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Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Sadie Denise Coppage, Jan. 18, daughter of Bryon and Holly Coppage; Evan Daniel Flora, Jan. 13, son of Mary Sue and Travis Flora; Devin Nathanial Hubbard, Jan. 9, son of Melody Dawn Bills and Joshua Hubbard; Davonte Alfonso Lane Lamont Kenney, Jan. 19, son of Roberta Yvonne Kenney; Haley Nicole Marshall, Jan. 21, daughter of Kelli and John Marshall; Bonnie Marie Moran, Jan. 13, daughter of Brandy June Tucker and Pedro Moran Diaz; Kelsey Marie Nickerson, Jan. 23, daughter of Lawrence and Tina Nickerson; Jace Hunter Northcutt, Jan. 15, son of Jeromey and April Northcutt.

Hometown Pizza, Southside Plaza, US 27 South, is now open. All you can eat lunch buffet, pizza, pasta, salad, and subs.

Opening soon will be Sign Systems, offering vinyl signs, truck lettering, banners, magnetic signs, business cards, and more.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Connie Lee Martin, Jan. 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin; Amanda Jane Wilson, Jan. 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wilson; Robin Lane Roe, Jan. 25, daughter of Ricky and Dona Roe; Jason Wayne Fryman, Jan. 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Fryman; James Michael Wells, Jan. 26, son of James and Emma Wells; Joshua Robert Howard, Jan. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Howard Jr.

Dr. F. Story Musgrave, U.S. astronaut, received flight training at the Cynthiana airport for his civilian pilots license. Musgrave will be blasting into space in February on the U.S. space shuttle Challenger, NASAs sixth space shuttle. He also participated in the design and development of all space shuttle extravehicular activity equipment, including space suits (with himself being the first to use), life support systems, airlocks and manned maneuvering units.

Cynthiana burley market yields highest prices in Kentucky, with 19,886,554 pounds of burley having been sold on the Cynthiana market bringing an average price of $187.52.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Kyle Robert Whalen, Jan. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elza Whalen Jr.; Tony Lee Fryman, Jan. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Fryman; William Burnett Way, Jan. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Way; Kathy Joyce Giles, Jan. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odus Giles Jr.; Steven Lewis Ladd, Jan. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sandford Ladd; John Kenneth Rose, Jan. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Walter Rose; Laura Patton Lebus, Jan. 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lebus; Melody Ann Fryman, Jan. 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Fryman; John Allen White, Jan. 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert White; Mattie Ellen Jett, Jan. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jett; Michael Eugene Chestnut, Jan. 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chestnut.

Earl Kendall, who has been occupying the Crown Jewel Mill property on South Main Street for the past 10 years with his wool and fertilizer business, bought the property. It has been owned by R.H. Poindexter and J. M. Harter. Kendall will continue the business there and that he expects to put back the big scales and do public weighing.

Salem Church will hold dedication services for their new basement.

Rockcastle River in Southeastern Kentucky got its name from the large number of rocks and cliffs along its banks. In the narrows extending for half a mile near the mouth of the river, the water is 10 to 100 feet deep and so blocked with enormous rocks that in many places a canoe cannot pass.