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Today's News

  • Warren offensive choice for invocation

    To the editor:

    While there has been some objection to an invocation at the presidential inauguration and, in particular, use of the phrase “So Help Me God” at the end of the inaugural oaths, it has been minimal and is highly unlikely to result in any changes.

  • Tips on fruit tree orders for spring planting

    One of the best things about January is all the good catalogs that come in the mail.  It is much easier to believe that spring will come again when you have a stack of catalogs that show glossy pictures of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The extra time spent indoors by the fire also allows us to spend some time plotting and planning what we want to add to the garden in 2009.

    When it comes to the home orchard or berry patch planning is indeed a good thing. 

  • Let's Battle

    Northside Elementary student Hunter Griffith, far right, looked out at the large audience gathered at Harrison County High School auditorium to watch the intermediate level of Battle of the Books. Griffith was part of the winning team Wednesday afternoon, with Northside Elementary scoring the most points in the annual event that tests students’ knowledge over the titles, authors, and facts for selected books. The event is hosted by Harrison County school librarians.

  • God doesn't need a grand ceremony to celebrate the heavenly things in life

    As I write this, the nation is focused on Washington, D.C., and the inauguration of Barack Obama.            

    However, my attention is eight or so miles away in Alexandria, Va.

    My granddaughter, Caroline, turns 7 on Jan. 21.

    While her festivities aren’t on the scale of an inaugural gala, on Sunday, Jan. 25, she and six of her friends are having a snowflake party. My daughter, Alison, has been planning it for months.

  • Fire-safe cigarettes are cause of side effects and should be repealed

    To the editor,

    I realize the topic of smoking will be met with opposition, but I write to you in regard to the “fire-safe cigarette” legislation that has been implemented in Kentucky. The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes crusaded to get these legislations passed across the states because they did not want to get it tied up in Congress awaiting a national standard.

  • Cedar Ridge residents participate in Wii bowling tournament

    Residents at Cedar Ridge are warming up their arms and testing their skills as they prepare to compete in the Trilogy Championship Bowling Tournament.  Campus competition began the week of January 12, followed by divisional competition the week of January 19.  Championship competition began January 26th.

  • Harrison District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 16, 2009

    FELONY CASE

    Veronica K. Pratt, 1976, other hearing; clerk to apply bond to fines and costs.

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 12, 2009

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Cynthia Sue Craft, motion hour; (motion to amend), order entered.

    Estate of Viola Robinson, probate hearing; will admitted to probate as self-proven, order entered.

  • Mr. President: "We have chosen hope over fear"

    During the 54th inaugural ceremony, the 44th man raised his right hand in oath to the United States of America.

    As he addressed the public, President Barack Obama never wavered in his hope for a brighter future.

    “Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. There will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America -- They will be met,” he said. “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

  • Harrison County couple is dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning

    A Harrison County couple is dead and an investigation continues after supposedly high carbon monoxide levels filled James and Norma Penwell’s home on US 27 North.

    A generator was found in the home Thursday at 12:47 p.m. when Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes responded to a call from the couple’s daughter, who lived out of state and hadn’t heard from her parents in several days.

    When Barnes entered the home, he found the victims dead.

  • 4-H Events

    4-H Events

    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects, 3:15-5 p.m.

    Second Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Harrison County Extension Office

    First Thursdays: 4-H Saddle-N-Spur Horse Club, Harrison County Extension Office

    TBA: 4-H Livestock Project Certification meetings

    January 2009

    Jan. 29: CEC Executive Committee, Harrison County Extension Office, 4 p.m.

    February 2009

    Feb. 3-12: 4-H School Club Meetings