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Today's News

  • Extreme Makeover Homes built for free, but expensive to owners

    To the editor:

    As for the Hassall house being a gift, I wonder, does it show us that we should watch what we wish and ask for? You just may get it and find that you have a very big white elephant on your hands.

    Ty Pennington and his crews go into a town and tear down, rather than fix up, and put up a house that is unrealistic for the people who will live in it. Plus, some are in neighborhoods that they don’t fit in.

  • ‘Gone With The Wind’ shown at Rohs Saturday

    ‘Gone With The Wind’ is a giant of a movie.  For almost seven decades—December 15th will mark the 70th anniversary of its premiere - it has remained a favorite,  never losing popularity, never growing dated, never disappearing from the public’s imagination.  In 1939, buzz about the movie swirled about the country for months as fans of Margaret Mitchell’s successful novel awaited the film release...

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1959 REUNION

    The 1959 graduating class of Harrison County High School will be having their 50th reunion on June 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    All classmates and friends who attended school with these members from 1947-1959 are welcome to attend.

    Call Charlene Dawson at 234-5316, or Brenda Anderson at 484-2392 to reserve a space.

    CYNTHIANA HIGH

    ALUMNI

    The Cynthiana High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 27, at the Elks Lodge. Classes honored are 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959.

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    May 26 at 2:20 p.m. -- non-injury, Mouth of Cedar Road, Joseph Burden, 20, Mt. Olivet, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado struck Amanda Houg, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Dodge Durango.

    May 26 at 3:10 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Dolores Y. Harrison, 80, Cynthiana, driving a 1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 struck a parked vehicle.

    May 27 at 5:55 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Donna Baker, 56, Mt. Olivet, driving a 2007 Toyota Yaris struck a deer.

  • Money to burn

    It may be April Fool’s Day, but smokers in Kentucky won’t be laughing when checking out with their tobacco products on April 1.

    That’s when state and federal tax increases will take effect.

    The state increase amounts to 30 cents on each pack of cigarettes. The federal tax boosts the cost per pack by 61 cents. A carton of cigarettes will increase by $9.10.

    Carol Rice, manager at Ken’s Exxon, predicts that the increases will drive smokers to the cheaper generic-type cigarettes.

  • God’s name shouldn’t be attached to personal opinions and ideas

    To the editor:

    Do you know why many people stopped going to church? Or why they never started in the first place?  It might be because we keep attaching God’s name to our opinions.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and their opinion is neither right nor wrong, because it is their opinion. But if there is a God (and I’m convinced there is), I wonder how he feels about us attaching his name to our opinion. We try to give authority and clout to our own ideas by throwing the G-word into the same sentence.

  • Once you’re His, there’s no sin He can’t or won’t forgive

    ‘When I was about 10 I had gorilla legs, which embarrassed me horribly.

    Next to my fair-haired classmates who all had fine downy fuzz on their legs, I thought I stood out and that everyone thought I was as hideous as I considered myself to be.

    That was also in the olden days when girls weren’t allowed to wear pants to school, so I couldn’t hide my legs underneath a pair of jeans.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Sept. 18, 1856 - “Fair and Omnibus - I will run a regular line of Omnibuses to and from the fair grounds during the week of the fair-leaving town every 15 minutes and the grounds the same. Fare each way 25 cents - R. S. Hopkins.”

  • Building of Hassall’s house was a blessing for more than just family

    To the editor:

    There has been a lot of talk in town about the Hassalls selling their house. Some people are even concerned they are getting dollars out of it. I would like to share with you what I got out of their house.

    I got the privilege of working with all of the professionals and volunteers who gave of their time and money to work on it. I got to see the “best side” of my hometown, (businesses and public) who gave so much. I also got the satisfaction of helping give a deserving family a helping hand.

  • Poteet family thanks community after losing daughter

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 24, 2008, our 16-year-old daughter Kayla and our 15- year-old daughter Brandi were in a car accident with two of their friends. Our daughter Kayla did not make it and Brandi was seriously injured. It has been 6 months since the accident but we have not forgotten anything that anyone has done for us. We would like to thank everyone for all your calls, cards, support, love and prayers that we have received since that horrible day. The outpour that we received and still receive has been tremendous and we appreciate everything that everyone has done for us.