Today's News

  • Students go hi-tech with iPads in the classroom

    Harrison County High School students are testing the pros and cons of using iPads in the classroom.
    Pencil and paper, hard-bound books and blackboards with chalk all have the same thing in common... outdated.
    As technology advances, school systems also improve their methods of relaying information to students through the use of technology.
    Ten Harrison County High School students, all of which are enrolled in TV Media during first period, are serving as a pilot group for iPads being used in the classroom.

  • Making laundry detergent

    Community Action’s Parent Group met Tuesday morning to make laundry detergent to show how to cut costs in the home.
    At right, Roberta Kinney, family service worker, and Melissa Mitchell, family service worker, help dip the liquid laundry detergent. From left, Jolyn England, Marie Brumley and Ashley Wills with Anton, talk about the recipe for the detergent as well as how to make homemade dryer sheets and baby wipes.


  • House of Representatives offer assistance for devastated areas

    FRANKFORT – A little more than a week ago, when I was writing my weekly newspaper column, I had no idea of what the dangerous storms already on the horizon would bring.
    As we all know by now, it was one of the deadliest days in our history, and many communities were hit especially hard. That includes our neighbors to the north, in Pendleton, Campbell and Kenton counties, and in such other areas as West Liberty and East Bernstadt. For some of them, it will take months if not years to rebuild.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, March 15
    Magical March Madness. Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in the children’s library at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This program is for ages 4 and up.  Pre-registration is appreciated.

  • We are all so loved

    Oh, to be loved as Dennis Williams is loved!
    A week or so ago on a Sunday afternoon, two women I don’t know knocked on my door.
    They said they knew me, or at least knew me through my writing and somehow thought I could help them find their friend Dennis.
    They knew enough about me to deduce that I owned my own home and searched the county property appraiser’s website to find my address so they could come and see me in person because they were that desperate to find their friend who was missing.

  • City honors Girls Scouts on their 100th anniversary

    “People are using the park,” said Commissioner Roger Slade at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    However, he said he would like to see even more.
    Slade proposed that the city put in a 9-hole disc golf course.
    He said that if everything fell into place, the attraction could be ready as early as May.
    “The closest course is in Lexington,” Slade said, noting that a local course could be constructed for under $6,500.

  • Church News

    AWANA (a children’s program) will be held every Sunday from 5:45-7:15 p.m. for ages three years to sixth grade at Connersville Christian Church. All children are welcome.

    Cynthiana NA Group Hope for Tomorrow meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 312 W. Pleasant St. Annex. Speaker meeting last Thursday of each month.
    For more information or questions call Blaine at 859-298-1171.


  • School Menus

    March. 19-23
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.
    MONDAY: Breakfast bagels or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Toasted cheese sandwich or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Waffles w/syrup and bacon or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs w/sausage patties and toast or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Spring weed control starts this week

    I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds… sheep.  
    Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.  

  • Young Farmers banquet set for March 20

    Harrison County Young Farmers annual banquet will be held March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office with guest speaker Clay Smittson, a regional land biologist.
    Kentucky Young Farmers State Winter tour was held in Jessamine County this year in February. Many Harrison County members received awards.