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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Catherine Kelly Griffieth, Jan. 24, daughter of Melvin and April Griffieth; Cameron Riley Kinsey, Dec. 24, son of Brian and Jamie Kinsey; Ethan Chandler Lewis, Jan. 23, son of Chris and Candida Lewis; Hunter Wayne Platt, Jan. 9, son of Timothy Wayne and Rachel Rena Platt; Jonathan David Swenson, Jan. 18, son of Stephanie and Eric Swenson; Nolan Zachary Wagner, Jan. 16, son of John Wagner Jr. and Jessica Crump.

  • Grayson receives Salvation Army’s second Clarence Horn award

    The Harrison County Service Unit of the Salvation Army observed the second annual Clarence Horn Humanitarian Award Program on Jan. 31 at the Cynthiana Country Club. The honoree was Billy Grayson. He was nominated for this award because of his work at Battle Grove Cemetery and his service as a city commissioner.
    Ed Herrington led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ray Dalrymple, Service Extension Director, serving the Kentucky-Tennessee Division of the Salvation Army, gave the invocation.

  • Nominations needed for Chamber Awards Banquet, location changed

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the 42nd Awards Banquet.
    The banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    To nominate an individual for a specific category, a brief resume of accomplishments and letter stating why they are deserving of the award (no longer than a page and a half) should be sent or dropped off to the Chamber of Commerce building.
    Winners and their families from each category will be present to accept awards. Categories include;

  • Academic briefs

    Aaron Michael Williams has earned a place on the Fall 2011 Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.
    Williams graduated as Salutatorian of Harrison County High School in 2009 and has been on the Dean’s List for all semesters at Bellarmine University. He also earned the award of “Top Attorney” in Mock Trial competitions every academic year.
    Williams is the son of Mike and Sherri Williams of Cynthiana, Ky. and the grandson of Kermit and Joan Bowen of Inez, Ky. and Bill and Lorna Williams of East Point, Ky.

  • Academic briefs

    Logan Baarfaer of Berry earned first honors for the second quarter at Covington Latin School, Covington, Ky.

  • Academic briefs

    Lauren Ford is a P.E. major at Eastern Kentucky University, and has received the Outstanding College/University Physical Education Student of the Year award. She has been a Group Fitness Instructor for EKU’s Fitness and Wellness Center for four years, teach five to eight classes per week that include cycling, yoga, cardio, toning and Zumba. (AFAA Primary Group Fitness Certification, AFAA Yoga Workshop, and Zumba Certification).

  • Gear up for orchard maintenance

    I am so grateful that my husband Andy is in charge of the orchard.  
    Fruit tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art. There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit.  
    While I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.  
    A healthy fruit crop from the orchard can be achieved by doing a few things this time of the year.  

  • Young green grass carries risk of tetany in cattle

    This year has started unusually warm and wet. So much so that grass is beginning to green early than past seasons. With young green grass it is thought to be an advantage but it also carries the risk of grass tetany for cow/calf producers.

  • Landowners, producers will have four weeks to enroll in CRP beginning in March

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.

  • Cynthiana Baptist Church to offer Financial hope course beginning Feb. 19

    Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. FPU is available for churches, military, non-profit agencies, and businesses.