Today's News

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    1. Salmon deposit
    6. Old age, archaic
    9. Bagpiper’s garb
    13. Hawaiian veranda
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Helper
    16. V.C. Andrews’ “Flowers in the ____”
    17. Uno ___ or one more
    18. 4 x 4 race
    19. *”Water of life”
    21. *Shamrock
    23. ____ Aviv
    24. Rumpelstiltskin’s weaver
    25. Wildebeest
    28. Mega Bloks competitor
    30. *Outdoor St. Patrick’s Day event
    35. Starting point on way to riches

  • Dog park is open at Flat Run

    Becky Barnes,

    The much-anticipated dog park is here. It’s open and dogs of all sizes are basking in the play yard.
    It’s been about six months in the making, but Anastasia Hicks, who spearheaded the project, is thrilled that it has been so overwhelmingly supported.

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center reopens today

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort reopens for the season today. The center, which features exhibits of the state’s fish and native wildlife, is a popular destination for families and school groups.
    Later this season, visitors can expect to see a new addition: a striped skunk. It joins the center’s collection of animals that cannot be released back into the wild, but are trained at the center for educational programs.

  • What to do with 38th District tournament

    Each year, or at least two of four years, the problem of a too-crowded gym and not ample parking presents itself for the 38th District Tournament.
    The past boys’ championship game was a perfect example of the problem. Here are some issues and some suggestions that I have which will be ignored but here goes anyway.
    The parking problem.  When I arrived with Jim Swinford at 5:46 for a 7 p.m. start time, the parking people were already sending cars to the secondary lot.  

  • Pendleton County romps past Breds, 73-44, in 38th District title game

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Led by junior Dontaie Allen’s 48 points and 15 rebounds, the Pendleton County Wildcats beat the Harrison County Thorobreds 73-44, Friday night, to win the 38th District championship.  The win improved the Wildcats to 24-7 for the year while the Thorobreds fell to 11-20. 

  • Fillies 38th District champs with 55-40 win over Nicholas

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Madison Kellione made the games first five points as the Fillies sprinted out to a lead they never surrendered in the finals of the 38th District tournament played in Falmouth, Thursday night.  
    Kellione had eight first-quarter points to lead the Fillies to a 16-11 first quarter advantage.  

  • Too close for comfort

    The South Fork of the Licking River crested on Thursday at 18.88 feet at 4:15 p.m., which is about 10 feet less than the March 3, 1997, crest of 28.53 feet, according to Mike Palmer, EMA director for Harrison County. River Road was closed Thursday due to floodwaters.

  • Seed starting basics

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait.
    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    A robbery takes place at the Farmers National Bank Oddville branch. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
    A deployment ceremony honoring the 201st Engineer Battalion of the Kentucky Army National Guard will be held at the Cynthiana Christian Church on North Main Street. Following two months of mission-related training in Wisconsin, the 201st is expected to be deployed to Afghanistan.
    Rohs Opera House is now showing Juno. Coming next is The Bucket List.

  • Homemakers to host International Dinner March 5

    The annual Harrison County Homemakers International Dinner will be held Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.
    Kelsey Knight will present a program about her year in Ghana. She will talk about working in a local middle school, working with farmers and her 4-H Club.
    She will also have some products she brought home, such as fabric, money, and beads that she collected in Ghana.
    The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and enjoy the evening’s fellowship.