Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

No births announced this week.

Virgie Wells elected mayor. Defeats Jim Brown by 380 votes. and Dean Peak is the new county judge.

A mock disaster was held at the intersection of Republican Pike and Shaw Lane. Participants were Disaster and Emergency Services, Brown Ambulance, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Harrison County Volunteer Fire and the Harrison County Sheriff''s Department.

Homes listed on the 1998 Holiday Home of Tours are: 548 E. Pike St., home of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Erskine; Edward and Dorothy Ford, and the home of Greg and DeeGee Fischer, U.S. 27 North; Bill and Jackie Faulkner, Millersburg Pike; and Scott and Janet McCauley,  U.S. 27 North. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Sponsored by the Harrison Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Did you know:

•Oct. 28, 1948, 50 years ago - The newly remodeled Lemonette Restaurant will be opening its doors on Oct. 31.

•Nov. 8, 1973, 25 years ago - Work is almost completed on the tennis courts beside Harrison County High School.

•Nov. 3, 1988, 10 years ago - The Thorobreds clinched the district title on Friday by defeating Lewis County, 68-6.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Shawn Thomas Lane Shadd, Oct. 24, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Lane Shadd; Sarah Catherine Harney, Oct. 13, daughter of Dan and Wende Harney; Ashley Ann Whitaker, Oct. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Whitaker; Michael David Bryan, Oct. 29, son of Terry and Diana Bryan.

Operation Ident-a-Child program about to get underway. Under the supervision of the Cynthiana Police Department, children in Kindergarten through sixth grade will be fingerprinted, with other students being fingerprinted later. The program will assist authorities in their investigation of lost, missing or kidnapped children. A consent form will be sent to parents. The fingerprints will only be used to locate lost or missing children.

Warth Farm Supply, Ladish Road, has barn lumber, up to  16 ft. long, for 28 cents per board ft.

Berry Fire Department to hold a fish fry Nov. 5 at the Berry Fire Department. The event is sponsored by the Berry Lions Club.

Grand opening of KJ Connection, 8 Market Street, Cynthiana, going on now. Come rent a movie or video game.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Beverly Kay Morris, Oct. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Morris; Robert Gregg Ewalt, Oct. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ewalt; Karen Laverne Hart, Oct. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl V.  Hart; Mary Ann Moreland, Oct. 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Moreland; Anthony Lane Cason, Oct. 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge Cason; Matthew J. Sullivan Jr., Oct. 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Sullivan; Allen Tod Darnell, Oct. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Allen Darnell.

Greens at the Cynthiana Country Club are sowed, water piping to the greens are finished. The golf course will be ready for use next spring.

Dr. M. E. Grisso, local chiropractor, plans to move his office at 110 S. Main St. to 10 Walnut St., next to the Post Office.

Abdallah Park operation to be consolidated with White Oak Road Plant soon. Consolidation of all local Kawneer operations to move to the White Oak plant. There are approximately 125 persons employed in the fabrication operation, tool and die maintenance at Abdallah Park.

City Commissioners instruct City Attorney Harry Lair to prepare an ordinance prohibiting the sale of highly inflammable liquids, such as gasoline, in glass containers in Cynthiana. It was pointed out that handling such liquids in glass bottles and jugs is a fire hazard.

Grand opening of the Sonley Heights Subdivision - Unit 2, East Pike Street adjoining the Country Club property, to be Nov. 14 and 15. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O. Monson are the owners/developers.