Today's News

  • Some things I don’t understand

    I’m 63 years old, traveled to every state but three or four if you count Alaska, been to four foreign countries and have been married 40 years in July. Yet, events happen and things are said every day that continue to amaze me. Let me give you some examples.
    NBA basketball’s all star weekend and what attraction that has to a seemingly large group of Americans baffles me.

  • Fillies lose district final to Deming

    “We were not ready to play at all,” bemoaned first year assistant coach Chris Reffett. “Our shots didn’t fall, but we were simply not ready mentally to play.”  
    This comment summed up the lackluster performance of the Harrison County Fillies in the finals of the 38th District Thursday at Nicholas County.  

  • Sports beat

    Youth sports sign ups continue
    The last chance to sign up for the summer youth leagues before a late penalty will be charged is this Saturday, March 3, at the Cynthiana Fire Department at City Hall.   
    The leagues available are instructional T-Ball, T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Little League and Pigtail Softball. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the truck bays at the fire station. All registration after this date will be subject to a late fee. Any questions can be directed to the Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Department at 859-234-7155.

  • River Road Bass Club
  • Tri-County Sluggers
  • Tobacco meeting planned for March 8

    The Harrison County Extension Office is planning a tobacco production meeting which will be held at the Harrison County 4-H Center on Wednesday, March 8. The meeting will begin at noon.
    Even though the number of producers have diminished over the last few years the acreage and poundage has leveled off or may be increasing a small amount. This meeting is to help those producers find ways to be more efficient while finding ways to improve the quality of their product.

  • Planting time almost here

    I am plotting and planning and placing orders for onion sets and seed potatoes and summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm.
    I can barely stand the wait!  
    I have two trays of seedlings that I started about two weeks ago and have begun another round of kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts in three more trays.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • Report shows continued decrease in beef cow numbers

    Late January brought USDA’s Cattle Inventory report, which provided an estimate of cattle numbers across the US. As expected, beef herd liquidation continued during 2011, despite the stronger fall markets. The severe drought that plagued much of the southern plains pushed many cows to slaughter and forced many ranchers to reduce their herd size. Estimated beef cow numbers fell by three percent, which is the largest single year decrease in many years.

  • Brown’s case in federal court to be heard March 23

    In what is turning out to be a highly contested bankruptcy case involving millions of dollars, attorneys for Kay Brown, wife of former Cynthiana mayor and businessman Jim Brown, asked the court to overrule an objection to Kay Brown hiring three law firms.
    U.S. District Court trustee Samuel Crocker has objected to the hiring of three separate law firms to represent Mrs. Brown, questioning the payment of fees and where the money originated to pay attorney retainers.

  • Little white lies and watery eyes

    When is telling a lie not only OK, but also endorsed?
    When the little white lie, fib or fabrication is done with the intent to surprise a Chamber of Commerce award recipient, of course.