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Today's News

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Northern Scandinavians
    6. To use a Singer
    9. *Al Green: “____ Stay Together”
    13. Like unlucky straw
    14. Paleontologist’s estimate
    15. Confusion
    16. Emotion at a funeral
    17. *Beach Boys: “____ Only Knows”
    18. Like worthless promise
    19. *Billy Joel: “... just the way ____ ____”
    21. *Sonny & Cher: “I ____ ____ Babe”
    23. Type of evidence
    24. “The Blair Witch Project” emotion

  • Welding lab project on schedule for start of year

    The new state-of-the-art welding lab at the Harrison County Area Technology Center (ATC) is on track to be ready for students when school starts in the fall.
     ATC principal Nicki Jones said the construction is on schedule, though four new welding stations likely will be added after the school year begins.
    Eight welding stations are scheduled to be in place at the beginning of the school year, Jones said.

  • EDA votes to give director $3,000 annual raise

    The Harrison County Economic Development Authority (EDA) voted unanimously Thursday to give a raise to director Garnett Furnish.
    Furnish, who has been in the post since July of last year, was granted a $3,000 raise beginning Aug. 1, which increases his annual salary from $36,000 to $39,000 plus insurance, EDA members said at the meeting.
    Furnish’s salary is low compared to other EDA directors in the state, board chair Frazer LeBus said. He said Furnish’s salary is about 50 to 60 percent of what most EDA administrators earn.

  • Pepper blight returns

    About 40 years ago a fungus was discovered in pepper crops in New York and since it has spread as far as California and Florida.  It’s in our midst, as well.  
    The fungus in question causes phytophthora blight in peppers.  Some refer to the sudden wilting of peppers as damping off, phytophthora root rot, crown rot or stem and fruit rot.  
    Clearly the fungus impacts the entire plant.
    I had a problem with this blight in my pepper patch and it seems as though it is back!

  • Museum Musings

    * Handbill, 1931 -- “Basketball, Friday night, Feb. 13, 1931 at Oddville - Undefeated Bloomfield Girls clash with Oddville Kittens - The Bloomfield Girls have not been defeated this year. They are bringing two girls who are taller than Mary VanHook. The home team hopes to send them back to Nelson County defeated. Game called at 7:30. Admission, 10 and 25 cents. Referee: Hatterick.” (Have you seen the Oddville trophy at the museum?)

  • Marriage Licenses

    Amy Jo McCall, 46, and Aaron Lee Turner, 47, married June 18, 2015.

    Janice Christine Hostetler, 23, and Joshua Dean Wagler, 21, married May 29, 2015.

    Cynthia Jean Mastin, 43, and Neville Shannon Watts, 44, married June 20, 2015.

    Melissa Ann Craig, 33, and Kelly Bronson Slade, 33, married June 27, 2015.

    Autumn Rose Eckler, 23, and Phillip Ezekiel Sexton, 24, married June 27, 2015.

    Kregina Barker, 24, and Marlena Fryman, 22, married June 29, 2015.

  • Reunions

    FRYMAN
    The Henry N. and LuMara Fryman family reunion will be held July 19 at Unity Christian Church on Hwy. 36 W., Cynthiana, Ky.
    Descendants include families of Edward and Nettie Fryman, Ottis and Minnie Fryman, Florence and Dove Wagner, Ada and Wilford Wagner, Clara and Orie Florence, Ida Jane and James Snapp.
    A potluck lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Cutlery will be provided. Bring drinks. Come and enjoy family, fellowship and good food.

    RICHARDSON, FRANKLIN,
    RITCHIE

  • Cookout
  • Group searching for descendents of Brig. Gen. John Croxton

    The Sgt. Elijah P. Marrs Camp No. 5, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, is searching for descendents of Brigadier General John Croxton, who is buried in the Paris Cemetery.
    The camp is planning a service in Croxton’s honor in late October at his gravesite.
    “The camp has been searching for and re-dedicating Civil War veteran’s gravestones during the 150th anniversary of the war,” said Phillip Seyfrit, commander of the Sons of Union Veterans camp based in Lexington. “We thought this year we would honor Croxton.”