Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Madalyne May Brandenburg, Oct. 30, daughter of James and Sally Brandenburg; Callihan Anne Clayton, Nov. 4, daughter of Kelly Anne and William Kent Clayton; Aaron Xavier Conyers, Oct. 29, son of Rebecca and Shon Conyers; Miranda Lanae Dawson, Oct. 29, daughter of Alice J. Kiser and David L. Dawson; Will Andrew Marsh, Nov. 6, son of Leslie and Lynda Marsh; Asiah Cheyenne Morgan, Sept. 30, daughter of Chris and Sueann Morgan.

Cynthiana Police Department gearing up for 911 equipment. The department will be installing new computers, which are state mandated, and ordering new radio equipment. The improvements will help prepare the police department for the implementation of Enhanced 911, when the city and county decide to switch over to that service.

Recount of election totals will be Thursday in Harrison County. On a request from defeated U.S. Senate candidate Scotty Baesler, a recanvassing of votes will be made in the affected Kentucky counties. County Clerk Eddie Coppage will review the absentee votes and the machine totals. Democratic candidate Baesler was defeated by Republican Jim Bunning by less than 5,000 votes.

The recreation department is considering forming a 6- and 7-year-old basketball league. The league will be totally instructional with the intent of teaching basketball fundamentals.

The state Environmental Protection Cabinet tours the former site of Cynthiana's landfill. The 102-acre landfill was closed in 1992 and covered with 36 inches of topsoil and seeded in 1994. The visit was the final inspection by the cabinet, before officially signing off on the landfill site. The city can now use the pasture land, however, nothing can ever be built on the land. Cynthiana's landfill opened in 1965. Cynthiana now hauls its garbage to Epperson Landfill in Williamstown.

Did you know. . .

•Nov. 11, 1948, 50 years ago - Kelly R. Stanfield has been named the new principal of Cynthiana High School.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Gina Rena Asbury, Nov. 1, daughter of David and Tina Asbury; Joshua William Clay Florence, Nov. 1, son of Brenda Florence; Joshua Edward Muntz, Nov. 6, son of Danny and Connie Muntz; Ciji Renee Thomas, Oct. 11, daughter of Gary Wayne and Charlene Thomas; Samantha Jean Moore, Nov. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gene Moore Jr.

Ken's Super Valu to expand adding new features. A 10,000 square foot expansion is underway and is slated for completion April 1. Expansion will be in the produce, meat, dairy, frozen food and bakery departments, also a new deli kitchen and deli sales area will be added. The check-out area will soon be computerized and a new meat-packing system will be added. Ken Techau in the owner.

Recreation Department Board decided that the teams in the Junior Pro Basketball League will be comprised of students in the second through fifth grades. Concern was also expressed about the lack of gymnasium space therefore the possibility exists that the Recreation Department may have to drop the sponsorship of the Junior Pro League because of lack of gym space.

Cedar Valley Grocery and Crafts, U.S. 27 North, is going out of business due to retirement of the owners.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: A daughter was born Nov. 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Barlow; a son was born Nov. 3 to A/2C and Mrs. Billy Gene Kendall; Andrea Lynne Henson, Nov. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene Henson; Gracie Ann Debruler, Nov. 1, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Debruler; Mark Douglas Denniston, Oct. 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Denniston; Angela Ruth Bergeron, Oct. 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. Bergeron; Gregory Thomas Knight, Nov. 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Knight; Mark Anthony Arnold, Oct. 23, son of A/2C and Mrs. Carroll Arnold.

Poles have been set from Tricum to within three miles of Berry with the remainder to be completed at an early date in a Southern Bell Telephone Co. improvement project in Harrison County that will cost $85,000. Cable to be used on the project, that will serve about 150 customers, is expected to arrive Nov. 15.

Sonley Heights Subdivision, East Pike Street opposite cemetery, will be holding its grand opening Nov. 14-15. Lots have city water, gas, electricity, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, curb and gutter, black top streets, street lights. Sidewalks will be installed later at no extra cost. Owners of the subdivision are Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O. Monson.

An L&N official was in Cynthiana to pay taxes to Harrison County Sheriff R.L. (Smut) Palmer in the amount of $35,092.37 for the railway's tax bill.

Farmers Fuel Gas, Bottle and Bulk Gas, have moved to 111 E. Pike Street.

Chick's Truck Stop, 2 miles north of Cynthiana on U.S. 27, is now under new management. Ann  Mae Henderson has taken over the management and is now called Ann's Truck Stop and will be open 24 hours a day. She bought the business from Ashbrook and Derosett.

Harrison Memorial Hospital requires a $50 deposit on admission from all patients outside of Harrison County except in accidents and emergency cases. All visitors are requested to use the Pike Street entrance to the new addition.

•The statute of Henry Clay was unveiled in the rotunda of the Jefferson County Court House, Louisville, Ky. on May 30, 1867.

•Archibald Henderson, fifth  commandant of the Marine Corps, received a salary of about $75 per month.