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Today's News

  • Considerations for new and existing orchards

    When it comes to the home orchard, some pre-planning is a must. Some fruit is easier than others and it is often hard to discern in the catalogs which apple variety, blueberry or persimmon will do well in Kentuckiana. 

    My No. 1 rule is the more information a catalog provides the better. Gathering as much information as possible is the key to success when it comes to fruit trees.

    So where do you find the information? A good place to start is with local university research and recommendations.

  • Academic Briefs

    ASHBROOK

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2009 semester.

    Joshua T. Ashbrook, a sophomore from Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the President’s List.

    BARNES

    Seth Barnes graduated from Lincoln College of Technology on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis.

    Barnes, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, is working in his field of study as a collision repair technician at Don Jacobs in Lexington.

  • A. Keller Dam improvements pursued

    An avid fisherman, Dustin Rose said he has enjoyed the Licking River ever since he moved to Harrison County in 1999.

    “When I first came to town, there was always somebody down there fishing,” Rose said about the state-maintained boat ramp at River Road.

    Now Rose, along with a city-appointed committee, is trying to improve the river flow by fixing the A. Keller Dam.

    “In dry years, without a good dam at A. Keller... you can almost walk across the river...” Rose said.

  • Fillies, Thorobreds sweep Wildcats in homecoming wins

    Homecoming 2010 was a double header victory for the Harrison County basketball programs. 

    Homecoming Queen Elizabeth Ford and King Christian Chasteen watched as first the Fillies and then the Thorobreds pulled out hard-fought victories over Pendleton County Friday night on the Hilltop.

    The Fillies jumped out to a quick 6-2 lead only to see the Lady Wildcats come back with a balanced attack to take the lead at 8-11 by the half way point of the first period. The score seesawed back and forth with the Fillies holding a one point margin at the first stop 16-15. 

  • Sports story was a ‘low-blow’ and ‘demoralized player’

    To the editor:

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Trevor Wayne Carter, Jan. 4, son of Rose Pollard and Tim Carter; Madison Marie Coppage, Jan. 14, daughter of Wayne and Shelley Coppage; Macie Rose Howard, Jan. 25, daughter of Harold and Patricia Howard; Sarah Michelle Martin, Jan. 26, daughter of Melissa Mae Martin; Keeley Elyse Massey, Jan. 24, daughter of Aaron and Gracie Massey; Skyler Leigh Moore, Jan. 7, daughter of James and Darlene Moore; Juan Jakob Shelton Sexton, Jan. 28, son of Paco Navarro and Angie Sexton.

  • Brossart’s defense too much for Thorobreds

    The Harrison County Thorobreds went up U.S. 27 north Tuesday night and went down to defeat at the hands of the Bishop Brossart Mustangs, 61-35. 

    Brossart’s physically and mentally tough style was more than the Breds could overcome  at least on this occasion.

    Brossart’s senior star Jacob Rieger scored the first nine points for the Mustangs while Harrison County could only answer with a basket from Eric Sanders and one from  Jared Martin to trail by 9-4 after only a few minutes were played.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4

    Hardware Russ Storyteller. Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Russ Conrad of Falmouth is an entertainment storyteller. He has worked in the family owned hardware store in Falmouth for over 50 years. The program is free and open to the public.

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Claysville; 2:30 p.m. at Edgemont; and from 3-3:30 p.m. at White Oak.

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5

  • Academic Briefs

    DAILEY, DENNIS

    University of the Cumberlands announces that two local students received diplomas on Jan 14.

    Fall 2009 graduates include:

    Julie Denise Dailey, of Cynthiana, KY, wife of Richard Dailey, received a Master of Arts in education; and Richard Wood Dennis, of Berry, son of Randall and Barbara Dennis, received a Master of Arts in teaching.

    YOUNG

    Kelsey Young, sophomore, majoring in English Education, has been named to the Dean’s List at Berea College for the Fall 2009 semester.

  • ‘Commissioners’ Corner’ no longer found in Democrat

    To the editor:

    During the past several months, I have submitted to the Cynthiana Democrat several articles that referenced different concerns and actions of the city commission. These articles were printed under the title of ‘Commissioners’ Corner.’ I believe that they were read with interest by a large part of our population.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to continue to submit these pieces. The Democrat has a policy that since I filed for the position of mayor, they could not print these accounts. It might give me an unfair advantage.