Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Destiny Makayla Yarnell, Sept. 9, daughter of Jesse and Julie Yarnell.
When the Cynthiana city and county governments agreed to purchase the handy farm property on U.S. 62 E for a new recreation park, the idea was for a long-term project. Water and sewage are needed.
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25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Sarah MacKenzie Brown, Sept. 23, daughter of Lt. Rodney and Lyda Brown; Christopher Neal Taylor, Sept. 24, son of Tracy and Carrie Taylor; Kateland Nicole Cooper Jones, Sept. 21, daughter of Ronald Ray Jones and Bernardine Elaine Cooper-Jones.
Local businesses receiving awards are: Grede Perm Cast is among Emerson’s Vendors of the Year award; Cynthiana 3M receives Fortune’s product award; and Dollar General receives an award for war on illiteracy.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Larry Wayne Caswell, Sept. 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Caswell; Jeffrey Allen Williams, Sept. 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Williams Jr.; Delon Henson, Sept. 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ancel Duke Henson; Dorsey Alan Wiggins, Sept. 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Wiggins; Todd Travis Insko, Sept. 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Clay Insko; Charles Foley Watson, Sept. 12, son of Pfc. and Mrs. Charles Conner Watson; Donna Lynn Moses, Sept. 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lee Moses; Barbara Ann Fuller, Sept. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woodrow Fuller; Jeffery Lane North, Sept. 14, son of Sp.4 and Mrs. Billy Earl North; Roger Clay Berry, Sept. 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Elwood Berry; Karla Lane Malone, Sept. 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Malone; Paul Britt Fryman, Sept. 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie N. Fryman; Mary Cathryn Carr, Sept. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Carr; Steven Joseph Sweeney, Sept. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Sweeney; Barbara Ann Ledford, Sept. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ledford; Bobby Gene Frederick, Sept. 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wrayburn Frederick; William Cecil Smith, Sept. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs.  William Carr Smith; Richard Lawrence Shepperd, Sept. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shepperd; Edward Lee Jennings, Sept. 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Taylor Jennings; Steven Crawford Judy, Sept. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Judy; a daughter was born Sept. 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Crump; Debora Sue Ramsey, Sept. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ramsey.
Cynthiana’s workable program for community improvement has been approved by the Federal Housing and Home Financing Agency. The approval means Cynthiana Municipal Houisng Commission can procede with planning for the additional 100 public housing units. Cynthiana’s 100 new housing units will include 36 designed for the elderly and 64 regular units with a verying number of bedrooms.
Flood control dam advances. Workmen are installing a 30 inch drop inlet at the Snake Flood Control Project near Kelat in Harrison County. A large part of the 18” conduit which will carry water from the big pond under the dam is already completed. Construction of the earth fill dam is expected to start soon.
A new catch basin and 18 inch metal conduit is being installed to handle storm water which has damaged sidewalk and curb on Pike Street near the Harrison Memorial Hospital. The city will add a flume to carry water from the new drain to the creek in the valley.
Sam Arnold III and Dolly McKenzie ride a gasoline powered unit used to carry workers through tobacco rows while they prime the tobacco by taking the lower leaves from the plants. They say priming adds to the farmers’ income and makes handling of plants easier.
Clarence Horn opens new real estate office in the Currans Building (opposite Kawneer) on West Pleasant Street. The new office will be known as Horn’s Insurance and Real Estate.
The Cynthiana-Harrison County area may soon get its first major shopping center. A Cincinnati realty firm is completing purchase of a six acre tract just south of Cynthiana for long-term leases in the proposed modern development. The shopping center is being designed to serve the more than 35,000 residents in Cynthiana, Harrison County and surrounding counties.
Water plant plans ready soon, sewer improvement included. The project calls for a water filtration plant capable of producing 3,000,000 gallons of water everyday. Plans also call for a number of improvements to the existing sewer system designed largely to relieve pressures caused by growth of the city and an extension to the general area of the new water plant. Estimated cost of the project is $899,000.
A daily plate lunch special is offered at Pine Villa Restaurant for $1 which includes a meat, two vegetables, hot rolls or corn sticks and drink. Pine Villa is located one mile north of Cynthiana on U.S. 27.