in Harrison County. Wal-Mart has purchased property on the corner of US 27 and Ladish Road and will begin construction within the next few months.

Harrison County's history will be the feature story in the July-August issue of Back Home in Kentucky magazine. Thelma Taylor, former editor of The Cynthiana Democrat, is the writer and photographer for the story. The cover will show a painting of the Harrison County Courthouse by artist Steve Syra, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Copes of Sunrise. A copy of the magazine can be purchased through Taylor.

The Kentucky State Police Post 6 will have the official dedication ceremony of the new state police post on June 10 in Dry Ridge, Ky. on US 25. Post 6 serves Boone, Campbell, Pendleton, Bourbon, Grant, Harrison, Bracken, Robertson, Nicholas counties.

Fire destroys 857 hams when the smoke house on US 27 burned. Taylor Farms is owned by Mike and Debbie Taylor. The hams destroyed were valued at approximately $37,000.

Five bids to construct a football dressing and weightlifting facility were rejected by the Harrison County School board. John Schreiber claimed the bids were 'designed way beyond our needs.'

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Bradley Clay Smith, June 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Allen Smith; Eddie Wayne Fryman, June 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fryman; Marvin Withers Wiley, June 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Wiley; Mary Jane Taylor, June 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Taylor; Faith Ann King, May 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John William King; Martha Ann Lyons, May 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Lyons; Aaron Wayne Wells, June 7, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Don Wells; Cindy Marie Rose, June 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Rose; Donald McEvoy Jr., June 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McEvoy; Joseph Harry Frey, June 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frey.

Walden Penn named Superintendent of Cynthiana City School System.

Twenty-three railroads with 3,862 miles of track serve Kentucky.