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Today's News

  • River Road Bass Club
  • Tri-County Sluggers
  • Tobacco meeting planned for March 8

    The Harrison County Extension Office is planning a tobacco production meeting which will be held at the Harrison County 4-H Center on Wednesday, March 8. The meeting will begin at noon.
    Even though the number of producers have diminished over the last few years the acreage and poundage has leveled off or may be increasing a small amount. This meeting is to help those producers find ways to be more efficient while finding ways to improve the quality of their product.

  • Planting time almost here

    I am plotting and planning and placing orders for onion sets and seed potatoes and summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm.
    I can barely stand the wait!  
    I have two trays of seedlings that I started about two weeks ago and have begun another round of kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts in three more trays.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • Report shows continued decrease in beef cow numbers

    Late January brought USDA’s Cattle Inventory report, which provided an estimate of cattle numbers across the US. As expected, beef herd liquidation continued during 2011, despite the stronger fall markets. The severe drought that plagued much of the southern plains pushed many cows to slaughter and forced many ranchers to reduce their herd size. Estimated beef cow numbers fell by three percent, which is the largest single year decrease in many years.

  • Brown’s case in federal court to be heard March 23

    In what is turning out to be a highly contested bankruptcy case involving millions of dollars, attorneys for Kay Brown, wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, asked the court to overrule an objection to Kay Brown hiring three law firms.
    U.S. District Court trustee Samuel Crocker has objected to the hiring of three separate law firms to represent Mrs. Brown, questioning the payment of fees and where the money originated to pay attorney retainers.

  • Little white lies and watery eyes

    When is telling a lie not only OK, but also endorsed?
    When the little white lie, fib or fabrication is done with the intent to surprise a Chamber of Commerce award recipient, of course.

  • Chesnut upgraded to fair condition

    Terry Chesnut, the father of the two small girls who perished in a Feb. 15 fire on Oddville Avenue, is in fair condition at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Medical Center.
    Chesnut was home with his daughters when the fire broke out.
    According to Cynthiana Fire Chief Jay Sanders, the cause of the fire remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs.
     

  • Judy to serve as chair of Highway Contractors Assoc.

    Cynthiana’s Morgan Judy has been named chairman of the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors for 2012.
    Judy, who serves as vice president of the family-owned Judy Construction Co., was elected at the annual convention Feb. 11-18. Judy assumes the position that was also previously held by his father Larry, who is president of Judy Construction. Larry Judy also served numerous terms on the association’s board of directors.
     

  • Growth Summit planned

    Downtown business owners are encouraged to unite to save local businesses.
    Local business owners Missy Lutz and Roger Slade will be hosting Growth Summit, an opportunity for local businesses to collaborate about helping one another.
    “Our thinking is that we can be more successful by working together than separate,” said Lutz.
    Lutz said she hopes businesses will also join together to bring more events to the downtown area in an effort to liven it up.
    “During events it will be our goal to encompass every business,” said Lutz.