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Today's News

  • Beware of check scams, says County Attorney

    With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States. County Attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity. In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins  with  the  receipt  of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.

  • Cheerleaders’ annual athletic calendars available for public

    To the editor:

    The Harrison County Varsity Cheerleaders recently completed their annual athletic cheerleading calendar. It was a great success thanks to approximately 140 local and surrounding businesses. The generous support that our community continues to give the HCHS squad is greatly appreciated.

    All businesses that purchased an advertisement should have already received their complimentary calendar. If you have not, please contact us, so this may be corrected.

  • Church Briefs

    ANTIOCH MILLS

    CHRISTIAN

    The congregation is busy preparing for the church-wide campaign Just Walk Across the Room from Bill Hybels at Willow Church. Stay tuned for more information.

    Aug. 26 is the last summer Well. Supper at 6, Bible Study at 7 for adults with activities for nursery/toddlers as well as high energy worship for K-12th. Bring the family and get refreshed at The Well.

    BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    Berry United Methodist Church will host a 4th Sunday Hymn Sing Sunday, Aug. 23 starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

  • Cynthiana author releases 22nd book, with help from her furry friends

    Dolores Harrison used to keep her stories in shoeboxes.

    Today, they’re found in 22 published books.

    “I’d just make up stories,” Harrison said.

    Harrison’s latest book, “Wild Strawberries” was released earlier this month.

    Harrison said that like her other books, “Wild Strawberries” presents a mystery that Harrison waits until the end to unfold.

    “I like a book that has a mystery in it,” she said.

  • Carroll era begins Saturday for grid Breds

    The pre-season is nearly over and the games will now count for real as first year head coach Mark Carroll leads his Harrison County Thorobreds this Saturday in the regular season opener against Montgomery County in the 62nd Recreation Bowl in Mt. Sterling.

  • Lightening claims Berry barn

    Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms sent one Berry barn up in smoke.

    “There was a big clap of thunder and the sky lit up,” said Barbara Kendall.

    Both Barbara and her husband James were at their residence off Renaker Ridge Road when the barn behind their house was struck by lightening around 2:30 p.m.

     

    See complete story in this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Producers required to file notice of loss/application for LIP eligibility

    Signup for the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), began on July 13 and will continue through Sept. 13, 2009.

    LIP is a new disaster program for livestock producers and contract growers. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold. Eligible losses must have occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2008, and before Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20

    Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Stafford’s log cabin. Stafford will give a tour of the cabin which is located behind his home at 1432 Dutch Chapel Rd. Please bring a lawn chair.  Directions to the cabin are: take KY Hwy 36 W. about 6 miles to Breckinridge and turn right on Dutch Chapel Road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to the gravel drive on the right. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21

  • Soil and Water Conservation fish fry and awards night held

    The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual meeting and fish fry Aug. 4 at the Harrison County 4-H grounds. The district served host to about 110 people. The entertainment this year was provided by the Bluegrass Gospel Travelers and the meal was prepared and served by the Berry Lions Club.

    The district holds this meeting and fish fry every year not only for business purposes but more for the local community.

  • Xavier Thomas Carter

    Xavier Thomas Carter

    Xavier Thomas Carter was born to Jacqueline Stone and Elijah Carter on Aug. 10, 2009 at the University of Kentucky. He weighed 2 lbs. 11 oz.