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Today's News

  • Watch for bagworms

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late?  
    Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae.Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  
    Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most.
    Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.
    Ten years ago or so I saw the worst bagworm infestation I have ever seen in my life.  

  • Continuous sign-up for CRP Highly Erodible Land Initiative announced

    The Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces that continuous sign-up for the  Highly Erodible Land (HEL)  Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started on July 23, 2012. Kentucky received a total allocation of 39,400 acres to enroll in the HEL CRP program. Offers will be accepted until either the state acreage allocation limit is reached or Sept. 30, 2012 whichever occurs first.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: COUNTRIES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. “Angela’s _____,” memoir
    6. Fairytale princess test
    9. Mark of a saint
    13. Musketeer’s hat decoration
    14. TV classic “___ in the Family”
    15. *Vietnam’s capital
    16. Like a beaver?
    17. Flying saucer
    18. Declare invalid, as in divorce
    19. Type of agreement
    21. *a.k.a. Magyarorszag
    23. Opposite of yang
    24. School project, e.g.
    25. Tube in old TV

  • Set yourself up for academic success

    (ARA) - Got your extra-long sheets? Check. Flip-flops for the shower? Check. What about your school-branded hoodie, hat and T-shirt? You may think you’ve thought of everything for your first year of college, but without a plan to achieve success you are still unprepared.

  • Young man drowns at Robinson Dam Saturday

    A 23-year-old northern Harrison County man drowned Saturday night while trying to save his girlfriend from the same fate.
    Jeremy Booker and Kimberly Grimes went to Robinson Dam to swim around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with Grimes’ cousin, Hayley Bailey, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Mardis, sister, Peggy Grimes and two 2-year-old children.
    Bailey said within minutes her cousin was fighting to get out of the water after she had been swept off of the dam.

  • Cynthiana woman killed in KY 36 West accident

    A Cynthiana woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning on KY 36 West.
    Carolyn Williams, 66, Lafferty Pike, was killed when she was thrown from her 2008 Nissan Versa about 8:50 a.m.
    According to authorities, Williams overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which struck a fence and flipped.
    Williams was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries.

    See this week's Cynthiana Democrat for more details.

  • Jenkins enters her 8th season with 7 returning starters

    It only seems like yesterday for Coach Kim Jenkins when she began to coach the Harrison County Fillies Soccer program, but it was actually eight years ago.  
    “Time really flies when you are busy coaching, but I have enjoyed every minute of it,” she said as she recalled the years.
    This year may be easier to remember and more fun to recall as she greets a huge group of players and seven returning starters to the LeBus Field practices.

  • The Carr Era begins as football practice is in full swing

    BAfter one week of practice the Harrison County Thorobreds football players are fully aware that a new sheriff is in town.  
    “When we played football when I was in school we were not the most talented group,” admitted Coach Jim Carr. “But we were in the best shape and won games in the fourth quarter. We will be in better shape than our opponent in 2012.”  
    Carr played for Fred Mariani, whose teams had modest success from 1977-79 without great talent and learned what being in good condition meant in determining wins and losses.

  • Be true to your school and a special hole in one

    The Beach Boys in the 60s sang a song about cruising around town with their letter sweaters on and the school decal on the car showing everyone who could see that they were “number one in the state.”  
    They, of course, were referencing their school being better than the others in town since they grew up in metropolitan Los Angeles where there are multiple schools.  
    We in Harrison County have only one school to be true to and that is good old Harrison County High School.  

  • Middle School Football Camp marks beginning of 2012 season

    More than 65 middle school boys turned out Monday for the kick off to the season, the Harrison County Middle School Football Camp.  
    The coaching staff, six of whom are new, greeted the players to begin workouts for the three-day camp.  
    The heat index was a problem on Monday as it was at 105 degrees, which prevents workouts of any kind.  
    After a few minutes, the index dropped below 105 and the workouts began in earnest.
    The new coaching staff begins with the head coach of the HCMS program, Terry McMillan.