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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Tod Lee Hopkins Jr., Oct. 26, son of Tod and Tammy Hopkins; Nathaniel Lee Chase Wilson, Oct. 17, son of Michele Wilson and Travis Chambers.
Cynthiana named as the recipient of a $100,000 grant for the water supply demonstration project. The grant award will go to the project on studying the current conditions of the dam along the South Fork of the Licking River. It will evaluate water supply issues along the river to ensure the water supply needs of the community are met.
New local Christian radio station to spread the gospel over the airwaves on 90.7 fm.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: William Edward Graves, Nov. 20, son of Michael and Cara Graves; James Marshall Franklin, Nov. 21, son of Gordon Allen and Connie Franklin; Ashley Nicole Gilbert, Nov. 17, daughter of Patricia Mastin and Robin Shawn Gilbert; Heather Lynn Williams, Nov. 20, daughter of David and Debbie Williams; Hannah Jean Smith, Nov. 13, daughter of Todd and Donna Smith.
The General Assembly began its special session last week to consider legislation that will make a lottery in Kentucky a reality. The lottery is expected to generate between 70-80 million dollars annually for Kentucky.
Coming soon will be J B Finance Co., Inc. Watch for the grand opening.
Lerman Brothers, which has served Kentucky for over 69 years, will be going out of business. Lermans is planning to liquidate the entire inventory and fixtures beginning Dec. 1.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
A new panel telephone by the Southern Bell Telephone Company will be in service at the new Harrison RECC ‘total electric’ home during the open house event. The built in telephone features a pull wire which draws the telephone line into the box when it is not in use. The telephone is one of eight in the house and is part of an “Home Inter-phone” system. The house is located on US 27 south of the city.
• A 1799 act of Congress made the village of Louisville a port of entry into the United States and a custom-collector was appointed. New Orleans was still in French possession and no U.S. custom-house existed between it and Louisville. The Louisville collectorship was abolished after the Louisiana Purchase.