Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Amy Dawn Cole, March 20, daughter of Melody Dawn Cole; Dakota Layne Colemire, March 23, son of Lynn and Jessica Colemire; Daniel Stewart Craig, March 21, son of Janna Allynn Weinel and Kevin Stewart Craig; Jeffery Dalton Million, March 21, son of Bethany Lynn Million; Monica Elizabeth Spicer, March 22, daughter of Debbie and Donald Spicer; Zachery Shane Hodge, March 17, son of Christy and Shane Hodge; Sidney Olivia Manion, Feb. 13, daughter of Chris and Ann Manion.

Showing at the new Rohs Opera House is the Erin Brockovich story with Julia Roberts.

Opening April 4 -- Lucy’s Mexican Restaurant, located in the Bridge Street Plaza.

Now open -- Magical Rays Tanning Salon, located in the Bridge Street Plaza behind Contours Express.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Tara Jade Price, April 6, daughter of Johnny and Kathy Price; William David Marcum, April 3, son of William M. and Betty K. Marcum; James Omer Clarence McFarland, April 5, son of Clifford and Deborah McFarland; Darrin Alan Sutton, April 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sutton; Hannah Louise Fryman, April 1, daughter of Terry and Patricia Fryman; Stephanie Denise Buckler, April 1, daughter of Dennis and Alice Buckler; Alexa Danielle Lyons, April 3, daughter of Alex and Sherri Lyons; Sierra Dawn Woodruff, April 2, daughter of Rhonda and Timmy Woodruff; Gail Marie Chastain, March 5, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Oscar E. Chastain; Jacklyn Louise Whitaker, March 10, daughter of S.Sgt. Charles and Jenny Whitaker.

Two-year lawsuit settled for five Lower Curry families. The suit alleges that the companies, Inment Corp. and Container Corp. of America, violated federal statutes in the disposal of hazardous waste and that the chemicals dumped there have affected the health of the families complaining. An agreement has been made and a trial will not be necessary.

Harrison Memorial Hospital has requested to delicense 14 medical-surgical beds and establish eight intermediate care and six skilled care nursing beds, which was approved. The Southwing will undergo changes within the next 60-90 days.

Now open: J & J Produce, 433 W. Pleasant St. Free delivery in city limits with $5 or more order; Wal-Mart Discount City Pharmacy, US 27 S. at Ladish Road, Terry Box-Pharmacist.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Pamela Faye Sorrell, April 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Sorrell; Angela Marie Roberts, April 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts; Helen Carol Harney, April 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Harney; Joel Thomas Traylor, March 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Traylor.

Banneker School has formed a Boy Scout troop. William Stone is the Scout master and assisted by Robert Prather.

Spring opening of The Rose Shop located at 20 E. Pike St.

Harrison Deposit Bank and Trust Company has purchased the property at the corner of Main and East Pleasant St. for probable use in establishing a branch bank there. The branch will probably include all accommodations such as a drive-in window and an installment loan department. The location was formerly occupied by Laytart’s Esso Service Station which moved to a new location on Main Street.

All retailers in Kentucky selling merchandise or offering services covered by the new sales tax are required to register with the state Department of Revenue and obtain permits from the agency.

* The William Whitley house, Stanford, the first brick house west of the Alleghenies, was built between 1787-1794.

* Western State College at Bowling Green stands on a hill which once was a Confederate fort.