Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Kylie Anne Cox, Sept. 6, daughter of Jamie and Nickey Cox; Alexis Desirae Scott, Sept. 25, daughter of Grover Scott Jr. and Kristy Bartram; Sydney Nicole Soard, Sept. 25, daughter of Kevin and Jo Lynn Soard; Marleigh Grace Watkins, Sept. 21, daughter of Bryant and Kelly Watkins; Mason Chapel McDonald, Sept. 18, son of Ben and Sally McDonald; Alexa Michelle Morris, Aug. 9, daughter of Craig and Rita Morris.
The new 27,100-square-foot three story Justice Center is under construction and is expected to be completed by June 2002. The $6,025,000 project has been totally funded by the Administration Office of the Courts.
Kentucky Bank’s new full service branch location on US 27 South is open for business.
• The Olive Hill district is the chief fire-clay producing region of Eastern Kentucky.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Jamie Bernadette Williams, Sept. 25, daughter of Ralph and Joyce Williams; Carolyn Marie Vest, Sept. 28, daughter of John and Terri Vest; Andrew Thomas Duckworth, Sept. 22, son of Charles and Margaret Duckworth; Melanie Kaye Fryman, Sept. 28, daughter of Angela Kaye Fryman.
About 159 of the 183 employees of Ladish Company are on strike. The strike is based on a failure of negotiations in advance of the Sept. 30 expiration of Ladish workers’ latest three-year contract with the plant. Ladish manufacturers corrosion-resistant valves for the petroleum industry, high pressure fittings and also does special machinery work.
Effective Oct. 7, Harrison Memorial Hospital will offer residents  a new diagnostic service known as CT Scanning (Computerized Tomography).
• The pistol said to have been used by Aaron Burr in his duel with Alexander Hamilton is on display at the Old Capitol in Frankfort.
• The Whitley House near Stanford is said to be the first brick house in Kentucky. Col. William Whitley, its owner, was a skilled Indian fighter. Visitors to his home included George Rogers Clark and Gov. Isaac Shelby. Theodore Roosevelt in his book, ‘The Winning of the West,’ describes the house as the center of the political, religious and social life of the Transylvania region.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Betty Jo Snapp, Sept. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Snapp; Michael Tod Williams, Sept. 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Williams; Wendy Wiley Swinford, Sept. 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Swinford; Anthony Clay Adams, Sept. 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay T. Adams II; a son was born Sept. 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Doyle; Gregory Matthew Herzog, Sept. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Herzog; Janet Sue Miller, Sept. 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Newton Miller; William Charles Beagle, Sept. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beagle.
Cummins Ford Sales, Inc. is holding an open house. The automobile agency on U.S. 27 south of Cynthiana has slated a two-day event to show off their new building, shop and offices and demonstrate the 1962 Ford. The company is owned by Al and Josh Cummins.
The new Cynthiana Public Library opens today on Church Street. The new library was made possible  by a bequest of the late William Wohlwender.
• During the Civil War, Augusta, Ky. was the scene of a battle between John Hunt Morgan’s calvary, led by Gen. Basil Duke, and Federal Home Guards under Col. Joshua T. Bradford. The victory was Duke’s but he suffered a heavy loss in officers and men.