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Today's News

  • Fillies fight for championship in Prestonsburg tournament

    In the weather-delayed tournament in Prestonsburg, it may be cold outside but it hasn’t affected the Harrison County Fillies. 

    The Fillies opened the tournament on Tuesday morning with a start-to-finish win over the Jenkins High School Lady Cavaliers 66-50. 

    The Fillies’ defense was the key to the victory as they forced 25 turnovers and had 16 steals for the game.

    The Fillies had a great team effort with senior Kaitlin Johnson leading the scoring with 14 points, including four threes.

  • Counseling program to assist breastfeeding moms

    Coordinator for WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Cathy Brunker is hoping to start a breastfeeding trend in Harrison County and the WEDCO district.

    “Our goal is to increase the percent of people breastfeeding,” Brunker said Friday afternoon.

    The first of its kind in the district, Brunker hosted training last week for new WIC peer counselors who will assist those WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed their infants.

    The peer counseling and training is part of WIC’s National Breastfeeding Program.

  • City moves ahead with legal action on Main Street property

    The burned out building at 213/215 S. Main St. is one step closer to being torn down.

    At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Cynthiana City Commission voted to proceed with litigation to obtain a certified order to demolish the property.

    Owned by William Ray Asbury, the building suffered extensive damage after a fire on Aug. 9, 2002.

    Lair said Asbury has not responded to letters, phone calls or notices of violation and citations issued by the city.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Charles Chatalian and Judy Chatalian to Toma J. Matott and Mickey J. Matott, 14.440 acres on Old Lair Road.

    Kay L. Faulconer and Brian Garnett Faulconer to Monica Tayor and Jason Miller, property at 319 Licking Valley Road (Lot 9 - Block A of the Licking Valley Estates Subdivision), $154,000.

  • No reruns, just books, books and more books

    I’m conducting an unscientific experiment this summer.

    No television.

    That’s right. I’ve turned over my remote control for a reading lamp and novel.

    I can’t say I’ve missed the nightly surf through endless titles of summer re-runs.

    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but just on a casual basis. I would get a book and read on it for a couple of weeks. However, sometimes I go on marathon reads. I have been known to still be awake trying to finish a book when my husband gets up for work at 5 a.m.

  • Sports Beat

    Freshmen sweep

    Pendleton County

    The Harrison County Filly and Thorobred freshmen squads posted a doubleheader sweep of Pendleton County Wednesday Dec. 16. The first-year girls’ squad led or was tied at all stops, but was never comfortably ahead. 

  • Warm fire or smoky chimney

    I thought we would be set on the firewood front this winter because of all the downed trees and limbs from last year’s storms. We have a huge pile of wood out by the barn that we are literally chipping away at with the splitter. 

    I love splitting wood; it is great exercise and manages to shed just about any frustration that may be lingering from the day. 

    But not all wood is created equal if you plan to use it for warmth in the fireplace.

  • Local college enrollment at all-time high

    When Brian Whalen was laid off from work on Jan. 15, he returned to the classroom.

    “With the economy the way it is, people really don’t have much of an option,” Whalen said.

    Whalen is among the record-breaking 789 students currently enrolled at Maysville Community and Technical College/Licking Valley Campus.

    Last fall semester, MCTC/LVC’s head count was almost 200 students less, at 596.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Derek Ross Caldwell, Dec. 6, son of Kevin Ross and Christy Caldwell; Emma Kristen Clark, Dec. 7, daughter of Bruce and Melissa Clark; Steven Mathew Oaks II, Dec. 7, son of Amy Garrison and Steven Oaks; Johnathan Galde Perrine, Dec. 10, son of Donald D. and Holly R. Perrine; Brittany Faye Quesenberry, Dec. 7, daughter of Keith and Patty Quesenberry; Kylie Ann Wickstrom, Nov. 29, daughter of Jamie and Amber Wickstrom.

  • Smoking should be banned in Cynthiana

    I believe that smoking should not be allowed in pubic places in Cynthiana. Smoke affects everyone you are around, and it is not fair to people who do not smoke. Not only that, but employees would be forced to work in an environment they don’t like. If the smokers really want to smoke so badly, they can wait until they are not around others.