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Today's News

  • Remembering when I had potential

    I have not always admired athletes who worked hard every day though they, in the end, did not accomplish much.  
    I thought of this today when I read that Colt McCoy had lost the starting quarterback job to Brandon Weeden after what really wasn’t a very long tryout period.  
    McCoy stated that he was the first man at practice and the last one to leave and would continue to work hard as the back up.  
    That is sort of Tim Tebow-like, which in my youth would have made me disdainful to say the least.

  • Cross Country looks to improve on last year

    Coach Danny Simpson has two state qualifiers returning for the 2012 season and some others returning who have been out for a while, which gives hope for an improved season in 2012.  
    Only Jacob Marsh graduated from last year’s squad and Jacob was injured for the entire year so it is much like the team is back with a few exceptions.  
    Three seniors are on each the Fillies and Thorobreds squads with similar situations facing both squads.

  • Football Hall of Fame honors four and Clinkenbeard family at banquet

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Football Alumni Association added four more names to the Hall of Fame, recognized a family of supporters and gave two scholarships Saturday evening at the ninth annual banquet held at the high school.
    After Rev. Kenneth Newby offered the blessing, attendees were treated to a meal served by the current football team members.  

  • Sports beat

    Fall sports sign ups at
    River Road Park are beginning
    The sign ups for fall baseball and soccer have begun at River Road Park and will continue through Aug. 24.  After Aug. 24, a late fee will be charged on entries.  
    The Recreation Office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
    Director Rick Chasteen said he would like to start the baseball league the week of Labor Day and also start as quickly as possible on the soccer leagues.

  • Former judge sentencing set for Aug. 30

    Formal sentencing will be held this month for the former Harrison County  District Judge who pleaded guilty to accusations of theft from a client.
    Wayne W. Fitzgerald, 86, changed his initial not guilty plea in June and faces a possible three-year sentence, which is what the Commonwealth Attorney has recommended.
    Local judiciary have removed themselves from the case. Kathryn Hendrickson of Maysville served as the prosecuting attorney and Judge Danny Caudill of Floyd  County was brought in as the special judge.

  • Main Street program to be presented to commission

    On Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m., the Cynthiana-Berry-Harrison County Planning Commission will be making a presentation to the Cynthiana City Commission and interested citizens on restarting the Main Street program.
    The guest speaker that evening will be Kitty Dougoud, who is the Main Street regional director, and also the director of Historic Georgetown. The presentation will cover the steps to lead to re-certification and the involvement of planning commission staff.

  • Canning comments

    I had a problem with my pressure canner this year not sealing. I tried everything I knew, rubbing a little vegetable oil on the seal, dampening, even turning off the canner letting it cool completely then starting the sealing process all over. Still, to no avail. Even a new seal didn’t do the trick.
    I then bought a new pressure canner. The next morning when I got ready to reprocess the entire batch they were all sealed. Yes, sealed from heating the canner twice until the water boiled and steam escaped (even though the canner did not form a seal).

  • Driver’s call leads to teen’s arrest

    A Harrison County teen faces multiple charges after a brush with law enforcement last Wednesday.
    Logan Duncan, 18, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at Fourth Street and Broadway Avenue. He was charged with first degree operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., with aggravator, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Food pantry in critical need of funds, food

    Low food pantry funds have made it necessary to eliminate bread, eggs and milk from the list of available goods.
    The month of July, according to food pantry director Margaret Watson, has nearly drained all excess funds used to buy some of the items given to those in need.
    “One Wednesday alone we gave food to 34 different families,” said Watson. “That’s enough food for over 100 people. It does not take long to drain funds when we are helping that many people.”

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Abagayle Rae Nickole Anness, July 26, daughter of Amanda Carol Anness; Kamilya Dawn Applegate, July 30, daughter of Tonya Evans and Chad Applegate; Kylie Jo Curtis, May 17, daughter of Mike and Sara Curtis; Chase Thomas Edwards, July 29, son of Jennifer Denkins and Jason Edwards; Emily Ann McIntosh, June 19, daughter of Les and Theresa McIntosh; Norman Joseph Michael Shadd, April 13, son of Joseph and Jessica Shadd.
    Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center (MCC/LVC), Cynthiana, to offer criminal justice.