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Today's News

  • I am making the most of my time

    We never know how long we have to be on earth so it is a great idea to make the most out of the time we have.  This fall I have been busier than ever with my work, which requires traveling to several states, writing for the paper, officiating football and coaching peewee football.  

  • Bluebirds fly by Breds in 68-0 romp

    The Highlands Bluebirds took 13 seconds to establish superiority Friday night as quarterback Patrick Towles hit Jac Collinsworth with an 80-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to set the stage for the Bluebirds’ 68-0 win.  
    Highlands scored five more touchdowns in the first period and with five minutes still to play in the first half, had scored the points necessary for a continuous running clock for the rest of the game.
    The half time score was 48-0 in favor of Highlands.

  • Yazell Farms joins membership of American Angus Association

    Yazell Farms, Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world.  Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus.

  • Beware of Prussic acid with frost approaching

    When we woke up Sunday morning and temperatures were in the low to mid 30’s, it became evident that the seasons were changing. Pastures are important to our livestock operations and there are precautions we need to think about when we have these seasonal changes.

  • 4-H News

    4-H Club Organization and Project enrollment in progress
    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and middle school students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and home school students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County.
    The goals of 4-H include citizenship development, leadership development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.   
    Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.  
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.  
    I first learned to enjoy roasted chestnuts when I lived in France as a college exchange student.

  • Cynthiana Rotary Club to sponsor Black Friday raffle

    The Cynthiana Rotary Club announces the Black Friday raffle.  
    Members of the club will be selling tickets for a chance to win a $250 or a $1,000 WalMart gift card. Two winners will be drawn, buy one ticket and have two chances to win.
    Winners will be drawn at the club’s regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17 at noon at Biancke’s.
    Tickets are $5 each. See a Rotarian to purchase tickets.
    Proceeds will be used to help fund the many things that the club does for the  community.

  • ‘Diabetic episode’

    Attorneys for accused murderer Bass Webb forewarned Judge Jay Delaney Tuesday that they may seek a continuation from the scheduled December trial.
    Public Defender Tom Griffiths told the court that he is searching for expert witnesses who will testify that there is “a critical connection” between diabetes and Webb’s state of mind on July 31, 2009.
    Griffiths said he discovered late in the pretrial proceedings that Webb is diabetic.

  • Police capture suspect on river bank

    A Harrison County man has been charged with escape after he ran from a Harrison County Deputy Friday.
    Jesse Fletcher, 27, faces a second degree escape charge after he ran from Deputy Steve McCauley following his arrest on a contempt of court warrant for Harrison County District Court Friday, Sept. 30.
    According to McCauley, a call was made to dispatch for a noise disturbance at Northside Trailer Park around 1:15 a.m.

  • Pow wow is this weekend

    Vendors, dancers and drummers will be traveling from as far as Wisconsin and Arizona to take part in the second annual Cynthiana Elks Veterans and Elders Traditional PowWow Oct. 7-9.

    According to event coordinator Clinton Gould, a full-blooded Ottawa Indian and member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians of northern Michigan, this year’s PowWow has all the makings of being bigger and better than last year’s.