Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Trevor Wayne Carter, Jan. 4, son of Rose Pollard and Tim Carter; Madison Marie Coppage, Jan. 14, daughter of Wayne and Shelley Coppage; Macie Rose Howard, Jan. 25, daughter of Harold and Patricia Howard; Sarah Michelle Martin, Jan. 26, daughter of Melissa Mae Martin; Keeley Elyse Massey, Jan. 24, daughter of Aaron and Gracie Massey; Skyler Leigh Moore, Jan. 7, daughter of James and Darlene Moore; Juan Jakob Shelton Sexton, Jan. 28, son of Paco Navarro and Angie Sexton.

D.G. Schell Realty opens in Harrison Square Shopping Center, Harrison County, on Jan. 17. Manager is Nancy Allison.

Newby Tack Store, located in Harrison Square Shopping Center, opened for business on Nov. 30. Owned and operated by Sandy and Everett Newby.

Residents of Kelat are tired of the way their neighborhood looks and would like help from the fiscal court to help see that it gets cleaned up. County attorney Bill Kuster is working on a nuisance ordinance which would address most of the issues, not only in Kelat, but all over the county. The ordinance would be enforced, if passed, stated Sheriff Bruce Hampton.

The $1 million industrial road for Harrison County is in the governor's budget. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority has proposed an industrial park on U.S. 62 West. The $1-million, 7,700-foot road would run between U. S. 62 W and Connersville Pike.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Anthony Wayne Frederick, Jan. 29, son of Anita Frederick; Matthew Noble Campbell, Jan. 29, son of Omer and Gloria Campbell; Peggy Sue Trussell, Jan. 31, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allie Trussell; Krystal Ann Fryman, Jan. 30, daughter of Monte and Barbara Fryman; Ashley Michelle Courts, Jan. 30, daughter of Marion and Patricia Courts; Keely Marie Midden, Jan. 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Midden Jr.

Four-year-old Brandon Bowen recues his father trapped under a two-ton truck. With instructions from his father, the young Bowen jacked up the truck enough for his father to  roll the creeper out from under the truck.

A perspective industry may look to locate in Cynthiana. The California-based VSI Corporation had purchased and remodeled the Blake and Johnson building near River Road Park. VSI was to manufacture aircraft parts, but never began production at the Cynthiana facility.

The Cabinet for Human Resources has granted nonsubstantive review status to an Ohio hospital to establish an air ambulance service to serve portions of Northern Kentucky, including Harrison County. The hospital will offer service in Kentucky within a 100-mile radius of Cincinnati. University Hospital in Cincinnati will establish the helicopter service at a cost of $795,000.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Donnie Gene Perkins, Jan. 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Perkins; Jerry Lane McCormick, Jan. 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McCormick; Karen Dale Howard, Jan. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Howard; Carl Taylor Jennings II, Jan. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Taylor Jennings; Karen Elaine Hicks, Jan. 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Tilton Hicks.

A cannonball hole (from the Battles of Cynthiana during the Civil War in 1864), torn in the wall of city building has been preserved. The hole was three-inch in the upper part of the old building. In 1929 the building was razed to make room for the new Smith-Rees Funeral Home on Court Street. The structure was over 100 years old. The battle scarred piece was carefully removed and framed.

Plans okayed for local airport if residents of Cynthiana want it. The state would assist in handling all arrangements after the land is found.

Ten big prizes including a 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air will be given away during the Webber's Sausage 30th anniversary contest.

Cynthiana Southside Homemakers: Six members and a guest met for an all day sewing bee in order to make garments for the needy children of Harrison County.