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Today's News

  • HCHS greenhouse opens this Saturday

    The Harrison County High School Greenhouse will open Saturday, May 5, for the 2012 season and close on May 24.
    Available this year will be vegetable plants, ferns, annual bedding plants and hanging baskets.
    The greenhouse will be open for business from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Closed on Memorial Day.
    For more information contact Nicki Jones at 234-7117 ext. 2104 or email her at nicki.jones@harrison.kyschools.us.
     

  • $4.5 million state road plan

    After spending more than three months addressing the needs of the state, the General Assembly wrapped up its work on Friday with the enactment of a $4.5 billion road plan and a new initiative to limit the sky-rocketing prescription drug abuse that Kentucky has unfortunately seen over the last decade.

  • Three cars stolen this week

    Storms have created a diversion for thieves in Cynthiana over the last few days.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said three vehicles were stolen in the last week and numerous cars have been pilfered.
    Some of the items missing from vehicles include CDs, GPS devices, a ladies’ wallet that contained all of her credit cards, cash and identification.
    “I really want to encourage people to take their keys out of the vehicles and lock the doors,” said Johnson.

  • TWO STABBED

    Just weeks after being charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly intentionally setting his couch on fire after his wife left him, Michael King is back in jail.
    “What started as a domestic ended in a free for all,” said Chief Ray Johnson of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Two people were stabbed Tuesday night and King is being charged.
    According to police reports filed by Ptl. Nathan Linville, King, 47, went to Ronnie’s Bar on Walnut Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday where his wife, Tracy, was bartending.

  • Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, in mid-April, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen.  
    The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.  

  • Salato Wildlife Center unveils new Bluegrass Prairie exhibit

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort held the grand opening of its interactive Bluegrass Prairie Exhibit on May 2.
    Visitors enjoyed a hands-on learning experience about the efforts of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to restore and manage prairie habitats and the animals that call them home.
    Families and kids can learn how prairie habitats help wildlife survive by imaging they are a quail chick as they make their way through the exhibit.

  • HCMS students participate in United Nations Conference

    On March 11-13, 31 students from Harrison County Middle School traveled to Louisville, Ky. to participate in a three day mock United Nations conference. Kentucky’s conference is hosted by the YMCA each year. This program is designed to help students develop valuable leadership skills, diplomacy, and to better understand the world around them. The program can have a powerful impact on students, allowing them to empathize with people around the world and in our own country.

  • HCHS May Students of the Month
  • A deadly stretch of highway put to rest

    Last week we reported on the pending reconstruction of U.S. 27 North between mile points 11.9 and 12.4.
    Finally, a road project I can get behind wholeheartedly.
    I have repeatedly said I’m on the fence about the by-pass. There are pros and cons.
    With the reconstruction, I can find no cons.
    I’m certain the property owners whose homes might be in danger feel differently. However, had the design been done properly back in the 1980s, this would be a non-issue today.

  • Searches for ‘See Rock City’ barns, explores Battle of Richmond, and more

    On Kentucky Life, the program travels the back roads of Kentucky in search of “See Rock City” painted barns; visits Madison County, where efforts are underway to memorialize and protect the site of The Battle of Richmond; enjoy the frozen treats at Gelato Gilberto in Prospect; and more. The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, airs Saturday, May 12 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, May 13 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET.