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Today's News

  • Making the grade: District meets 12 of 13 NCLB goals

    Better than two-thirds of Harrison County's students are proficient readers.

    According to the recently released No Child Left Behind scores, the local school district's reading goal was 53.04 percent. However, students exceeded that goal with a 64.4 percent proficiency level based on CATS results.

    David Case, Harrison County district assessment coordinator, said students also exceeded the math goal. As a district, Harrison County needed 39.68 percent. There were 58.09 percent of its students scoring at the proficient.

  • Brandon Tyler Neal - Birth

    Brandon Tyler Neal was born to Kara Kearns and Darrell Neal on July 4, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Debbie Kearns and Billy Kearns of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ruth Ann Perraut and Joe Kearns of Cynthiana; maternal great-great-grandmother is Ruby Fryman of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are William and Dorothy Tipton of Lexington.

  • Public Record

    NEW DRIVERS

    Andrew Eversole, Carissa J. Andrews, Jared Martin, Cody Lindsey, Lindsay Carole Tolle, Tasha Lane, Spenser Whalen, Stephanie Fryman, and Bailey Brown.

  • Fill the pantry with garden bounty

    During the summer my grocery bills are pretty modest. My vegetable garden keeps us well-supplied in fruits and vegetables. The goal now is to turn the summer bounty into something we can use in the winter, too. I am getting much better at putting up my homegrown produce.

  • Museum Musings

    *Cynthiana Democrat, Nov. 19, 1953 -- The first traffic since Sept. 29 started moving Monday night over the newly erected steel span across Main Licking River at Claysville after the maintenance crew of the State Department of Highways completed laying the flooring of the new span. The new bridge replaces the old covered structure destroyed by fire. Only 45 days were required to erect the new Bailey bridge sections (army surplus material), thus topping the previous bridge building record claimed by the State Highway Department of Georgia which erected a similar span in 70 work days.

  • Farmers National robbed again; escapee caught, charged

    An ever-growing plethora of charges are coming down the line for accused bank robber Jeffrey Pratt.

    Pratt, 30, was caught Monday afternoon at Everybody's Auto Sales on New Circle Road in Lexington, after being on the run for nearly a month.

    He escaped from custody in Robertson County on July 21 while being taken to court. He was there to be arraigned for theft by unlawful taking in connection to the robbery of the Integra Bank in Mt. Olivet.

  • Breds take 2-1 loss against Pendleton Wildcats

    In boys soccer, the Breds lost a heartbreaker to district rival Pendleton County on Tuesday night, 2-1. The host Wildcats scored first, but Harrison County answered with a goal by Jake Jenkins at the 15 minute mark of the second half to knot the score at 1-1.

    Bobby (Feeback) played a nice through ball to Jake who outran a defender to the ball and scored, is how Harrison County coach Nick Hill explained the Breds lone goal.

  • Bad week for HCHS sports

    As far as wins and losses go, it hasnt been the best week for Harrison County High School sports teams.

    However, tough competition and close games should payoff for the Thorobreds and Fillies as their respective seasons progress.

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    On Monday night, the Harrison County Fillies ran into a buzz saw and were defeated by a strong Lexington Christian Academy team 4-0 in Lexington.

    The 14th ranked Eagles scored three first-half goals to take control of the game, but Harrison County coach Kim Jenkins was anything but disappointed with the efforts of her team.

  • Rohs to be a Jungle starting tomorrow

    Atop a boulder, Ethan Rognstad holds his fist high.

    Hear me, people of the jungle, he shouts. A hush falls over the area. We are of one blood, you and I.

    The ROHS Acting Troupes Junior Rohsians will present The Jungle Book at Rohs Opera House this weekend.

    Rognstad, who will turn 12 years old on opening night, portrays Mowgli. He is a jungle boy who wandered away from the village when he was too young to know where he was going, Ethan explained. He was taken in and cared for by wolves, and he doesnt know his human family.

  • Cattle round-up

    Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler spoke to the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association Thursday, Aug. 14, on the subject of sell now or later. Lehmkuhler is taking the place of Dr. John Johns, a cattle nutrition specialist who retired recently. We didnt have any trouble pronouncing or spelling Johns first name or last, but this guy may become Dr. Jeff. He doesnt look like hed mind.