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Today's News

  • Black Tar in the Bluegrass: A law enforcement perspective on heroin

    By Kevin M. Wilson
    Heroin use is typically associated with big-city subcultures. But in recent months, rural communities, including every county in Central Kentucky, have been forced to deal with this major threat to public health.
    In a recent interview with Detective Robert Puckett, a special drug enforcement investigator for the Kentucky State Police, to discuss the emergence of heroin in the region.

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  • NCI Designation means new treatments, clinical trials for Cynthiana cancer patients

    The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced today that it is only the 68th medical center in the country and the first in Kentucky to earn a prestigious National Cancer Institute Designation, a distinction that signifies national excellence in clinical care and cancer research. As part of the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, Harrison Memorial Hospital’s patients get the benefit of Markey’s guidance and support in their care while staying closer to home for treatment.

  • Cynthiana Rotary installs news officers for 2013-2014

    Cynthiana Rotary installed new officers while outgoing officers were recognized for their hard work and commitment at the June 27 installation lunch. Mike Babb, past president, who was also inducted as the Assistant Governor for District 6740- Area 4, presented awards and honors to members who have given service and time above and beyond the call of duty.

  • It’s always something. . .

    It seems only fair to share an update to the story since so many of you have been kind enough to lament my troubles with predation on the laying hens and the pastured broilers.  
    If you missed the column from a few weeks back it basically chronicled some owl and fox attacks on our pastured poultry we raise for meat down in the nut grove and our egg-laying hens that range freely around the barn and house during the day.   

  • Barnett attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

    Harrison County High School student Ally Barnett recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Barnett and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 23-27 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 16-20 at Murray State University for an additional 45 students.

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  • Academic briefs

    EKU DEAN’S LIST
    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 338 Dean’s Award recipients for the Spring 2013 semester.
    Award recipients include:
    Megan Nicole Perrin of Berry, a senior Public Relations major
    Jeff Alan Seivers of Cynthiana, a senior Homeland Security major
    Michael Spencer Stone of Cynthiana, a senior Music major.

  • USDA extends acreage reporting deadline for FSA to Aug. 2

    John W. McCauley, USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, announces an extension of the FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from Monday, July 15, 2013, to Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has not changed and remains July 15.

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Half of the Odd Couple
    6. “___, the Beloved Country”
    9. Greek portico
    13. Just outside a fairway
    14. Thou, today
    15. Sound units
    16. Covered with hair
    17. 2, on a telephone dial
    18. Moonshine
    19. *He drove Miss Daisy
    21. *Played TV doc before becoming movie star
    23. Water snake
    24. Nightcrawler
    25. Michigan’s “___ Five”
    28. Kind of jerk
    30. King Tut’s and Napoleon’s hangouts, e.g.
    34. Paella pot