After 39 years of coaching, Harrison County basketball Coach Mike Reitz has retired. Reitz’ retirement announcement came last Wednesday and by Friday Larry Kendall was named head coach.
Kendall has served as an assistant coach for 17 years in the Harrison County system beginning with Mike Reitz in 1995-96 until 2001-2 when brother Lee Kendall took over as head coach.
Lee Kendall resigned in 2006-07 and Reitz came back through the past year with Larry Kendall as assistant for each of these seasons.
It was well before my time, July 29, 1939, when Cynthiana’s police chief responded to what is today considered a “domestic” situation.
The 25-year veteran police officer approached the property where a man was abusing a teenage girl. As he was getting out of his car, he was shot in the back by the man who was hiding in his barn.
Chief George Dickey died of his injuries.
He will be remembered during a police memorial service in Richmond on Tuesday, May 22.
The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the week from hell.
We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad.
We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.
Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness.
We scowled. We skulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.
It was one b-a-d week.
One of my favorite children’s books is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” by Judith Viorst.
Georgetown Church of God will be hosting a benefit singing on Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. There will be various local groups ministering each hour throughout the day.
The church is located at 121 Spring Court, Georgetown (next door to the Vu Tech factory on the bypass). In case of rain the event will be at 124 Gano Ave., Georgetown.
Union Street will be in concert on June 3 at 6 p.m. at Leesburg Christian Church
THURSDAY, May 17
St Edward Spring Musical Fling. Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm. Children will be performing their one hour musical recital. Admission is free, but donations are accepted for the Church.
SATURDAY, May 19
Kentucky Herb Festival. Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeview Park, Franklin County Fairgrounds. There will be a $3 parking fee. For more information contact Sue Wash at 502-535-6885 or visit www.kyherb.com. Sponsored by the Kentucky Herb Association.
Assistant coach Eddie Feeback said it quite well in a post game interview after the 13-3 loss to Madison Central Saturday night: “We don’t know what to do just yet to fix our hitting problems,” lamented Feeback. “We work on different issues in practice, but somehow the players revert back to the old way in the games. We will keep working until we get it right.”
Friday night the Cooper Jaguars came to the Hilltop to begin the Hometown Pharmacy/Frank Shoop Classic with a 6-18-1 record and a five-game losing streak.
The Salvation Army – Harrison County service Unit is sponsoring a summer camp for the youth of Harrison County again this year. The camp is for boys and girls from 7-12 years old and will take place from July 2-6 at the Salvation Army KY-Tenn Division Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow Lake.
The camp is located 13 miles south of Burkesville, Ky., and is free of charge to all children that are residents of Harrison County without regard of financial background and includes transportation and lunch to and from the camp.
The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
May 8 – At 1:20 a.m., a non injury accident was reported on KY 36. Juanita Harvey was traveling on KY 36 when she lost control of her vehicle and damaged two yards and struck a culvert before coming to a final rest.