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Today's News

  • MUSEUM MUSINGS

    * Your visits to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the Smithsonian ‘Journey Stories’ exhibit, and the related speakers and activities are anticipated and encouraged. No charge for admission.
    * On Saturday, Aug. 13, Jon Hagee as a Colonial Balladeer will present Traditional Irish and Scottish Folk music in the public library’s community room at 10 a.m.

  • May hosts Farm Field Day

    Andy Barnes has worked cooperatively with the University of Kentucky in raising nearly 500 mums at his home in Sunrise. The plot includes several kinds and colors for interested consumers.
    On Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. there will be a meeting and a dinner at his plot. The location is 3201 KY Hwy 1284 E. His plot is just down from the old Sunrise School. If anyone would like to visit the plot and receive information on how to grow mums, plan to come and see this example of growing a different crop in Harrison County.

  • Uneven corn due to spotty pollination

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans.   
    What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?
    Modern corn derived from teosinte, a far less productive genetic relative. Teosinte is a wild grass that has small female spikes made up of encased seeds; modern corn forms ears instead.  

  • USDA makes funds available to meet credit needs of producers

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that a high demand for guaranteed farm ownership and direct farm operating funds has prompted USDA to transfer appropriated funds between programs as authorized by law, to meet the urgent credit needs of producers, including beginning and minority farmers and ranchers.

  • Sports
  • Thorobreds attend Campbellsville Camp, special teams a priority

    The Harrison County Thorobreds football squad returned Monday from a long weekend camp held at Campbellsville University.  
    Forty-four upper classmen and four freshmen attended the camp which began at 8 p.m. Friday and wrapped up at noon on Monday.  
    The sessions were dictated by the weather somewhat as the Breds practiced at 6 and 10 a.m. and at 8 p.m. to avoid the heat as much as possible.  
    There were chalk sessions in the afternoons when it was too warm to work outdoors.  

  • Fillies soccer
  • Volleyball Fillies district favorite as improvement continues

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball program is in its 12th year compared to the northern part of the region where they are in their 45th or so year.  
    Nevertheless, the improvement continues with Coach Bill Faulkner’s squad as last year they were 25-12 with a district championship and a semi-final berth against Ft. Thomas Highlands.
    The challenge for this year’s version of the Fillies volleyball girls is to continue the progress despite losing three starters from last year.  

  • Cheerleaders at a baseball game, I don’t think so

    I really appreciate the Harrison County cheerleaders and all of the hard work that they put into what is almost always a successful season.  
    I admire DeDe Shirley not only because she puts up with Greg but because of all of the hard work that she put into the cheerleading program while she was the guru.  
    I know that the coaches before her, Barb Snopek, Debbie Schmidt, Cathy Slucher, Jenny Nichols and all of the others did a great job of putting HCHS on the cheerleading map.  

  • Sports beat

    Harrison County football alumni set banquet date
    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Harrson County High School cafeteriahas set its banquet date for Aug. 6. A reception will be held at 4 p.m.
    The 2011 inductees are Jim Fryman, Mark Jenkins and Jim McKee.  Harrison County football teams coached by Bobby Jenkins from 1978 thru 1982 will also be honored at this year’s banquet.