Today's News

  • Academic briefs

    Courtney Purcell, daughter of Bud and Patty Purcell, graduated from Asbury University with honors on My 7. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
    She will be teaching third grade at Deep Springs Elementary in Lexington in the fall.

  • Academic briefs

    Dr. Joshua Thomas Grinstead graduated with honors from UK College of Pharmacy on May 6.

    He has accepted a position with Walmart in Maysville, Ky.
    Grinstead is the son of Dr. David and Cathy Grinstead and the grandson of Maurice and Wanda West and Malcolm and Jane Grinstead.

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  
    The trick is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.
    Powdery mildew is caused by several different fungi, I won’t bore you with their names because they all act the same way.  
    The spores of the fungus are carried by the wind and by splashing water.

  • Memories are best served with Captain Crunch Bar

    As I recall memories of when I was younger, none are as special to me as the times spent at Oddville Store.
    Not trying to sound too clichéd, but I remember those experiences like they were yesterday.
    It would be 95 degrees outside at our old home on Lower Curry Road. Our yard was basically an old hay field  growing tall with Kentucky 31 Fescue and tons of dandelions.

  • Take time to do your part

    By Ashley Workman, LVC Perspectives
    Citizens of Cynthiana, do you ever wonder what people travelling through Harrison County think about the condition of our roadways?  
    We want them to think this is one of the greatest places to live.  
    One step toward making this a reality can be easily accomplished if we work together to make our roadways litter free. As residents, we should strive to make our city as beautiful as possible.  
    Are you willing to do your part?

  • Lessons from a little black dress

    A few months ago I bought an *LBD, a “little black dress.”
    All good fashionistas know that every woman needs at least one LBD in her closet, because you never know when a museum opening or semi-formal awards banquet will spontaneously break out.
    I bought it at a thrift store for only $35, but that’s not the point, neither is the fact that I will most likely never wear it.

  • Church News

    Central Christian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes are offered from Pre-K through sixth grade. All children are welcome.
    Come join us as we go “Inside Out/Upside Down on Main Street” for a week of fun and adventure. You will make fun crafts, hear Bible stories, eat snacks, play games and sing camp songs.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, June 2
    Women’s Book Club. The women’s book for the month of June is Backseat Saints by Jackson. Will meet Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the library.
    Humane Society Yard Sale. Donations accepted Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Sale will be Friday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. Donations are tax deductible and will be used to promote animal welfare in Harrison County.

    MONDAY, June 6

  • Baseball Breds finish at 18-9 with three games before district

    The defending state champion Harrison County Thorobreds begin defense of their state championship this week after completing the regular season with an 18-9 record.
    Last week the Breds faced Campbell County on Thursday on the Hilltop and defeated the Camels by an 8-4 score.
    After starting pitcher Jordan Martin set Campbell County down in order in the top of the first, the Thorobreds’ Johnson Garrison hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the inning to give the Breds a 1-0 lead.

  • The Monsoon Season?

    Wet weather has farmers scratching their heads as they plan their next move.
    It’s beautiful today. The high is near 88 degrees with low humidity and a slight breeze flowing out of the southwest, but what about tomorrow?
    A wet, windy and uncharacteristic cold April and May have caused almost all farmers in Harrison County to delay planting, mowing and farming in general.