Today's News

  • Binomial System names plant species

    Most of us are not fluent in Latin so distinguishing between an Aesculus parviflora and an Aesculus pavia may take some extra effort. Throw hybrids and cultivars into the mix and our plant choices may increase with our confusion.  
    Categorizing plants is both scientifically and commercially important.

  • 2011 State Fair
  • CSP ranking period cut-off is Jan. 13

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to address resource concerns by: undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving and maintaining existing conservation systems.

  • Snowy roads should indicate that drivers need to slow down

    With winter finally here, and with that I mean snow, vehicle accidents will surely be on the rise.
    According to local law enforcement, as of Tuesday, over 10 reported wrecks have occurred in Cynthiana and Harrison County this month.
    Aside from contributing factors related to the beginning of the year such as rushing to company New Year’s Eve parties, one factor seems to have spiked the sudden number of wrecks... snow.

  • School Menus

    Jan. 9-13
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.
    MONDAY: Cereal choice, biscuits and jelly or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Pancakes and bacon or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Scrambled eggs w/sausage patties and toast or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Toasted cheese sandwich or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • HIP assists private landowners with wildlife management

    About 95 percent of the land in Kentucky is privately owned. To successfully manage our wildlife resources, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources works cooperatively with Kentucky’s private landowners.

  • Built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.
    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.
    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

  • Church News

    Unity March
    Join the community in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day on Jan. 16. Will start by gathering at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 309 N. Locust St. around 9:30 a.m. The march will be routed for the convenience of all and there will be some transportation for those who want to participate but not able to march.
    The march will bring everyone back to Ebenezer Church where special services will be held with Don J. Johnson, Executive Director of Human Rights as the keynote speaker for the day.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Jan. 5
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. will meet to discuss the book The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Refreshments will be served the night of discussion.

    FRIDAY, Jan. 6
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Jan. 6 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Shady Lawn, 11:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 3 p.m.; Grand Haven, 3:15 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Jan. 7

  • Body of drowning victim recovered Saturday

    Harrison County Search and Rescue recovered the body of Martin Martinez , 26, who fell into the river at Rocky Ford Road.

    Martinez, who was dropped off at his residence by his employer, Jerry Dennis, around 2:30 p.m. Friday, slipped into the South Fork of the Licking River with his brother Ernesto nearby.

    According to Deputy Robert Peak of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Ernesto ran to the river bank when Martin went into the river.

    "He was still swimming and had his head above water when Ernesto lost sight of him," Peak said.