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Today's News

  • "Maybe 'like mother, like daughter' isn't so bad"

    Along with zillions of other people, my daughter, Alison, writes a blog.

    As The Neurotic Housewife, Alison writes about her life as a stay-at-home mom, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this side of her in a horrifying sort of way.

    It’s like looking into a mirror.

    Oscar Wilde once said, “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.”

    As my girls grew up, I often taunted them with that. Oh yeah? You think I’m a fruitcake? Just wait until you get older and you find yourself doing the exact same things.

  • Garden club donates birdseed to Cedar Ridge

    Members of the Trials and Trowels Garden Club visited Cedar Ridge last Thursday to donate birdseed for the residents’ bird feeders. The birdseed donation is one of the group’s annual community projects. Pictured above are, from left to right; Theresa Martin, president of Trials and Trowels Garden Club; Maria Kuster, Cedar Ridge Director of Resident Programming/Activities; and Ruth Irwin, treasurer of Trials and Trowels Garden Club.

     

  • Cynthiana artist shares talent at MCTC-LVC

    Herbie Moore instructed students at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus Monday evening during his Pen and Ink class. “Pen and ink is something that requires a steady hand,” Moore told the students. “Put so much in it that your eye goes wild just trying to figure it out... the viewer becomes obsessed in looking at all the things he can see...”

  • Shannon's hope is in Lord, not Congress

    To the editor:

    CNN newscasters announced this past week that 598,000 jobs were lost in January 2009 in the United States. One reporter said it is the worst job loss in 34 years. Another commented that our economy looks a lot like it did at the beginning of the Great Depression. Scary times, they all agreed. 

  • School Menus

    March 2-6

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

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

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

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

    THURSDAY: French toast, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

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

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Harrison County High School January students of the month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for January were, from left, Kyle Migneault, sophomore, son of Yves and Sherri Migneault and Emily Dampier, senior, daughter of Jimmy and Joann Gaunce. Sponsor for January was Neil and Katherine Rush.

  • St. Edward celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2009

    Riley Switzer helped Nycolas Conley count out 100 treats on the 100th day of school at St. Edward school.

    Colin Coy performed during the talent show last Sunday. The show was part of the weekend activities welcoming St. Edward alumni and kicking off Catholic Schools Week.

    The St. Edward fifth grade class released ballons with a message to those who found them. Pictured are Christopher Mashburn, Colin Coy, Jared Thomas and Frank Lang. In the past, the balloons have travelled as far as Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

     

  • Kade Wyatt Michael Baucom

    Kade Wyatt Michael Baucom

    Kade Wyatt Michael Baucom was born to Toni Baucom of Cynthiana and the late Chad Baucom, on Dec. 4, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Eva Fischbach of Cynthiana and Roy Thompson of Owensboro, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Hiram and Marie Bailey.

    Paternal grandmother is Judy Rounkles of Portola, Calif.; paternal great-grandparents are Eve and Hobart Rounkles.

  • Church Briefs

    CYNTHIANA BAPTIST

    The Cynthiana Baptist Church family welcomes their new Interim Pastor, the Rev. John Withers of Lexington, Ky. Withers was recently called to Cynthiana Baptist Church and will be filling the pulpit until a full time senior pastor is called.

    Withers was born in Cynthiana to Otis and Della Withers. He married Carol McDonald, also of Cynthiana.  They have three sons, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

  • Kentucky's claim as "Horse Capital of the World" is at risk

    To the editor:

    Kentucky and horses... They’re a natural combination that has made the Bluegrass State the “Horse Capital of the World.” But Kentucky’s stake to the title is at risk.

    States that have historically have been unable to compete with Kentucky recognize the horse industry’s viability and success and are attracting Kentucky-based horsemen with enhanced purses and breeder incentives which will substantially alter Kentucky racing in the next one to three years.