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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Colby Tyler Adams, Oct. 6, son of Joe Jr. and Kristin Adams; Dylan Tate Gasser, Sept. 25, son of Shane and Britt Gasser; Robert Therman Linville, Oct. 9, son of Robert and Linnette Linville; Hayden Stuart Switzer, Oct. 10, son of Amanda and Stuart Switzer.

Residents of North Church Street could be involved in a zoning change following concerns from residents of duplexes being built behind existing structures that devalue property. The Cynthiana City Commission could vote to change the zoning from R2, which allows for duplexes, to R1, which limits buildings to single-family. Any duplexes that already exist on that street would be grandfathered in, however, any property which is purchased after the zone change would be subject to the new R1 zone, if the ordinance is passed. The gray area of situation is what to do with property which has already been purchased but not yet developed.

Health Department urges citizens to get their flu shot between now and November.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Breanne Leigh Stroub, Oct. 5, daughter of Donnie and Gina Stroub; Katherine Jane Shepherd, Sept. 16, daughter of Keith and Julie Shepherd.

Greg Lemons named new Cynthiana Fire Chief. He replaces retiring Chief Milton H. Knight. Lemons has been with the department for 10 years. He is married to Susan and he has two daughter, Natalie and Britt.

U.S. Rep. Larry J. Hopkins plans to prevent construction of Falmouth Dam. "The $189 million price tag dwarfs any predicted benefits. It permanently floods tens of thousands of acres of prime farmland."

The Recreation Department is forming a Men's Basketball League with Brian Williams as the league coordinator.

The City of Berry has been awarded a $755,140 EPA grant for the construction of a wastewater Management System. The project includes construction of septic tank effluent pumps, pressure sewers, and an aerated lagoonland treatment wastewater facility with land application of septic tank sludge.

The Harrison County Society for Retarded Citizens activity center has moved from behind the Church of the Advent Episcopal on North Walnut Street to the jail residence. Robert Grable is the director.

The K J Connection, 8 Market St., will be opening soon. Owner is Kevin Ritchie. Rent movies on video cassette, carry video cassette recorders, blank video tapes, video accessories, and a large selection of video games and telephone accessories.

William Howard McAlister, O.D., announces the opening of his office for the practice of Optometry at 24 S. Walnut St.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Laura Jean Tohill, Oct. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Tohill; Ricky Allen Hedges, Oct. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garvis Hedges; Debra Jean Haley, Oct. 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haley; Richard Thomas Jacobs III, Oct. 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Jacobs Jr.; David Glenn Colvin, Oct. 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Colvin; Jeffrey Thomas Bates, Sept. 28, son of S/Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Bates; Terry Lynn Howard, Oct. 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Dean Howard; Michael B. Williamson, Oct. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williamson; Tina Marie Pollard, Oct. 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pollard.

Wills Plumbing Co. has been moving from the Hamon Building on Pike Street to the building on Walnut Street, owned by Dr. Henry H. Moody and vacated by Thomson Motor Co. Farmers Fuel Gas is moving from the Joe Lang property on Walnut Street to the property vacated by Wills.

The 1959 Dodge goes on display today at Harrison Motor Co. Features driver comfort, convenience and control features, including swingout swivel seats, highlight the new model, while jet-age refinements of the dart look create a new and distinctive exterior design. An instrument panel concentrated more closely around a new 'easier-to-get-by' steering wheel, plus pushbutton control of virtually all driver operations, head the list of advancements inside.

A total of $11,028 from 29 property owners in Hancock Addition has been collected toward the paving of Elmarch Avenue Extension, Stone Avenue, and Springdale Avenue.

A fund raising campaign for the purchase of a portable, life-saving resuscitator for the community is under way. The equipment would be used in cases as heart attack, carbon monoxide poisoning, strangulation and asthma and countless others overcome by electric shock, near-drowning and other accidents. The Breath-of-Life campaign is a nonprofit, public service project. The resuscitator is priced at $365.

•In 1796 the State built the first wagon road (Wilderness Road) from Cumberland Gap to Crab Orchard.