Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Simon Lewis Hankins, Jan. 4, son of Jason Andrew Hankins Sr. and Denise Marie Hankins; Hunter Joe Moore, Jan. 1, son of Malena Honeycutt and William Moore; Joseph David Moss, Jan. 6, son of David and Kay Moss; Christina Pearl Pergram, Jan. 8, daughter of Cindy Lynn and Daniel Alan Pergram; Cody Wayne Turner, Jan. 8, son of Tracy Turner.

Housing options unveiled. A meeting will be held to discuss plans for providing affordable housing in Cynthiana and Harrison County for victims of the March flood. Five agencies are involved in this venture, Federal Home Loans, Community Action, Kentucky Housing Corporation, Community Ventures, and Rural Development. Victims will have more than the first offered buy-out from which to choose. A plan for lease-to-purchase housing and low interest loans will be made.

Harrison County is site of multicounty 609-acre safehouse campus for abused, neglected and exploited children. The Kentucky Multi-County Task Forces on Child Abuse Inc. and the Children of Domestic Violence Inc., plan to construct a safehouse for children from all over the state.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Melissa Ann Moses, Dec. 1, daughter of Tom and Vickie Moses; Nicholas Fitzgerald McGann, Jan. 3, son of Dr. Kevin T. and Kathy Fitzgerald; Rebecca Danielle Barker, Jan. 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barker; Patrick Keith Highland, Jan. 8, son of Dennis and Patsy Highland; Tara Gail North, Jan. 15, daughter of Lisa and Artie North; Sara Renee Hayes, Jan. 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Hayes Jr.; Kenneth Brent Holbrook, Jan. 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Holbrook.

The Wedco Health Department announces that as a result of House Bill 531 passed by the 1982 General Assembly will be charging an inspection fee effective Dec. 1. Counties include Harrison, Bourbon, Clark, Nicholas and Scott. Fees will be paid by food service establishments, hotels and motels to cover the cost of inspection fees.

Grand opening of the back pocket fashion outlet will be Jan. 22 at Harrison Square Shopping Center.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Medearis Anne Robertson, Dec. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robertson; Caroline A. Moreland, Jan. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin William Moreland; Steven Wayne Florence, Jan. 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wayne Florence; Timothy Ray Withers, Jan. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Withers; Clifford Ashbrook Curtis, Dec. 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lee Curtis; Debbie Sue Beagle, Jan. 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Beagle; Gregory Lynn Whalen, Jan. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whalen Jr.; Leslie Ray Jewell, Jan. 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jewell II.

A newly organized corporation, Cardinal Seed Co., Inc., is scheduled to begin here about April 1, at North Main and Lincoln Sts. in the building formerly occupied by E. M. Smith and Son Warehouse. The purpose of the business is to manufacture, clean, process, buy and sell at wholesale, and or retail, seed and feed of all kinds. The incorporators are W. J. Walden of Midway, Osmer S. Deming, Frazer D. LeBus Jr. and Gene Van Deren, all of Cynthiana.

The Cynthiana Public Library, located on the second floor of City Hall on Pleasant Street, is displaying a number of new books.

When Tutankhamens Egyptian tomb was opened, alabaster vases of unguent still were fragrant after being placed there nearly 3,300 years earlier.