Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Anna Marguerite Dahmer, Oct. 21, daughter of Marilyn June Welte and Stephen Paul Dahmer; Matthew Fritz McCarty, Oct. 28, son of Charles Nicholas and Leslie Fritz McCarty; Cheyenne Noelle Cook, Oct. 18, daughter of Tim and Nancy Cook; Jacob Robert House, Oct. 10, son of Robert and Margaret Leverette House.

The Harrison County High School Marching Breds take second state title in Bowling Green. Their performance them was Festival of the Royals (it’s a changing of the guard).

Subdivision developers who want roadways maintained by the county must meet some requirements before being accepted, determined by the fiscal court. According to Judge/Executive Dean Peak, the county does not blacktop private roads and it will only accept roads into the county road system that have been built to certain standards. He further urged developers to plan for those standards in the beginning.

The Harrison County Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a $10,252 grant to upgrade equipment.

25 years ago . . .

Birth announced this week is: William David Russell McNees, Nov. 1, son of James D. and Lucille McNees.

A request has been made by 3M Co. for the City of Cynthiana to serve as bonding authority in a $1.6 million pollution control-expansion plan. The city will be under no monetary obligation or liability as 3M’s bonding authority.

Cynthiana Cleveland Twist Drill took first place in the Industrial League play and tournament. Members of the team are D. Cole, E. Feeback, T. Hardin, R. Fryman,  T. Ritchie, C. Frederick, D. Witajewski, J. Turner, R. Hullameyer, R. Stanfield, T. Williams, R. Lyle, D. Jenkins, J. Bell.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Bryan Douglas Campbell, Oct. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Campbell; Teresa Ann Snipes, Nov. 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Snipes; Darlene Mae Wright, Nov. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wright; Connie Sue Hicks, Nov. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hicks; Gary Dale McKinley, Nov. 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude McKinley; Cynthia Lee Strain, Nov. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strain; Toby Ritchie, Nov. 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ritchie.

A milestone has been passed at the Harrison County Jail. The jail is now circulating gas heat. Jailer is Sam Haggard. The jail was heated with coal heaters. The disadvantages of coal heat were dramatically revealed when a jail break plot was bared. It was successful for one of the four men who planned the break. He was sent to the back walled-yard of the jail to get a bucket of coal for the cell heater when he grabbed a hoe, hooked it over the top of the wall and climbed up the handle to escape. He was later arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cynthiana City Commission votes to buy second police cruiser from Harrison Motor Co. for about $1,867.

A pilot from Mission, Kansas, crash-landed his single-engine plane in the Pine Villa Restaurant lot on US 27.

Free diabetes tests to be given Nov. 15-21 in Cynthiana.

*Eastern Kentucky did not become attractive to pioneer settlers until the power of the Indians north of the Ohio River was broken at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.