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Today's News

  • Hudgins and Prows accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio

    Tanner Hudgins, son of Robert Hudgins and Sandy Hudgins of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Hudgins attends Harrison County High School.

    Ethan Prows, son of Jerry Prows and Debbie Prows of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Prows attends Harrison County High School.

  • Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at state grants

    Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university in the fall should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students who file early have a better chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Cub Scout Pack 60 donates to animal shelter

    Local Cub Scout Pack 60 recently donated needed items to the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Pictured above are, top left, Harold Poe, Joan Lacey, Tore’ DeRolf, and the Webelo 1 Scouts of Pack 60.

  • President Obama's inauguration marks beginning of change

    Perhaps every presidential inauguration is a national breath of fresh air... and if that’s the case, then this inauguration was a wind current.

    At a time when so many Americans have hit a crossroad of disappointment, Tuesday brought a fire of hope to each American life.

    More than anything, the new presidency and administration will mean change for this country... and Americans are in desperate need for a change.

  • Way Back When...

    10 years ago . . .

    No births this week.

    Cynthiana Police Department gets new station through HUD funding. The Cynthiana Housing Authority received a $79,500 Housing and Urban Development grant, designed to eliminate crime in and around the public housing. The new CPD substation is located on Locust Street.

    Direct TV buys out Primestar Inc. The acquisition was made by Hughes Electronic Corporation, a unit of General Motors Corporation, the parent company of Direct TV. The same company merged with United States Satellite Broadcasting (USSB).

  • 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.