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  • Mother Nature refused to cooperate with much of the scheduled Super Saturday events on Sept. 8. The Taste of Harrison County was canceled, due to the heavy rainstorms in the area. It will not be rescheduled for later this year. Also, the one mile fun-run-or-walk, Little Feet/Big Feet was also canceled.

  • (StatePoint) Hosting friends and family for backyard barbecues, picnics and garden parties during summer carries its own challenges. Here are a few tips guaranteed to keep your guests cool, comfortable and happy when you entertain.

  • (StatePoint) Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the eye called a pinguecula. These may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time. Moreover, long-term exposure to harmful UV rays can cause the formation of cataracts, leading to blurred vision and can ultimately require cataract surgery to correct.

  • Dear Santa,
    My name is Keylee Custard and I am 9 years old. I have been a very good girl this year and this is some things that I want for Christmas.  
    Fugifilm camera, a lot of slime, smarties squishes, curry shoes, bike, desk chair, pogo stick, singing machine, and white and gold bed set. I will make sure to set some cookies and milk out for you. Love, Keylee

    Dear Santa,

  • JOY
    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin M. Joy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Joy completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Joy is the son of Michael F. and Melissa L. Joy of Cynthiana, Ky.

  • Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles reminds motorists to watch for signs of tampering on motor fuel pumps as credit card thieves gear up for the Fourth of July and the traffic-heavy summer travel season.
    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the law-enforcement community are on the lookout for credit card skimmers, but we depend on you to be vigilant when you fill your gas tank,” Commissioner Quarles said. “If you suspect that a pump has been tampered with, please notify the attendant and call law enforcement or call the department.”

  • The Senate gave approval to a measure prohibiting motor vehicles from being equipped with blue lights, which are distinctively used by law enforcement.  House Bill 74, sponsored by Rep. Donna Mayfield, R-Winchester, seeks to ensure that drivers are able to make a clear distinction between law enforcement and private vehicles, giving them the ability to respond accordingly in appropriate circumstances.

  • The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, Ky. Grandparents, caregivers, relatives, and professionals are invited to attend. There are two presentations from our featured speaker, Joan Callander Dingle - a grandmother who raised her grandson and has written two books, Raising Children of Alcoholics and Drug Users and Second Time Around.

  • Dear Santa,
    I have really tried to be good this year. I helped pick up my dirty clothes off the floor, played with my brother and only sometimes left my toys on the floor. In case my Aunt Lucy isn’t sending you my messages; I would really like a spiderman mask and basketball goal for the tub. I would also like you to get something for the little kids and babies who don’t have anything, Since I have a lot of toys! I love babies Santa Claus so make sure you give them a kiss for me!

  • The Harrison County High School AFJROTC unit held a Bataan Death March Memorial Hike to honor the sacrifices of thousands of soldiers from WWII.
    The 14-mile hike - seven miles on Saturday, Oct. 1, and seven miles on Sunday, Oct. 2 - at Veterans’ Park honored the sacrifice of the thousands of American and Filipino servicemen who died as a result of the Bataan Death March.  This event happened in April 1942, when Japanese forces marched 75,000 captured U.S. and Filipino soldiers 65 miles from the Bataan Peninsula to San Fernando in the Philippines.

  • The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, nearly 1,500 wildfires occur in the state of Kentucky based on the 10-year average.

  • This year’s Chautauqua Days in Millersburg and will provide experiences for the young and the old. 

    A special visitor will be in town this year straight from the history books; Simon Kenton.  Simon is a well known Kentuckian and frontiersman that traveled with Daniel Boone back in the time and helped settle forts and homesteads for pioneers.  He will be here on Saturday, September 10th at 5:30 for a presentation and will spend time walking the park.  Please bring your lawn chairs and cameras and take a step back in time.

  • Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

    The September Canada goose season historically ran during the first two weeks of September, but will open Sept. 16 and close Sept. 30 in 2016.

  •  By Katie Pratt
    University of Kentucky entomologists recently developed a website that will have the most up-to-date information on the Zika virus and its spread, as mosquito populations around the state begin to build. The website is http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/ZIKA/1kyzika.html.