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Today's News

  • Leah Maddison Haley

    Leah Maddison Haley

    Leah Maddison Haley was born to Cody and Brittany Haley of Cynthiana on March 27, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Catrenia and Jason True of Maysville, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Bud and Kathy Montieth.

    Paternal grandparents are Jimmie Perraut and Michael Haley of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Linda Perraut and Diane Haley.

  • William Earl Gross

    William Earl Gross

    William Earl Gross was born to Zachary and Hannah Gross of Cynthiana on March 20, 2009. He weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is welcomed by his sister, Shelby Gross.

    Maternal grandparents are Cathy and Ricky Hill of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Dennis and Sissy Hyatt, Tommy and Phyllis Hill, and Sam and Faye Feeback; maternal great-great-grandparents are Billy Williams and the late Flossie Williams, and the late Denzal and Martha Hyatt.

  • The Horse Whisperer

    Clinton Jones, 31, began riding and training horses before he was old and strong enough to lift a saddle.

    “I can’t ever remember not having horses,” said Jones. “Every summer, that’s all I did - ride horses.”

    Today, Jones trains horses at Stillwater Farm, his own farm near Berry.

    With a love of horses learned from his father Charlie, and techniques learned from another horse trainer named Clinton (Anderson), Jones said his training includes no tricks or gimmicks, but only natural horsemanship for natural excellence.

  • Harrison Co. farmers eligible for Federal disaster assistance

    Farmers in 112 counties, including Harrison County, are eligible for Federal disaster assistance, including low interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provided eligibility requirements are met.

    On March 9 a disaster declaration for Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe winter storms and flooding that occurred Jan. 26, 2009-Feb. 13, 2009.

    As a result of the declaration, other Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance.

  • Can you say Hakonechloa?

    For some gardeners the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after.  I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.

    There in lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program. Each year industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial. This year, the votes have been cast for Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.

  • Christian Juan Melendez

    Christian Juan Melendez

    Christian Juan Melendez was born to Danielle Smith and Miguel Melendez of Cynthiana on Dec. 22, 2008 at St. Joseph Mount Sterling. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Charlotte and Tim Smith of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandfather is David Smith.

    Paternal grandparents are Rosa and Juan Melendez of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Benjamin Dawson Bradford, March 17, son of Mark Milton and Deborah Marie Bradford; Brooke Chasidy Franklin, April 14, daughter of Tina Evans and Daryl Franklin; Keynan Jack Hamilton, April 14, son of Christin and Ryan Hamilton; Olivia Grace King, April 8, daughter of John and Susan King; Mackenzie Leigh Shepard, April 3, daughter of Melissa and Tim Shepard; Vivian Leigh Spicer, March 26, daughter of Johnny D. Spicer and Leighann Moyer Spicer.

  • Whiteker-Whitaker

    WHITEKER-WHITAKER

    Descendants of the Rev. John Whitaker and Ann Dunn of Harford, Md. were, his son, Simeon Sim A. Whiteker, born Jan. 18, 1801, Kentucky Methodist minister, farmer and landowner, died 1867. He first married March 16, 1820 in Harrison County by his father, the Rev. John Whiteker, to Elizabeth Hickman (born March 16, 1804 and died Nov. 10, 1846 at age 42). They had 11 children:

  • Academic Briefs

    CARSON

    Edie C. Carson of Cynthiana, a graduate of Harrison County High School, has been named to the Bellarmine University Dean’s List for fall 2008. Carson is a freshman at Bellarmine.

     FISHER

    Gabrielle Fisher has been selected to attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathmatics and Science on the Western Kentucky University Campus.  She will be the first student from Harrison County to be accepted into the program.

  • Family burned out of home

    One family is living in temporary housing after a Friday afternoon house fire destroyed their belongings and the 421 W. Pleasant residence.

    Richard Adams and his family had just moved into the Cynthiana home when an electrical fire started in the kitchen.

    “They lost all their stuff,” said Cynthiana firefighter Robbie Lyons, who served as officer-in-charge at the fire.

    “They went to turn on the electricity and we heard a big pow...” said Adams, previously from Nicholasville.