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Today's News

  • Writing contest submissions needed

    MCTC, Licking Valley Campus -- Spring is nearly here and that can only mean one thing: The Fifth Annual Licking River Writers Writing Contest at Licking Valley Campus.

    The Fifth Annual Writing Contest is open to both children and adults and includes the following categories:

  • Put late winter pruning on your to-do list

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day.  
    I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous; and one prompted the whole exercise: I love warm February days.  
    This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend.  
    It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about.  
    It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • Cynthiana Furniture branching out

    Cynthiana Furniture will now be offering a wide selection of new, affordable furniture for customers in hard economical times.

    The story behind Donald Northcutt and his furniture store may be as interesting as the fact that he will now be carrying new furniture.

  • Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Society offering fruit trees for sale

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering a limited supply of cherry, pear, plum, and apple trees for sale for $20 each through March 25. These are fine varieties for home and garden use, carefully selected for Kentucky growing conditions. Support the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of SWCS and experience the joy of growing your own fruit. Select from the following varieties:

  • When perfect isn’t enough

    A few weeks ago, I watched a movie on TV called “The Perfect Family.”
    Right away, just by the title, you know they’re not perfect.
    The main character is Eileen, the mother of the family. A devout Catholic, she attends Mass every day, and at confession she confesses every sin she can think of down to her gossipy thoughts.
    She serves communion and delivers food to the homebound. She’s careful to pray before meals and keeps a family altar in her home.

  • Church briefs

    ODDVILLE CHRISTIAN
    Members at Oddville Christian took a stand together in honor of “Go Red Day” on Feb. 10.
    Go Red For Women is an organization that encourages people to come together and fight the No. 1 killer of women - heart disease.
    Pastor Wayne Tolson invites the public to attend worship services at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays at 5891 East Hwy. 62 and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for bible study at 451 E. Pike St.

    SALEM CHURCH
    OF CHRIST

  • Defense in second half propels Thorobreds to 59-40 taming of Wildcats

    During the opening two quarters of the Monday night 38th District battle between Pendleton County and Harrison County, it looked like another typical rock’em sock’em game with the last one standing the winner.  
    But Harrison County came out in the second half playing an in-your-face defense that shut down the Wildcats and sent the Thorobreds to the championship game Friday with a 59-40 win under their belts.
    The game was played with a lot of energy and contact as one would think a game with 14 seniors involved would be.  

  • Fillies lose heartbreaker in district opener to Lady Cats

    The first game of the 38th District Championship was a nail biter from the start with time running out on the Harrison County Fillies in the end for a 49 to 48 loss to the Pendleton County Lady Cats.
    Pendleton County jumped out to an early lead with sophomore McKayla Manor scoring eight of her 11 points in the first period.  
    Manor scored half of the Pendleton County points in the quarter as her team jumped out to a 16-12 lead at the quarter’s end.  

  • There is some time that I will never get back

    I was coerced Sunday to waste more time than I have wasted in I don’t know when.  
    It depends on one’s definition of “wasted time” but in my mind, I lost several hours.  
    NASCAR has not started yet so those of you who think that it is a waste of time to watch a bunch of cars drive in a circle, that wasn’t my time waster.  
    I like NASCAR and don’t consider that a waste of time especially if I am in attendance at the track.  

  • Sports beat

    HCHS cheerleaders finish 12th in national competition, head to state finals Saturday
    The Harrison County High School Varsity Cheerleaders returned last week from a great performance in the national finals in Orlando, Fla. The girls, competing in the small squad division, placed 12th of the 42 teams in the division.  
    The girls advanced to the finals by completing one of the best rounds of the day in the semi’s advancing them on to Sunday night’s competition.