Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Justin Allen McCarty, Aug. 1, son of Melissa McCarty.
Cynthiana’s ATK warehouse on White Oak Pike (formerly Cleveland Twist Drill) will likely be closed by the end of the year. The company is consolidating its various warehouses to be centrally located in Dallas, Texas.
A Lexington pilot’s plane which was last seen headed toward Cynthiana Jan. 9 en route to Kansas City, Mo., was found crashed in a wooded area near Grafton, Ill. The pilot was a member of the Georgetown pilot group that comes to Cynthiana to give children free plane rides.
The Dollar Discount Store, located in Harrison Square Shopping Center, held its grand opening. The new business offers all items for $1, with the exception of a selection from the ‘Gift Nook,’ where items will be higher, but still considered an extreme value.
John McVey, 16, earns world championship with all-star team in Florida. McVey was a part of the Players Edge Elite all-star baseball team which is a Lexington based team.
Hospice of the Bluegrass celebrates 25 years of service; Harrison Memorial Hospital to offer continuing education class.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Brett Alan Wade, Aug. 4, son of Roger and Paula Wade.
Mike Reitz has been named as the new Harrison County basketball coach.
Old Kentucky Hams inc. is now located at 14 E. Pike St. (formerly Thompson’s Shoe Store).
Phillip Morris USA has donated nine semi-trailer trucks and drivers to deliver Virginia hay to the Harrison Tobacco Warehouse to assist drought-affected farmers. Thirty-nine bales were given to local farmers. Also receiving hay were farmers in Clark and Breckinridge counties.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Kimberly Carol Perkins, Aug. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Perkins; Melanie Renee Roberts, July 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Roberts; Danny Todd Fryman, July 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sanford Fryman; Teresa Gay West, July 31, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Glenn West; Lee Barton  Vaughn, July 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estille Ray Vaughn; James Marion Hawkins Jr., Aug. 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hawkins; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Jones on Aug. 1; Paul Joseph O’Connell, Aug. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Russell O’Connell.
Bricklayers are placing brick on a classroom wall at the new Eastside Elementary School on the Oddville Road. The three elementary and junior high schools are expected to be completed by September 1964.
Members of the Harrison County 4-H Council asks that the board study a proposal for construction of a shelter to house rabbits and poultry at the fair grounds. Discussion of the need for space brought suggestions for a number of improvements including a possible addition to the floral hall, shelter at the main gate, a possible dining hall, and additional space for housing show animals.
Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport to host an air show Sunday. Three top aerial performing teams to be here for a two-and-a-half hour show. Proceeds will be used to continue the expansion and development of the Cynthiana-Harrison County airport, which is now considered one of the most active small community strips in Kentucky.
Begley Flying Service to offer plane rides before and after the air show on Sunday, Aug. 11.