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Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Samuel Henry Crump, Sept. 1, son of Lewis and Melinda Crump; Natalie Ann Crump, Sept. 21, daughter of Jessica Crump.

The City of Cynthiana received a "Renaissance Kentucky" bronze distinction. The program started in 1997 as a way to recognize and help support Kentucky communities wanting to restore and vitalize their downtown areas. Over the past two years, $32 million dollars have been given to the communities for various projects who applied for the program.

Out of 176 school districts in the state, Harrison County's CATS scores put the school system in the top 25.

Healthright Family Fitness is opening Oct. 9 in Bridge Street Plaza next to Contours Express.

Don's Auto Body, Service Center and Towing Service is now located at 433 1/2 Pleasant Street (behind McKinley's Auto Mart).

Way Back When:

•25 years ago: Groundbreaking ceremonies for a new junior high school will be held Oct. 17. Gray Construction Co. bid $2,148,821 for the building which should be completed in November 1976.

•50 years ago: The Cynthiana Baptist Church has purchased from R.H. Poindexter, the estate of Mrs. J.R. Poindexter on Pleasant Street adjoining the church property; Cynthiana Christian Church remodeling project to cost $36,500 when completed. The present structure, which was dedicated in 1901, together with all the furnishings cost $37,041; Excavation work on the grounds of the Cynthiana Post Office, Pleasant and Walnut streets, for extensive exterior and interior improvements of the building will begin soon. The mailing vestibule at the rear will be replaced by a 10 foot wide room, a loading platform, a two-way drive, parking area, new lighting, landscaping and the service window.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Jordan Lynne Judy, Aug. 25, daughter of Curtis C. and Angela Harney; Leandra Michelle Sons, Sept. 15, daughter of Kenith and Sharon Sons; Hollie Maye Spicer, Sept. 19, daughter of Stephen and Julie Spicer; Christopher Neal Howard, Sept. 23, son of Jerry and Kay Howard; Michael Travis Clemons, Sept. 19, son of Michael and Diedere Clemons; Megan Marie Welch, Sept. 22, daughter of David and Tina Welch; Amber Dawn Moore, Sept. 17, daughter of Terrie A. and Gabrielle Moore; Tabitha Ilene Alexander, Sept. 18, daughter of Tim and Marva Alexander; Anthony Christopher Crum, Sept. 18, son of Craig and Mary Crum; Amber Michelle Calvert, Sept. 18, daughter of Michael and Sheila Calvert; Brent Allen Mastin, Sept. 18, son of James S. and Regina Mastin.

Burley Days Festival will be held celebrated Oct. 3-5 in downtown Cynthiana.

The Cynthiana-Berry Joint Planning and Zoning Commission listens to the pros and cons of zoning property located off Old Lair Road on Judy Lane as R-3 (high density, multi-family). The property is owned by Warren and Janice Judy. Judy has requested that 12 acres be zoned R-3 for the possible development of apartments on two of the 12 acres. Concern raised on the flow of drainage from the property and that Old Lair Road is inadequate to handle the densities of traffic which could be achieved from the development.

Judge Jack Arnold denies location change for the Pastor Estes Denton case.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Carolyn Jane Penn, Sept. 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Penn; Lawrence Joseph Price, Sept. 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Price; Osmer Deming Batcheller, Sept. 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Batcheller; Jane Lynn Wiggs, Sept. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wiggs; Katherine Ann Gaffin, Sept. 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gaffin.

Douglas McLoney and Son Company announce plans to build a new building to house a store room and feed mill. The building was destroyed by fire on July 10. The new building will be a store and shop-148'x80', and mill-30'x40' at South Church Street. Cost estimate is $40,000.

Mark Bradley will manage the new Sears office.

Josh and Al Cummins will run Cynthiana Ford Sales, Inc. now temporarily located in the Harrison Tobacco Warehouse.

The Lemons Bros. now offers new service for the community 'Service Garage' now open on the former Ecklar Moore property, south on US 27.

Dell Phone System announces it 60th million phone installed in the United States, with 4,141 having been in Cynthiana.