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Today's News

  • Bicycles awarded at ninth annual Rev. Ross Bike Race

    To the editor:

    Under bright, sunny skies, the ninth annual Rev. Ross Bike Race took place. A good crowd was on hand to provide encouragement for the competitors. The day’s events concluded with spectators and contestants enjoying some water balloon tossing.

    The results for the race were as follows:

  • Harrison County Family Court

    HARRISON FAMILY COURT

    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Sept. 1, 2010

    CIVIL CASES

    Kathy Marie McElfresh-Cloyd vs. Michael Eugene Cloyd, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.

    Kacey Renae Hamm vs. Jeremy Denver Hamm, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.

    Robert Shaun Jordan vs. Cassandra Nicole Jordan, motion hour; order entered.

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    Kevin Alan Duncan vs. Catherine Crawley Marsh, domestic violence; EPO withdrawn, dismissed by agreement.

  • Switzer family plays role in WEG promotion events

    While all eyes are trained on the World Equestrian Games, one Harrison County family is paying particular attention to the reining events.

    Kim and Buddy Switzer and their children Cody and Sadie have had several hands in this year’s world event.

    It started earlier in the summer with Sadie, 17, doing a demonstration at Morehead State University on reining events, which are new to WEG this year.

    Kim’s horse, Lilly, has been on loan to the Kentucky Horse Park all summer to promote the WEG in the breeds barn.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County successful in

    fall tennis league

    A group of Harrison County students began play in the Fall Tennis League last weekend and met with some grand success. Juniors Charlie Smith and Wes Barnett took a pair of matches from Lafayette’s singles players by 8-2 and 8-1.  Fellow junior Ben McDonald and freshman Jacob Markley took the doubles action 8-1. 

  • Harrison Co. Cross Country competed in Mason County Invitational Sept. 18

    The hot weather and some related illnesses had Harrison County Cross Country Coach Danny Simpson guessing a bit on Saturday in Mason County. 

    “We generally run well on this course, but with our top runner for the varsity boys out with an illness and the other health-related challenges we have had this week, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” he noted. 

    Both the varsity boys and girls finished in the back of the standings, the boys 14th and the girls 12th. 

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Charles Andrew Collins, Aug. 18, son of Jon and Betty Collins; Damien Jacob Tyler Coy, Sept. 13, son of Kara Gildersleeve and Joseph Coy; Autumn Celia Virgenia Jones, Sept. 12, daughter of John and Janie Jones; Rachel Emily Swinford, Sept. 21, daughter of Jim and Tina Swinford; Mollie Jane Teegarden, Sept. 15, daughter of Jerry and Laura Teegarden.

    Massage therapy now available at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Holly Puckett is the massage therapist at HMH's Wellness Center.

  • Respect

    On an evening stroll with my husband and dog last week, I was admiring the progress of several projects at Flat Run Veterans Park.

    Playground equipment beckons small children to the center of the park.

    The unique earth-bag structure, sponsored by the Cynthiana Rotary Club, has walls.

    The presence of heavy equipment and long lines of trenches indicates a sewer line will soon be completed for the new Farmers Market building.

    But among all the progress, destruction slapped me in the face.

  • The ABCs of healthy eating

    A new dish tops the menu at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    Meet the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger.

    Think of a regular cheeseburger. Now, take off the bun and replace it with a Krispy Kreme glazed donut on the top and bottom.

    And it’s not just Kentuckians buying the 1,000-calorie-loaded concoction.

    At the Wisconsin State Fair earlier this month, patrons could not only buy the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger, they could also pay an extra dollar to top it off with chocolate-covered bacon.

    I like donuts.

    I like hamburgers.

  • Academic Briefs

    CAUDILL

    Catherine Caudill, Eastside Elementary, Harrison County, is among the 24 outstanding Kentucky educators selected as recipients of the 2011 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA) by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. These teachers will compete for the 2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced next month.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 16

    Want a big Horse, But Have A Small Farm, It Can Be Done. Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Hosted by local horse expert Jeanne Sparks. Learn How to Manage Everything From The Horse To The Manure On A Small Farm.