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Today's News

  • Composting makes fall clean-up easy, efficient

    Today, most gardeners do understand the process of composting organic matter and the value of adding this material to their gardens.  However, there are still many who don’t do it because they think it is hard to get started.  
    Well, fall garden clean-up, leaf raking and a little kitchen debris may be all you need to get a healthy compost pile started this season.  
    Mother Nature will provide the material if you provide the management.  

  • FSA Acreage Reporting has new deadlines

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Kentucky State Executive Director John W. McCauley, reminds producers that crop reporting deadlines for fall barley, fall wheat, other fall-seeded small grains and peaches have changed for the 2013 crop year. The new deadlines are:
    • Dec. 15, 2012 - Fall Barley, Fall Wheat, and all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains; and
    • Jan. 15, 2013 – Peaches.

  • Church News

    CHURCH OF THE
    ADVENT, EPISCOPAL
    Church of the Advent, Episcopal, welcomes its new priest, Father Paul Brannock-Wanter.
    Advent Season is now here and would like to invite all to services on Sunday morning.  Father Paul is leading us in a Sunday School class at 10 a.m. and worship service is at 11 a.m. There will be two Christmas Eve services at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
    CYNTHIANA
    PRESBYTERIAN

  • School Menus

    Dec. 10-14
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Scrambled eggs or cereal, yogurt, sausage links, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Sausage biscuits or cereal, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, blueberry muffins, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: French toast or cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Player of the Year

    Last Tuesday, Nov. 20, Jacob Markley was recognized by the Mountain Tennis Circuit as 18 and under player of the year and overall winner. The presentation was made in a ceremony in Corbin, Ky. Markley won the title by winning the Pikeville Open, The Garrard County Open and a singles and doubles win in the Kenny Huffman Classic in Pikeville. Wes Barnett was Markley’s partner in the doubles competition. Markley also claimed third place in the Wilson Evans Open held in Berea.

  • Rec Department

    Signups for youth basketball
    next three Saturdays

    The Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Department has announced that sign ups for the 2013 youth basketball league will be held the next three Saturdays. The sign ups will be in the truck bay of the Cynthiana Fire Department at City Hall from 9 a.m. until noon beginning Saturday, Dec. 1, and go through Saturday, Dec. 15.  

  • HCMS faces Clark Middle

    Reese Asher takes a shot in traffic Monday in the HCMS Colts eighth grade game against Clark Middle.

  • Who turned on the lights in this stadium?

    On the virtual eve of the 2012-13 high school basketball season and all of the excitement that is expected this year in Harrison County in both the girls’ and boys’ programs, I want to report on my Friday night experience in Harlan County.
    I think sometimes some Kentuckians look down their noses at our brothers and sisters in the southeastern part of the state.
    “Barefoot Hillbillies” they are called by some of the liberal blue bloods in some cases.  

  • Fillies drop scrimmage with South Oldham, open at home Thursday

    The Frankfort scrimmage was a growing experience for the young Harrison County Fillies as they were paired with one of the best girls’ basketball teams in the 8th Region, South Oldham.  
    The Lady Dragons were region runners-up last season and return four seniors and three juniors from that squad.  Coach Christy Higdon’s squad put a lot of pressure on the Fillies’ guards, which led to problems right off the opening tip.  

  • Sports Beat

    Cross Country awards program
    Sunday at Extension Office

    Harrison County High School cross country coach Danny Simpson has announced that the annual awards program will be this Sunday, Dec. 2. The event will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office meeting room beginning at 2 p.m.  All high school and middle school cross country athletes and their families are urged to attend. The public is also invited.

    Rumble on the Hilltop is Saturday
    at the Harrison County Middle School