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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: James Taylor Mullen III, July 17, son of Jimmy and Lisa Mullen; Samuel Reed Bostic, Oct. 16, son of Ronnie and Alissa Bostic; Jordan Ray McIntire, Oct. 9, son of Chantal D. Roach and Joshua E. McIntire; Codey Thomas Ritchie, Oct. 11, son of Thomas Ritchie and Judy Ritchie; Hunter Lynn Thomas, Oct. 13, son of Jeffrey Lynn and Beth Ann Thomas.
Gov. Paul Patton is scheduled to stop the by Cynthiana-Harrison County Industrial Park #2 (US 62 end) for a park dedication ceremony and to present a check for the Harrison County Water Association Phase 9-B project. The park dedication and the Phase 9-B half-million-dollar check are two separate issues, but are both projects the county has been anticipating for some time.
Sosbe Sounds Inc., 226 S. Walnut St. (behind Judy’s Flowers) to open Oct. 29. Offering guitars, basses, drums, Karaoke and accessories.
O’Connell’s Variety Shop, 107 Pike St., is now open. Offering baskets, baby items, clothing, furniture, dishes and more.
Kentucky Bank, US 27 S., is now open.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: David Allen Long II, Oct. 2, son of David and Tracy Long; Gregory Jacob Cope, Oct. 18, son of Greg and Lee Cope; Michael Lynn Thomas Jr., Oct. 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thomas; James Patrick and Elizabeth Jane Allen, Sept. 30, twins of Dr. Richard and Jane Allen.
Robert Braley was sworn in as Cynthiana’s new postmaster.
Design funds have been authorized for a 6.5-mile reconstruction project on US 62, the Georgetown-Cynthiana Road, in Scott and Harrison counties. The Transportation Cabinet approved $300,000 for the design phases of the project which stretches from Barkley Pike to east of Leesburg. All phases of the project are estimated to cost $6.5 million. Construction is scheduled for fiscal year 1990.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Joyce Madeline Fugate, Oct. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fugate; Amelia Ann Whitt, Oct. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitt; Nora Dean Gentry, Oct. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gentry; Robin Lorene Sligh, Oct. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sligh; Terri Lu Whiteker, Oct. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Whiteker; Kevin Ray Peddicord, Oct. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ray Peddicord; Lawrence Harris Ford, Oct. 16, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Ford; Steven Louis Bennett, Oct. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil M. Bennett; Lisa Diane Thompson, Oct. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Thomspon.
W. W. and John Owsley to hold open house at the new Victoria Apartment Building, 518 E. Pike St., this weekend. The new structure in on a lot which was formerly a portion of the Oxley property. There are four apartments in the building and each contains five rooms, and each has its own garage.
• Charles A. Wickliffe, 15th Governor of Kentucky (1838-1840), became Postmaster General under President Tyler. Born in Kentucky, Wickliffe served both in State Legislature and U.S. Congress.
• Isaac Shelby, Kentucky’s first governor (1792), was born in Virginia and was not only a famous statesman but also a leader in the frontier campaigns against the Indians. Shelby was elected to a second term in 1812.