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Today's News

  • New band director coming from Mason Co.

    John Merz is ready to hit the ground running and, with marching season looming, the new Harrison County High School band director will have to do just that.

    Merz was hired this week to replace Chris Hedges, whose contract as HCHS band director was not renewed.

    Merz comes to the Marching Thorobred Band from Mason County High School, where he has been the director for the last six years.

  • Bart Lenox claims sixth title at Cynthiana Country Club

    Bart Lenox won his sixth career Joe Mooney Invitational Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club over the weekend. He shot a 69 on Sunday to overcome a one-shot deficit.

    Lenox last won in 2002. With his sixth win, Lenox is five wins behind his father, Mike, who has garnered 11 titles. The elder Lenox did not play this year.

    Maysville’s Bill O’Mara was the first round leader with a 67. O’Mara shot 71 on Sunday.

    Justin Jolley finished third having shot 70 both days.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, July 9

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    Adult Book Group. The book The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood will be the selection for July and is now available for pick-up at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The group will meet Thursday, July 9 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Baseball Breds reap honors

    The future certainly looks bright for the Harrison County Baseball Thorobreds.

    Coming off a second consecutive trip to the state tournament at Applebee’s Park and a semi-final finish to boot, Harrison County will have its share of quality players returning to make a run at the school’s fourth state title next year.

    Four of those returning players have been named to various post-season all-star teams.

  • Grand jury issues two indictments

    The Harrison County grand jury met Tuesday and issued two indictments.

    Matthew Baker was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking ($300 or more).

    The second count charges Baker as being a persistent felony offender.

    Travis Chapman, 27, also faces a two-count indictment. He is charged with complicity to fraudulent use of a credit card and receiving stolen property less than $300.

    Arraignment in Harrison Circuit Court will be July 21, at which time Baker and Chapman will enter their pleas.

  • Family’s surprise pregnancy will be shared on television show

    While most mothers spend months preparing for the arrival of a baby, Angel Wagoner had only four weeks to gather the necessities for a baby girl.

    During a hysterectomy pre-op appointment, Angel found out she was pregnant - 36 weeks pregnant.

    “How in the world could I not know I was pregnant?” Angel said at her home Monday morning.

    In her arms, Angel held her seven-month-old daughter Hannah.

    In a purple outfit with a matching bow atop her head, Hannah mostly smiles.

  • City budget restraints to cause project delays

    After meeting last Thursday to work on the city’s budget as a commission, Commissioner of Finance and Public Property Mark Mattmiller said many of the city’s projects will have to be delayed.

    “Each department had to make a lot of cuts in what they had originally projected,”ee^Mattmiller said.

    With a list of each department’s expenses, commissioners worked Thursday to prioritize that list.

    Mattmiller said revenues for the year were down slightly.

  • ‘The Lord, my shepherd, still restoreth my soul’

    As I write this it’s Day 8 of my 10 days off.

    The first five days were a blur of not doing much — reading, laundry, cleaning out my bathroom junk drawer. I watched a lot of reality TV, dozed on the couch, thought about washing my windows, made a pot of black beans one day, which were very good, thought about cleaning out the refrigerator.

    Then came Day 6 — Beach Day. We strapped our bikes onto the back of the truck and drove to Clearwater Beach, the clear, blue sky and hot, hot sun designed by the chamber of commerce.

    Or perhaps God.

  • Katlynn Beth Rueger

    Katlynn Beth Rueger

    Katlynn Beth Rueger was born to Alisha and Josh Rueger of Harrison County on May 27, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz., and is welcomed by her brother, Hunter Rueger.

    Maternal grandparent is Donia Moore of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dianna and Tom Fogle.

    Paternal grandparents are Jaime and Ron Rueger; paternal great-grandparents are William Barr and the late Jill Barr.

  • Kara Brynne Northcutt

    Kara Brynne Northcutt

    Kara Brynne Northcutt was born to Wesley and Rebecca Northcutt of Cynthiana, on April 17, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Jenna Kathryn.

    Maternal grandparents are Omer Caskey Jr. of Morehead, Ky., and Jennie and Donald Blades of Paris, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Ed and Lucille Berry of Paris, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Danny and Pamela Northcutt of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Richard and Ruth Thompson of Berry, Ky.