The description of always in contention but has never won no longer can be used to describe Rus Whalen.
Whalen led from an opening birdie on the first hole to the end of the tournament to win the 51st annual Joe Mooney Invitational held at the Cynthiana Country Club last weekend.
Kentucky may not have yet been a state when our country declared its independence nearly 240 years ago, but as we prepare to celebrate that anniversary this weekend, it is worth pointing out we do have ties to this early period.
We were home to about a half-dozen skirmishes during the Revolutionary War, for example, including what is widely believed to be its last: The Battle of Blue Licks in nearby Robertson County.
Saturday night the third class of the Cynthiana- Harrison County Baseball Hall of Fame was honored at an induction ceremony at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge.
The ceremony was preceded by a pulled pork meal made in the Elks kitchen with the barbeque made by David Turner.
Approximately 150 people attended the event to honor the nine inductees.
After a welcome by the president of the Alumni Hall of Fame Committee, Jim Fuller, Buddy Renaker blessed the food and the meal was served.
I found myself listening and reading more about the NBA in the weeks before the draft than I really wanted to, but circumstances caused me to do it.
The circumstances were long drives in my car with a satellite radio and the Lexington Herald Leader.
ESPN radio was devoted almost solely to the draft in the past two weeks and I had to be in Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. I was a captive audience.
Fillies’ soccer tryouts
slated for July 15, 16
Coach Kevin Gaunce has announced that tryouts for the 2015 Harrison County High School Soccer Fillies will be held on Wednesday July 15, and Thursday, July 16.
Former Harrison County, Ole Miss and Chicago White Sox star Chris Snopek managed his 14-and-under team to a national championship last week.
The son of Barbara and Don Snopek of Cynthiana, Chris managed the East Coast Prime Sox, who was the No. 3 seed going into the final four.
The East Coast Prime won its semifinal game by a 9-0 count over the Banditos.
June 18 -- At 5:17 p.m., a fatal accident occurred on U.S. 27 North, one mile north of Cynthiana. Sharri Kroh was traveling south toward town when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the northbound lane, and struck an embankment. Kroh died shortly after arriving at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
June 17 -- At 9:25 a.m., an injury accident occurred on U.S. 62 East, 2.1 miles east of Cynthiana. Briana Beagle was traveling east when the vehicle entered a curve, left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.
June 1 -- At 11:59 a.m., James W. Brooks, Third Street, reported that he had been assaulted by Alan Swinford while he was walking on First Street.
June 1 -- At 7:27 p.m., Abby K. Clinard, 119 Marshall Ave., reported that some of her belongings had been stolen from her home while she was away. Police arrested Timothy Holloway and Shana Hoff, charging them with theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000 and theft by unlawful taking under $500.