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Today's Features

  • CLASS OF 1964
    The Harrison County High School Class of 1964 is getting ready for their reunion on Oct. 20 at Biancke’s Restaurant. If you come for dinner, we will be in the back room at 5 p.m. We’ll order from the menu and everybody will pay for their own meal.
    After dinner we’ll move to the patio and bar areas to socialize. If you wish to attend only one that’s okay.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Emily Mae Crowther, Aug. 27, daughter of Andy and Rebecca Dawson Crowther; Kendra Elizabeth Fizette, Aug. 9, daughter of Louie and Susanne Fizette; Fisher Kincaid Hurst, June 20, son of Roger and Amy Hurst.
    Salem Church of Christ makes repairs after it was vandalized on July 5.
    Harrison County soccer Breds win their fifth straight game; Fillies volleyball net big win over Silver Grove.

  • William and Shirley Willoughby will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
    They were married Sept. 12, 1987 at the Judyville Christian Church with the Rev. Samuel Campbell officiating. Their attendents were Janet Campbell Rodriguez and the late Buford Campbell.
    Shirley is the daughter of Gladys Earlywine of Cynthiana and the late Bradley Earlywine. William is the son of the late Len and Mary Willoughby of Carlisle.
    They have two children Sarah Willoughby and Bradley Willoughby.

  • Kingston Kai Custard was born to Tara Ross and James Custard of Cynthiana on Aug. 27, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital.
    He weighed 8 lbs. and is welcomed by his brother, Kaydon, and sister Keylee.
    Maternal grandparents are Debra (Bill) Selin of Cynthiana and Mike Ross of Aberdeen, Ohio.
    Paternal grandparents are Larry and Victoria Williams of Cynthiana.

  • Marki Elisabeth Mirabito, 21, and Jacob Donald Stephens, 22, married Aug. 4, 2012.
    Sue Ann Mattox, 40, and Garland David Sanders, 57, married Aug. 4, 2012.
    Nora Marie Bales, 33, and Kevin Lee Harman, 32, married Aug. 10, 2012.

  • The recent salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown in Indiana has many Kentuckians concerned about consuming melons, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to abstain from eating this fresh summer delicacy. When properly handled, melons can be a safe, satisfying treat.
    Here are some tips on how to safely handle melons:
    • Buy melons from a local, reputable source. The shorter the distance food has to travel from farm to table, the less of a chance that microorganisms have grown on the produce. Microorganisms need time to multiply.

  • Tom Smith and Rosemary Smith announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenifer Rose Smith, to Adam Ray Doyle.
    Doyle is the son of Mark and Julie Doyle.
    An outside wedding has been planned at the Cardome Center in Georgetown, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. A reception will follow.
    All friends and family are invited.

  • The Rev. Roger and Diana Crouse announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Megan Marie Crouse of Berry, Ky., to Elwyn Blane Reed of Woodville, Miss.
    The couple met in 2010 at Redbird Mission in Clay County, Ky.
    Crouse is a 2002 Owen County High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of Kentucky State University. She works in the Harrison County school system.
    Reed is the son of Elwyn and Stephanie Reed, also of Woodville where he was home schooled. He is a Trailer Technician at Fleet Services Incorporated of Georgetown.

  • In my (albeit feeble) defense, I had just come from undergoing a medical test done under sedation, which may or may not have loosened my tongue. Or maybe it was because I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours and hunger affected my brain.
    Whatever the reason, I said something that embarrassed my husband.
    We had stopped at a local restaurant for a burger. I ordered the thickest, beefiest, cheesiest burger on the menu, plus fries, and my husband ordered a veggie burger and a salad.