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Today's News

  • Yankees roll past Braves in T-ball tournament, face Reds in championship

    Terry Smiley’s undefeated Yankees extended their record to 20-0 Wednesday night as they defeated the Braves of Coach Billy Roberts, 22-9, in T-ball tournament action.  
    The Yankees advance to face the Reds who defeated the Blue Jays, 19-12, in the other semi final game.  
    The Yankees scored the maximum six runs in each of the first three innings to jump out to an 18-5 lead after three making it impossible for the Reds to come back within the one hour time limit.  

  • Drought, heat take toll on agriculture

    Harrison County has had its share of 100 degree days, however, farmers and citizens are still unable to cope with dry weather.
    According to local officials and farmers, last year’s row crops and livestock production was among one of the best growing seasons in recent history.
    However, as the tale goes in the farming world, every good growing season is often followed by several moderate to bad growing seasons.

  • Make plans to attend An Evening with the Arts on July 27

    Big things are planned for July 27 in downtown Cynthiana.  
    A joint planning committee has been working feverishly to put together “An Evening with the Arts,” a downtown arts festival that will take the place of the Cynthiana Art Walk this year.  
    The committee has brought a strong desire to bring arts to Cynthiana to the project and the night looks to be spectacular.
    Some planned events include past Cynthiana Art Walk events like the annual 3M Post-it Note Fashion Show, artist displays, and a songwriters showcase.  

  • Middle School students' art decorates HMH

    Harrison County Middle School visual art teacher Debbie Pulliam prepares to hang Mobiles in the Infusion Cubicles at HMH. Made by students in her Middle School Art Club, the mobiles were part of a “recycled art” project  using old CDs. She has been working with the HMH’s Artworks Project in an effort to bring student art into public view. “Having something beautiful to look at while patients sit many hours for chemotherapy treatments will help create something to talk about and bring life to a sterile .environment” Pulliam said.

  • Family trio expands berry hobby/business

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Ed, Josh and Edwin Taylor are growing berries on their hillside.
    The family picked up the hobby  of growing blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in their spare time.
    “I wanted something I could do on a hill-side farm,” Ed Taylor said. “(To) keep me busy.”
    The Taylors have about  two and a half to three acres behind Ed Taylor’s house and another two and a half to three acres at Edwin’s house where they grow berries.

  • A day at the racetrack or he’s driving a hot truck

    Some people are the master of the obvious and while I don’t believe I am one of them, this statement is obvious.  Gosh is it hot!!
    I spent Thursday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., working as an usher. I was part of the six-person crew that was there to raise funds for the Harrison County Football program.  
    Each group who worked could have as many as 15 members, but the boosters could only muster six on Thursday and fewer numbers on Friday and Saturday.  

  • Harrison County Night at the Ballpark

    Harrison County will be guests at Whitaker Bank Park on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
    Tickets are still available at the Chamber office for $5 each. Hot dogs will be only 35 cents.
    The Licking Valley Singers will perform after the fifth inning.
    Purchase your tickets at the Chamber office. Call 234-5236 for more information.

  • HCHS Fillies Soccer Camp
  • State property tax remains at 12.2 cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  
    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.
    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012. If the increase in revenue is more than four percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2012, then the prior year rate must be reduced.   

  • Sports beat

    Cross Country practice begins
    Harrison County Cross Country practice will be starting on Monday, July 16. Practices will be held at the old high school track from 7- 8:30 p.m. Additional practices are July 19, 23, 24 and 26.   
    High school and middle school boys and girls are invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Danny Simpson  234-9218 or 235-1453. Athletes should have their up-to-date high school physical.

    Football Thorobreds to sponsor
    youth football camp in July