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Today's News

  • Turning messes into masterpieces

    When I was 16 or so I made sand candles.

    A hole in damp sand acts like a mold that you pour hot wax into. When the wax dries, you lift out a candle and brush the sand off. Voila!

    A friend taught me how to make them while we were at the beach one day and I decided it would be fun to try it at home. So, we loaded up my mom’s car with boxes of sand and once home, I set out to show Mom what I had learned by putting huge hunks of wax and red crayons in a pot on the stove to melt. Mom loves candles and I was eager to present her with a waxen masterpiece.

  • Reflections: Looking at the past, while moving forward

    Members of the school board, Mr. Dotson, Ms. Fischer, Mr. Schmidt, Ms. Casey, Mr. Switzer, parents, guests and the Class of 2010: 

    Seniors, I am honored to share some thoughts with you tonight. I know you are anxiously waiting to get that diploma.

    Congratulations class of 2010.

    You have reached another rung on the ladder of your educational journey. You may recall your first day of school---getting on the school bus, mom with her camera taking your picture, giving you hugs and shedding a few tears. Probably you shed some tears also. 

  • Relay Co-Chairs thank community for support

    To the editor:

    Relay for Life was held on June 25 with great success! We would like to thank the following sponsors:

    Gold Sponsors -  Cynthiana Democrat, WCYN, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana Lions Club, Ken’s New Market, Action 500/Action Realty, Doctors for a Cure (Drs. Clarke, Shulstead, and Stephens), Cynthiana Vision Center, Elks Lodge 438, Cynthiana Rotary Club, Licking Valley Internal Medicine & Pediatrics PSC, Family Care Associates, Peter Newberry Attorney & Counselor at Law and Sorrell Home Medical.

  • Who’s got the best story?

    When my youngest daughter was in middle school she told me she got gypped out of a testimony.

    She went on to explain that whenever she went to church camp or a retreat, a guest speaker would give his or her faith testimony.

    The details would differ from speaker to speaker, but not the format: “I used to do really, really bad things” or “my life was really, really bad because other people did really, really bad things to me and then I met Jesus and now my life is really, really good.”

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding July 12, 2010

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Teresa P. Taylor, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, orders entered.

    Estate of Joseph M. Barnes, motion hour; (motion to withdraw-formal settlement), motion sustained, informal settlement filed.

    MISDEMEANOR CASES

    Feliciano J. Buenrostro, 1969, contempt hearing; paid.

    Shaun R. Lenz, 1991, review; intentional breach compulsory attend school officer; sheriff’s fee paid, dismissed by agreement.

  • Words from parents and fans should be encouraging

    To the editor:

    Throughout life, we can learn lessons from a variety of individuals: parents, teachers, coaches, and friends. Several years ago, I learned a valuable lesson from a man (I barely knew then) at a T-ball game at River Road Park. 

  • Church Briefs

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    Fish fry and gospel music, Friday, Aug. 20 at the Harrison County 4-H Grounds. Fish fry will start at 5 p.m. with the music starting at 6 p.m. Featuring: Various local singers and Earl Gross.

    Cost of the meal and one drink is $6 per plate. Extra drinks and deserts can be purchased for an additional small fee. Everyone welcome.

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY

    OF GOD

  • State champions’ salute Aug. 6 at the high school

    The State Champion Harrison County Thorobreds will be honored in the high school auditorium Friday night, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. 

    The State Champions Salute will feature a highlight film of the championship season along with player recognition.  Former Cincinnati Red World Series player and New York Met Gold Glove second basemen Doug Flynn will be the speaker for the evening. 

    This salute is being held in lieu of a banquet for the players so that the public can participate and enjoy the festivities and rewards of a state championship.

  • Museum Musings

    * All of us at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum anticipate the community’s second Art Walk. Last year’s event was a marvelous opportunity for the museum to shine. Accolades to those who work so diligently to organize, promote, and implement the festivities.

     

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, July 30