Today's News

  • Pick poinsettias at their peak

    I seriously cannot believe it is December. It is time to start decorating for the holidays which includes the poinsettia.  
    The poinsettia has been a fixture in American homes as a holiday decoration for as long as most of us can remember.  
    I think it is fair to say that it is considered the ‘official’ Christmas flower. In fact the U.S. Census Bureau says that over 75 million plants were sold last holiday season.  
    The poinsettia is native to Mexico and has been recognized for its beauty and function for centuries.

  • Tis the season for givinig

    FRANKFORT – There is never a bad time to count our blessings, but with Thanksgiving upon us, this time of year especially welcomes a look back on the positive things in our lives.
    I know it has been tough for far too long for many families because of the economy, and yet I am heartened that our sense of charity has never wavered.
    According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 63 million Americans volunteered at least once last year, and each spent 52 hours on average helping others.

  • The holiday season is more about what we already have

    I celebrated my 25th birthday this past week. I like to think of it as an age where I finally catch an insurance break but my wife was quick to point out that I am now a quarter of century old.
    Once those hurtful however true words were spoken and her little cackling subdued, I began to think about how right she was... and I will never admit it ever again as long as I live.
    I don’t feel older at all, if anything I feel as young as I did when I turned 18 to be honest.

  • Church News

    Manuel Castillo, a native of Guadalarjara, Mexico, will be the featured entertainer at Cynthiana Christian Church on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
    The community is invited to attend this presentation. A free will offering will be taken. A banquet will precede the evening’s entertainment.
    Tickets are $12 each and may be reserved  by calling the church office at 234-5332.  Deadline for banquet reservations is Nov. 28.
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  • Give thanks with a greatful heart

    “Thou great I AM,” the Puritans wrote in “The Valley of Vision,” “I acknowledge and confess that all things come of Thee — life, breath, happiness, advancement, sight, touch, hearing, goodness, truth, beauty — all that makes existence amiable.”
    Thou truly are a great and gracious God who has been truly good to me.
    Thank you, Lord, for the pleasures of life, for work and sleep, for irritants that refine my rough edges, for hard times that make me tough and good times that make me smile.

  • Following in her family’s footsteps

    “I always knew I wanted to coach, began Camryn Whitaker,” It seemed like the natural thing to do.”  
    The former HCHS all-stater is in her first year as assistant coach to three-time Sun Belt Conference coach of the year Mary Taylor Cowles at Western Kentucky after tenures at Austin Peay and Missouri State University.

  • School Menus

    Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.
    MONDAY: Scrambled eggs/sausage links/cinnamon danish rolls or cereal, fruit and yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal or yogurt and fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cereal choices, toast w/jelly, fruit and yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Sausage/egg/biscuit and hashbrown, fruit and yogurt, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Seasons all run together confusing me

    There is so much going on it is hard to focus, especially for an old guy like me.  
    Baseball just ended (did I mention that the Cardinals won and I told you so),  high school football has two more weeks, college football is nearing the end of the regular season, pro football is more than half done with its season and here comes basketball.  

  • Wrestlers open season with scrimmages

    The 2011-12 Harrison County wrestling season kicked off Saturday with both the high school and middle school wrestlers competing in scrimmages.  
    The high school squad traveled to Lexington for an afternoon of instruction and competition at Lafayette High School.  Coaches from the participating teams gave instruction in the various techniques of the sport before the teams squared off in individual battles.  

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds, Fillies
    preparing for
    round ball season
    The Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies scrimmaged Friday evening in the Meet the Fillies and Breds Night at the high school gym.