Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Jenna Kathryn Berry, Nov. 14, daughter of George and Rebecca Berry; Haydon Tyler Edwards, April 14, son of Jarrod Edwards and Emmalee Wiglesworth; Katelyn Dawn Florence, March 4, daughter of Crystal Rae Florence; Taylor Renae Hunt, March 12, daughter of Eric and Amber Hunt; Emily Elizabeth Persinger, April 14, daughter of Travis and Kristi Persinger.
The Handy Farm on Oddville Avenue will be closed to tree limb and brush dumping on April 30. The City of Cynthiana and Harrison County governments open the farm following the Feb. 17 ice storm.
Grand opening of the Ledford Pay Lake, Robinson Road, will be the first Saturday in May.
Cafe on Main, located at 208 S. Main St., is now open for business. Owner/operator is Joy Morgan.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Matthew Thomas Fryman, April 23, son of Tommy and Jackie Fryman; Rachel Renee Mattox, April 22, daughter of Mark and Melissa Mattox; Katelin Denise Mullikin, April 19, daughter of Rich and Leslie Mullikin.
Teenagers in Harrison County now have an alternative for entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Grand opening of the Teen Lighthouse, located at the Bridge Street Plaza, was held April 8. The Lighthouse is an alternative to partying. It is equipped with video games and a pool table. More equipment will be purchased when future fund-raising activities are completed.
Greyhound Lines and the Community Action Transit System (CATS) joined forces to provide additional services for Bourbon, Nicholas and Harrison counties. CATS will bring passengers from outlying rural areas to the Greyhound terminal in Lexington, where they will be able to make easy connections to the 10,000 communities nationwide on the Greyhound-Trailways network. CATS started operation in 1987 providing general public transportation for the elderly and handicapped.
The state Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract for guardrail installation on US 62, the Cynthiana-Brooksville Road in Harrison and Robertson counties. Awarded was $34,330 for the project.
Jockey International Inc., with a plant in Cynthiana, intends to purchase Nantucket Hosiery Milles Corp. The sale price will be about $23,500,000. Nantucket manufactures and distributes better quality ladies sheer hosiery and tights.
Harrison Memorial Hospital celebrates one year anniversary of the opening of its new mammography service.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Cynthia Lynn Wolff, April 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wolff; Randall Eugene Thomas, April 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Thomas; Mary Ammerman, April 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ammerman; Edward Jay Whittaker, April 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Whittaker; Ann Duncan Slade, April 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Slade; Jesse Dale Cook, April 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cook.
Mrs. Vard Taylor, George Egnew, Larry Douglas, Lark Box and James Smith have been appointed to the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Recreation Commission for a one year term.
Harrison County Fiscal Court magistrates take a long step forward in purchasing a mechanical loader to aid in the county road ditching program.
Horseback riders plan first Derby Day County Trail Ride. The tour will begin at the 4-H Center on US 27 for an 11-mile trail through the southeastern section of the county. The ride is expected to take around four hours.
Smith Barber Shop, located in Hotel building on Pleasant Street, announces the arrival of Woody Ritchie and W.R. “Bob” Turner to their staff.
Members of the Harrison County Farm Bureau board discuss the possibility of a new Farm Bureau building.
Riley and Simpson Auto Sales has moved to its new location formerly occuppied by Huff’’s Auto Service, 208 N. Poplar.
Earlywine Home Furnishings, corner of Locust and Mill streets, is holding a going out of business sale. All sales are final.
Construction of a new modern nursing and convalescent home to begin soon. Joe Franks and J.W. Switzer will operate the facility. The home will be located on approximately two acres in the Monticello Heights area and will be known as Edgemont Manor.
Cynthiana’s Discount Shoe Center, located across from Rohs Theater, is holding a going out of business sale. Stock must go.
Minor damage was reported from a structure fire of the Ammerman Plumbing Company on East Pike Street.