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Today's News

  • Mixed drink proposal gets nod on first reading

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    The Cynthiana Commission moved one step closer to allowing mixed drinks to be served in the city.
    During a special meeting Monday morning, the mayor and three of the commissioners unanimously approved the first reading of a liquor-by-the-drink ordinance.
    A second reading is required for final approval. However, if approved at the second reading, the ordinance stipulates that it would not become effective until March 1, 2011.

  • Caywood will direct HarriCyn Community Theatre’s first presentation

    By Noel Christian Riddell,
    Cynthiana Arts Council
    The Cynthiana Arts Council is bringing community theatre to our town.  
    Thornton Wilder’s beloved ‘Our Town’ will be performed on stage at historic Rohs Opera House next April. The Pulitzer Prize winning play will be directed by tenured local educator, William Caywood, and staged by the HarriCyn Community Theatre.

  • Pooches deserve to get Christmas, too

    Santa has got the kids taken care of for Christmas, but who is taking care of the puppy dogs?
    Pound Puppy Pillow Project, was created by Vickie Switzer, in order to supply the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter with animal pillows to keep the little furry creatures a little warmer during the chilled months.
    “I wanted to do some kind of project that would able students to address a local need,” said Switzer, founder of Pennies for Pooches & Coins for Cats.
    This is where the high school FCCLA and middle school FFA clubs came into play.

  • 2010 proving to be bad year for tobacco farmers

    Farmers are battling not only a declining economic situation, but their friend and foe, Mother Nature, as well.
    The dry fall has proven to be the biggest thorn in the side of most Harrison County tobacco growers this 2010 growing season.
    “Curing conditions in the fall has made 2010 one of the worst tobacco crops in a while,” said Dale Duckworth, general manager of Cynthiana Southern States.
    Duckworth explained that there is an abundance of “yellow” tobacco this year.

  • Fillies split games in Pendleton Round Robin

    The Harrison County Fillies won on Monday and lost on Tuesday in the Edwardo’s Classic Tournament in Falmouth.  
    The tournament is actually a round robin affair with the Fillies playing Grant County, Pendleton County and Campbell County in successive nights.
    The junior varsity squads also play so it is an excellent opportunity for all of the teams to get some work in and gain experience.  
    The Monday night battle was a tale of two halves as the Fillies were lethargic to start the game with the Lady Braves of Grant County.  

  • Thorobreds in championship of holiday tourney at Carrollton

    The Harrison County Thorobreds came back from a 13-day lay off and played their way into the championship game of the North American Stainless/Carroll County Tourism Basketball Classic with two victories.  
    The Breds took the floor Monday against the 4-1 Barbourville Tigers in the second game of the first round.  
    Harrison County showed definite signs of rust as the team turned the ball over frequently beginning the game. Early in the second quarter they found themselves behind 26-13.

  • HCMS wrestlers off to fast start

    The Harrison County Middle School Wrestling team is off to a good start in the first half of the season.  
    After three consecutive weekends of travel the squad has come away with three top five finishes.
    Dec. 4 was a dual meet tournament at Woodford County with Boyle County, Anderson County, Conner and the home team, Woodford County. The meet opened with the Colts battling the perennial powerhouse Yellowjackets and falling in a tough match.  

  • Christmas week brings back fond memories

    I just saw a segment of 60 Minutes featuring people with memories that were so detailed they could remember everything that ever happened to them and at exactly what time it occurred.  
    I can remember many things that happened in my youth especially at Christmastime. Christmas in my family meant Christmas Eve with the Aldridge family. Since my dad was one of nine children, there could be anywhere between 50 to 80 people in a small house though we never noticed it being crowded.  

  • Paris hands Fillies first loss 40-32

    Harrison County jumped out to an 11-2 lead Wednesday night, but was unable to sustain the momentum and fell to the Paris Lady Hounds on the Hilltop.  
    Paris fought back in the quarter and cut the lead to 11-9 by the end of the quarter aided by foul trouble once again for freshman center Jordan Doram.  
    The six-footer picked up her second foul late in the first period and went to the bench for the remainder of the half.  

  • Fred’s favorite Christmas poem

    Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘Night Before Christmas’.  The writer is unknown, but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.