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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Lauren Mary Aubrey, April 23, daughter of Michael Aubrey and Cathy King; Tatum Elaine Bell, May 1, daughter of Angela Mahorney and Chad Bell; Derrick Tilden Chapman, April 23, son of Ricky and Ruthanne Chapman; Nathaniel Gene Dailey, April 23, son of Nancy Dailey; Lucas Tyler Foster, April 20, son of Wes and Jacqueline Foster; William Lee Hicks, April 23, son of Michael Lee and Veronica Lynn Hicks; Larah Kathlene Kendall, April 8, daughter of Larry and Deborah Kendall; Sarah Kathryn Leonardis, March 27, daughter of Skip and Kim Leonardis; Kody Michael Nelson, May 7, son of Steve and April Nelson; Amelia Madison Bolin, April 28, daughter of Candy and Greg Bolin; Mason Scott Lanter, May 12, son of Scott and Susan M. Lanter.

Outdated sewer lines halt the 40-house subdivision development located behind Robynwood. The developer is William Horn.

Hoax bomb closes post office for three hours.

If all goes as planned, the construction should be underway on a new government building in Harrison County. After the Flood of 1997, flood waters severely damaged the courthouse annex and the need was intensified. The building would contain 19,000 sq. ft.

Nash's Pro Hardware on US 27 South at Riverside Place held its grand opening celebration. The business opened May 2.

10 years ago - May 26, 1988: The state is planning to start construction of a road connecting U.S. 27 and New Lair Road.

25 years ago - May 24, 1973: the Thorobreds defeated Paris to claim the 37th District baseball crown.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Gary Allen Claypool, May 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Claypool; Bradley Thomas Tucker, May 10, son of Larry and Pam Tucker; Kyle Wayne Price, May 17, son of Kenny and Joan Price; Bradley Aaron Dargavell, May 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dargavell; Allison Ann Burberry, May 15, daughter of Cliff and Cathy Smith Burberry.

The Berry community has survived two raging fires which claimed a majority of the business community twice within 40 years. Population has dropped from nearly 2,000 to 300, but the city survives. Mayor Orla Whitaker has applied for federal funding for the construction of a sewage system for Berry. Homes and businesses in Berry now use septic tanks.

The Harrison Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has approved purchasing property adjacent to the hospital grounds. The property, which is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Farmer, was purchased for $300,000, and includes 8.3 acres of land, a residence and a guest house.

A fire destroyed the Renaker Baptist Church, located 10 miles from Cynthiana on Ky. 36. The church was often referred to as the old Renaker School.

A Kentuckian was among the six men photographed in the famous flag raising picture on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima during World War II. PFC Franklin Runyon Sousley of Elizaville, a small community in Fleming County, was 19 years old when the photograph was taken. The Franklin Runyon Sousley Foundation Inc. was formed to attempt to raise funds to erect a monument at the Elizaville Cemetery in honor of the six men raising the flag.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Patricia Ann Moss, May 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Moss; Gary Michael Browning, May 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Browning; Glenn Russell Butcher, April 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Butcher; Beverly Kay Ritchie, May 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ritchie; Tony Ray Isaac, May 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Isaac; Patricia Ann Gaunce, May 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Gaunce; Leslie Clifford Marsh, May 11, son of Second Lt. and Mrs. John O. Marsh; Kevin De Loss McDole, May 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDole; Michael Allen Shirley, May 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allen Shirley; Phyllis Jean Feeback, May 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Feeback; Stephany Camille Lake, May 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lake.

A new wholesale sundry and novelty distributing firm will be started here by Charles Ray Cooper, who was formerly with Cynthiana Grocery Co. Cooper will open Cooper Wholesale Co. Deliveries of merchandise by truck will be made to stores in Cynthiana and other cities within a 30-mile radius.

Members of the Lions Club at Berry are now studying plans for establishment of a summer playground in their community.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weiszs, formerly of the Paris Pike near Lair, open restaurant at 684 S. Broadway in Lexington. The restaurant, Lexington Gypsy Fiddle, features Hungarian and American cuisine.

Roads to be taken over by a County must have a right-of-way at least 30 feet wide, according to Attorney General Edward L. Fossett.

'Joe,' Harrison's calaboose canine, came to an end Saturday with his release from jail and purchase by a Georgetown woman. She bought the big bird dog for $102 at public auction, ending his six months' jail stay. Joe was held in Harrison County Jail since Nov. 15, 1957 when the dog was left as bond for his master, Lawrence Ware of Pulaski County, who had been arrested for drunken driving.

First Mistake: The original mistake was inventing the calendar. This led, in due course, to having Mondays.--Detroit News.