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  • The Flower Box has changed with the times to encourage customers to buy local

    A mother’s hobby in the 70’s quickly went from play to business.
    Hal Williams, co-owner of the Flower Box, recalls how his mother’s passion for flowers quickly developed into a growing and prosperous business.
    The business started between two lady friends who shared a passion for flowers and arranging them as a way of passing the time. The doors of the Flower Box opened Nov. 15, 1972.

  • HCMS school students successful at statewide model UN conference

    Most of the time students from Harrison County Middle School are fairly normal American students.  They go to school, do their homework, participate in extra-curricular activities.  But for three days, they represented Zimbabwe and Turkmenistan at the Kentucky Model United Nations Assembly.  They dressed as citizens from that country, spoke as citizens from that country, and presented a proposal to the United Nations from the perspective of that country.  This year Harrison County Middle School won the prestigious “Best New Delegation” Award.

  • HCHS TV media class earns $5,000 for driving safety video

    The Harrison County High School TV media class was presented with a $5000 check at the high school on Thursday.  They were the Judges’ Choice winners of the Act Out Loud national video contest.
    Act Out Loud is part of the National Organization of Youth Safety.
    The Allstate Foundation funded this contest. The students who created the video were Macy Gasser, Hilary West, Shaela Christian, Pam Ward, Randi Schweitzer, Taylor Fry, Madison Nelly, Shelby LeSak and Taylor Moore.

  • Local singer claims Cynthiana Idol crown

    Hayley Mansur, just having graduated from Harrison County High School on Friday night, took the stage of the Rohs Opera House on Saturday, June 4, to perform during the finals of Cynthiana Idol 4.  
    Dedicating her semi-final performance to her fellow classmates, Mansur made it to the finals along with Brooklyn Wiggins and Emma Moore.  
    Based on audience vote, Mansur won the annual contest with an incredible performance of “Rolling in the Deep.”
    This year’s Cynthiana Idol started with 22 contestants and lasted five weeks.

  • Cynthiana student lends a hand at animal shelters

    Micah Fryman, Cynthiana, a junior at Morehead State University, recently joined other students at animal shelters in Rowan and Menifee counties to spruce up the facilities, make dog and cat beds and a cat enclosure and take on other tasks. The activities were part of an outreach trip by Rescue University, a club whose mission is to improve the lives of homeless pets.  
    The funding was provided by the Petfinder.com Foundation, The Animal Rescue Site and Greater Good.org, and BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of pet clean-up and floor care products.

  • Cynthiana writer earns prestigious award

    Denise Steffanus, a contributing editor and frequent contributor to Thoroughbred  Times, will receive the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award on June 16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    Steffanus earned the award, which honors professional journalists whose reporting has enhanced public understanding of how the humane and responsible use of animal models leads to medical and scientific discoveries, for her article titled “Quadriplegic donkey walks again” that appeared in the November 20, 2010, issue of Thoroughbred  Times.

  • Webb attorneys 'no show' for Thursday hearing

    Bass Webb was back in court Thursday. However, his defense team was a no show.
    Judge Jay Delaney issued a show cause order to Webb’s attorney’s Tom Griffiths and Craig Newbern, from the Department of Public Advocacy in Lexington.
    According to court documents, the attorneys will be required to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court for failing to appear at the scheduled status hearing Thursday morning.
    Delaney rescheduled the status hearing for Tuesday, June 7, at 9 a.m.

  • Harrison Square shooting Sunday

    Two people were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning for  treatment of gunshot wounds to their faces and arms.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said Estill Barnett Jr., 27, and Brittany Dennie, 20, were shot with a 12 gauge shotgun about 4:25 a.m. Sunday at Harrison Square.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, 20, has been charged as the shooter. He is lodged in the Grant County Jail on two counts of second degree assault and one count of first degree wanton endangerment as a result of Sunday’s shooting.

  • Graduation 2011

    United Preschool graduate Savannah White waves to family during graduation ceremonies on May 26. She will begin Kindergarten this fall. She is the daughter of Donnie and Christina White. She is one of 18 to graduate.

  • Two Cynthiana men surviving in Joplin

    Libby Taylor was at church in Cynthiana on Sunday, May 22, at 5:41 p.m. About 650 miles away, her son was also at church when a tornado hit.
    “Mom, have you seen the weather on the news?” Shawn Taylor asked his mother soon after the tornado leveled much of Joplin, Mo.
    “Thank God he called me before I saw it on the news,” said Libby.