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  • UK’s Davis Marksbury building dedicated

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2011) — The University of Kentucky’s Davis Marksbury building, part of the UK College of Engineering’s “Digital Village,” was formally dedicated today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public tour of the building.
    Among those in attendance were College of Engineering Dean Tom Lester, UK President Eli Capilouto, lead donor Davis Marksbury, former UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr., Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, donors James Hardymon and James McDonald, and representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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  • ‘Attitude is everything’

    Breast cancer used to be a taboo topic of discussion. No longer a hush-hush subject, more and more women are prepared to share their stories... with each other and with other “warriors.”
    Two Cynthiana women whose end results are mirrored had very different starts to their journey through breast cancer survival.
    Dana Doyle knew that one day she would face the disease that claimed the lives of her mother and grandmother.

  • Did you know?

    HCHS alumni banquet is Oct. 22
    Harrison County High School’s annual alumni banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $12.50 each and are available at Leono’s, Biancke’s and Farmers National Bank at Southside Plaza.
    There will be a special recognition of the 1961 10th Region basketball champs and Coach Jock Sutherland.

    Trick-or-treat is Oct. 31

  • 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.