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Today's News

  • Decision to sell is Hassalls only

    To the editor:

  • Hassall family shouldn’t be judged; only God has the right to judge

    To the editor:

    In my opinion, we can collect a general opinion about people by their actions, but unless we know them on an intricate level, it is impossible to know their full situation. So I am baffled when I read letters criticizing the Hassall family for selling their house.   

  • Sports Beat

    Breds Baseball Camp

    Mac Whitaker’s “Boys of Summer” Baseball Camp will be held in the mornings, June 8-11 at the Hilltop Baseball Field. Registration will begin on Monday at 8:30 a.m. with all subsequent camp days starting at 8:45. The camp will conclude at 11:30 a.m. For more information, or to pre-register, contact Coach Whitaker at 859-298-9654. Cost for the four-day camp is $60 per camper.

     

    Breds Soccer Camp

  • Majority of community supports Hassall family’s decision to sell

    To the editor:

  • Pendleton County woman airlifted following Tuesday morning accident

    Amanda Herrmann of Pendleton County was injured Tuesday morning on her way to Falmouth from Cynthiana. According to Tpr. David Jones of the Kentucky State Police, Herrmann may have blacked out which caused her to run off the right side of the northbound lane of U.S. 27 North. Herrmann was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. As of presstime Wednesday, she was listed in good condition. Her 11-year-old daughter sustained only minor injuries. Jones said the passenger was restrained while Herrmann was not wearing a seat belt.

  • Click it or ticket

    The Cynthiana Police Department is looking for seat belts... and issuing tickets when they don’t find one.

    “It’s a seat belt blitz to educate the public and get the percent of people not wearing a seat belt to wear them,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    Through a $1,500 state grant, police officers have begun a two-week period dedicated to enforcing seat belt usage.

    “Anyone we see without a seat belt, we will pull over and cite,” Johnson said.

  • Fillies advance in Regional

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team took care of business on Monday afternoon, weathered a rain delay, and defeated St. Patrick in the first round of the eight-team 10th Region Tournament at Montgomery County High School.

    Harrison County got another good pitching performance, this time from Ashley Coppage, who tossed a one-hit shutout with the Fillies winning 8-0.

    Coppage allowed only a second inning single to Bracken County’s Morgan Wells. She retired the Polar Bears in order in five of the seven innings.

  • Food, light and ventilation are needed for hens and Christians

    Several years ago I wrote a story for the newspaper about two local sisters who raise chickens and sell the eggs.

    As part of my, um, research, I ate some fresh-out-of-the-chicken eggs, sunny-side up, if I recall. That’s the way I like my eggs, but I also like them scrambled with onions and artichoke hearts, or maybe mushrooms.

    I’m so glad eggs are no longer on the Evil Foods list (and if they still are, please don’t tell me). I love eggs!

  • Take soft wood cuttings to propagate plants

    The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing which is best done in early spring before new growth or in the fall before plants go dormant.  Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant. 

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: William Harold Claypool III, May 17, son of William Harold Claypool Jr. and Jennifer Roberts; James Garrett Fryman, May 10, son of Amy Wiglesworth and Robert Fryman; Morgan Faith Gant, May 17, daughter of Craig and Mara Gant; Sarah Rose Gauld, May 13, daughter of Donald and Kimberly Gauld; Zechariah Lee Gregg, May 17, son of Troy and Jackie Gregg; Parker Davis Sims, May 22, son of Heather and Kevin Sims; Mark Alan Sizemore, May 15, son of Mark and Sheila Sizemore; Jacob Tyler Thornton, May 18, son of Scott and Deanna Thornton.