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Today's News

  • HCHS team competes in two tournaments

    The Harrison County High School speech team competed in the Murray/LaRue Swing Tournament on Nov. 3.  
    The students actually compete in two tournaments at one time. Some students performed 16 times in one day.
    The team received a fourth place at Murray and a fourth place at LaRue out of 20 teams.
    “This is remarkable as only six members of the team were able to compete on Saturday,” said Laura Sanders, speech coach.
    The following won their events:   

  • Beagle-Underwood plan Nov. 15 wedding

    Aleyah Priscilla Sue Beagle announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her mother, Dana Christine Beagle of Cynthiana, to Walter Glenn Underwood Jr. of Lawrenceburg, Ky.
    The ceremony will take place on Nov. 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church, Cynthiana. A reception will be held following the ceremony.
    All friends and relatives are invited. No formal invitations are being sent.
    Beagle is the daughter of Bryon and Susan Perrin of Cynthiana and Michael Beagle of Carlisle, Ky.

  • Collection site opens for global Christmas project

    With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Cynthiana individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, is ramping up as Cynthiana residents prepare to collect more than 3,100 gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week (Nov. 18-25).

  • A warm welcome to the Season of Giving

    The giving season is upon  us and there are so many ways to help others -- here at home or across the globe.
    Each year the Christmas Angel program, which is managed through the Family Resource Centers, grows beyond everyone’s expectations. Somehow, though, the needs are met and there are children who wake up Christmas morning to gifts they wouldn’t otherwise receive.
    Through an application process, families who have fallen on tough times submit gift ideas for their child or children.

  • Law enforcement makes Friday morning drug sweep

    A group of drug suspects were hauled into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning as part of Operation Black Friday.
    The Kentucky State Police, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) joined forces as part of a statewide sweep, according to Tpr. David Jones, KSP public information officer.
    The number of Harrison County’s arrests is still climbing.
    Charges were primarily for heroin trafficking. Those arrested have been sent on to the Bourbon County Detention Center.

  • Ag Economist to speak at annual cattle meeting

    By Gary Carter, Co. ext. agent
    Dr. Kenny Burdine, Ag Economist at the University of Kentucky will give his predictions for the beef industry at the Harrison County Beef Cattle Association Annual  meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The program will begin at 6 p.m.
    This program is an event to inform the public about our industry and also conduct the business portion of our local association. The Board of Directors would like to invite anyone interested in the beef industry to attend this meeting.

  • Climate determines a tulip's behavior

    When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the girl who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.  
    Sunlight; crowded bulbs; pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season; or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.  

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Oct. 31
    Heroes Unmasked-Trunk or Treat. Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Cynthiana Baptist Church. All children are invited. Children and their families will encounter costumed Bible Hero actors, play carnival games, do crafts, and collect Bible Hero cards to trade and treasure. The church is located at 212 E. Pleasant St., Cynthiana.

  • US Forest Service waives fees for Veteran's Day weekend

    The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 9-11. The fee waivers – the fourth this year – are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Concessionaire operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

  • Two convicted in cattle rustling want new trial

    Allegations of cattle rustling and two guilty verdicts landed two Harrison Countians in jail last week.
    Amanda May and Clarence  Rogers Jr. were found guilty of receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000.
    The pair was convicted on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Harrison Circuit Court and a formal sentencing was set for Nov. 5.
    The Commonwealth recommended that they be sentenced to serve a maximum of one year in prison. However, the sentencing was delayed to Nov. 5 pending a presentence investigation.