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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: EmmaRae Lashae Thurman, Aug. 23, daughter of Kevin and Barbie Thurman.
Next Step Program to GED success now being offered through the Community Education Center. The program is a way to help families learn and work together as a team to improve their ways of life.
Harrison County Air Force JROTC cadets presented the colors and raised the flags that will be flown over the new Justice Center. The new county flag, state flag and the U.S. flag were raised.
The old county jail, corner of Pike and Poplar streets, to be renovated and used as visitor information center. A grant will be used. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce office already adjoins the jail structure.
The ribbon cutting and formal opening of the new Justice Center was held last Thursday with several attending.
Harrison County Soccer Breds take back-to-back wins on road trip. The HCHS volleyball Fillies win their third straight game.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Charles Everett Pulliam, Aug. 14, son of Charles and Marsha Pulliam; Shawn Michael Weaver, Aug. 19, son of Rick and Alice Weaver; Elizabeth Ivy Wright, Aug. 22, daughter of Billy and Kathy Wright.
The new mall, Bridge Street Plaza, to officially open Oct. 2 as part of the Burley Days celebration.
Visit the new Village Inn Restaurant, 26 E. Pike St. New hours are Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering a Friday and Sunday buffet.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Blake James Osness, Aug. 27, son of Bro. and Mrs. James Osness; David Nathan Smiley, Aug. 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smiley; Pamela Mae Ries, Aug. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ries; Karen Joyce Marsh, Aug. 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marsh; Kimberly Ann Kiskaden, Aug. 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dannie Kiskaden; Leah Renee Doyle, Aug. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Doyle.
Thieves make off with $5,000 at Chick’s Stop on US 27 near Cynthiana. Chick Withers along with Tommy Clayton who operate the business, said 150 tires along with tools and equipment.
The Harrison County Fire Department now has a pumper truck in operation and ready to go when the call for a rural fire comes. The new truck is a 1962 two-ton Chevrolet, carries 1,000 gallons of water in its tank. Four hoses can be operated simultaneously from it. The truck was purchased through funds donated by Harrison County residents and businesses.
A unique situation exists with the formation of Cynthiana Junior High School. A combination of faculity and students from three different schools (Banneker, Marshall and Cynthiana High). Boys will enter in the side door and girls the front door to avoid congestion. Classrooms and homerooms will not be separated. The Junior High School will retain the name Bulldogs and their colors of green and white - at least until the new school is built.
A group of 22 ladies from Cynthiana and Paris are to appear on the Ruth Lyons 50-50 Club Show.