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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Levi Ray Perkins, Oct. 20, son of Kevin and Amber Perkins; Elyna Morgan Perraut, May 31, daughter of Matthew and Lisa Perraut; Kimberly Mae Ring, Oct. 22, daughter of John and Linda Ring; Miracle Marye Switzer, Oct. 24, daughter of Randy and Angye Switzer; David Austin Smith, Aug. 21, son of Timmy and Tammie Smith; Kara Nicole Stamper, Sept. 12, daughter of Millard and Rayanna Stamper Jr.
Jobs could be available in Cynthiana if Jim Thompson’s, owner of Clean Earth, becomes a reality. The company manufactures sewer cleaning trucks, street sweepers, hydro-excavators and other environmental vehicles. Thompson bought Trinity Industries (formerly Ladish) a year and a half ago. He also has a plant in Birmingham, Ala. He has asked the city (who owns the property in which Clean Earth leases) to deed the property to Clean Earth. Mayor Virgie Wells signed the necessary paperwork to convey the deed to Clean Earth.
Mi Casita, a new restaurant in Cynthiana, to hold grand opening Nov. 10. The restaurant is owned by Carlos Leguizamo.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Adam Carrier Dailey, Oct. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Monte L. Dailey; Timothy William Browning, Oct. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Browning; Andrew Raymond Mains, Nov. 1, son of Roy and Patty Mains; Rachel Anne Kennedy, Oct. 7, daughter of Gary and Julie Kennedy; Lydia French Pierce, Oct. 31, daughter of John and Susan Pierce.
Nine railway cars narrowly miss the home of Mike and Becky Ritchie in Poindexter when it derailed when one of its wheels broke. The train was hauling wood chips, coal and rolled paper.
Harrison County senior Daris McCullough broke his own school record and placed higher than any previous Thorobred in the state cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Lloyd Allen Beagle, Oct. 31, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Thomas Beagle; Kimberly Lynn Cover, Oct. 29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cover; twins were born Oct. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lemons; Anthony Wayne Jenkins, Oct. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins; Mike Douglas Franklin, Oct. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Franklin; Gary Ray Roberts, Oct. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts; Julia Ann Kelly, Oct. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kelly; Daryl Glen Edwards, Oct. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edwards; Annette Kay Saltsman, Oct. 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Saltsman; Timothy C. Mattox, Oct. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mattox; Betty Jane Geoghegan, Oct. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Geoghegan; Charles Thomas Stivers, Oct. 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Stivers; Teresa Gail Crump, Oct. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Crump; Matthew Allen Curtis, Oct. 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lee Curtis.
Plans for construction on a $90,000 Dial Phone Center in Cynthiana were announced by Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. The facility will be located at 207 W. Pleasant St. With direct distance dialing service, long distance calls will be possible without the aid of an operator.
The town of Berry now has a new fire truck. The American LaFrance truck can pump 500 gallons of water per minute.
Cynthiana’s adequate water supply may be credited in large part to the foresight of the late William Terry, City Commission, who conceived the idea of building Terry Dam as a WPA project. Before construction of the dam, the city suffered from water supply shortages in 1930 and in 1936.
Toyland at Western Auto will be opening Saturday.