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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Elizabeth Dianne Darnell, Nov. 17, daughter of Chris and Selena Darnell; Emma Grace Nelson, Oct. 21, daughter of Bobby and Amy Nelson.

HCHS star baseball player Chris Snopek signs with the Kansas City Royals. He began last season with the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Class AAA affiliate of the parent Boston Red Sox. About one month into the season he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds and finished out the season at AAA Indianapolis.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Justine Lauren Sheats, Dec. 4, daughter of Brud and Lisa Sheats; Jonda Kaye McCandless, Nov. 28, daughter of John and Debbie McCandless; Darrin Keith Snapp, Nov. 29, son of Glenn and Susie Snapp; Shawn Thomas Taylor, Dec. 1, son of John Paul and Elizabeth Taylor; Kelly Lucille McCarty, Nov. 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McCarty; Lawrence Wolford Lucas, Nov. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Joe Lucas; Samantha Jo Slater, Nov. 28, daughter of Terry and Tina Slater.

Birdie's Beauty Salon is moving to South Walnut Street, next to the Post Office. Opening day will be Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The first Children's Christmas ADVENTure had over 800 Harrison County children marching in silence following the beat of three little drummer boys, Andrew Keith, Rob Preztch and Tommy Case. The event was sponsored by the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

Hunt Jewelers, Harrison Square Shopping Center, is running their going out of business sale with 50 percent off on everything in the store.

•Way Back When: Frank Mason, former Circuit Clerk, was once editor and publisher of the 'Connersville Chronicle', published at Connersville, Ky. The 'Chronicle' contained eight pages, four columns, and had six pages ready-print. The paper lasted about six weeks when Mason retired.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Karen Frances Gaunce, Nov. 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gaunce; Brenda Gail Williams, Nov. 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orie Williams; Daniel Blaine and David Laine Graves, Nov. 22, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Graves; Dawn Marie Woodward, Nov. 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Woodward; Eric William Netherton, Nov. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Netherton II; Larry Thomas Williams, Nov. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Williams; Mary Katherine Williams, Nov. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Williams.

Kentucky Utilities will occupy new office on Pike and Poplar streets. The building will be erected on the site of the Ford garage on the corner of West Pike and Poplar.

•Nov. 28, 1940: More than 50 automobiles and trucks, office equipment, stock, tools, tires, batteries and more were destroyed in a fire at Cynthiana Motor Co. on South Walnut Street. (The building was owned by the LeBus Estate). Estimated cost in damage is $200,000.

•The County of Warren, which dates back to 1796, was taken from Logan, named for Gen. Joseph Warren, a hero of Bunker Hill.