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Today's News

  • Preparations underway for golf tournaments

    The Cynthiana Country Club is a buzz with activity as the preparations are ongoing for two of the big golf tournaments held there each year.
    The annual Joe Mooney Invitational is June 26 and 27 featuring many of the better male golfers from the central Kentucky area. The Burley Belles Tournament is one of the premier golfing events in the state for ladies and will be held on June 30 and July 1 at the country club.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT
    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding June 7, 2011
    CIVIL CASES
    Michael Williams vs. Steven Ward, status hearing; motion to withdraw granted.
    Central Bank and Trust Co. vs. Morgan A. James, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    Americredit Financial Services vs. James Pike, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.
    Americredit Financial Services vs. Joey Travis, motion granted, order entered.
    The Huntington National Bank vs. Roy Parks, motion hour; motion to dismiss granted, order entered.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County athletes compete in state Soccer Cup
    Harrison County High School was well represented in the State Soccer Open Cup held in Bowling Green last weekend.   Seven Harrison County soccer players played on three different teams with each team advancing to the final four in Bowling Green.  
    On the weekend of May 27, 28, the preliminary competition was held in Owensboro with the four best teams from each age group moving on to the following week.  

  • The Tri-County Sluggers grab second at Paris tournament

    The Tri-County Sluggers baseball team placed second place in the Central Ky Athletics 2011 Blowout Tournament on June 5, in Paris, Ky. The team participated in the 12 and under division. Team members pictured are: (Front) Russ Judy, Lincoln Morris, James Fryman, Noah Gifford, Jeremy Moran. (Back) Drew Davis, Tyler Franklin, Taron Cummins, Spencer Free, Ryan Smiley, Spencer Morris, and Tyler Whetstine. Coaches are Jeremy Whetstine, Kevin Morris and Steve Judy.

  • Figgins-Johnson plan July wedding

    Randy and Kim Figgins of Berlin, Ky.,  announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dana Elaine Figgins, to Christopher Michael Johnson, son of Raymond and Janeann Johnson of Cynthiana.
    Figgins is a 2008 graduate of Bracken County High School and is attending Lexington School for Recording Arts. She also currently owns and manages Dana’s Place in Berlin, Ky.
    Johnson is a 2004 graduate of Harrison County High School and is employed by Bluegrass Energy.
    The couple is planning a July wedding. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Nothing personal, just an opinion

    I am often cautioned by my veteran editor/boss when I start writing versus reporting, but when it’s a column, anything is fair game.
    Since I started reporting for the paper, a lot of changes and adjustments have occurred in our community.
    I always try to be unbiased when reporting those changes and adjustments.
    If there is one thing I have learned it is that local government needs no help in finding controversy, so I let them create their own.

  • Smileys to celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Smiley will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26. A reception will be given by their children at the Harrison County Middle School cafeteria on Sunday, June 26, from 3-5 p.m.
    All friends and family are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guest only.
    The Smileys were married by the Rev. Anson Dowd at Unity Christian church in 1961.

  • Birth announcement

    Kendyl Cleaver Burns was born to Justin and Kristin Burns on Dec. 25, 2010, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. Kendyl was welcomed by her brother Caleb Burns.
    Maternal Grandparents are Johnny and Kitty Curtis, maternal great grandparents are the late William C. and Thaddues Brown and the late Clarence and Christine Curtis all of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Hoyt and Judy Burns, paternal great grandparents are Montgomery and Patsy Northcutt of Cynthiana and Robert and Lois Burns of Burkesville Ky.

  • Piano students
  • I know the answer

    The answer is: Lamar Lundy.
    He was one of the “Fearsome Foursome,” the starting defensive end of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s.
    It’s one of my husband’s favorite sports trivia stumpers.
    He says most sports fans can name Rosey Grier, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones, but for some reason Lamar Lundy stumps them, although that’s the one name I always remember.