Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Christian Allen Graham Colemire and Savanna Grace Paige Colemire, Sept. 20, twin daughters of Lynn and Jessica Colemire; Alenah Faye Jones, Aug. 27, daughter of Martin and Christi Jones; Chandler Cole Power, Sept. 5, son of Douglas and Nickie Power.
Berry residents give Nini’s Country Kitchen a new look. A group of Berry residents help revitalize their town. Donated supplies and materials were donated to remodel the restaurant.
Andy and Dawn Barnes will bike to Gatlinburg from Lexington, along with a few others, to raise money for an orphanage in China, and with the help of A Helping Hand Adoption Agency. Dawn will be following in a vehicle to get them across the Clays Ferry Bridge and through the Cumberland Gap tunnel (where bikes are prohibited). They will be traveling US 25 and hope to conquer 100 miles the first day, 75 the second, and the remainder 250 the third day.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Nathan Wayne Arnold, Sept. 27, son of Carey L. and Lisa Arnold Jr.; Keith Thomas Baldwin, Aug. 19, son of Thomas and Karen Baldwin; Kiren Ashley Burton, Sept. 21, daughter of B.J. and Marci Burton; Caleb Woods Switzer, Sept. 17, son of Daniel and Carol Switzer.
County agrees to take on new road to maintain. Indian Creek Subdivision has been added to the County’s miles and miles of road maintenance.
The building dedication of Bridge Street Place will take place on Friday, Oct. 2. Bridge Street Place is located on the corner of Bridge and Walnut streets.
Lil’s Crystal Basket, located at 37 E. Pike St., is now owned and operated by Lillie Batte.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Ronald Wayne Courtney, Sept. 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Courtney; Mary Denise Wiglesworth, Sept. 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wiglesworth; Lewis Harold Newman Jr., Sept. 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Newman; Tamala Jean Ewalt, Sept. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ewalt; Gary Thomas Eubanks, Sept. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Eubanks; a daughter was born Oct. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Waits; Melony Yvette Hayden, Sept. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hayden; Brian Glen Switzer, Sept. 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen F. Switzer.
Three tracts of land are being acquired by the Harrison County Board of Education. The land will be used to construct elementary schools on the East, North and West sides of Cynthiana. Options taken on 12 acres each on the Duffy property at the corner of Republican Pike and Oddville and the Wilson Furnish farm on White Oak Pike. A purchase contract is being drawn up for 13 acres of the Lebus land on US 27. A suitable site has not yet been located for the new junior high school. The construction program will be financed through a special tax voted by citizens of Harrison County. Construction is hoped to begin early spring.
A new Bookmobile will serve the reading public in rural areas of Harrison and Robertson Counties. The $7,500 vehicle will carry approximately $6,000 worth of books and is provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Two new businesses comes to Harrison County. Hillman Enterprises, Inc., is a new organization formed for a service station, and Shay Containers, Inc. The organization is authorized to produce and market a collapsible wooden or metal box held together by a band.
Cynthia Ann’s Bakery is now open. Assorted cookies, sweet rolls, coffee cakes, and bread.