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Today's News

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp

    to begin Dec. 6

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Christmas angels

    Santa’s black patent leather belt is tightening around the globe and Harrison County’s  Christmas Angel project is also feeling the squeeze.

    Harrison County has over 1,400 students on free lunches and that’s just one of the criteria to be included in the project that provides gifts at Christmas time.

    According to Judy Feeback, Angel committee member, 425 students have been signed up for Angel gifts. However, she said the committee is considering additional applications in emergency situations.

  • Obama lacks moral values

    To the editor,

    I did not vote for Obama. It wasn’t because of his race. Some of my dearest friends have different color skin than I. James Custard and his extended family are among those lifelong friends that I value.

    I did not vote for him because of his lack of moral values. On the horror of abortion, early term or partial birth, his voting record is documented. He served in Illinois, Check it out. I did.

  • Family thanks community

    To the editor,

  • Newspaper headline prejudice

    To the editor,

    I was shocked by the large headline on the front page of our local paper, But I should not have been, having lived here all my life.

    Cynthiana and Harrison County, I could have told you the answer to that a year ago. A lot of our county residents are racists and prejudiced. You would think by this generation, it would be better, but it seems to be getting worse, even in the schools.

  • U.S. 27 North bridge project delayed

    It appears the Main Street viaduct project has been pushed back.

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown announced at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the state planned October bid letting has been delayed and will be February or March.

    “More likely March,” Brown told commissioners. “This is out of our hands.

    Brown said the bridge over the CSX railroad on the north side of Cynthiana is “very unsafe.” He said truck traffic has been detoured around Church Street to eliminate some of the stresses on the reduced weight limit bridge.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Abigail Shalee Earley, Nov. 18, daughter of Jason and Lisa Earley; Christopher David Tucker, Nov. 21, son of Ginnie Lee Richardson and Charles David Tucker; Austin Dwayne Tumey, Nov. 27, son of Dwayne and Marlane Tumey.

  • Early mistakes doom Thorobreds

    Harrison County Coach Aaron Stepp knew that his team would have to play a nearly perfect game in order to beat Lexington Catholic in the second round of the AAAA football playoffs last Friday night.

    He knew that his team would need to control the ball offensively, run time off the clock, score on nearly every possession and keep the potent Knights’ offense off the field.

    His team could not afford to turn the ball over and could not afford to give the Knights any help with penalties.

  • Thankful for answered prayers

    When the McKinley and Sidles families sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, they’ll have no problem thinking of what they’re thankful for - a little boy named John Mikel.

    At home, Mindy and John Sidles took turns holding their 8-month-old son John Mikel while Disney’s “Robin Hood” played on the television in the living room.

    “It’s definitely going to be a big celebration of life,” said Mindy about their Thanksgiving day plans.

    John Mikel laughs, grunts, and appears to think about crying. But mostly, he smiles.

  • Thanksgiving Day feast will fill the need for food and fellowship

    Nearly every year on Thanksgiving night, the evening news does a segment on feeding the homeless from shelters or soup kitchens.

    In Harrison County, there is no homeless shelter, but there are people who are homeless or who live in sub-standard housing. They are hungry. Their children are hungry. There are also those residents who may not be homeless, but they have no one with whom to share the holiday. There are also the many individuals who will be working on Thanksgiving with no opportunity for a traditional harvest meal.