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Today's News

  • School Menus

    Aug. 27-31
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Toasted cheese sandwich or cereal with toast, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: French toast sticks or cereal w/toast, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal w/toast, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs and sausage links or cereal w/toast, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    Across
    1. Like a tasteless remark
    6. Precedes Nov.
    9. Wood file
    13. Slow in music
    14. _____ Beta Kappa
    15. Historic 66
    16. One with a healthy appetite is often called a good _____
    17. Even, to a poet
    18. Relating to sight
    19. *Author of the “The Feminine Mystique”
    21. *Woodstock site
    23. Mammoth excavation site, e.g.
    24. Youngster
    25. *____ and Dean
    28. Opposite of talker?
    30. Ultimate goal
    35. _ ___ course, as in college

  • Potato and purslane a great combination

    I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra.  
    Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you need to be a wood pecker to eat one.  
    The little ones are best, of course, but often they get too big to be edible.  
    While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes, there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same- and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.  

  • Cantaloupes reportedly connected to statewide salmonellosis outbreak

    The Department for Public Health (DPH) reports that  cantaloupes tested in the state public health laboratory carry the same strain of Salmonella associated with a statewide outbreak that health officials say is still ongoing.

  • Doyle completes FIC course

    Randy D. Doyle, Cynthiana, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counsellor (FIC) designation.
    The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives devote more than one year to meet the examination and career development criteria set by the Fraternal Field Managers Association.

  • Smart solutions for busy parents

    (ARA) - Many parents are busy these days juggling everything from work, car pools, soccer practice, and cooking dinner. But a hectic schedule doesn’t have to mean poor food choices. Here are a few time-saving tricks to make mealtime easier and nutritious for the whole family.
    Create a family calendar

  • Handy House owner had ties to President Lincoln

    By Christopher L. Starr,
    Guest Columnist
    In 2003, the City of Cynthiana and Harrison County jointly purchased the Handy farm to build Veterans Park.
    The park’s Master Plan indicated that the only place on the 120-acre parcel for a public swimming pool was the 2,000 sf footprint of the Handy House – a house that has stood majestically on the hill overlooking the Cynthiana valley for almost 200 years.

  • City rejects smoking ban

    The Cynthiana City Commission sent the message Tuesday that it will not interfere in private businesses’ decisions.
    Commissioners voted 3-2 to drop a smoking ban proposal for Cynthiana businesses.
    Commissioner Roger Slade’s comments were met with a resounding applause from a contingent of smoking ban opponents.
    “I won’t debate the health issues,” Slade said, adding that the public knows that smoking is unhealthy. “To me, it’s the individual right of the business owner.”

  • Webb withdraws guilty plea

    Accused murderer Bass Webb appeared before Judge Jay Delaney Wednesday morning in Falmouth to hear his formal sentence, but instead withdrew his guilty plea for the 2009 murder of Bryia Runiewicz.
    Webb entered a guilty plea to the charges during the jury selection phase of his murder trial on July 18. The Commonwealth recommended a 50-year sentence to run consecutively with a 15-year sentence he is already serving for attempted murder in Bourbon County.

  • Watermelon heist

    Ed Rose hands Macaela McKinney a watermelon more her size to carry at the Farmer’s Market Tuesday. Macaela and her grandmother, Deana McKinney, stopped for some afternoon shopping after Macaela was done with preschool for the day. The Farmers’ Market is open Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. It is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.