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  • Sold Griffith Woods house being demolished

    After years of serving as a historical site in Harrison County, the Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter announced the deconstruction and sale of the Griffith Woods property.
    According to Jim Aldridge, director of stream and wetland restoration, the once eye-capturing historical home had been reduced to an accident waiting to happen.

  • A mother’s wish for ‘decent’ shoes launches project for needy

    The longing of one Harrison County woman to own a “decent” pair of shoes  sparked the idea of a non-profit organization to be started in her memory.
     Some children wish for fame and fortune during their young ambitious, growing-up years, while others pray every night for a shinny red convertible that will make everyone accept them at school.
    The skinny guys wish for muscles so they fit in better on the football team, while the overweight girls wish to be thin so they can join the cheerleading squad.

  • Taste of Home Cooking School will be in Cynthiana Oct. 27

    Drop your whisks, grab your friends, and join us for a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking School show, presented live at the Harrison County High School auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 27.
    Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will also be vendor booths in the foyer for your shopping enjoyment.
    A chili supper will be held in the high school cafeteria by students supporting Project Graduation. Come straight from work and enjoy the chili; then move to the auditorium  for a fabulous cooking school.

  • Howl-o-ween Spooky Boo Wow parade is Saturday

    Cynthiana’s second Spooky Boo Wow Howl-o-Ween Parade, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the courthouse. Registration will begin at noon and the parade will follow at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog.
    The event is sponsored by Xi Beta Beta Sorority, local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi an international service organization with chapters throughout the world.

  • Marching Thorobreds wrap up regular season with ‘distinguished’ performance

    Much like the baseball season that the Marching Thorobreds are portraying in their 2011 Competition Show titled “Around the Horn: A Tribute to Our National Pastime,” the regular season is now over.  
    The band had an outstanding performance to wrap up the end of its regular competitive season at the Russell Invitational in Ashland on Saturday, Oct. 15.  The band earned the first place trophy in class 4A and was third place overall in a field of 15 bands.  
    The band also earned a distinguished rating for its performance.  

  • Local magician on stage this weekend

    Lurking in the dark shadows of the musky, damp graveyard... there is a man.
    When you see his posters, the first thing in mind may be the scene to an award-winning horror film about a zombie that came back to life and terrorized a city.
    However, things like that are impossible because magic doesn’t really exist... or does it.
    Reed Wooten, a Cynthiana native and his co-star, Ashton Nicole, will be displaying unthinkable and impossible feats of magic this Friday and Saturday at Rohs Opera House.

  • Candidates attend Tea Party event in Cynthiana
  • FFA alumni honors ACT successes

    The Harrison County FFA Alumni cooked steaks for the Harrison County seniors as a reward for their high ACT test scores. Pictured above is FFA alumnus Ben Clifford serving some of the seniors at Ingles Stadium.

  • Over the river and through the woods

    It’s 4.1 miles long and comes with a $24.3 million price tag.
    While some of The Walker Company’s work can be seen from the major roads along the by-pass route, the bulk of the work is out of sight.
    Tons of heavy equipment and earth are being moved along what will be the path of the Cynthiana by-pass.

  • A change of heart

    Just because you can’t see her smile doesn’t mean Faye Prather isn’t smiling.
    After getting a second chance on life, the 61-year-old Cynthiana woman is sporting a big smile under her duck-bill sterile mask.
    It’s been two years of highs and lows. Unfortunately, the roller coaster ride isn’t over yet.
    On May 12, Faye received a heart transplant -- A day she calls her second birthday. However, she knows that this year will not be an easy one as her body adjusts to the new heart.