Today's News

  • Seniors and pre-retirees will be hurt by insurance premium hikes

    To the editor,

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six year period, cumulatively totaling over a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable. That is what is being done to thousands of seniors and pre-retirees in Kentucky who bought long term care insurance years ago.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer closes Ky Hwy 36 West early Wednesday morning

    Kentucky Highway 36 West was closed for over an hour early Wednesday morning while towing crews removed an overturned tractor-trailer carrying three steel bridge girders.

    The 1999 Peterlait semi-truck was traveling westbound from Virginia when the truck rounded a curve and overturned.

  • Heart health should be priority all year through

    To the editor,

    The short month of February in the words of President Bill Clinton “is held in the depth of winter. But, by the words we speak and the faces we show, we force the spring.” A spring of rebirth, renewal and revitalization. In this short month we watch the groundhog predict the weather, observe the history of our African American brothers and sisters, honor great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, and celebrate the feast day of Saint Valentine.

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 16, 2009


    Estate of Andy C. Fryman, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Sue M. Gray, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.

    Estate of Dorothy Allene McGill, probate hearing; will admitted to probate on testimony.

    Estate of Charles Todd Reffett, probate hearing; petition to be appointed administratrix filed, orders entered.


  • 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


    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.