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Today's News

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Lil’ Bit - Female, Pom., black

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

  • Driver admits guilt in get-away

    Another of the individuals accused for his alleged role in one of six area bank robberies, has entered a guilty plea to his charges.

    Miguel David Ayala, 30, Cynthiana, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Lexington on Dec. 10 to aiding and abetting bank robbery.

    According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington, Ayala admitted that on March 19, he drove Jeffrey Allen Pratt to Mt. Olivet to rob the Integra Bank. He told authorities he waited while Pratt robbed the bank and drove him from the robbery.

  • 4-H News

    Robert Wigginton 4-H Memorial Award

    An award to be given to outstanding 4-H’ers in Harrison County in memory of Robert Wigginton, Extension Agent in Harrison County from 1942-1964 is in it’s 17th year. It is based strictly on 4-H activities.

    The award will be made to one outstanding senior 4-H’er and one Outstanding Junior 4-H’er each year. A 4-H member may only receive this award once as a junior 4-H’er (age 9-13) and once as a senior 4-H’er (age 14-19). Age is determined by the 4-H’ers age on Jan. 1 of the award year.

  • Phone fraud hurts business

    To the Editor:

    In 1995, after recovering from cerebral hemorrhage, I made Nannette’s beer cheese at Ken’s New Market. Everyone liked it so well, I started making and selling it. Connie and Joe Lemons sold it to help me out with my bills.

    Giving some to the Lions Club Auction one night, someone reported me to the health department. So, I went to the state and got my license and permit to sell it. I am still in business this year (2008).

  • Tropical ginger adds spice

    Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant.  Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it than just a taste sensation. 

  • Austin Ray Morris

    Austin Ray Morris

    Austin Ray Morris was born to Richard and Tammy Morris of Cynthiana on Nov. 26, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz., and is welcomed by his brothers, James and Richard Morris, and sister, Kayla Morris.

    Maternal grandparents are Johnny and Sue Baker of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparent is Irada Hughes.

    Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Judy Morris of Cynthiana.

  • Spivey resigns from Cynthiana Baptist; heads to Harrodsburg Baptist

    By Kate Darnell, News writer

    After almost 15 years serving as pastor of Cynthiana Baptist Church, Rev. Wayne Spivey has resigned.

    Spivey announced his resignation during the church service on Sunday, Nov. 16, at which point he told the congregation the decision to leave had been tough.

    “Without a doubt, this is the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life,” said Spivey in his resignation letter, adding the decision had been God’s and not his.

  • Harrison grapplers take first in Nelson County

    The Harrison County High School wrestling team showed marked improvement last weekend and went 4-1 overall in the Nelson County Duals on Saturday, tying for the best mark of the day in the six-team tournament.

    An upbeat Russ Riegel liked what he saw on Saturday, especially from his inexperienced charges.

  • Rachel's Challenge promotes kindness

    Ethan Prows, a senior at Harrison County High School, signed the ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ banner at the high school Wednesday afternoon. The program, funded by the Youth Services Center, the Positive Behavior Support Committee at HCHS, and the Central Kentucky Special Education Cooperative, promoted kindness and compassion. Designed around the writings and ideas of Rachel Scott, the first student shot in the Columbine high school shootings, the program urged individuals to start a “chain reaction” of simple acts of kindness.

  • ‘Simply Christmas’ is the 14th original play by Mattox

    Eighteen years and fourteen Christmas plays later, Rick Mattox said he never really wrote much as a kid.

    “I just wrote the first play kind of out of the blue,” he said one Sunday afternoon at Lair United Methodist.

    The cast that ranges from infants to senior citizens had lunch in the dining hall, before the 2 p.m. practice.

    Not only does Mattox write Christmas plays, he also directs them, and sometimes acts in them.

    Mattox discussed a scene in this year’s play, ‘Simply Christmas’ with cast member, Pat Snapp.