Today's News

  • Academic briefs

    Sarah Barnes of Cynthiana has been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013.
    Located in Barbouville, Ky., Union College offers an educational experience where students receive personal attention to help make their educational experience successful. Union is a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church.

  • Academic briefs

    Adora Yazell’s decision to enter Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College was a life changing event.
    She is planning to earn the Associates in Science Degree and then transfer to the University of Kentucky to pursue her physical therapy license.  
    “I want to go to school so I can get a good job to provide for my kids and myself,” Yazell said.

  • FSA loans available

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that funds are now available for Guaranteed Conservation Loans.
    “Guaranteed Conservation Loans are a useful alternative to help operators implement any Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved conservation practice including, but not limited to, waste management systems, conservation structures or water conservation measures,” said McCauley.

  • New session begins for LV Singers

    The Licking Valley Singers – Harrison County’s Community Choir is recruiting new members for its Spring 2013 Session. The Licking Valley Singers is an “all comers” non-auditioned community choir open to anyone who loves to sing.
    The LV Singers began in the fall of 2009 under the direction of Karen Bear, a professional singer and choral director. Averaging 45 singers a session, the choir meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Licking Valley Campus of the Maysville Community and Technical College in Cynthiana.


    1. Muslim woman’s headscarf
    6. Found on a keyboard
    9. *What mommy gave Santa
    13. Idealized image
    14. Beatle bride
    15. “Saturday Night Fever” music
    16. Yo-Yo Ma with a cello, e.g.
    17. Like sashimi
    18. Team event in track
    19. *”Away in a ______”
    21. Number of football players on field per team
    23. Zeus, e.g.
    24. Dog pest
    25. Boozer
    28. Red Cross supplies
    30. Like Tinkerbell
    35. Absent soldier

  • 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, 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.

  • School Menus

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

    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.