Today's News

  • Lutz announces candidacy for 78th House of Representative post

    Bryan Lutz announced his candidacy for the Kentucky State House of Representatives for the 78th district, which currently includes Harrison, Pendleton, Robertson counties and portions of Scott County.
    “My operating principle will be to work for smaller, yet more effective state government, real tax reform to lower the tax burden of all Kentuckians, and a real focus on bringing jobs to this area,” Lutz said. “We have to change the direction of losing jobs from this area to making this a business friendly district.”

  • Fill the Stands for the Fillies Jan. 31

    Harrison County High School Student Council, class officers and Youth Services Center are promoting a Fill the Stands for the Fillies Night on Tuesday, Jan. 31 as the Fillies Basketball team takes on Clark County. JV plays at 6 p.m. and varsity plays at 7:30. Come out to the Hilltop and help fill the stands

  • Legends’ caravan has Cynthiana stop

    The Lexington Legends’ annual pre-season caravan will stop in Cynthiana Tuesday, Jan. 31, as the team prepares for the 2012 season. The Legends, a class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, are members of the South Atlantic League.
    Legends baseball will be featured on WCYN’s Coffee Break,” 8-9 a.m. with host Doug Miller. The program will broadcast live from Biancke’s, 102 S. Main St., Cynthiana.

  • County considers criteria for bidding process

    Specifications are still up in the air for the county farm bidding process.
    Magistrate Bradley Copes, who serves as the farm facility committee chairman, informed the court that certain “specs,” would have to be outlined in the leasing agreement for the county farm in order to preserve its current condition.
    “The farm has been well cared for in the past few years and the last thing we want is for it to be mistreated,” said Copes. “We need to have a little say as to what can be grown there in order to keep it in its current state.”

  • DCP/ACRE signups start this week, end June 1

    USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, reminds producer’s enrollment for Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) began Jan. 23 and will run through June 1.
    “Farmers in Kentucky who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” McCauley said. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.”

  • HCBCA seeking new members

    Each year during the annual HCBCA meeting those in attendance are asked to join the local and state association. This year after the meeting the local board discussed ways of increasing our membership. This last month we have discussed this membership drive and would like to introduce a program to encourage your participation.
    Anyone who joins the local county and state cattlemen association will receive a membership card with several local businesses offering discounts to HCBCA members. The following are discounts available to you as a member:

  • Tulipomania and the need for some chilling time

    Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60’s has left many scratching their heads; there is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.  
    I have some foliage that has turned to mush but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time.  

  • ELAP signup deadline is Jan. 30

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky reminds producers they have until Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2012, to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards, and wildfires.

  • Redistrict outrages may face redress

    By: Al Cross

  • School Menus

    Jan. 30 - Feb. 3
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Sausage egg biscuit or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cereal choices, toast and jelly, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Cinnamon rolls and hot oat meal or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.