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    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:
    Fourth Grade


    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter includes:
    First Grade
    Avery Barnes, Olivia Barry, Jacob Hargett, A.J. Perraut.
    First Grade - A/B
    Kaitlin Barry, Karley Furnish, Rylee Spence.

    Second Grade
    Courtney Collins, Jacob LaFleur, Rachel Rion, Sydney Furnish.
    Second Grade - A/B
    Samuel Finch, Seaanna Skinner.

    Third Grade
    Ian Boland.
    Third Grade - A/B
    Morgan Cooper, Nicholas Barry, Victoria Gasser.

    Fourth Grade

  • Desert blooms in Kentuckiana?

    We have a beautiful prickly pear cactus in bloom right now that is flaunting yellow and orange blooms like a peacock does feathers.  
    It is tucked in a garden on the south side of the house so it thrives.  
    In fact this cactus is native to Kentucky even if most people only associate it with the desert Southwest.
    When it comes to prickly plants most of us automatically think of cacti in the desert; there are others with a more subtle prick to consider for the mixed border.  

  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    May 5 – At 8:37 p.m., Sgt. Wilbur Gross charged Shane Whitaker with operating a motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. during a traffic stop. He was also found to be in possession of 17 green pills believed to xanax and a blue and white packet labeled suboxone. As he was being processed at the Bourbon County Detention Center, a deputy jailer found addition pills in a bandage around Whitaker’s ankle. He was then charged with possession of Oxycodone 30 mg, and Oxycodone 15 mg.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    May 22 – At 1:21 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 27. Marjie Riddell was traveling on US 27 when a deer jumped into her driver side door.
    May 16 – At 1 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Wayne Dryden was traveling on US 62 when Robert Cooke allegedly pulled in front of him at the intersection of Oddville-Sunrise Road and US 62.

  • Shady Lawn 2012 Luau

    Residents of Shady Lawn were treated with an afternoon luau on Friday, May 25. Several games including a water balloon toss were the highlight of the event. The staff started the afternoon of fun with a barbacue for the residents. Pictured are some of the residents enjoying the afternoon.

  • Use your turn signal in life

    A couple of weeks ago my son earned a “uniform citation” for failing to use his turn signal.
    At the time I thought how trivial and wondered why such a citation was necessary.
    I’m sure there’s a life lesson in there somewhere... much like the “always use sunscreen” lyrics from the late 1990s that was delivered as a graduation speech and later became the basis for a song.
    Always use your turn signal.

  • Church News

    Spring revival will be held June 8-10 with Bro. Lonny Mattingly at Faith Baptist Church, U.S. 27 South. Evening services Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m, and both services Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    Union Street will be in concert on June 3 at 6 p.m. at Leesburg Christian Church

  • Community Calendar

    SATURDAY, June 2
    Civil War Collectors. Meeting planned Saturday, June 2 from 9-10 a.m. at 111 Court Street (the Old Log Cabin) with an indoor tabletop exhibit. If interested or for details call 502-867-7524.
    Free Zumbathon. Curves of Cynthiana is having a free Zumbathon on Saturday, June 2 from 10-noon. Anyone is invited and do not have to be a Curves member. Any donation will go to Relay for Life.
    MONDAY, June 4

  • 1,864 reminders of why Christ came to this world

    They’re called Crosses of Mercy, three tall crosses — two pale blue and one gold — planted across at least 29 states and Washington, D.C., plus Zambia and the Philippines.
    Where I live in Florida, I’ve seen several sets of them and I’ve always wondered about them since they don’t seem to be connected to any one church. They’re usually out in the middle of nowhere, randomly planted on the highway.