Today's News

  • USDA awards funds for fiscal year 2017 Market Development programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand export markets for U.S. farm and food products through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Take a base
    6. Comic book expression for alarm
    9. Locus, pl.
    13. L on clothes
    14. Grazing spot
    15. Chose between competitors
    16. Pseudonym
    17. Matterhorn, e.g.
    18. Opposite of cathode
    19. *Wampanoag Thanksgiving feast contribution
    21. *Original Plymouth resident
    23. Flanders of “The Simpsons”
    24. Sunrise on compass
    25. Part of tennis match
    28. Like happy people’s glasses
    30. River in Asia
    35. Saintly glow

  • Simple steps to carve a turkey with confidence

    (StatePoint) Will you be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Even those with the best mashed potatoes, the tastiest cornbread and the sweetest pie can have reservations about carving the turkey.
    Easy tips from the carving experts at Smith’s Housewares, a manufacturer of innovative knife sharpeners and kitchen tools, can give you confidence during this final step of feast prep:

  • School Menus

    Nov. 21-22
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Choice of: Chicken n’ Waffle or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    TUESDAY: Choice of: Breakfast sliders or cereal or Poptart with yogurt; fruit, choice of milk or juice.
    WEDNESDAY: No School.
    THURSDAY: No School.
    FRIDAY: No School.

    MONDAY: Mini cinnamon roll, applesauce cup, juice, milk.

  • Licking Valley Singers honored
  • YFA picnic is Nov. 28

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County Young Farmers Association will have their annual Fall Picnic on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Farm Bureau Building on US 27 South.
    According to HCYFA president Roger Marsh, the local association welcomes any farmer who wants to join.
    “We will provide a variety of soups and all the drinks,” he said. “Everything else is potluck. Just brink some sandwiches or desserts.”

  • Making it

    Becky Barnes,

    Michael Pickett had one leg dangling off the bridge rail that spanned the Ohio River in Louisville. It was the lowest point in his life and he was ready to end it.
    “I thought I was going to jump,” he recalls.
    Pickett had just been released from his final 30-day jail sentence. He was homeless and had been for eight months. He was a drug addict and his addictions cost him the trust of his family and friends.

  • Judy joins three returning commissioners

    Becky Barnes,

    The face of the Cynthiana  City Commission will change very little. Three incumbent candidates were re-elected Tuesday with one incumbent being defeated.
    Lourena Judy will be joining the commission on Jan. 1, 2017. Long-time finance commissioner Billy Grayson will be going off the board.
    Returning will be Roger Slade, Mark Mattmiller and Jada  Walker Griggs.

  • Republican Hart unseats state Rep. McKee

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Republican Mark Hart of Falmouth unseated incumbent Tom McKee for the 78th District House of Representatives seat in the Kentucky General Assembly in Tuesday night’s general election.
    Hart racked up 54 percent of the vote in the three counties that make up the 78th District. Overall, Hart finished with 9,035 votes to McKee’s 7,562 votes.