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Today's News

  • Blessing Ball

    Excitement and anticipation was in the air as guests stepped out onto the red carpet, greeted by cheers of well-wishers. This was the scene of the first “Blessing Ball,” hosted by Leesburg Christian Church, and held at the Prizing House on Friday evening.  
    Inspired by the Jesus Prom of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, this was an evening of glamour and celebration for individuals with mental and physical disabilities as the honored guests.  

  • Singers’ Fall Kaleidoscope will be Friday, Sunday

    The Licking Valley Singers Fall Concert is this weekend and you won’t want to miss it.
    Come hear a Choral Kaleidoscope of Songs you’ll know and want to sing along with… Spirituals, folk rock, swing, madrigals, novelty songs and more…
    The Singers will also be honoring veterans with a special Veteran’s Tribute as part of the concerts.
    Performances are Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Cynthiana Baptist Church, 212 E. Pleasant St.

     

  • McKee defends Frankfort seat

    In the four counties that make up the 78th House of Representative District, incumbent Tom McKee (D) carried three.
    Republican challenger Bryan Lutz captured Campbell County where 2,565  people voted in the race. Lutz garnered 1,529 of the Campbell County votes.
    McKee claimed his home of Harrison County 4,260 to Lutz’s 2,854.
    It was a tighter race in Pendleton County where 598 votes separated the two with McKee pulling in 2,993 to Lutz’s 2,395.
    In Robertson County, McKee claimed the victory with 624 votes while Lutz earned 309.

  • City commission incumbents reclaim posts

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    For the first time in several years, there will be no change in the Cynthiana City Commission.
    The four incumbent candidates earned voter support for their re-election bids.
    Billy Grayson, John M. “Jack” Keith, Roger Slade and Gary Brunker received the four highest tallies, holding off challenger Amanda Moore, who had also previously served on the commission.

  • Tobacco receiving station opens at old Cleveland Twist

    International Tobacco Trading Group and Golden Leaf announced the grand opening of a new receiving station for Harrison and surrounding county farmers.
    The seemingly impossible task of tobacco selling may have just gotten a little easier for Harrison County farmers through the opening of a new burley receiving station.
    According to Harrison County Agriculture Agent Gary Carter, tobacco crops in Harrison County are becoming harder to keep a tally on than ever before.

  • Firefighter Explorers Program gives glimpse of real-life heroes

    Cynthiana Firefighters are giving kids the opportunity to experience an life of a firefighter.
    Almost every child dreams of becoming something one day.
    Some like to dress-up like doctors and lawyers and role play in front of an audience of stuffed animals.
    Another popular childhood ambition, however, is to one day rush into a burning building and save the lives of families.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: ANIMAL WORLD
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    ACROSS
    1. Girder that looks like a letter
    6. *Largest North American deer
    9. *Methane release by a cow
    13. ___-__-la
    14. Actress ___ Thompson
    15. Ranee’s wrap
    16. Luxurious sheet fabric
    17. Opposite of guzzle
    18. Donor’s loss
    19. *Cause of African Sleeping Sickness
    21. *Dangerous delicacy
    23. Nada
    24. Rented on the links
    25. Distant
    28. Fountain order

  • Sports beat

    Meet the Breds and Fillies
    Friday, Nov. 16
    It’s time to kick off another basketball season for the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds. The annual Meet the Breds and Fillies night will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

  • Football season is over for Breds and Wildcats

    This weekend marked the end of a tough season for the Harrison County football Thorobreds and, for all practical purposes, the football Wildcats, too.
    In a season that was the first for Jim Carr as head coach, the Thorobreds had everything from injuries to defections to go with a youthful team.
    There were high points and low points, which I will examine here.
    First, the high points beginning with the actual hiring of Carr.  

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