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Today's News

  • If growth is requested, then it should be supported

    These sure are scary times. National and state budgets are strained, unemployment rates are at record highs, businesses are cutting back and local governments are declaring bankruptcy.

    It seems that now, more than ever, there’s little hope for the growth of a small community like Cynthiana and Harrison County.

    Long before our nation found itself in an economic crisis, many of us were scratching our heads and pondering what we could do to make our hometown of Cynthiana a success.

  • Memorial fund started at MCTC-LVC in memory of Derek Webber

    To the editor:

       The outpouring of love and support that so many of you have shown to me and my family at the loss of our son, Derek, has warmed our hearts and reminded us once again how lucky we are to live in this community.

  • Who is St. Valentine, anyway?

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic Saint became a commercial success.

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors. A priest by the name of Valentine defied the law and continued to secretly marry the young soldiers who were in love. 

  • Those who vandalize cemeteries will have to answer to a higher authority

    To the editor,

    In regard to Ms. Ritchie’s letter. Join the club!

    This past Memorial Day I placed a saddle of flowers on my mom and dad’s monument in Kentontown Cemetery. When I want to get them they were gone. I looked all around at all the beautiful ones, still on their stones not touched. Yet they chose to take mine.

    This cemetery in Robertson County is the most vandalized one that I know of.

    In 1996 we moved our stone to Battle Grove so it would be safe, after it was painted red.

  • Church Briefs

    ANTIOCH MILLS

    CHRISTIAN

    The sermon series for the month of February is based on the book of Esther in the Old Testament.

    Financial Peace University continues on Sundays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  

    Jr. High Students will be attending the “Believe” Conference on Feb. 20 and 21 at Northern Kentucky University.

    On March 7 a group will be attending Winter Jam at Rupp Arena from 3:30-10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 at the door.    

  • Smith to run for national BETA vice president in June

    Wood Smith, a junior at Franklin County High School, recently attended the State Beta Convention in Louisville, where he was elected Kentucky Beta vice president. In June, he will be traveling to Orlando for the National Beta Convention, where he will run for national vice president.  Wood is president-elect for the Franklin County Beta Club and junior class president. Wood is the son of Claude and Maribeth Smith and grandson of Dr. Ed Ford and the late Dorothy Ford.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Dorthy Laverne Mounts, 40, and Johnny Ray Baker Jr., 37, married Jan. 1, 2009.

    Melissa Gayle Aubrey, 30, and Leif Bentley Morgan, 29, married Jan. 10, 2009.

    Lucinda Hayes, 38, and Steven Eric Flinchum, 37, married Dec. 12, 2008.

    Elizabeth Ann Clifford, 59, and Richard Allen Wade, 60, married Jan. 16, 2009.

    Phyllis Ann Jenkins, 66, and John Grayson, 67, married Jan. 25, 2009.

  • It’s lights back on for many in Harrison County

    According to Blue Grass Energy Wednesday morning figures, 466 households were without electricity. Kentucky Utilities still had 50 customers awaiting restoration on Tuesday afternoon. However, those were expected to be back on by late Wednesday.

    Cliff Feltham, KU statewide media relations manager, said KU initially had about 1,500 customers in Cynthiana and Harrison County and 135,000 customers system-wide without power.

    He said 68 percent of those have been restored.

  • Breds outrun Colts down the stretch

    The Harrison County Thorobreds notched their biggest win of the regular season on Tuesday night as they defeated visiting West Jessamine, 81-72.

    In a fast-paced game, Harrison County took the lead for good in the second quarter, led by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter and held on to escape with the win over the 12th Region’s top-ranked team.

  • Grapplers ready for post-season, to participate in tournament Saturday

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team will participate in the Region 7 Wrestling Tournament this Saturday at Montgomery County High School.

    The tournament is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with the weight-class finals projected to begin at 7 p.m.

    On the line for the Breds are qualifying spots in the state wrestling tournament next week at the Farnham-Dudgeon Center in Frankfort.

    Full day tickets for the regional meet on Saturday will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. Finals tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.