Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Seth Douglass Bryant, March 1, son of Tony Bryant and Alice Clifford; Taylor Blair Chapman, Feb. 24, daughter of Ricky and Ruthanne Chapman; TayShaun Xavier Lee Custard, Feb. 26, son of Brian Custard and Leigh-Ann Gross; Allison Makay Earlywine, Feb. 21, daughter of Amanda Earlywine; Emma Marie Jorette, Feb. 21, daughter of Kenny and Angela Jorette; Bailey Elizabeth Lawrence, Jan. 31, daughter of Matthew and Bristal Lawrence; Katelyn Belle Phillips, Feb. 26, daughter of Richard and Lorene Phillips Jr.; Timothy Earl Warmouth, March 8, son of Tina Wiggins and Tim Warmouth; Hailey Lynn Workman, Feb. 27, daughter of Rodney Workman and Amy Bruine.
Cynthiana Police Officer Danny Parrott receives medal of valor. He was recommended following the Jan. 18 pursuit of a man who had robbed Kentucky Bank in Paris and was confronted and fired at the intersection of Leesburg-Newtown Pike and Silas Pike.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Whitney Lynn Frederick, Feb. 24, daughter of James and Sandy Frederick; John Colin Malone, Feb. 23, son of Doug and Betsy Malone; Cara Beth Mattox, March 3, daughter of Paul and Lisa Mattox; Brandon Louis Miller, March 4, son of Sonny and Teresa Miller; Felicia Lynn Tilton, Feb. 25, daughter of Harry and Lucinda Tilton; Sean Robert Whitaker, Feb. 15, son of Lynell and Robert Whitaker.
The U.S. 27 north bridge weight limit will be increased from 31 tons to 60. The bridge over the South Fork Licking River has a maximum weight capacity of 57 tons; the bridge over the railroad is 45 tons; over Indian Creek is 58; over Sycamore Creek is 60; over Two Lick Creek is 57; over Curry Creek is 50; and over Richland Creek, 60.
Carnico Lake Golf Course in Carlisle, Ky., is opening its doors to the public on March 15. New owners Robert Fowl and Ed Park purchased the golf course with an adjoining restaurant. No changes are expected at this time.
Cynthiana Fire Department train on a dwelling located on West Pike Street. The property belongs to Merle Northcutt Jr. Permission was given by Northcutt so that he could rebuild.
Wal-Mart announces the grand opening of their Garden and Patio Center on US 27 S at Ladish Road.
Breds are 10th Region-bound after dropping MMI last week 93-52.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Charles Emery Hall, March 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hall Jr.; Lonnie Russell Rowland, Feb. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rowland; Joe Harris Moore, Feb. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Moore; Carolyn Sue Martin, March 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Martin; Roger Eugene Perrin, March 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Perrin; Debra Jean Rumford, March 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rumford; Emery Harney Withers III, March 12, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Emery H. Withers Jr.
Blue Star Nursery Gift Shop is opening at 43 S. Main St., opposite the court house. The new business is housed in the room which was occupied for many years by Renaker’s Drug Store and Whalen Jewelers. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Law of Millersburg are the owners.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ballou have purchased the Western Auto Associate Store located at 31 E. Pike St. from Mr. and Mrs. J. Milburn Taylor. The Taylors have operated the store since its opening in July, 1944. Taylor had recently opened a new Western Auto Store in Southland Shopping Center in Lexington and will be devoting their time there.
William J. Geoghegan’s Watch and Clock Repair Shop is moving to 400 E. Pleasant St. in the basement of the building. Enter from Miller Street.
Maysville Bulldogs, Mason County Royals, and the Bracken County Polar Bears all whipped by the Harrison County Breds in the Sweet Sixteen Classic.
Cynthiana has been placed on the new Civil War map. Cynthiana was involved in two Civil War battles. The Kentucky Civil War map is free and is available by contacting the Kentucky Division of Tourist and Travel Promotion.