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Today's News

  • BACK IN HIS COURT

    The very game that was his first love, was also his downfall.
    Blaine Henry was a Harrison County basketball star in the late 1960s. His prowess on the court landed him numerous honors, not the least of which was a starring role with the Milwaukee Bucks a few years after graduation.
    It was his love of the game that ultimately spelled his demise.
    “You celebrated every win with beer parties,” said a humbled Henry, now 62 and an avowed recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

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  • Hall-Berry wed in outdoor ceremony

    Jillian Rose Hall and Edward Colten Berry were united in marriage on July 9, 2011 in an outdoor ceremony at the Side Saddle Inn of Cynthiana. Bro. Todd Moody of Stringtown Church performed the Christian service.
    The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Hall of Mt. Sterling and Andrea Hughes of Georgetown. She is a 2010 graduate of Harrison County High School and a student of Maysville Community College.

  • Mattox-Riddell exchange vows alongside the Licking River

    Noel Christian Riddell and Karey Nicole Mattox exchanged marriage vows on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011.
    A quiet, private ceremony was held at dusk alongside the North Fork of the Licking River. Harrison County Magistrate Larry Wells conducted the service. Lucas Wells set the mood with a medley of songs on acoustic guitar. Swallows skimmed the water while fireflies dotted the river bank. The couple was accompanied by Noel’s children, Jordan and Brennan, and Karey’s son, Wesley.

  • Switzer Pike man killed in ATV accident Sunday

    A 4-wheeler accident is being blamed for the death of a Harrison County man on Switzer Pike.
    Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. received a call from dispatch on Sunday, Aug. 14, to investigate an injury wreck on Switzer Pike.
    “I was told that a person driving a 4-wheeler had wrecked and was injured,” said Peak. “I arrived on the scene and saw a person laying face down on the road and a 4-wheeler several feet from the body.”

  • Kilpelas celebrate anniversary on a cruise

    Richard and Ellen Kilpela celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on a cruise to Alaska. They were married Aug. 21, 1971 in Superior, Wis.
    The couple has two sons, Scott of Georgetown and Matthew (Jeannie) of Cynthiana, and four grandchildren.

  • Broadway on Pike to return local talent to stage

    Welcome to Broadway... on Pike, that is.
    Some of the favorites to grace the stages of Harrison County High School over the years will be returning to Cynthiana for a one-night revue.
    The harriCYN Community Theatre is hosting a night’s entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the memory of long-time music mentor Mary Ruth Hendricks, who died on Nov. 12, 2009.

  • Reunions

    MULLIGAN
    The descendants of George Lewis (1844-1923), and Mary William Ritchie Mulligan (1850-1943) will hold their annual reunion on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Harrison County fairgrounds, 4-H building. The reunion will start at 10 a.m. with potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. Bring covered dishes, canned goods for food pantry and items for auction.
    Schedule of events: 10-11 a.m. registration, door prize tickets; 11-12:30 p.m. meet your relatives; 12:30- 1:30 p.m. covered dish lunch; 1:30- 2:30 p.m. auction; 2:30- 3:15 p.m. magician, Mark Comley; 3:15- 3:30 p.m. door prizes.

  • Farmer found dead after not returning home at dark

    A Harrison County man was found dead in his hay field following an apparent heart attack.
    A 911 call was made to dispatch around 9:53 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, by Alice Baxter, for a missing person.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, Baxter made the 911 call after her husband, Benny Baxter, 67, did not return from the hay field soon after dark.
    “I knew something was wrong around eight when he hadn’t come back home,” said Baxter. “He didn’t have lights on his tractor so he always quit before dark.”

  • Hospice of the Bluegrass, Partners to offer Grief Camp for children

    Camp Echo/Hope will be a weekend retreat for children, ages six to 12, who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. It will be held Sept. 9 at Camp Cathedral Domain in Irvine, Ky.
    “Grieving children often feel very alone,” said Sherri Weisenfluh, Hospice of the Bluegrass’ Clinical Officer, Counseling. “Most of their friends do not understand how it feels when someone special dies.”