Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Kyle Thomas Barnes, June 11, son of Chris and Christy Barnes; Ethan Lane Cole, May 21, son of Kayla Michelle Price and David Allen Cole; Wilson McCauley Duckworth, June 10, son of Dale and Lori Duckworth; Danielle Nicole Kinney, June 11, daughter of Chris and Christy Kinney; Brady Keith White, May 14, son of Brian Keith and Katrina Leigh White.
For the second time in less than a month, Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) in Cynthiana has decided to close its doors and stop production. TST is located at 101 Tech Way behind E.D. Bullard, Inc. The plant will close on Aug. 3. TST open in November 1997, making electronic assemblies, electronic wiring harnesses and circuit boards used on big trucks. They also make SCAN System, which is made up of three parts: the alert module, the sensor and the cable harness.
Cynthiana City Commissioners Patrick McGee and Ray Lancaster bicker over not wanting to pay bills for $159 for lollipops and $240 for foil stickers used by the Cynthiana Police Department.
Herbie Moore paints mural of Duncan Tavern at Ken’s NewMarket in Paris. Unveiling will be July 25.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Cassie Nicole Fogle, June 23, daughter of Roger and Rhonda Fogle; Austin Holmes Echols Jr. June 25, son of Austin and Melody Echols; Jeremy Wayne Caskey, June 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Caskey; Scott Russell Goble, June 27, son of Regina Morgan; Nicholas Aaron Anderson, June 14, son of Gary and Linda Anderson; James Nathan Roseberry, July 3, son of Jimmy and Dawn Roseberry.
Cleveland Twist Drill Company of Cynthiana, has announces a two-week shut-down. This action preceeds more layoffs at the plant. Approximately 120 hourly laborers are in limbo due to a shut-down that began on June 26.
Historic Leesburg is site of a dome dream house. Frank and Beth Rogoyski are building a geodesic dome house. The dome shape will allow for great energy efficiency. The prefabricated dome is made of Douglas fir which was purchased from the Oregon Dome Company at a cost of under $20,000.
Opening soon: Kids ‘R’ Us Day Care Center, 316 S. Church St. Owned by Gina and Lynn Northcutt. Director is Sharon Hill.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Nancy Katharine Smith, June 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith Jr.; Robert Michael Whitaker, June 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob C. Whitaker; Larry Joe Lilley, June 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lilley; Deborah Von Campbell, June 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Campbell Jr.; Deborah Karen Hoover, June 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Escum Hoover.
Calvin Martin Jr. demonstrates his hay stacker to a group of Harrison County farmers. The stacker of this type are used extensively in the western U.S. Martin bought it in an effort to cut labor costs. The cattle will eat from the stack and there is little spoilage. The rig costs around $300.
The Cynthiana Country Club is under construction and ready for bricking. Parts of the building is hoped to be used by early fall.
• The first court ever held in Kentucky was at Harrodsburg on Jan. 16, 1781.
• The highest point in Harrison County is a hill on the Robert Insko farm on the Harrison-Bourbon-Scott county lines between Leeslick Pike and Mt. Gilead Road. The elevation there is 1,000 ft. above sea level.