Today's News

  • H1N1 becomes ‘widespread’

    The fear associated with H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu, lessened in late spring when schools closed for summer vacation. However, the concerns returned in full force when schools recently returned to session. Last week, health officials declared flu in Kentucky “widespread,” the highest level.

     H1N1 is classified as a pandemic flu, rather than a seasonal flu, because it is caused by a new flu virus that people have not been exposed to before. The virus spreads quickly from person-to-person.

  • Making trick-or-treating easier...

    Journey Community Christian Church is painting the town, one face at a time.

    From 3-5 p.m. this Saturday, Journey Community Christian Church will help trick-or-treaters prepare for the night.

    “It’s a pre-trick-or-treat event,” said minister Bobby Duncan.

    The event will include face painting, hair decoration, pizza, fellowship and music for the entire family, Duncan said.

    “Our whole congregation does this for the love of others,” said church member and volunteer Kim Currans.

  • Southside Elementary Honor Roll



    The Southside Elementary School Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks are:

    Fourth Grade

  • Commission vote made city look ‘desperate and foolish’

    To the editor:

  • Marriage Licenses

    Sarah Ann Eslick, 19, and Douglas James Fulton Jr., 23, married Oct. 2, 2009.

    Rebecca Ann Chapman, 18, and Anthony Blake Barnes, 20, married Oct. 3, 2009.

    Brandi Lee Vaughn, 21, and Joshua Nathanael Corbin, 20, married Oct. 3, 2009.

    Crystal Ann Miller, 28, and Kenneth Alan Beitler, 42, married Oct. 3, 2009.

    Vickie Jo Manion, 52, and Daryl Joe Lail, 52, married Oct. 7, 2009.

    Leslie Anne Perkins, 25, and Donald Lee Jones Jr., 28, married Oct. 10, 2009.

    Mandy Nicole Marshall, 23, and Carlos Manuel Simoes Bras, 21, married Oct. 10, 2009.

  • Volleyball finishes season 30-9

    llies volleyball team ran into a top 25 Campbell County Camel squad Wednesday night and was defeated 25-8 and 25-20.  According to Coach Bill Faulkner the girls started out a little timid against the host team of the region, but rallied in the second game leading up until 20-19. The Camels scored the last six points to end the Fillies season. 

  • Invitational Cross Country meet tonight at CCC

    The annual Harrison County Invitational Cross Country Meet will be held this afternoon at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    According to Harrison County coach Danny Simpson, the CCC venue is a fan favorite.

    “Spectators and teams really like coming to this meet,” said Simpson. “It is a challenging course for the runners and it is fan friendly as spectators can see almost the entire race and not have to move around a whole lot.”

  • Native nut trees, bushy tails are country delights

    The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums. 

  • Breds ice historic come-from-behind win over Bourbon

    Last Friday night, the Bourbon County Colonels invaded the Hilltop for an all-important district game against the Thorobreds. The Colonels entered the game with a record of 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the district while the Breds were 3-4 and 1-0 in district play.

    On top of all this, it’s Bourbon County. For as long as these two schools have existed, it has been THE rivalry game that you throw out all the records and just go “at it.”

    Regardless of the sport, it’s like the Cowboys vs. Redskins, Yankee’s vs. Red Sox, UK vs. Louisville.

  • New Drivers



    Kendrick Michael Wright, Colton Earl Warr, Zachery Lynn Charles, Zachery John Madsen, Joshua Allen Hunt, Royce Cameron Hawkins, Lindsay Morgan Conway, Justin William Northcutt, and Nicholas Nader Tawasha.