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Today's News

  • Poinsettias for the holidays

    The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember. I think it is fair to say that it is considered the “official” Christmas flower. 

    The poinsettia is native to Mexico and has been cultivated for centuries. The Aztec cultivated it for medicinal and household purposes: red dye was made from the leaves and the milky sap that oozes from the woody stem reduced fever. 

  • Church Briefs

    RADIO MINISTRY

    “The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

    The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.

    UPPER ROOM GOSPEL

    Gene Johns of Lexington, Ky., will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at Upper Room Gospel Church, US 27 S. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Winter weather causes numerous wrecks Wednesday afternoon

    Freezing rain and icy roads proved to be treacherous for Harrison County drivers Wednesday afternoon.

    Harrison County deputy Chris Shields said the sheriff’s department responded to eight separate accidents between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Another three vehicle collisions in the county occurred later that evening and night, Shields said.

    Shields said five of the incidents happened on bridges throughout the county.

  • Some roses need winter attention

    No need to wait on putting the roses to bed this year. We have gone from the frying pan to the ice bath in short order this season. I don’t get rose protection questions like I used to; it seems most have gone the “Knock Out” road so little maintenance is required.  Knock Out roses can stand a little attention now but really there is no pressure. 

  • Two Cynthiana men arrested on sex charges Friday

    Two Harrison County men were arrested Friday afternoon and charged with sex-related crimes.

    About 3 p.m., Kentucky State Police Det. Nathan Moore arrested James Bandy, 60, charging him with numerous felony sex offenses including rape, sodomy and incest, some of which allege the victim was less than 12 years old.

    Det. Moore was investigating several sexual assault allegations that had been made against Bandy.

    Police also arrested William R. Shelton, 30, and charged him with first degree sodomy.

  • Food Pantry makes holiday meal possible for all

    Local volunteers gathered Thursday morning to make Christmas a little brighter for others.

    With the First Church of God filled with boxes and food, volunteers packed the Food Pantry’s holiday boxes for those in need of food this holiday season.

    “Our numbers have doubled these past couple of months,” said Food Pantry chairman, Margaret Watson.

    Watson said she didn’t believe the increase was due to the holiday season, but instead from the economy crunch.

  • Breds take third in Twin Lakes Tournament

    Coach Mike Reitz has the Harrison County Thorobreds on something of a mini-roll through Christmas time.

    Harrison County stood at 1-3 heading into a regular season game last Thursday at Bourbon County. Now, less than a week later, those same Thorobreds are 5-4, including a third place finish in the eight-team Twin Lakes Invitational Tournament at Clinton County High School.

    On Thursday night, Harrison County traveled to Paris and took on home standing Bourbon County. Harrison County took the early lead and never looked back, winning in a rout 66-45.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Dec. 26

    Story Hour. There will be no Story Hour Friday, Dec. 26 or Friday, Jan. 2 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

    TUESDAY, Dec. 30

    AARP Driver Safety Program. Earn a discount on automobile insurance premiums by attending the six-hour class on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 9 a.m. at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. The program is a classroom course for drivers 50 and over. A $10 fee covers the course expenses. Seating is limited. Pre-register by calling the church at 859-234-2961. Plan to bring a sandwich.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Nicolas Allen Florence, Dec. 17, son of Amber Nicole and Chad Allan Florence; Jessica Grace Glenn, Dec. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Glenn.

    Did you know. . .

    •10 years ago, Dec. 29, 1988: A new department store is planned to occupy the vacant Lerman's building at the corner of Main and Pike streets. Peoples is planning to open March 1, 1989.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Lemons' family honored at fiscal court meeting

    The family of the late Stanley Lemons, magistrate of District 1 in Harrison County, received a plaque from Judge Alex Barnett during the Dec. 9 court meeting. Lemons’ daughter, Debbie Lemons Palmer, front center, has been appointed to fill the remaining term of her father. The center of the plaque is Stanley Lemons’ name plate that appeared before him during court proceedings.