Today's News

  • Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

    Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. Older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Corbin Anthony Christopher Wayne Whisman, April 27, son of Jessica Whisman and Jared McKinney.
    The recently renovated old Harrison County Jail at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets held its grand opening ceremony. The jail closed in 1983.
    The Harrison County Thorobred Players spring musical “Annie” to open this weekend. They will be performing four showings at the Harrison County High School.

  • Financial aid tip for students

    When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs can be tangible or intangible. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    Tangible costs include tuition and fees and room and board.
    Intangible costs include everything else: textbooks and supplies; computers; and personal items, such as shampoo, clothes, entertainment, laundry, and other expenses.

  • Kentucky Proud sets the pace at Derby Festival

    Kentucky Derby revelers are celebrating the most exciting two  minutes in sports, and Kentucky Proud is there with farm-fresh local foods and award-winning Kentucky wines.
    “Kentucky Proud has become a regular feature at the Kentucky Derby Festival as well as the Derby and Oaks themselves,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This time of year gives Kentucky farmers and small food businesses a golden opportunity to share their products with a global audience.”

  • Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy renews Platinum sponsorship of Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games

    Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have renewed their Platinum Sponsorship of the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games for a fourth year. When initiated in 2013, the sponsorship made Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives the largest single Games sponsor for the program since 1999.
    The sponsorship agreement once again includes a presence for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives at the State Summer Games, as well as at Area Track and Field Meets in service areas of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Academic briefs

    The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) announces its 2016 All-Academic Team and the Kentucky New Century Scholar. This marks the 15th year for the All-Academic team that celebrates the accomplishments of 32 KCTCS students, two students from each of the 16 colleges. These students are elected through a rigorous process based on scholarship, community service, activities and honors.

  • KYTC shares survival story during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    In recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is taking a personal approach to encourage motorcyclists to use proper safety gear when traveling the roadways.
    “Just as we ask motorists to protect themselves with a seat belt, we ask motorcyclists to protect themselves with a USDOT-compliant helmet and other protective gear,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “One of our own employees, Mike Jones, decided to share his story in hopes of saving lives.”

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  • Himes selected to represent Kentucky in Miss Earth pageant

    Cynthiana’s Katie Himes has been selected to represent Kentucky as Miss Earth Kentucky United States 2016 and will compete for the title of Miss Earth United States in Washington. D.C. at the end of July.
    The winner of that will go on to an international pageant. Last year’s pageant was held in Vienna, Austria. The pageant is acclaimed for searching for the most beautiful women of the Earth to serve as role models dedicated to upholding the advocacy to preserve and restore the Earth.

  • Piano students perform spring recital