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1 dead, 1 in custody following shooting in Cherry Fork

WINCHESTER, Ohio — A man is dead following a shooting in Cherry Fork on Thursday. According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, they received a 911 call from Clyde Delong in reference to a shooting that occurred at 14490 State Route 136 around 7:38 p.m. Upon arrival, Adams County...
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Clooney’s next act: Restoring historic AME church in Augusta

He was a news anchor, variety TV show star, AMC movie host, college professor, newspaper columnist, actor, activist and author. Now Nick Clooney has a new avocation: Restoring the historic African Methodist Episcopal Church founded by a former slave Sara Taylor a few blocks from his home in Augusta, Ky.
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1 dead, 1 charged with murder in Adams County

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 54-year-old man is dead and another is under arrest in a homicide investigation overnight, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. David Reedy was found suffering from a gunshot wound at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of Ohio 136 in the community of Cherry Fork in Winchester, according to Sgt. Randy Walters.
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Maysville Rotary Club beautifies downtown Maysville

The Maysville Rotary Club did its part to help beautify the downtown area by planting an assortment of bushes and perennials on Thursday, June 23, that should last for years to come. The lead on this project, Barb Campbell, said this was a community service project that a dozen or...
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Historic homes tour a great success

The AAUW, (American Assn. of University Women) Historic Tour on Sunday, June 12, was a great success. This is an amazing historic town and our visitors as well as locals who toured these homes were so complimentary, gracious, and asked when we will do this again. There are so many to thank for the success of this tour. Let’s begin by thanking the Tour Chair, Marty Insko, who did a wonderful job getting the committee and the tour organized. I enjoyed working on this project with other members of the committee: Kim Savage, who created a beautiful ticket design, and Pat Whitaker for NPR radio and media coverage, plus arranging details with the church. I would like to thank all other members who stepped up to be at each home and the church to assists our guests.
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MCTC summer camps kick-off with Career Craze

Summer camps season at Maysville Community and Technical College kicked off last week with the return of Career Craze to the Maysville Campus. Career Craze is a hands-on career exploration camp designed to expose middle school ages students to various occupation tracks. Students in attendance learned about the skills needed...
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Herb program set at Rankin House

The John Rankin House Historic Site will host a Heritage Food and Herbs program Saturday, June 18 at the visitor center. The program begins at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Naturalist Carol Mundy of Cincinnati, will present the program. She was a naturalist with the...
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Augusta Distillery presents BBB

Those who enjoy good food, good bourbon and good bluegrass music will want to mark Aug. 6 on their calendar when the Augusta Distillery presents Augusta College Echo Hall Association’s Bourbon, Barbecue and Bluegrass. The event will benefit ACEHA’s efforts to save Echo Hall for use as a museum...
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A Day in the Garden in Ripley

RIPLEY, Ohio — After a two-year break due to COVID, A Day in the Garden is returning on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a free event, and everyone is invited and welcome to attend this event held in historic Ripley, Ohio. A...
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It’s time to wine and dine in downtown Maysville

You’ll find the complete experience for wine lovers on Market Street in historic downtown Maysville this Saturday. Whether you are a wine aficionado or someone who enjoys tasty treats and good music, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Uncorked Wine Festival. The event begins at 4 p.m. and continues until the sun goes down at 10 p.m.

Old Pogue Distillery

I first met Peter Pogue at the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History about twenty years ago. We were both part of the Whisky Magazine tasting for the “Best of the Best Whiskey”. Peter introduced himself as we were sitting at a table with Elmer T. Lee, Ed Foote, and a couple of other people whose names escape me right now. He asked what I thought of his Old Pogue Bourbon. I answered him honestly by saying it is a good Bourbon but priced higher than others of the same quality. I understood why he had to charge more, as he was new into the business and I wished him luck in the market. I hoped people would look past the price and support this new brand. He appreciated my honesty of opinion, and we have been friends ever since that encounter.