Today's News

  • Forming a new bond

    Growing up around the Colemansville and Berry communities Jerry Gill never knew what he was missing.
    It wasn’t until August, when he received a mysterious telephone call that he discovered a missing sibling.
    Likewise, Sue Schenck of Bertram, Texas, was blind sided at her high school alumni banquet in Ohio last June when she was approached by a woman who merely said that it was time for Sue to know about her birth family.
    The woman told Sue about a sister in Cynthiana and gave her some other vague history.

  • Museum Musings

    * Veteran’s Day, 11/11/11 - Thank you to all you special men and women who have defended and served our country and all of us through the years. No freedom is not free. We must remember this and teach this to our young people.
    * The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Walnut Street has several displays dedicated to the military. One section has several huge binders filled with stories and photographs of Harrison County veterans. These stories truly will make you express gratitude.

  • Christmas Angels ready for adoption

    The good outweighs the bad when it comes to the Christmas Angel Project where hundreds of children receive gifts from complete strangers.
    “Ninety-nine percent of the people are grateful,” said Judy Feeback, one of the coordinators and committee members. “It’s very rewarding, especially when a former angel comes in and gets angels off the tree.  They just want to give back.”

  • 8th Grade Gold Team
  • Parade is Dec. 3

    The annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3.
    This year’s Christmas Parade theme will be “Christmas Around the World,” where float participants will have the opportunity to show Christmas spirit in ways the small community of Cynthiana has never seen before.
    The deadline for entering a float in this year’s parade is Wednesday, Nov. 30. An entry fee of $20 will apply for all floats entered into the parade.

  • Unite To Read project a success

    “Unite to Read” is a statewide literacy project designed by members of the Kentucky Career and Technical Student Organizations.  The campaign focused on literacy awareness in all grades as well as in the community.  This year’s theme was Nutrition. The local chapters of the Art Club, Book Club, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, Skills USA, MVs and STLP from Harrison County Area Technology Center and High School participated in the statewide project on Oct. 27.

  • Honor Roll

    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks include:
    First Grade - A/B honor roll
    Avery Barnes, Kaitlin Bary, Olivia Barry, Karley Furnish, Jacob Hargett, A.J. Perraut, Rylee Spence.

    Second Grade - A/B honor roll
    Jacob LaFleur, Sydney Furnish, Courntey Collins.

    Third Grade
    Victoria Gasser, Morgan Cooper, Ian Boland, Nicholas Barry.

    School Honors - second grade
    Seaanna Skinner, Rachel Rion, Samuel Finch.

  • Staff to vote on school calendar changes

    With the 2011-12 school year in full swing, school officials are already planning the 2012-13 calendar.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson told school board members Tuesday that he received “quit a bit” of feedback from staff regarding a proposed school calendar that would eliminate the October fall break and have students and teachers in school up to Dec. 21 prior to Christmas.
    Dotson presented two alternative calendars to the board at a special meeting Tuesday and earned an nod to proceed with presenting both to staff members for a vote.

  • Cedar Brook residents ask for court’s help in subdivision sewer debate

    Residents of Cedar Brook subdivision were present at the Nov. 8, Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to inform the court of ongoing issues with the septic package treatment plant.
    Nearly 30 residents of the Cedar Brook subdivision piled into the fiscal court room with questions and concerns regarding the sewer system that is used in Cedar Brook subdivision.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told the residents that the fiscal court is looking into the matter, but that it is unable to render aid given the present circumstances.

  • Prune brambles now

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: In order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries, we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial, which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year.