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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

No births to announce this week.

The bridge spanning Silas Creek on the Harrison/Bourbon line on Leesburg-Newtown Pike will be closed for approximately four weeks. Construction will begin on the bridge on March 30.

The Cynthiana Fire Department could be receiving a new thermal imaging camera if enough money is received. The camera uses heat-sensing technology to help firefighters see people inside of smoked-filled structures. It can also be used to see hot spots and structure damage inside of a building which could pose a danger to firefighters. Wal-Mart of Cynthiana is in charge of a fundraiser for the camera.

Licking Valley Tractor and Farm Equipment Repair, Connersville Pike, will open soon. Call Roy Earlywine or David Harrington.

Two subdivision developments being planned. Thorobred Heights Subdivision, planned off of Judy Lane, behind Robynwood's Leawood Drive, being developed by Clarence and William Horn, will contain approximately 40 lots and the homes will range in price from $90,000-$120,000. The other development is planned by the Lebus family on U.S. 27 North near Northside Elementary. Frazier Lebus III plans to have about 160 lots and would contain homes in the price range of $80,000-$120,000. It could take up to 10 to 15 years to develop the entire 115 acres.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Edwin Graves Taylor, March 8, son of Edwin D. Jr. and Teresa P. Taylor; Malanie Ann Gates, March 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Gates; Timothy Wayne Coldiron, March 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Coldiron; Anna Ford Fischer, March 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fischer; Calvin Bryant Groves, March 13, son of Joey and Margaret Groves; Sara Nicole Whitley, Feb. 17, daughter of Butch and Gina Williams; Kevin Thomas Miles, March 13, son of Lee and Martha Miles; Donna Jean Whisman, March 18, daughter of Denzil and Tina Whisman; Wiley Elizabeth Whitson, March 13, daughter of Rusty and Ardyth Whitson.

L&J Gift World, 115 S. Walnut St., is holding their grand opening. Everything in the store is 10 percent off and with every purchase you will receive a free gift.

Harrison County's Health Environmentalist will be conducting free microwave oven tests to check for radiation leakage April 2-6. Call to make an appointment.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Susan Dabney Hofman, March 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hofman; Catherine Ann Pope was born to S/Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Allen Pope; Lou Mary Ecklar, March 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex A. Ecklar; Deborah Ann Fain, March 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Fain; Timothy Wayne Mineer, March 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mineer; Kathy Ann Webb, March 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webb; Catherine Lynn Perkins, March 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Perkins; Lowell Dean Ammerman, March 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ammerman; Jeffrey Lynn Burton, March 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burton; Terry Lois Whalen, March 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Whalen; Susan Marlene Askin, March 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Askin.

New traffic signs and directional light signals went up on Main Street to aid the southbound motorist to take the proper lane through the city.

Dr. Leonard E. Siegel has moved his office to 112 S. Main St.

B & G Grocery announces their opening on Walnut Street. Owners are Billy and Geneva Humphrey.

Herron Paint - Floor Covering - Wallpaper at the corner of Pike and Walnut Sts., is moving to 221 Pike St.

Did you know . . .

•King Gustaf VI and the Swedish Cabinet recently returned Swedish citizenship to actress Ingrid Bergman. She lost her citizenship when she married Italian film director Roberto Rossellini in 1950.

•It took four years of intensified study to open two brittle, corroded copper rolls containing portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls. An English scientist contrived a special saw which sliced the copper with delicate incisions only six and one-thousandths of an inch wide.