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Today's News

  • Deadline to sign-up for ELAP is Jan. 31

    SED John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, reminds producers they have until Monday, Jan. 31 to submit an application for payment under the 2010 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
    ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards, and wildfires.

  • Conservation District cost share program announced

    The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality cost Share Program beginning Feb. 1, 2011 and extending through Feb. 28, 2011.

  • Looking forward to the 2011 vegetable garden

    Soon you’ll be receiving the seed catalogs for the 2011 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.
    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.
    •Plan your garden on paper before you begin.
    •Select a good gardening site that has full sun for at least eight hours each day, relatively level, well-drained, close to a water source and not shaded.

  • Tips on controlling insects on indoor plants

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the under side of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lack luster. Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.

  • A look at cell phone uses in city and county governments

    Harrison County received two thumbs up by an auditor for remarkable cell phone usage while the city of Cynthiana is looking to improve its cell phone plans in near future.
    “We just completed an audit that was conducted by a company called Spyglass,” said County Judge Alex Barnett. “Their suggestions were to continue with the current plans that we have and commended us on how efficient we use our cell phones.”
    The city, however was faced with some over usage and extra expenditures for 2010 in regards to its cell phones.

  • Newspaper staff receives state awards

    The Cynthiana Democrat and staff received state honors Friday night at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual convention.
    Editor Becky Barnes was awarded two first place finishes in the Weekly Class 3 division, which is the largest of the state’s weekly newspapers. Her awards were for spot news coverage and feature story writing.
    She also received a third place award for her headline writing.

  • More snow possible next week

    Harrison County schools missed their second day in a row Friday for the winter storm that started dropping precipitation about 2 p.m. Thursday. By 9 p.m., most of the snow had stopped in Harrison County.
    David Klein, who takes an official reading of precipitation measurements for Harrison County said two inches of snow fell Thursday night.
    “That’s just a snapshot at my place,” said Klein from his Buena Vista home Friday afternoon.
    He said other parts of the county may have seen more and others less.

  • Thorobreds win streak at six as they rip three opponents


    The Harrison County Thorobreds ran over three opponents last week on the way to improving their season record to 9-6 as they have now won six straight games.  Wednesday night the Breds traveled to Maysville to face the Saints of Maysville St. Patrick.  
    St. Patrick entered the game with a 3-7 record as they, like the Thorobreds, had missed several games due to the weather.  
    The Saints jumped out to an early lead outscoring the Breds by five in the first period 20-15.  

  • CPD fills two-year assistant vacancy

    After being vacant since November 2008, the assistant police chief’s position has been filled for Cynthiana.
    Former Carlisle Police Chief William “Bill” Denton began his career in Cynthiana last Wednesday following the official swearing in.
    Denton, 39, is a former U.S. Marine and a graduate of the Criminal Justice Academy in Richmond. He is also a former firefighter for Winchester, a position he held until five years ago when he became Carlisle’s police chief.

  • Southwood trial postponed

    A trial that was originally scheduled for the end of this month has been continued in Harrison Circuit Court.
    On Tuesday, attorneys for Sandra Southwood, 42, requested the Jan. 24 and 25 trial be postponed pending a psychiatric evaluation of their defendant.
    Southwood has been charged in the July 30, 2010, shooting spree at the Confederate Drive home of her ex-husband.
    A Harrison County grand jury indicted her on nine counts related to the shooting.