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Today's News

  • Bagworms are on the move, slowly

    I received a call the other day about what to do with a blue spruce covered in bagworms. The tree is apparently covered (and large), so hand-picking was not an option.  The caller said the pest was rather large, too, so I had to recommend a systemic insecticide as the treatment. 

    I prefer that we catch the bagworms earlier in the season so that we can take a biological approach, but this is not always the case. 

  • Births

    •Virginia Shadea Ridley was born to Natasha White and James Ridley of Cynthiana, on July 16, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.

    • Georgia Elizabeth Northcutt was born to Scott and Kristen Northcutt of Cynthiana, on June 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.

    • Jake Hunter Bowlin was born to Chris and Sara Bowlin on June 25, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz.

  • Reunions

    CLASS OF 1995

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1995 will host its 15-year reunion at the Cynthiana Country Club on Aug. 14, 2010 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for a single and $30 for a couple.

    Payments may be sent to Whitney Slade Hedges at 4049 Ky Hwy 392, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or Christy Furnish Barnes, 1493 Dutch Chapel Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

    Tickets purchased the night of the reunion will be $20 for a single and $35 per couple.

    CRISWELL, RANKIN, SLADE, MARTIN

  • NASCAR: The sport is becoming tainted

    I like to watch NASCAR on television almost as well as going to the races. I have been lucky enough to go to Bristol and Talladega to see live races and have also been to an Indy car race in Lexington, Ohio. 

  • Engagement

    •Sarah Katherine Jacobs and John Ryan Kelly plan October wedding in Isle of Palms, S.C.

  • Breds ready to take the offensive this year

    With a year of the new Mark Carroll offense under their belt, the Harrison County Thorobreds offense is ready to set the tempo and put some points on the board this season. 

    Last year was a learning process for the team and coaches alike, but this year everyone knows each other and the offense better and plan to make scoring a regular occurrence. 

    This year’s team will be missing some key elements from last year.

  • Coach proposes Football Bowl

    Harrison County High School is considering hosting a Football Bowl during the 2011-2012 school year. Head Coach of the football  team, Mark Carroll presented the proposal to the Harrison County Board of Education at its meeting last week. He said the Bowl would give Harrison County a chance to get its name out and earn some extra money. The board was receptive to the idea, but urged Carroll to start preparations and planning now if he wants to see it happen.

    Other actions taken by the board at the meeting included:

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Warranty Deed: Stanford Fain to Kenneth Lee Fain, 2 Tracts on Stringtown Pike, 154.42 acres, $1.

    General Warranty Deed: Stephen Marc Haines to Aiden C. Bowles and Sabrina D. Bowles, 140.0578 acres on Dixon Road, $244,000.

    Quit Claim Deed: Heather Ladick to Benjamin Noel Farmer, property on South Main Street.

    John Paul Taylor and Elizabeth Ann Taylor, John Paul Taylor-Co-Executor, Mary Jane Jones and Danny Jones, Mary Jane Jones-Co-Executor to Orville B. Fowler, property in Cynthiana, $45,050.

  • HARRISON COUNTY FAIR

    Here’s a big yee-haw for the arrival of the Harrison County Fair!

    Summertime just wouldn’t seem the same without hog shows, tractor pulls, tilt-a-whirl rides, corn dogs, a newly crowned fair queen and funnel cakes.

    And while our annual fair has expanded to include many new activities (think mutton’ bustin’ and golf cart corn hole), the fair still brings with it an old excitement.

    For many families across the county, calendars are marked off and reserved for the more-than-a-week of fair fun.

  • Stay cool with summer reading

    When I was young, going to the library almost everyday of the summer was a ritual. Almost like going to the pool.

    Except my days were filled with the adventures of Nancy Drew, the Sweet Valley High twins, the Baby Sitters Club girls and the Baudelaire children.

    My sister and I, in fact, were always trying to “out-read” each other every summer, but, of course, I always won.

    And, we had ALL of the prizes to prove it: coupons to the zoo, the Horse Park and  Snappy Tomato Pizza, stickers, stamps, bookmarks, Frisbees, cups and new books.