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Today's News

  • Who are the real heroes?

    This July 4th was the 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous “Luckiest Man” speech given at Yankee Stadium two weeks after he retired from baseball.  
    The disease, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which is actually amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) had made it so he could no longer play. He was thanking the fans for their support through his career and with the disease which would soon take his life.
    The speech was replayed many times over last weekend and the designation of hero was placed on the late Yankee first baseman.  

  • Rays in Coach Pitch, Yankees in T-Ball finish undefeated seasons

    The Yankees of the T-Ball League won two one-run games in the tournament to finish with a 17-0 record for the year including three wins in the tournament.  
    The Yankees defeated the Reds 18-8 in the first tournament game but then were challenged in a very severe way by the Orioles and then the Braves in the championship.  
    They defeated the Orioles 20-19 and the Braves 19-18 to round out their perfect season.
    The Giants finished second in the regular season followed by the Braves, the Orioles, Blue Jays, Pirates, Cardinals and the Reds.

  • No escape from God's forgiveness

     I was the youngest camper on my first day of camp in the first grade.
    There was a giant hornets’ nest hanging off the bath house of the boys’ cabins. From a distance, the boys were each taking turns throwing rocks to knock it down.

  • Sports beat

    Golf tryouts will be in July
    Harrison County golf coach Jason Crisp has announced the dates for both the boys’ team tryouts and the girls’ golf team sign ups. In both cases an up-to-date physical has to be with the participant at the tryouts or sign up.  
    The Thorobreds golf team tryouts will be held Thursday, July 17, at 7:45 a.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club. The format will be an 18-hole tryout with no more than a 10-member team selected.  

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  • Summer cooling program gives air conditioning units to needy

    By Kayla Pickrell, Intern

    With the usual excitement of summer comes blazing temperatures and humid air. 

    For some, an air conditioning unit could be vital to living. 

  • Prayer Walk begins Monday at courthouse

    By Kayla Pickrell, Intern

    Churches are uniting on July 14 for a “Prayer Walk and Prayer at the Auditorium” led by the Prayer for Harrison County group.

  • Mercy triumphs over judgement

    Back when I was neurotically obsessive about making bracelets and loved them to distraction, I ran out of room on my wrists to wear them all and made some for my car to wear — car bracelets, if you will.

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