• Brokaws mark 60 years

    Ray and Margaret Brokaw of Batesville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends. They were married July 15, 1953, with the Rev. Wigs officiating. Mr. Brokaw is the son of the late Floyd and Effie Brokaw of Batesville. Mrs. Brokaw is the …

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  • Kayden Bryce Riley

    Kristy Riley and Allison of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 9, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 7.4 ounces and has been named Kayden Bryce Riley. Grandparents of the child are Patricia Smith …

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  • Denton, Baker wed in outdoor ceremony

    JoAnna Denton and Jeffrey W. Baker were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 11 a.m. June 29 outdoors under the trees at Barnett Farm. Floyd W. Denton, father of the bride, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Floyd and Irene Denton of …

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  • Gavin William Walley

    William Walley and April Searcy, Kaylemae, James and Rebecca of Cave City have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 10, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10.4 ounces and has been named Gavin William Walley. Grandparents …

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  • Boys of summer: Phenoms hit All-Star game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flip on any highlight show and you’re almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps. Mike Trout makes a diving catch on the warning track. Manny Machado whacks another double into the …

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  • Cespedes steals show from All-Stars

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Home Run Derby champion didn’t even make the All-Star team. Yoenis Cespedes won baseball’s power-hitting competition with a dazzling display Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown. The Oakland Athletics …

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  • Petrino expects to win

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bobby Petrino expects his only year in the Sun Belt Conference with Western Kentucky to be a memorable one, and not just because it’s his first season back in coaching after a humbling one-year hiatus. He expects to win. The program …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball’s drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star game and insisted “this sport is cleaner than it’s ever been.” Selig declined to detail timing …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bathroom complaint Dear editor: To the mayor, park director, city council members: I attended the Independence Day festivities at Riverside Park and I was ashamed of our city. It was regarding the condition of the rest room facilities. There is one each for the men …

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  • Mmm, those Cave City melons

    OK, I finally had my first Cave City cantaloupe and watermelon of the year — and yes, they were worth waiting a year for. The Cave City melons and lopes, as they’re called in southern Sharp County, are a delicacy that my family cannot do …

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  • The wrongest side of history

    This week’s tale is a horror story about lessons learned by the GOP from the 2012 presidential election. And those teachable moments are … nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Empty voids. “Hear the hollow roar of the Pod People. See them lash out at the unknown. …

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  • Woods says his elbow is ‘good to go’

    GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods said his ailing left elbow is “good to go” for the British Open, and he insisted Tuesday there’s no loss of confidence despite the longest stretch of his career without a major title. Woods held his regular session with …

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