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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Preston Jacob Sharp, Jan. 22, son of Jennifer and Keith Sharp; Gracie Irene Wyatt, Feb. 12, daughter of Chris and Kim Wyatt.
An 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will continue in Cynthiana and Harrison County until further notice. The curfew was established to help city and county crews, and emergency responders without traffic snares due to the ice storm.
Water towers drained due to electricity loss from the recent ice storm. Three of the pump stations are without electric.
School report cards are now available online. The documents are also mailed directly to the parents and guardians of public school students. Visit http://apps.kde.state.ky.us/report_card.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Kelsey Lyle Turner, Feb. 19, daughter of Kathy L. and Randy L. Turner; Brandon Scott Stanfield, Feb. 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stanfield; James Manning Wilson III, Feb. 9, son of Dorothy Sullivan and Jimmy Wilson Jr.
Extension office to host Farm, Home, City Day.
First Federal Savings Bank will celebrate its 100th birthday with an open house this spring.
• Bowling Green was settled by Robert and George Moore, from Virginia, in 1780. The city derived its name from the games of bowls played by lawyers and court officials on the lawn of Robert Moore’s house, used as a courthouse.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Jennifer Renee Pratt, Feb. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Pratt; Jeffrey Allen Perkins, Feb. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Perkins; Charles Lee Whitaker, Feb. 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Whitaker Jr.; Sheryl Ann Feix, Jan. 29, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Feix; Melanie Lou Hill, Jan. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hill; Sandra Jane Frederick, Feb. 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frederick; Mary Peterson Reed, Feb. 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McKay Reed Jr.; Rita Carol Hensley, Feb. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hensley; Linda Fay Bowen, Feb. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowen; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lane Hill on Jan. 8; Patricia Flynn, January, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Flynn.
The Twilight Club located at 144 S. Walnut St. was raided. Nine members to attend court. Seven were jailed on gambling charges. The club was established for the purpose of promoting the general social and cultural welfare of its members. The club president was charged with selling alcoholic beverages without a license and with setting up and operating a game of chance. Confiscated were beer, card tables, a blackjack, poker chips, and other items.
Kentucky Colenel Restaurant is now open 7 days a week.
The Blue Star Gift Shop, opposite courthouse, is running a going out of business sale.