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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Emma Catherine McGee, Aug. 27, daughter of Patrick and Erin McGee; Bradlie Wayne Waters, Oct. 4, son of Karla Martin and Michael Waters.
Safety Way expansion to Ladish Road gets $500,000 funding. Safety Way currently runs behind E.D. Bullard, but stops at Fikeco, Inc. The extension would connect Safety Way to the existing Ladish Road at the Clean Earth Kentucky, LLC facility.
The Thorobred Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police recently purchased a stone to be placed at the gravesite of Cynthiana Police Officer Rufus Beagle. Beagle was shot to death while in the line of duty on Nov. 21, 1915.
The Harrison County Marching Thorobred Band captures fourth state title under  band director is Eric Hale. Kellie Rose is the field commander.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Ashley Linnae Gaunce, Oct. 9, daughter of Michael and Michele Gaunce.
Cynthiana named as Kentucky Certified City through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Physicans plan co-op effort to help reduce costs of current emergency room operations. Harrison Memorial Hospital’s (Emergency Room Physicians Group) will alternate emergency room duties on the weekends between seven doctors. The coverage will be from 12 p.m. on Saturday to 12 a.m. on Monday morning.
M.L. Northcutt takes down the house located at 112 Main St. where the proposed new library will be located.
Grand opening of Lil’s Crystal Basket to be held Oct. 24-25 at 37 E. Pike St.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Steven Dwayne Fogle, Oct. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fogle; Mary Beth Noel, Oct. 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Noel; Tony Desha Worrell, Oct. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Worrell; Susan Clark Thomas, Oct. 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas; Stephen Lee Hutchison, Oct. 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchison Jr.
The Cynthiana Fire Department halted a blaze at the old ice plant on South Church Street. Workers of the Whalen Wrecking Co. were using a torch to cut a steel pipe, which had oil on it. Sparks caught the oil on fire and quickly ran down the pipe and caught in tar and cork insulation. The building was being torn down at the time.
Notice: To the citizens of Cynthiana. Halloween will be observed on Oct. 31 between 5-10 p.m. By order of the Board of City Commissioners and Cynthiana Police Department.