Way back when

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Kurt Dawson Fight, Dec. 31, son of Chris and Tammy M. Fight; Dakota Gene Knipper, Feb. 4, son of Mitchell and Donna Knipper; Gunner Keith Riley, Feb. 10, son of Patrick K. and Jill Kearns Riley.

The Harrison County Middle School Site-based council will vote on dress code policy at their next meeting.

T.R. Technologies, located on Tech Way, off of Safety Way, will be expanding its building and workforce after it begins making a new product. The expansion is a result of the North Carolina plant closing. TR Technologies manufactures wire harnesses and circuit boards, and will be adding Scan Systems (devices which, when placed on semi tractor trailers and buses, will show the drivers if someone or something is close to the back or sides of the vehicle). TR Technologies has the patent on the design of the Scan System.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Troy Allen Reynolds II, Feb. 19, son of Troy and Lori Reynolds; Andrew Hagg Ammerman, Feb. 17, son of Joseph and Suzanne Ammerman.

Co-developers Gene Varner and Howard Fryman of Cynthiana announce that three businesses to be owned by the pair will locate in Southside Plaza across from Wal-Mart on land formerly owned by John Walter Switzer Jr. Varner and Fryman purchased the 71-acre tract in 1984 to open the franchisees of a Ponderosa Steak House and a Famous Recipe Fried Chicken operation. A six-bay car wash will also be built. In addition to Southside Plaza, Varner and Fryman are co-owners of seven Druthers Restaurants, three convenient-type grocery stores, Pic-Pac Supermarket of Cynthiana and Cynthiana Computer, Inc.

Harrison County schools will be attending classes on a revised calender after having missed 27 days due to hazardous road conditions. Three days of spring break will be used for makeup days along with two days normally off for the boys and girls state basketball tournaments.

The Video Library will open in Harrison Square Shopping Center on March 1. Offering affordable entertainment, VCR rentals and sales and movie rentals.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Robert Kenneth Young, Feb. 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Young; Connie Elaine Duncan, Feb. 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Duncan; Thruston Stewart Doan, Feb. 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Doan; Donna Marie McDowell, Feb. 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlis McDowell; Kathy Jane Fryman, Feb. 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Fryman; Clark D. Cash, Feb. 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Cash; Julie Kathleen Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William C. Rogers; Kimberly Jean Stubbs, Feb. 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stubbs; Evelyn Ruth Argo, Feb. 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Argo; Carol Jean Craft, Feb. 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Craft; a son was born Feb. 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Adams.

At present, 16 residents occupy the Licking Valley cottages (Assisted Living for the aged) located off New Lair Road near the Boy Scout Camp).

An Explorer Scout Post to be organized in Harrison County. Phil Hackman is the leader.

A Civil War Group (Cincinnati Civil War Round Table Club) will be coming to Cynthiana to tour historical sites.

Bonny Dailey opens new auto refinishing shop at 210 S. Walnut St. Offers: body repair, seat covers, glass work, and painting and trim.

Lemons Bros., East Bridge Street, is reducing their stock before they move.

Tricum Community News: Pleasant Green Baptist Church and Unity Christian Church have dismissed Sunday evening services due to road conditions.

* Levi Jackson State Park, just south of London, Ky., was traversed by both Wilderness Road and Boone's Trace.

* The University of Kentucky was founded as the Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1865.