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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
Harrison County to be included in the $70 million water infrastructure project, aimed at providing more than 695,000 households statewide with improved water systems. Harrison County was included as one of the 177 projects which will involve 876 households at a total of $550,000.
The grand opening of Rose’s Riverfront Lounge (formerly Dew Drop Inn) will be held Dec. 15.
• In 1949, at the age of 32, Frank Graves Dickey was appointed dean of the University of Kentucky’s College of Education, making him the youngest dean of a major college in the nation. In 1956, he became the fifth president of the University.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Jacob Daniel Fryman, Dec. 4, son of Fernetta and Billy Fryman; Milas William Wilds, Nov. 27, son of Matt and Lisa Wilds.
Harrison County Fiscal Court accepts four new roads: two in Leesburg Farms, and two in Licking Valley Estates.
• Venturesome huntsmen from Pennsylvania and North Carolina came to Kentucky in bands in the 1700’s and found the game so plentiful and the skins so valuable that they remained for long periods in the wilderness. Thus they became history’s famous Long Hunters.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Douglas Wendell Smith, Nov. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Smith; Dana Ruth Arthur, Nov. 29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Arthur; Mary Beth Troxell, Dec. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Troxell; Jeffrey Allen Cole, Dec. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alson Cole.
The Southern Bell Telephone Company will take over service in the Sunrise community late next year.
Indian Creek Baptist Church reopens its doors.
Ground breaking for Mayor John L. Cummins at the site of the new $90,000 Southern Bell Telephone Company’s building at 207 W. Pleasant St. The new building, now under construction, is a part of Southern Bell’s $800,000 program to convert phones in Harrison County to dial types.
Thirty new large sized post office mail boxes are to be installed at the Cynthiana Post Office. The present post office boxes were installed when the building was erected in 1914.
There were 21 people bitten by suspected rabid animals in Harrison County during October.