Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Mason Roy Anness, Feb. 5, son of Travis and Brandy Anness; Larken Lee Barnes, Dec. 4, son of David Lee and Lalena Brannock Barnes; Kaycie Noelle Criswell, Jan. 24, daughter of Matt and Cindy Criswell; Javier Izaak Perez, Jan. 31, son of Sandy and Javier Perez; Riley Blake Switzer, Feb. 3, son of Stuart and Amanda Switzer.
Harrison Electric Cooperative is now Blue Grass Energy, located at 302 Oddville Ave.
Annual Farm Home City program is Feb. 18. Hosted by the Harrison County Extension Office.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Nicholas Eugene Hillard, Jan. 23, son of Gene and Debbie Hillard.
Harrison resident, Cheryl Case, has been named as the new Extension home economist.
Randy Greene, editor, resigns from the Cynthiana Democrat newspaper. He served as editor for two years.
The Robertson County Extension Service, Mt. Olivet, Ky., has moved its office to the C.A.P. Building, sharing space with the Senior Citizens Center and the health department.
The Harrison County High School Gymnastics team places first in a six-team meet. Team members are Ann Kinney, Lyn Pretzsch, Emily Hatterick, Leslie Wornall, Gina Hatterick, and Christy Greene.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Mary Ann Yost, Feb. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Yost; William James Kane, Feb. 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kane; Marcia Carolyn Sears, Feb. 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Sears; Ricky Wilson Bills, Feb. 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bills; Dawn Frances Marsh, Feb. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Marsh; Dolores Joy Kelly, Feb. 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Kelly; Rita Faye Fryman, Feb. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Ray Fryman; Gene Daryl Smith II, Feb. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Daryl Smith; Melissa Gaye Brunker, Feb. 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brunker.
Southern Bell Telephone Company is progressing in three areas with better communication service. The conversion will cost approximately $800,000 and is broken down in three parts: building (West Pleasant Street), $90,000; dial equipment inside the building, $470,000; new feeder cable and other outside-the-plant equipment, $240,000.
Cynthiana Baptist Church addition to get underway. Removal of the old Poindexter house has started to make way for the new educational building.
The Harrison County Fire Department Unit is now a reality. The department will answer calls to any spot in the county without cost to the person whose property is burning. Equipment needed for the department: a two-ton truck to carry a 1,000 gallon water tank, the tank, ladders, 500 feet of 1 1/2-inch hose, and 500 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose.
Roy Whalen Scrap Yard, located south of Southern States on River Road, is now open and ready for business.
Citation Oil Company (a Phillips 66 distributor), located at North Main and Penn Streets, is now open for business. Don Hill is the manager and A.D. Wallace is the distributor.