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  • Breds Soccer headed to state

    For the first time in the history of Harrison County Boys' Soccer, the Thorobreds have claimed the regional title and are headed to state.

    The Breds defeated Montgomery County, 2-0, on Saturday night to claim the regional title.

    They will play in the semi-state at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boone County.

    It will cost $7 to get in and no passes will be accepted.

  • City Hall renovations will be finished in time for basketball season

    It’s the same, but different.
    It’s tagged the Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Center, but for many it will always be City Hall.
    It’s a gymnasium, but it has a beautiful new hard maple floor.
    It’s a place to play basketball, but it also has floor locks to accommodate volleyball.
    There’s still green paint, but it’s new and clean and will also be covered under the goals by 12 feet of padding.
    There are new restrooms, not just remodeled old restrooms.

  • Keeping babies safe is goal of CFD program

    Every parent wants to make sure their newest arrival is protected.
    For nine months they have been safely tucked away in Mom’s belly and now they need outside protection.
    When they are in a vehicle, that protection comes in the form of a car seat.
    And, to ensure that car seats are being used at maximum safety, Cynthiana firefighters have gone through rigorous training for correct car seat installation.
    Specifically, Cynthiana has nine certified “child restraint system technicians.”

  • Curves of Cynthiana taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness

    Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Curves fitness centers in the U.S. will focus on raising awareness about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and early treatment of breast cancer.
    Because women can help reduce their risk for breast cancer by staying in good health, Curves clubs nationwide, including Curves of Cynthiana, are offering $0-joining-fee memberships Oct. 1-31 to new members who show proof of a mammogram performed within the last year or who donate $25 to The American Cancer Society (ACS).

  • Clifford to be added to UK’s HES Hall of Fame

    By Katie Pratt
    LEXINGTON, Ky., – Two former educators are the newest inductees into the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.
    Joyce Crupper Clifford, Cynthiana, and Helen Anderson Shaw will be honored for their years of dedication to the betterment of their professions, local communities and the school during a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s campus.

  • Former band director to speak at HCHS alumni banquet

    Seven past graduates will be honored at the 2012 Harrison County Alumni Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3.
    The annual alumni banquet will be held at the Harrison County Cafeteria at 6 p.m., Nov. 3.
    This year’s guest speaker will be one of Harrison County High School’s most decorated leaders, former high school band director  Bob Gregg.
    Both Gregg and his wife Laura dedicated their lives to teaching and understanding music.

  • 3rd Spooky Boo Wow parade is Oct. 27

    Saturday, Oct. 27, will see the return of the popular family event that will bring out all sizes and shapes of ghosts, goblins, wieners and  witches.
    Yes, it’s time for the third annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween parade.
    Registration will begin at 11 a.m. on the lawn at the old courthouse in downtown Cynthiana. The canines and their owners will join a parade around the courthouse beginning at noon.

  • School district considers in-class cell phone use

    The Harrison County School District will vote Oct. 23, on the second reading of a policy that will allow cell phones to be used for educational purposes in classrooms.
    For several years, schools across the nation have seen cell phones as nothing more than a distraction for students during school hours.
    However, cell phones are a mere vote away from being allowed back into schools, not as a communication device but for learning.

  • Licking Valley Singers fall Choral Kaleidoscope Nov. 9 and 11

    When the 45-voice strong Licking Valley Singers step onto the risers for their fall presentation on Nov. 9 and 11, expect an ever-changing array of musical selections -- A Choral Kaleidoscope.
    “It was our intent to move away from themed programming for a change,” said Choral director Karen Bear. “I wanted to give the singers an opportunity to be challenged by different styles of songs. I love it.”

  • Cookin’ up a retirement

    After serving the Harrison County community for over 60 years, Jesse Cook has decided to hang his keys up once and for all.
    Cook delivered his last load of rock on Thursday, Oct. 11, however, the same attitude that pushed him into the business 60 years ago still shows its face today.
    “I enjoyed what I did,” said Cook. “There are not too many farms in Harrison County that I have not been on at one time or another.”