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Today's News

  • Higdon will study in Japan this summer

    Madelyn Higdon of Cynthiana, a Harrison County High School student, has been accepted by Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) as an international high school exchange student. Higdon will travel abroad to live with a host family and participate in a cultural immersion experience on the 2008 YFU Short Term to Japan.

    Higdon is a recipient of the Japan-U.S. Senate Youth Exchange (JUSSE) program.YFU USA has the distinction of awarding over 300 scholarship recipients annually thanks to funding from numerous corporate, government and foundation programs.

  • Brossart ends Breds 8-game winning streak

    Brandon Martins first-inning two-run double and third inning RBI double appeared to be the impetus that would drive the Harrison County Thorobreds to their ninth straight win in high school baseball. That did not prove to be the case on Tuesday night in Northern Kentucky, however.

  • Birth - Jayden Ann Marshall

    Jayden Ann Marshall

    Jayden Ann Marshall was born to John and Amanda Marshall on April 10, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 15.3 oz. and is welcomed by her sister, Haley Nicole Marshall.

    Maternal grandparents are Leonard and Bobbie Kennedy of Cynthiana, and the late Lorraine Davis King and Herbert Dermon King.

    Paternal grandparents are Claudette King of Cynthiana, and the late Benjamin Franklin Marshall; paternal great-grandparents are the late Clyde Omer Webster and Nanie Elizabeth Webster.

  • Birth - Kary Suzanna Simpson

    Kary Suzanna Simpson

    Kary Suzanna Simpson was born to Stevie and Rebecca Simpson of Berry, Ky. on April 22, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Delores Marsh of Berry; maternal great-grandparents are George Marsh and the late Kary Marsh, and Jean Crawley and the late Edward Crawley.

    Paternal grandparents are Stevie and Sue Simpson of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Lillie Simpson of Millersburg, Ky.; paternal great-grandparents are Mickey and Larry Emmons, and the late Robert and Edna Morris.

  • Editorial: Public loses experience in candidate withdrawals

    Two of Cynthianas city commissioners announced last week that they were withdrawing their bids for re-election.

    Their decisions will give Cynthiana voters two less viable candidates to vote for in May.

    Bill Doan and James Martin have endured much in their three terms of office. They have each served with two mayors who lead with very different styles.

    The commissioners weathered two terms with former Mayor Virgie Wells and two-thirds of their most recent term with Mayor Jim Brown.

  • Take care when criticizing those who need public help

    For the past several years I have been employed by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Community Based Services, in Harrison County, as a Family Support Specialist.

    As a caseworker, I have witnessed heartbreak, hardship, tragedy and triumph to a degree I had not previously known.

    Women, suddenly widowed, consumed by grief, paralyzed by the fear, that tomorrow will come having no idea what theyll do when it does, because their husbands had always taken care of everything.

  • Setting out strawberries

    When we first moved out to the farm in 1979 the first fruit that my parents planted were strawberries and peaches; undoubtedly there was some influence from Daddys good friend Joe Huber. Southern Indiana must have some strawberry influence because Ill be planting strawberries again this year thanks to another Floyds Knob friend, Bruce Eveslage, who gave me some Italian alpine strawberry plants to add to my potager garden. I feel a little rusty on the strawberry cultivation thing so I have refreshed my memory about growing this small, versatile fruit.

  • Sports Beat

    HCMS girls track and field team

    finish seventh at Dunbar

    The evening started with a fourth place finish in the 4x800 with a time of 11:54, runners were Haley Carr, Bailey Caudill, Taylor Fry, and Marly Jenkins. The 100M hurdles was won by Danni Kemplin (18.01) and taking third was Megan Potter (19.06). Fry finished with an eighth place finish in the 1600M run (6:14), Potter finished third in the 300M hurdles in 55.17, and Caudill came in eighth in the 800M run with a time of 2:54.

  • Birth - Rayden Tucker McRoberts

    Rayden Tucker McRoberts

    Rayden Tucker McRoberts was born to Joey and Stacy McRoberts of Brooksville, Ky. on April 11, 2008 at Meadowview Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Tracy Tucker of Brooksville.

    Paternal grandparents are, Steve and Sherry McRoberts of Tollesboro, Ky.

    Great-grandparents are Betty Persinger of Milford, Charles Tucker of Brooksville, and Jim and Barbara McRoberts of Tollesboro.

  • HCHS to host track invitational today

    It will be a tough task, but the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds track teams will both be seeking to repeat as team champions today as they are hosting the 39th annual Harrison County Invitational Track Meet.

    Both teams have been hit hard by graduation losses the last couple of years and both are showing some growing pains in trying to reload.

    Twelve varsity teams are expected to arrive at Ingles Stadium this afternoon in time for the 5:30 start of field events. Running events are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.