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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Braden Christopher Bell, March 1, son of Lovena Price and Chris Bell; Ian Michael Boland, Feb. 26, son of Rick and Meghan Boland; Brandon Lee Cummins, Feb. 27, son of Linda Smith and Roy Lee Cummins; Landry Tucker Gaunce Gray, Feb. 5, son of Larry and Regina Gray; Angus Donal Mann, Feb. 1, son of Bridgette and Tony Mann; Jeremiah Thomas Peveler, Feb. 2, son of Timothy and Cathy Peveler; Brian Nicholas Royalty, Feb. 26, son of Brian and Heather Royalty; Jakob Hayes Smith, Feb. 27, son of Roger and Stacy Smith.
Harrison County School System forced to eliminate positions due to state’s budget cuts. The system is looking to make up $800,000 in cuts with personnel reduction.
Grand opening to be held for LUV Homes, Georgetown, Ky. March 13-18.
North Main Auto Sales and Financing, 212 N. Main St., is now open for business. The new business is located at the former Clayton Service Station.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: No births reported this week.
Nearly 400 Pendleton County residents have settled in to fight against the correction cabinet’s proposed prison site. The cabinet has shown interest in the former Scholl facility.
Roger Despard creates illusions to mystify and defy. He is a master illusionist and magician and will attempt to saw his wife into four pieces and lock himself in a 50-gallon milk can filled with water and try to escape, handcuffed.
• In 1862, Confederate General Bragg’s forces swept northward out of Tennessee, seized Frankfort and set up a Confederate state government. Before the installation ceremonies had ended, guns of the North were hammering from bluffs west of the town. The Confederates withdrew, and the new Governor, Richard J. Hawes, hastily retired to Lexington.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Gary Richard Hanson, March 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hanson; Kenneth Guy Hehr, March 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hehr; George Neal Griffin Jr., March 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Griffin; Jeffrey Allen Mofford, March 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mofford; Charles W.  Bower Jr., March 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bower; Randol Scott Thomas, Feb. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas; Brent Allen Penn, March 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Penn; Michael Tod Pierce, Feb. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Pierce; Brenda Lee Goodpaster, Feb. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goodpaster; Linda Katherine Batte, Feb. 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Batte; Terry Martin Browning, Feb. 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Browning; Deborah Ann Riddell, Feb. 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Riddell; Jackie Allen Thomas, March 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Leroy Thomas; Mary Ruth Brooks, Feb. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie King Brooks; Carrie Todd Prebble, Feb. 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Prebble.
An overhead gas heating unit exploded and caused considerable damage to McKinley’s Ashland Service Station on North Main Street. The force of the explosion knocked two employees to the floor. No one was injured. The explosion pushed the front wall five inches outward and buckled a metal wall on the north side and sent pop bottles flying through the front glass window. The flash fire which followed caused some damage to a vehicle. The gas heater was off at the time of the explosion.
Rental applications now being taken for the new deluxe Hillcrest Apartments located on East Pike Street. Contact the Owsley Lumber Co., John Owsley or Kermit Tussey. Each unit contains a living room, combined kitchen and dinette, two bedrooms and bath.