Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Gabriela Abigail Cisneros, Aug. 14, daughter of Leslie Cisneros and Victor Cisneros; Autumn Ray Gloria Colvin, Aug. 10, daughter of Linda Sue Colvin; Zaryn Raye Couch, Aug. 4, daughter of Tiffany and Randy Couch; Olivia Kaye Hutchison, Aug. 10, daughter of Jackie Lane Barnett and Ashley Nichole Hutchison; Isaiah Kayne McCall, Aug. 6, son of Naomi Cathleen McCall; Derek Allen Morningstar, Aug. 8, son of Maria Morningstar; Logan Scott Sapp, Aug. 16, son of Bethany Million-Sapp; Destani Rianne Stephens, Aug. 16, daughter of Amber Annis and Chad Stephens.
A Harrison County School bus ditched on White Oak Pike. Five students were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital due to complaints of head and back pain. The bus was on their way to Double Stink Hog Farm.
A local group of potential investors make offer to purchase Perm Cast LLC, New Lair Road, from its parent General Casting Holding Co. of Ohio. Perm Cast employees 150 people.
T.I. Automotive (formerly Bundy Corporation) on White Oak Pike is asking for voluntary lay-offs from its 130 hourly employees.
A group of Gen. John Hunt Morgan descendants will gather on the Harrison County Courthouse lawn for a special Civil War plaque presentation.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Nicholas Allan Williams, July 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams; Raychel Anne Laytart, Aug. 9, daughter of Donald and Andrea Laytart; Sarah Morgan Blackburn, Aug. 8, daughter of Sam and Ina Blackburn; Jessica Rhea Fritz, July 31, daughter of Conrad and Sandra Fritz; Johnny Lee Collins, Aug. 9, son of Johnnie and Terrie Collins; Amanda Sue Buckler, Aug. 4, daughter of Connie Buckler and Timmy Haskins.
Union votes to be held at two local plants. Webber Farms and Marco Products, a division of Augerscope, Inc.
Harrison County’s first middle school opens for three grade levels (6-8th). The exterior of the new section of the building matches the existing portion with five sets of rooms with dividing walls that can be made into 10 rooms.
The chairman of the extension district board presented a proposal for the purchase of property at the corner of Parkland Heights and New Lair Road for the Harrison County Extension Office. Cost of the property is $80,000. The extension has $51,000 and would have to borrow $30,000 to complete the purchase.
Cato clothing store to hold a grand re-opening due to their remodeling of the store at Harrison Square Shopping Center.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Melinda Louise Coulter, Aug. 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coulter; Kevin Martin Hisle, Aug. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Hisle; Melody Jane Morgan, Aug. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Morgan; Randy Scott McDavid, Aug. 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy McDavid; Tracy Louise Fryman, Aug. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier Fryman; Frances Marie Kiskaden, Aug. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kiskaden.
A bid by the Allied Industrial Workers of America to represent certain employees of the Ladish Co. Kentucky Division was turned down.
A three-hour air show at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport Park expected to draw several thousands. Planned for the show will be  Aerobatics, jet bombers, parachute jumps, Army airplane maneuvers, helicopter demonstrations, and ground displays.
The Kentucky Guild Train will be in Cynthiana for two days with arts and crafts displays. The public is welcome to visit and there is no admission charge. The event is sponsored by the Harrison County Woman’s Club and the Junior Woman’s Club.
• The long, sharp claws on a grizzly bear’s forepaw can slash an enemy mortally, but the animal uses them more often for digging out ground squirrels and mice, the National Geographic Magazine says. In quest of such prey, bears can give a meadow the appearance of a plowed field.