Way Back When

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By Robin Smiley

10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Wil Randolph Hinkle, Nov. 11, son of Robert and Leslie Hinkle; Madelyn Sue Swinford, Oct. 26, daughter of David and Tina Swinford.

The annual Christmas parade "Memories of Christmas Past," will be held this Saturday. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third and an overall champion will be selected at 4 p.m. The parade will start at River Road at 5:30 p.m.

Harrison Memorial Hospital announces its newest gynecologist, Derek Clarke, MD, FRCSC. He will be available to deliver babies and women with gynecological problems.

Harrison County's secondary highways will receive over $300,000 worth of work from the state during fiscal year 1999-2000. Roads involved are, Ky. 1054 from Ky. 36 to Twin Creek Bridge, Ky. 1032 from Ky. 36 to Ky. 1054, Ky. 356 from Jones Lane to Ky. 36; also repairs to two converts at mile marker 9 on Ky. 1842; and to have design work done for a new bridge at Leeslick.

Harrison County magistrates approved an interlocal cooperation agreement with the City of Cynthiana to begin acquiring property for the industrial park proposed for U.S. 62. Each government will hold equal mortgages on the property.

Radio Shack is now open at Harrison Square Shopping Center, owned and operated by C and S Electronics.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Richard Joseph Price, Nov. 16, son of Richard and Beverly Price; Billie Jean Ockerman, Nov. 12 to William and Brenda Ockerman; Brandi Nicole Moreland, Nov. 14, daughter of Marty and Kathie Moreland; Thomas Lee Jolly Jr., Nov. 14, son of Thomas and LeVerna Jolly; Kimberly Renee Taylor, Aug. 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Taylor.

Cynthiana native and former Cynthiana High School basketball player Joe B. Hall to be honored on 55th birthday with an open house at the National Guard Armory. Hall served as chief recruiter and assistant to the legendary Adolph Rupp. Hall was an athlete at Cynthiana High, the University of Kentucky and the University of the South in Sewanee. Then as a coach at Shepherdsville High, Regis College in Denver, Central Missouri and back to UK where he served as head coach for the Wildcats for 11 years. In his 11 years as UK coach, he won an NCAA championship, an N.I.T. title and posted a record of 250-82.

Ashley Keith, son of Jack and Donna Keith, has been awarded an Eagle Scout, the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve.

Gary Sandy, famed WKRP in Cincinnati television series, was interviewed by the Harrison County High School television station. Sandy has roots here in Harrison County.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Janie Irene Hill, Nov. 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hill; Sarah Elizabeth Brooks, Nov. 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks; Thomas Earl Magee, Nov. 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Magee; Deborah Rae Coy, Nov. 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Coy; Geoffrey Louis Jones, Nov. 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence William Jones; Betty Dianne Navarre, Nov. 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Navarre; Lenora Gail Kinney, Nov. 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Kinney.

A new modern, expanded Kroger store at the corner of Pike and Popular Sts., is now serving customers of Cynthiana's trading area. Don Dixon, East Pike Street, is the store manager. The store was located at the corner of Pike and Walnut Sts. The store building is on the site of the old Marr Livery stable, more recently occupied as a bottling plant by Dr. Pepper. The Magic Carpet doors are electric-eye operated leaving the hands free, probably the first such installation in Cynthiana.

Cynthiana Jaycees to sponsor a series of sock hop dances for Cynthiana and Harrison County teenagers at the Cynthiana City Hall auditorium December through May.

•The highest bridge in the world opens in Hong Kong on the Chinghai-Tibet highway, 14,000 feet above sea level.