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Today's News

  • A cancer survivors' success

    Jim Snodgrass smiles as he talks about beating the silent killer.
    His story, he says, is a cancer survivor success story.
    It was early in 2007 that Jim woke up one morning with blurry vision in his left eye.
    “I went to bed the night before and it was fine,” Jim recalled.
    When the vision didn’t immediately clear up, he called Dr. Brett Hines, his local optometrist, who in turn sent him to a specialist in Lexington.

  • Former Connersville minister accepts Sunrise pulpit

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    With more than 49 years of preaching experience, Clifford Neat, 74, is now the new preacher at Sunrise Christian Church.
    Neat began preaching at the church last Sunday but last Sunday wasn’t his first time preaching at Sunrise Christian Church. Neat said he has already preached there 26-27 times as he has held revivals there in the past.
    “The people have been very, very good in welcoming us,” Neat said. “It wasn’t like I was a total stranger.”

  • Connersville School reunion is June 23

    Between 1922 and 1964, Connersville School welcomed hundreds of students.
    On Saturday, June 23, all of those former Bearcats are invited back for a reunion -- the first of its kind since the school closed its doors in 1964.
    A committee has been working tirelessly to ensure that this event will be memorable.
    Committee member Jerry Jenkins estimates that 150 to 200 former schoolmates will meet at Connersville Christian Church between 2 and 5 p.m.

  • Search team finds missing man Saturday

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Search and Rescue found Kenneth Fisher under some bushes next to a ground wire at the end of Locust Street at the old waste water treatment plant Saturday around 6 p.m., said Harrison County Search and Rescue liaison Re’Jeana Craft.
    Fisher went missing Friday at 10 a.m. after he left home to go to the store and didn’t return, Craft said. A Golden Alert was issued and Search and Rescue began looking for him Friday night at 6 p.m.

  • City makes donation to Chamber’s ‘An Evening with the Arts’

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The commission voted to give $500 for “An Evening with the Arts” at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
    Dr. Brett Hines said the event will be July 27. He said it will feature a fashion show, poetry slam, song writers’ forum, entertainers in the streets and a winery all in one day. Hines requested $500 for advertising in and around Cynthiana for the event.
    Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, said if anyone wants to take part and help, they should come Thursday at 6.m.

  • Lions hold off Rotary in Friday night Little League action

    The Lions Little League team kept the Rotary winless Friday night behind the pitching of Max Ferguson, Boston Pergram and Tyler Franklin.  
    Ferguson pitched the first 4 1/3 innings before running out of innings for the week, allowing one hit and three runs.  
    He struck out 11 and walked six in his innings on the mound.  
    Pergram and Franklin combined to strike out three and walk one in their inning and two thirds of work.  

  • Rotary, Lions teams treated to picnic
  • When I was 9 years old

    Before the critics who say “We don’t care about life in Tell City” cringe for another life story, this isn’t about when I was actually nine. But I could write about when I was 9 because it was really interesting and exciting with the adventures of a young boy growing up in a river town with his two brothers and a sister in a house on the cliff over looking the Ohio River.
    The NBA finals began on Tuesday night and since I turn this in to the paper before the game is played, I have no clue who won or how the game was played.  

  • Hometown has much to offer for summer fun

    Summer’s here and the time is right, for dancing in the street.
    That’s right, it is definitely summertime in Harrison County.
    Summer, when I was younger, was without a doubt my favorite time of the year.
    Summer meant no more school for a few months and, to be honest, that was the bulk of why I chose summer as my favorite time of the year.
    Now that I am older, I guess fall would be my favorite time of the year due to it being the time of hunting.
    However, for the sake of the column, I will focus on summer and not what I prefer.

  • Kentucky Rockers