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Today's News

  • Those that "cheat the system" don't win at end of day

    One of the things I love most about my job is getting to talk to people, especially those people that have a passion for what they do.

    I talked to many passionate individuals this holiday season.

    I believe Christmas couldn’t have come at a better time for all of us this year. With the economy at record bottom and so many families struggling to make ends meet, it was such a breath of fresh air to welcome the hope of Christmas into the community.

    And that’s where the passionate individuals enter.

  • Making ends meet

    Editor’s note: The identity of the subject has not been revealed in order to protect the privacy of the individuals mentioned in the story.

    For many families in Harrison County, Christmas wasn’t quite the same as in years past.

    “Christmas is kind of skimpy this year,” said Jane Doe, in her living room one Monday morning. “This year I just wanted to give the kids a good Christmas since their dad was gone.”

    John Doe is currently serving in Afghanistan. He has been gone a year and won’t return home until March.

  • Two very different bloomers for indoors

    Many of our tropical houseplants aren’t so happy indoors during the winter.

    Low light levels and low humidity are contrary to their tropical nature. There are some plants in the house, however, that don’t seem to be phased by indoor winter conditions.

    If you have moderate light you can maintain a nearly non-stop bloom cycle with African violets. Their fleshy, fuzzy leaves are their defense against lack of humidity; and with adequate sunlight, some fertilizer and well-drained soil you can keep them blooming all year round. 

  • During the best of times and worst of times, God's help never comes too late

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it truly was the best of times and the worst of times.

    I had just learned I was pregnant with our now- 25-year-old daughter. We had wanted another child, and the news was definitely in the best of times category. It remained best and blissful for about a month until the worst of times began.

    I can still see my husband walking across the yard of our apartment complex toward our back gate. It was the middle of the morning as he handed me a check and said, “I lost my job — I got laid off.”

  • Plan ahead while dreaming of Spring

    Plant and seed catalogs will be jamming the mailbox any day now. I always feel like January ushers in a clean slate for the garden: optimism abounds among the fresh ideas and new goals; and promises never to repeat a crop busting mistake are sharp in my memory. 

    Sometimes the slate stays clean; sometimes it doesn’t. Either way the next couple of months can be used to plan and prepare for the next growing season. Don’t get over whelmed by (or over indulge in) all the catalogs until you actually decide on what you want to accomplish for the year.

  • Isaiah Evans Wade

    Isaiah Evans Wade

    Isaiah Evans Wade was born to Matthew Todd Wade and Kristy Lynn Wade of Lexington on Oct. 20, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 8 lbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Lynn Evans Williamson and Bertha Williamson of Winchester, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Doris Evans Williamson and the late Hylton Williamson, the late Fannie Spriggs Hopson, and the late Hobart Spriggs of Pike County, Ky.

  • Ella Marie Yazell

    Ella Marie Yazell

     

    Ella Marie Yazell was born to Joseph Adam and Jennifer Yazell of Berry, Ky. on Dec. 17, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

     

    Maternal grandparents are Keith Smiley of Cynthiana and Sheree Smiley of Georgetown, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Roger and Patricia Fryman of Berry, Jimmie and Marilyn Casey of Berry, and the late Clarence and Elsie Smiley of Cynthiana.

     

  • Newcomb and Setters earn academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College

    Two Harrison County residents have earned academic honors from Lindsey Wilson College for the 2008 fall semester.

    Named to the Dean’s List are: Robert Newcomb, a human services and counseling senior from Cynthiana; and Tami Setters, a human services and counseling senior from Cynthiana.

    Students named to the Dean’s List have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 grade scale in 12 hours of academic credit.

     

  • Two charged with sex offenses

    Two Harrison County men, who were arrested Friday afternoon and charged with sex-related crimes, entered not guilty pleas in Harrison District Court on Monday.

    About 3 p.m., Friday, Kentucky State Police Det. Nathan Moore arrested James Bandy, 60, charging him with numerous felony sex offenses, some of which allege the victim was less than 12 years old.

    Det. Moore was investigating several sexual assault allegations that had been made against Bandy, who has been listed on the Kentucky State Police’s sex offender registry since 1996 for rape.

  • School Menus

    Jan. 12-16

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Waffles, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, toast, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Chicken, biscuits, jelly, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS