Today's News

  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. a.m. slice
    6. “____ humbug!”
    9. French Sudan, today
    13. Opposite of bonjour
    14. *Jesse Owens’ team
    15. Take exception to
    16. Brightest star in Cygnus
    17. Snowmobile runner
    18. On the rocks
    19. Highest level
    21. *”Hidden ____,” movie (2016)
    23. ____ Luis Obispo
    24. Goes with rave
    25. Scepter’s partner
    28. Heat in a microwave
    30. Greek poet from Lesbos
    35. Road shoulder
    37. Irritate

  • Kane-Green exchange vows

    Dr. Kala Michele Kane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sturdivant of Independence, Ky. and Amos Patton Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Green of Somerset, Ky., were united in marriage on Sept. 17, 2016, at the Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky. Brother Sam Crawford presided.
    Kane is a graduate of Harrison County High School, Cynthiana, Ky., University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky College of Denistry, Lexington, Ky.

  • Harneys to observe 50th anniversary

    George Jr. and Dorothy Harney will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 7, 2017.
    The couple were married on Feb. 7, 1967 at Lair Methodist Church by Otis Fryman.
    The couple has one son, George Harney III, a daughter-in-law, Annette Harney, two granddaughters, Kelsy and Caitlin Harney, and one great-granddaughter, Kailey Volker, and a special niece, Tina Sparks.

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison County meet for January luncheon, next meeting is Feb. 10

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Jan. 13 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for their monthly luncheon. Cheryl Case, president, presided and welcomed members and guests and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey and featured ham, Waldorf salad, potato casserole, creamed lima beans and butterscotch dessert. Sonia Frazier offered the blessing of the meal. Frazier also presented spiritual values. She spoke on anxiety and used a reading from Joyce Meyer as the basis for her comments.  

  • Looking forward to the summer vegetable garden

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.
    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.
    • Plan your garden on paper before you begin.

  • Skunks are on the move

    It is that time of year again and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind.
    Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river.  
    We used to get them circling the house on winter evenings but our livestock guardian dogs’ presence has kept them at bay the last few years.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Jolie Kate Hill, Jan. 19, daughter of Mark D. and Melissa Hill.
    DSL comes to Harrison County. Southeast Telephone has activated a remote terminal on Wiglesworth Lane, making digital subscriber line (DSL) service available out Old Lair Road and into surrounding areas. The terminal runs DSL service down roughly three miles of phone lines. The service will cover Colony Drive off Ky. 32/36 (Millersburg Pike), Jill Lane, Wiglesworth Lane, Lang Road and part of Cook Road.

  • County committee election results are in

    Sandra Palmer of Cynthiana was elected to represent LAA 2 and Ryan Ross of Berry will serve as the first alternate.
    Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

  • Academia

    Sarah Ruth Besson, a junior special education major from Cynthiana, has been named to the Freed Hardeman University Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. This recognition requires full-time status and a minimum GPA of 3.40 for the semester.
    Freed-Hardeman University, with locations in Henderson, Memphis and Dickson, provides education from a distinctly Christian perspective.

  • KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students

    Continuing one of the Commonwealth’s most attractive postsecondary education opportunities, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year for students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1 deadline.