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Today's News

  • Commission gives nod to support for Healthy Communities grant

    The Cynthiana City Commission agreed Tuesday to support a grant application for a fitness center at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.
    Mayor Steve Moses said this is the same grant that the city and county applied for with the Wedco Health District last year that was denied.
    The Kentucky Health Futures Initiative grant for $250,000 has a $250,000 match. Moses said the city agrees to put up $100,000 of that.
    Commissioner Jack Keith asked where the proposed center would be built and if it would be on city/county property.

  • More info needed, says fiscal court

    The Healthy Communities Grant Project still has the fiscal court running in circles.
    A representative for the Healthy Communities Grant Project was present at the Feb. 8 fiscal court meeting to ensure that the county was still willing to match the $250,000 grant that would help pay for the construction of a health facility.
    The county, with the previous court members, voted to help match the grant by donating $125,000 toward building the walls of the facility. The current court will stand by that decision.

  • Breds fall to Cardinals in regional battle, 63-53

    On Jan. 19, George Rogers Clark’s cardinals rolled into Cynthiana and ripped the Thorobreds by a 73-55 margin in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated.  
    Friday’s regional battle was expected by many, including the Cardinal fans, to be more of the same.  
    The lay-down-and-die message never made it to the Thorobreds or the coaching staff at Harrison County though and the Thorobreds gave the state’s third rated team all they wanted and more in the 63 -53 tussle at the Mason County High School Field House.

  • What to do with scorers and the media

    The issue of where the score keeper and media people should sit came to a head Thursday night during the regional battle between Pendleton County and Montgomery County.  
    When Omar Prewitt was brought back into the game 40 seconds after he had been disqualified for his fifth foul, there was never a better example of how important it is to have communication between the official scorer and the visiting scorers.  

  • Sports beat

    HCHS track competes in Mason Dixon Games,
    releases 2011 schedule
    On Saturday, March 5, the Harrison County track teams competed in the most prestigious indoor track meet in the Tri-State area as they battled in the Mason Dixon Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville.  
    “We were excited to see how we would compete against the best teams in the state,” said Coach Danny Simpson.  “Our athletes did a great job and we had our best meet of the season.”  

  • Sixth grade AAU team
  • Bulls
  • Kentucky
  • Counting calories ends with spending more for less

    Not even a week into a diet and I am already realizing  just one package of Double Stuffed Oreos, with a giant glass of whole milk in a frosted glass is cheaper than eating apples and reduced fat peanut butter.
    Recently my wife went to the doctor and had her cholesterol and lipids (whatever those are) checked.
    Given her past medical history and her family’s medical history, it was no surprise that both were found to be almost four times the level that they should be.

  • New law could save $40 million in annual prison expenses

    FRANKFORT - The General Assembly wrapped up an especially busy week on Friday, putting the final touches on a number of prominent bills.
    None were more far-reaching than the one that Gov. Beshear signed on Thursday.  It’s a sensible first step toward trying to slow the growth of a prison population that is nearly 50 percent larger than it was a decade ago.
    We now spend well over $400 million a year to house about 21,000 prisoners, and that is taking money from other programs like education.