Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Keith Wesley Kearns, March 15, son of Jackie and Cynthia Kearns; Austin Michael Sumpter, March 12, son of Heather Sumpter; Trystan James Thompson, March 4, son of Melissa Thompson and James Bacca.
Harrison County High School cheerleaders capture state title in Bowling Green.
•Female lions usually serve as the family breadwinners, the National Geographic Magazine says. Toward sundown, ladies of the pride emerge from cover and stalk prey grazing on the plains. Shunning work, the maned males remain on the sidelines - until it is time to appropriate the choicest portion. Lionesses eat next; cubs get the scraps.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Miranda Leigh Beagle, March 17, daughter of Jeff and Debbie Beagle; Charles Adam Tolle, Feb. 2, son of Kevin and Mary Ann Tolle; Bryan Thomas Sifford, March 20, son of Capt. Mark D. Sifford and Mary Ann Sifford; Samantha Rae Grindstaff, Jan. 31, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby C. Grindstaff; Ashley Alissa Bowman, March 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Bowman; Virginia Northcutt, March 18, daughter of Jackie and Cliff Northcutt; Rebecca Ann Kiskaden, March 10, daughter of Jeffrey and Tina Kiskaden; Tabitha Nechelle Wellman, March 17, daughter of Toni Wellman; James Tyler Bell, March 15, son of Jimmy and Patricia Bell; Nathaniel Gene Sowder, March 10, son of Anna Frances and Joe Sowder; Jill Cameran Jones, March 19, daughter of Gregory and Laura Jones; Adam Ray Doyle, March 21, son of Mark and Julie Doyle; Samantha Jo Wright, March 22, daughter of Lisa K. Wright.
Robertson County residents vote to keep their county dry of liquor sales.
Harrison County High School band ranks superior in regional competition. The 60-member concert band received the highest ratings out of 17 central Kentucky bands. Band director is Robert Gregg.
Big Lots, a discount department store, will be opening in Cynthiana in the Harrison Square Shopping Center in the building previously occupied by Howard’s Branddiscount on US 27 S.
Sonny’s Auto Sales, 107 E. Bridge St., will be coming soon to Cynthiana.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Carlotta Lee Godman, March 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Godman; Bruce Anthony Rose, March 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rose; Patti Clay Walters, March 22, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Henry Walters; Frances Lynn Roberts, March 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Roberts.
The St. Edward Catholic School, centered in a formal dwelling house for the past 42 years, now has a new and modern home built to meet today’s needs. The new building is located to the rear of the St. Edward Church on Walnut Street and is now being utilized. The building houses the school facilities on the ground floor and the convent on the second floor. There are three large classrooms, one of which can be partitioned off, an all-purpose room used as a dining area, a breeze-way between the convent and school, a kitchenette, restrooms and prinicpal’s office. St. Edward School was established here in 1920.
The Northern Fire Unit has purchased a 1,000 gallon tank truck. The 1959 truck will be kept at the Berry Fire Station when it is fully equipped for service.
Cynthiana City Commissioners pass an ordinance annexing a tract on the south side of the city which includes the Harrison County Industrial Foundation property where the Ladish Kentucky Division is located.
The Cynthiana Post Office adds 30 new rental boxes and the mail-drop section has been redone.