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Today's News

  • Senior Homecare Company now open

    Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of assisted living services for seniors, has opened its newest franchise serving Scott County, in Georgetown.

    The new location, owned and operated by Ben New, a native of Georgetown, provides non-medical senior homecare to help elderly and older adults to continue to live in their homes.

    The new Visiting Angels location is located at 137 E. Main St. in Georgetown and will provide services for seniors in locations throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Cynthiana.

  • Extension office to hold pasture development meeting

    I am sure everyone is wondering what will show up in our pastures this year. Is grass still there or will we be covered with weeds. How much fertilizer will I need to produce the hay needed for my livestock operation? Can I afford to seed this year?

    All of these questions and concerns are going to be facing us as soon as the weather finally breaks.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Robin Denise McElfresh, 40, and Eric Dean Joseph, 43, married Feb. 9, 2009.

    Laura Ashley Warth, 19, and Samuel Napoleon Ford II, 19, married Feb. 9, 2009.

    Diana Rene Dailey, 21, and David Gregory Allen, 22, married Feb. 15, 2009.

    Hannah Darlene Auer, 55, and Roger James Nichols, 47, married Feb. 14, 2009.

    Tammy Sue Browning, 45, and Phillip Ray Kincade, 58, married Feb. 18, 2009.

  • MaKenzie Lynne Burden

    MaKenzie Lynne Burden

    MaKenzie Lynne Burden was born to Jeremy and Stephanie Burden of Cynthiana on Jan. 22, 2009 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Judy Pierce of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are J.L. and Louise Richardson, and the late Willie Pierce and Marshall and Dorothy Tucker.

    Paternal grandparents are Kenny and Connie Burden of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Wayne and Ruth Spegal and Kenneth and Barbara Burden and Shirley Wagner.

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 - “The Wiglesworth Bros., Co., Poindexter, Ky., Established 1856, Incorporated 1892 - This firm distills the famous ‘Old John Poindexter’ and ‘G. W. Taylor’ Bourbon and Rye whiskies. This distillery is one of the oldest in the state of Kentucky, and has been producing pure whiskey for the past 50 years at its present location. It has been run successfully since it was established in 1856, and has always made only pure old fashioned Bourbon and Rye whiskey.

  • Blue Grass Energy President and CEO thanks members for patience

    To the editor:

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 27, freezing rain began to coat Kentucky and continued for nearly 24 hours. Trees, power lines and poles were layered with an inch or more of ice, contributing to power outages for Blue Grass Energy members that were twice the number experienced during the ice storm of 2003. At the height of outages, approximately 30,000 of Blue Grass Energy’s more than 54,000 members were without power.

  • Jason Louis Rage McKenney

    Jason Louis Rage McKenney

    Jason Louis Rage McKenney was born to Jason and Angela McKenney of Cynthiana on Jan. 30, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz., and is welcomed by his brother, Tre Jackson, and sisters, Mariah Richardson and Victoryia McKenney.

    Maternal grandparents are Fred and Linda Riley and Mark Richardson, all of Berry, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Robert Louis Beuge and Margret Beuge of Chicago, Ill.

  • Heart transplant gives Mastin ‘second chance’

    Rachel Mastin has a letter that is very special to her.

    From a mother in Georgia, Rachel has yet to meet the author.

    “Give my baby boy a hug and tell him ‘I love him,’” one of the last paragraphs of the letter reads.

    The boy’s name was M.J. and Rachel is the new owner of his  21-year-old heart.

    On Aug. 2, 2007, after several years of heart problems and many, many, many doctor visits, Rachel became the recipient of a heart transplant.

  • Wednesday afternoon fires keep firefighters busy

    Harrison County firefighters responded to three fires last Wednesday afternoon. A wood stove is believed to have started a barn fire on Connersville Pike, where firefighters arrived at 3:10 p.m. “It was fully involved when they got there,” said fire chief Charlie Carson. Fifteen emergency personnel responded to the incident. The fire was extinguished at 5 p.m. Crews also responded to two grass fires on Ky Hwy 32 West and Robinson Union Road.

  • "He really can and occasionally does make pigs fly"

                A few years ago I wrote about seeing a pig fly.

                What I meant by that is seeing the surprising answer to a prayer, something I thought I’d only see “when pigs fly.” In other words, never.

                But God seems to delight in never and impossible. A woman who called the newsroom last week reminded me of that.