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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Sydney Michelle McElfresh, Aug. 27, daughter of Sandy McElfresh.
    Activities were halted on the Hilltop after a bomb threat was called in on bus no. 14. Nothing suspicious was found by Sgt. Mark Burden of the Kentucky State Police. No bomb squad was needed. Bus 14 is a spare bus, used only for replacement and field/athletic trips.
    Divers scan Licking River at Robinson looking for endangered mussel species.

  • Reunions

    McKINNEY
    The McKinney family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Harrison County fairgrounds. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Utensils and drinks will be furnished.
    For more information call Charles McKinney at 859-234-6598.

    FOOKS/FRENCH
    The Fooks/French reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Claysville Christian Church shelter. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Plates, utensils and meat will be furnished. Please bring drinks, lawn chairs, old and new photos.

    LINVILLE

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, May 30, 1867 -- “Spring chickens appeared in the Cynthiana market some two weeks since and were held at 50 cts. per head.” (Do you remember when baby chicks were delivered to rural areas by the mail carrier?)
    * Methodist Women’s Cook Book, 1925 -- “Hobday-Megibben Co. Quality Grocers - 37 Pike Street, Phone 203 - Ferndell Foods Will Makes Those Recipes Taste Better.”

  • Cool temperatures initiate bloom for holiday cacti

    When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat, which is difficult inside our homes. We can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now.  
    Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.  
    The flowering of many plants (including some native species) is initiated by how many hours of light and dark the plant receives in a 24-hour period.  

  • Omega Force Strength Team

    The Omega Force Strength Team will be putting on a show at the Harrison County High School auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).
    The Omega Force team has some of the world’s strongest men. They will bend steel, break blocks, blow up hot water bottles until they explode, roll up frying pans, rip up large phone books and more.
    Admission is free. For more information call Mike Coppersmith at 859-298-9972 or Mike Barres at 859-954-1660.
    This event is presented by the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • Troop 76
  • Bullard supports GreenHouse17

    Bullard employees were proud to participate in GreenHouse17’s cell phone donation effort in August. Employees donated working and non-working cell phones and cell phone accessories for recycling as part of the campaign.

  • Board approves director’s pursuit of business grant

    The board of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority (EDA) authorized its new executive director, Garnett Furnish, to start the process of applying for a business development grant worth up to $600,000, if approved.
    At the regular meeting of the EDA Thursday morning, Furnish introduced board members to George Leamon, Industrial and Business Development Specialist with the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD).

  • Marching Thorobreds open season at Beechwood

    The Harrison County High School Marching Thorobreds debuted their 2014 program, “Heroes Fallen, Not Forgotten” at the Beechwood Festival of Bands in Ft. Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 6.  
    The band earned top honors in its class, placing first and receiving awards for the highest scores in music, visual and general effect.  
    The band participated in finals competition and maintained its fifth place overall status.  

  • CPH meeting set for Sept. 22

    On Monday, Sept. 22, the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will sponsor a beef meeting for local producers. The meeting will be held at the Harrison County 4-H Center in the brick building. It will start at 6:30 p.m. with a meal being served.
    This meeting will serve two purposes. Anyone who is considering selling in the CPH Sales will receive information about proper weaning rations in preparation for the sale. If you do not plan to participate in the CPH program you still can increase your profit by feeding your weaned calves for a period of time.