25 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Jeremy Glenn Linville, July 27, son of Harold Glenn and Donna Lynn Linville; Jennifer Gale Bates, Aug. 10, daughter of Robert L. and Patty Bates; Clyde Edward Wright, Aug. 8, son of Billy and Cindy Wright; Jacqueline Paige Graves, Aug. 8, daughter of Terry and Joanie Graves; Richard Tyler Feeback, Aug. 7, son of Karen and Rickie Feeback; Ashely Nichole Hutchison, Aug. 6, daughter of Charles and Nancy Hutchison; Shannan Lee Ammerman, Aug. 9, born to Gary and Karen Ammerman; Brian Paul Fryman, Aug. 9, son of Paul and Frances Fryman; Jacob Clay Hamm, Aug. 8, son of Steve and Sandra Hamm; Joseph Taylor Sutherland, Aug. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lee Sutherland; William Joseph Ammerman, Aug. 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Ammerman; Amber Lynnette Ritchie, Aug. 13, daughter of Toby and Terry Barnes Ritchie; Jeffrey Dean Davis, Aug. 16, son of Jeffrey Darrell and Barbie Layne Davis; Brena Rigina Sies, Aug. 17, daughter of Pamla Sies and Chip Davis; Jeremy Alan Roe, Aug. 17, son of Timmy Alan and Debbie Sue Roe; Megan Ann Owens, Aug. 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tod Owens; Jeremy Reid Howard, Aug. 15, son of Gary and Sandra Howard; Andrea Jean Kelly, Aug. 14, daughter of Danny and Deborah I. Kelly; Felicia Renee Spangler, Aug. 11, daughter of Charles and Rhonda Spangler; Jeremy Michael Fryman, Aug. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Fryman; Jon Michael Mattox, Aug. 16, son of Mark and Melissa Mattox; Justin Ray Williams, aug. 19, son of Larry and Mary Williams.
An organizational meeting was held to name committees and discuss plans for a Vietnam memorial to be placed in the courthouse yard on Memorial Day, 1985. Contributions are also being taken for the memorial.
Clayton Drug is now offering a free community service to check blood pressure. A Vita-Stat Blood Pressure Computer has been added to the East Bridge Street pharmacy.
50 years ago . . .
Births announced this week are: Jamie Lou Price, Aug. 6, born to Mr. and Mrs. James Price; John William Harrod, Aug. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Harrod; Mary Stanley Fizer, Aug. 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fizer Jr.; Tina Lynn Mahorney, July 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Mahorney; Martin Douglas Ward, Aug. 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Ward; Bobby Dale Henson Jr., July 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Dale Henson; James Rodney Bell, Aug. 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leon Bell; Richard Jackson Schwartz, Aug. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schwartz; James Glenn Ingram, Aug. 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ingram; Jennie Lou McKee, Aug. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pat McKee; Randy Joe Courtney, Aug. 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Courtney; Julie Charles Antle, Aug. 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martin Antle; Alan Barlow Marsh, Aug. 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Marsh; James Hickman Martin, Aug. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Martin; David Brian Haley, Aug. 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Haley; Shelia A. Whitaker, Aug. 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Whitaker; Ted Franklin Chaney, Aug. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Chaney; Katrinka Lynn Mastin, Aug. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mastin; a son was born Aug. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wiglesworth; Donald Clay Brooks, Aug. 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Brooks; Rosanna Marie Simpson, Aug. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Simpson; Ronald Thomas Baker, Aug. 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thomas Baker; Kimberly Ann Hounchell, Aug. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Hounchell; Kevin Alan Hubbard, Aug. 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby M. Hubbard.
Watch for the grand opening of Brumfields Firestone at 16 S. Walnut St.
A Lexington firm was low bidder for construction of the Cynthiana Municipal Housing Commission's 100 unit low-rent housing project at $1,034,166.
•A Virginia-Kentucky Interstate Compact was authorized by Congress in 1954 to establish The Breaks Interstate Park. The two states each made $100,000 available in the 1956-58 biennium for land acquisition, construction and operation of the park.
•Near Burkesville, Ky. is the spot where the first oil gusher in the U.S. was struck in 1829.