Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Madison Elizabeth Case, May 15, daughter of Tommy and Melissa (Kasey) Case; Kathryn Pierce Tibbens, April 13, daughter of Rex and Amy Tibbens.

Herby Allen Moore paints a mural on the dining area wall at Ken's NewMarket. The subject is Harrison County's courthouse square.

Harrison Memorial Hospital offers new program to citizens diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease. The New Hope Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit is now ready to help patients undergo breathing, exercise therapy.

Cynthiana High School graduate and basketball standout, Louis Stout, will be the featured speaker at the Harrison County High School graduation ceremony.

The City of Cynthiana Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) homebuyers program, which offers newly constructed homes elevated above the flood plain, to victims of the March 1 flood. The program offers two different options: The Direct Homeownership Program, and the Lease Purchase Program. The programs are open to families who qualify in the income guidelines.

Sunstar Entertainment is under new ownership of David and Marietta Collier. The movie rental store will be located on US 27 South.

25 years ago - May 31, 1973: Vanessa Hawkins set a new state record in the discus throw with 119' 8 3/4".

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: April Marie Laudick, May 25, daughter of Wayne and Debbie Laudick; Emma Dawn Bailey, May 27, daughter of Donald and Deborah Bailey; Stacey Marie Gaunce, May 26, daughter of Dale and Marina Gaunce; Colleen Adele Wiglesworth, May 27, daughter of Tod and Sue Wiglesworth; Brandon Keith Adams, May 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Adams; Joseph Daniel Price, May 22, son of Lawrence Joseph (Joe) and Teresa Ann Price.

Cynthiana's gas prices on the rise, about 10-20 cents higher on the gallon than Lexington. The new prices ($1.07-08 a gallon) may possibly be attributed to Bonded's new self-serve islands and marketing policies. Customers must pump their own gasoline.

Harrison Memorial Hospital Board of Directors voted to sell part of the recently purchased Tracy Farmer property. Selling will be 2 acres, historic main house, swimming pool, and guest house.

Buck's Bait and Tackle Shop to hold grand opening June 3. The shop is located at 331 S. Church Street on the McLoney lot across from Cozy Cottage Beauty Salon.

Bill's Live Fish Farm, (formerly Bill's Lake), Carrick Pike (off Russell Cave Road), Georgetown, is now open. Fishing by the pound, no catch-no pay.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: David Robin Levi, May 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Levi Jr.; Nell Ann Kearns, May 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kearns; Sara Harcourt Switzer, May 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harcourt Switzer; Reva Gayle Woodard, May 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Woodard; Brenda Ruth Adams, May 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Adams; Albert Timothy Snipes, May 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Snipes; Stevie Clay Simpson, May 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Simpson; Cynthia Mae Baker, May 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker; Lillian Veronica Jennings, May 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Taylor Jennings; Mary Jo Sayre, May 20, daughter of Jo Ann Sayre and Granville Sayre.

A bid submitted by Bendix Company was accepted by Harrison Fiscal Court for supplying a two-way radio system for county, city, and civil defense use. Cost of the equipment is $968.95 with installation costs not to exceed $75. Cost of the equipment will be shared between City of Cynthiana, Harrison County, and the National Civil Defense System. Equipment includes: Mobile unit for the County Sheriff's car, and a more powerful base station to replace the present unit at City Hall.

Midway Drive-in, Route 27, now showing 'Jailhouse Rock' with Elvis Presley. This is his first big dramatic singing role.