Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Kelby Ann Gaunce, Oct. 15, daughter of Kevin and Lori Mitchell Gaunce; Tyler Wayne Hunt, Oct. 6, son of Larry Jr. and Brenda Hunt; Allison Brooke Lawrence, Oct. 13, daughter of Paul and Melissa Lawrence; Ryan Rees Smiley, Oct. 13, son of Stacy and Terry Smiley.

A large area at the corner of Penn and Poplar streets, which was once flooded and condemned, is now the site of four new homes.

The Cynthiana Housing Authority opened doors for the new Housing Authority Learning Center at 137 Cherokee Dr.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Jacob Brent Doyle, Oct. 29, son of John and Carol Ann Doyle; Nathaniel Keith Ritchie, Oct. 23, son of Antony and Karen Ritchie; April Nacoe Dennie, Oct. 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dennie Sr.; Kinzie Brooke Gregg, Oct. 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gregg.

The Harrison County Road Department puts the finishing touches on a boat ramp at the Paul Lail farm in Lair Station.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: No births in this issue.

The library is officially accepted. Mayor John L. Cummins signs papers accepting funds for the erection of a Cynthiana Public Library. Funds made available from the estate of the late William Wohlwinder.

The ‘Farmers Restaurant’ on East Pike Street was sold at public auction to Mrs. Shirley B. Malone for $4,010. The restaurant was owned by Irene Whitaker. It will be changed to ‘Town ‘N Country’ Restaurant. It is also owned by Mrs. Jimmy McIlvain.

* 19 years ago - Oct. 24, 1940: Mrs. J. Thaxter Sims was the first Harrison County woman to serve on a federal jury, and the first to be chosen Foreman of the grand jury term of the U.S. District Court at Covington, Eastern Division.

* In the courthouse yard at Richmond, Ky., is the huge stone in which Squire Boone scratched a message to his brother Daniel after they became separated during a 1770 exploration.