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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: MacKenzie Brooke Hayes, Dec. 9, daughter of Heather Lee Tolson and Michael Paul Hayes III.
Harrison County places 11 wrestlers in the HCIWT.
• An academy to educate Indians of the Choctaw Nation was established at Great Crossings in Scott County, Ky. in 1825 by Col. Richard M. Johnson, later vice-president of the United States.

25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Andrew Scott Case, Jan. 1, son of David and Lisa Case; Tommy Lee Hunt Jr., Dec. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ray Hunt; Matthew William Blake, Dec. 26, son of Tom and Melinda Blake; Sarah Christine Willoughby, Dec. 23, daughter of William and Shirley Willoughby; Austin Cody Risner, Jan. 3, son of Dinah and Haskel Risner.
Connector road proponents to meet with state officials. The project is to connect U.S. 27 and New Lair Road. Darryl Nunnelley donated the property to the state for the project.
• The University of Kentucky was engaged in intercollegiate football competition for 51 years before fielding its first All American gridder in 1942. First Wildcats to enter the select circle was Clyde Johnson, a 235-pound tackle from Ashland.

50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Dara Lynn Ransdell, Dec. 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ransdell; Russell Muse III, Dec. 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Muse Jr.; Rebecca Sue Ritchie, Dec. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ritchie.
The Cynthiana Post Office installs new gas-fired unit for heating, along with a new gas water heater.
The Rose Shop, East Pike Street, is holding a removal sale of inventory in preparation to move to a new location. The entire stock must be sold regardless.
• Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby, was not only a famous statesman but also a leader in frontier campaigns against the Indians.