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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Kila Marie Ayres, Aug. 27, daughter of Crystal Spegal and Stephen Ayres; Bailey Lynn Gasser, Aug. 29, daughter of Shane and Britt Gasser.
    Families celebrate life amid terror of Sept. 11.
    First case of West Nile Virus in Harrison County has been confirmed from the western part of the county. The virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito and can affect people, horses, birds, and other types of animals.

  • Birth: Billy Jack Smith II

    Billy Jack Smith II was born to Billy Jack and Amanda Joan Smith of Cynthiana on July 29, 2012 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz., and is welcomed by his sisters, Sierria Lee, Tabitha Nichole, Emma Jean.
    Maternal grandparents are Tammy Pugh of Falmouth, Ky. and Charles Scalf of Cincinnati, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents are Kenneth Pugh and Joan Pugh.
    Paternal grandparents are Roger and Donna Smith of Cynthiana.

  • Birth: Ryder Mitchell Jacobs

    Ryder Mitchell Jacobs was born Aug. 4, 2012, to Sam and Katie Jacobs in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Crestview Hills, Ky., weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Peggy Brockmeyer of Dayton, Ky.
    Paternal grandparents are George and Donna Jacobs of Cynthiana.
     

  • Reunions

    WOOSLEY
    Descendants of George Woosley (Estill County) will hold a reunion/dessert potluck on Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Old Depot, Carlisle, Ky.
    RSVP at 859-749-7398.

    FRENCH, FOOKS
    The French and Fooks reunion will be held at the Claysville Christian Church shelter on Saturday, Sept. 29. Lunch will be served at noon.
    Bring lawn chairs, drinks for your family, and a covered dish. Fried chicken, hot dogs, plates, cups and utensils will be furnished. Bring family pictures, old and new.

    GILKERSON/GILKISON

  • Soccer Breds rebound to beat Braves 6-0

    “What a turnaround, compared to the Sayre performance,” exclaimed Coach Nick Hill. “We had a great intensity tonight; you could see it in their eyes.”  
    That was Coach Hill’s first statement after the Thursday night 6-nil destruction of the Grant County Braves at the Athletic Complex.  
    The first score came with only 29 seconds played as after the Braves had the opening possession, the Breds quickly took the ball away and 13 to 14 passes later, the ball was in the net.  

  • Volleyball Fillies split two matches, face Pendleton County Thursday

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team traveled north to Campbell County and was defeated by the Lady Camels in three straight sets, 10-25, 13-25 and 18-25.  
    According to Coach Bill Faulkner, the speed of the match was a problem for the Fillies.  
    “We were never able to get into our offense because they exploited us with their jump serves. We couldn’t get our block to the outside, which really hurt us,” Faulkner said.
    Jordan Doram had seven kills and four blocks in this match.  

  • Fillies win two straight with shutouts of Walton Verona, Paris

    Sophomore goal keeper Chelsea Ingram posted her forth and fifth shutouts of the year as the Harrison County Fillies won 2-0 Saturday at Walton Verona and 5-0 at home Monday night over Paris.
    Senior Randi Schweitzer scored one goal and freshman Amelia Bolin the other as the Fillies ran into a difficult brand of defense at Walton Verona.
    Marly Jenkins had the lone Harrison County assist.  
    The home standing Bearcats play a trapping defense that is a little unusual and the Fillies struggled some to find shots.  

  • Saddled with injuries, Breds lose at Mason County, 37-22

    With six players in street clothes on the side line, Coach Jim Carr had to wonder how many more players can be injured.  
    He found out Friday night when, as with the score tied late in the third quarter at 22-all, sophomore speedster Deshon Talbott went down with a knee injury and the Breds fell to the Mason County Royals 39-22 in Maysville.  
    The Breds seemed to lose focus for a short period of time, just long enough for the Royals to score twice and make the Breds go strictly to the air taking the visitors out of their game plan.  

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    OF GOD
    Back to Church Sunday. Sept. 16 at 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Assembly, 325 Webster Ave. (across from the high school). Featuring the singing group, Brothers Forever, who have had five No.1 and multiple top 40 songs on radio and industry charts. Free gift for all first time guests. A covered dish dinner will follow the service. Everyone is welcome to stay.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

    EBENEZER
    UNITED METHODIST

  • Missing out on something wonderful

    A few weeks ago, a 4.1 earthquake hit Yorba Linda, Calif., the town where I spent my teen years growing up and near where some of my family still lives.
    My niece, Jennifer, was in the shower when the quake hit and things started shaking.
    In all the years I lived in California that was among my top 10 greatest fears — to be in the shower and have an earthquake hit and be buried in a pile of debris while naked or in some stage of undress.
    I even named my fear“They’llFindMeNakedaphobia.”