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Today's News

  • God Bless America! and all her citizens

    A collective sigh of relief.
    The election is over.
    Campaign signs have been taken down. Thank-you candidates for that.
    Whether your favored candidate won or not, the election is over. Finished. Done.
    As a city, county, state and nation, we must move forward. There is much to be done by all of our public officials.
    In 1939, Irving Berlin first drafted these words:
    God Bless America,
    Land that I love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.

  • Think local first when shopping

    By Stephanie Burden, Main Street Program Director

  • KSP warns motorists of increased deer activity

    With the changing of fall leaves comes the migration of wildlife, particularly deer. The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways this fall.
    “Drivers should be engaged, alert and on the lookout for deer this time of year. Deer mating season leads to higher roaming activity all across the Commonwealth, which leads to more car-deer crashes,” says KSP Lt. Michael Webb.

  • News Briefs

    Berry elects its next
    city commissioners
    The city of Berry elected its next board of commissioners during last week’s general election.
    Three names appeared on the ballot and were a shoo-in for selection. The fourth seat was won by write-in. George Keith Ison received four write-in votes and will also be on the commission that takes office on Jan. 1, 2017.

    Operation Christmas Child boxes

  • Kentucky-Wired coming to Cynthiana

    Mayor James Smith and County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett announced the arrival of the state’s broadband initiative, KentuckyWired, to Harrison County and Cynthiana.  
    KentuckyWired, also referred to as Kentucky I-Way in eastern Kentucky, is a statewide, open-access fiber optic network which will deliver robust, reliable and affordable Internet to communities across the state through broadband technology, Smith said in a press release.

  • USDA awards funds for fiscal year 2017 Market Development programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand export markets for U.S. farm and food products through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Take a base
    6. Comic book expression for alarm
    9. Locus, pl.
    13. L on clothes
    14. Grazing spot
    15. Chose between competitors
    16. Pseudonym
    17. Matterhorn, e.g.
    18. Opposite of cathode
    19. *Wampanoag Thanksgiving feast contribution
    21. *Original Plymouth resident
    23. Flanders of “The Simpsons”
    24. Sunrise on compass
    25. Part of tennis match
    28. Like happy people’s glasses
    30. River in Asia
    35. Saintly glow

  • Simple steps to carve a turkey with confidence

    (StatePoint) Will you be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Even those with the best mashed potatoes, the tastiest cornbread and the sweetest pie can have reservations about carving the turkey.
    Easy tips from the carving experts at Smith’s Housewares, a manufacturer of innovative knife sharpeners and kitchen tools, can give you confidence during this final step of feast prep:

  • School Menus

    Nov. 21-22
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Choice of: Chicken n’ Waffle or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Breakfast sliders or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: No School.
    THURSDAY: No School.
    FRIDAY: No School.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
    MONDAY: Mini cinnamon roll, applesauce cup, juice, milk.