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Today's News

  • Academic briefs

    The 31st annual Youth Salute Award Program was held at Eastern Kentucky University on may 15.
    Allison Paige Cordray, Harrison County High School students, was a recipient of three awards. She received a $4,000 scholarship from Midway College. She was selected as the top school winner from Harrison County High School. Cordray was also awarded a $100 leadership award.
    The Youth Salute is conducted annually through the National Council on Youth Leadership in cooperation with the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership.

  • When is a Geranium Not a Geranium?

    If someone asked me what my favorite perennial was, I could only say that it changes with each passing year. This year the answer is the hardy geranium, known around these parts as the Cranesbill.My fascination with hardy geraniums has grown steadily as I have discovered the countless varieties that exist. In European gardens they are as common place as phlox is in American perennial gardens.  

  • Harrison Co. High Senior Awards Program
  • Combs wins 15th Burley Belle title by five strokes


    The 43rd annual Burley Belles Invitational Tournament was won for the 15th time Friday by Anne Combs of Lexington.
    Combs who plays out of the Spring Valley Golf Club in Lexington led by three strokes over Laurie Goodlett of the Tates Creek Golf Club after Thursday’s opening round and stretched the lead to the final five strokes win Friday.  Goodlett was the second place gross finisher while Donna McNeil of Frankfort was first low net and Kelly Kendall of Cynthiana was second low net.  

  • Youthful exuberance is coach pitch and tee-ball

    Last week my article was about the spoiled people of professional sports and how a millionaire doesn’t need a union to help them have a fair wage or a good working place.  This week I am writing about the players who really love the game and how they express the true joy of playing it.
    My youngest grandson, Ian, played for the Mets in Coach Pitch this year so I attended at least half of his games. The older two, Hayden and Riley, played for Auto Systems in Little League so I split my time between the two leagues.

  • Hole in one
  • Sports beat

    Middle school
    football camp set for late July
    Harrison County Middle School football coach Jim Carr has announced that this year’s mini camp will be held July 26, 27 and 28 at Ingles Stadium. The mini camp is for students entering the sixth, seventh and eighth grades this fall at the middle school.  
    The goal of the camp is to teach basic fundamentals and techniques about the wonderful game of football. There will also be information on practices and the upcoming season available at the mini camp.  

  • Moore signing
  • Cynthiana Police Department

    Case reports
    June 20 – At 10:54 p.m., police were called to 121 Smith Ave. for a neighbor dispute over a broken bottle.
    June 21 – At 3:55 p.m., police were called to Walmart where a 16-year-old boy had run away from his mother.
    June 21 – At 3:24 p.m., police were called to Pearl Street where a small child was found wondering alone.
    June 21 – At 4:56 p.m., Jerry Florence, Church Street, reported that over $2,500 worth of tools were taken from his storage building.

  • Saying good-bye

    She may be remembered as the elementary school principal who kissed a pig or sat on the roof of Southside Elementary in her flannel night gown. She may be remembered as the first woman to be named principal of an elementary school in Harrison County. It could be the unlikely combination of her towering frame, soft-spoken voice and genuine smile that students remember.