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Today's News

  • Farm Bill Implementation progress update

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces continued progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which was signed into law nearly six months ago on Feb. 7, 2014. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow America’s economy.
    Since the Farm Bill was signed into law, USDA has made progress throughout all 12 titles of the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • School Menus

    AUG. 18-22
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal and yogurt, juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Chicken patty on biscuit or cereal and yogurt, juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal and yogurt, juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Mini pancakes, strawberry splash or cereal and yogurt, juice or fresh fruit, choice of milk.

  • HMH’s laboratory department begins new era in testing

    The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Laboratory Department announces its new microbiology testing called Polymerization Chain Reaction (PCR). PCR is the most recent state-of-the-art process whereby a small, single strand of DNA is isolated and then duplicated repeatedly until it can be detected.

  • Three inducted Saturday night to Football Hall of Fame

    Ronald K. “Butch” Ritchie, John Daniel Herrington and Dr. Chris Kerns were inducted into the Harrison County High School Football Hall of Fame Saturday night in a ceremony held in the high school cafeteria.  
    Jim Swinford, who served as emcee for the evening, presented a special recognition plague to Dr. Brian Mulberry. Mulberry, in his brief remarks, encouraged those in attendance to come to the aid of young people whenever possible.  
    “This is a tough time to be a kid,” he noted.  

  • Hampton honored for 50 years as church organist

    A 50-year celebration will be held to honor Patsy Palmer Hampton on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 10:45 a.m. at Republican Christian Church.
    Hampton has given 50 years of service to her church. She began playing the organ at church when she was 15 years old.
    Hampton said she began taking piano lessons from Irene Smith, who played for the First United Methodist Church in Cynthiana, when she was in the first grade. She continued taking lessons through high school and even one college class. Each of the other four Palmer sisters also took piano lessons from Mrs. Smith.

  • Stock Chart
  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Ode to the Greatly Offended among us

    One night several weeks ago, my husband said good night, ran into the bedroom and locked the door — something he’s done dozens of times, always in a playful, good-natured way, always unlocking it within seconds.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. TV’s Donald Draper, e.g.
    6. ___ of Good Feelings
    9. Type of ski lift
    13. *Yellow cheese eaten in Amsterdam?
    14. No amount
    15. *Rome’s Colosseum
    16. *You use it to find your way to world capitals
    17. Maltese or Havanese, e.g.
    18. European finch
    19. Blood infection
    21. *Plato’s home
    23. “The Joy Luck Club” author
    24. Sound of bells
    25. Maple syrup precursor
    28. Computer application command

  • Corrections

    In the feature story on Suzanne McComas, it was another private investigator, McComas’ colleague, that discovered a murder witness had lied because her apartment window faced in the opposite direction.
    In the public records section, in an injury accident on Rocky Springs Road on July 29, it was Heidi Coghill’s car, not Gregory Baxter’s, that went off the road and overturned.