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Today's News

  • Way back when

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Katie Lynn Land, Aug. 18, daughter of Zack and Cheryl Land.

    Cynthiana Police Officer Walter Tapp has a new partner, Rex. Rex is a 15-month-old labrador retriever who is going through obedience training for crime prevention. He is being trained as either a passive or aggressive sniffer. A passive sniffer find results in the dog heeling then barking where the offending drugs might be. An aggressive sniffer will scratch or paw at the suspected location.

  • School Menus

    Sept. 6-10

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: No school.

    TUESDAY: Egg casserole, blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Cereal, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Waffles, sausage links, fresh fruit, orange juice, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    MONDAY: No school.

  • A day in the country

    The one thing I missed most while I was away at college was the country.

    I longed for tall trees, running horses, plank fences and one-lane roads.

    Anytime I was home for a long weekend or break, I was content to drive around Harrison County with my windows down, enjoying the sweet stench of hay and cow manure.

    Perhaps the smell reminds me of my childhood years on a farm with my farmer father.

    My nephew said it best after suffering from a strong whiff of cow poop one afternoon.

    “Smells like Papaw Dunny,” he said.

    He was right.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Tiffany Lynn Bussell, 22, and Joseph Wayne Williams, 20, married July 24, 2010.

    Emily Morgan Roseberry, 23, and William Frazier McCauley, 26, married July 31, 2010.

    Melissa Ann Pulliam, 27, and Oliver Raymond Frederick, 30, married Aug. 4, 2010.

    Rebecca Marie Ammerman, 35, and Timothy Wade Jenkins, 36, married Aug. 6, 2010.

    Debra Lynn Wright, 46, and Anthony Franklin Arvin, 41, married Aug. 7, 2010.

    Summer Lynn Allan, 25, and Rodney Leo Dryden, 25, married Aug. 14, 2010.

  • Tawasha’s store will be an asset

    To the editor:

    I do not understand the continuing objections to plans for a new store in Leesburg.

    If you know, or get to know the Tawasha family you will understand how ridiculous the objections to this new business are.

    I do agree that Highway 62 W can be, mainly because of speed, a dangerous road. More patrols and citations would do much to reduce that problem.

    Unsightly views are easily hidden by privacy fences and, if needed, evergreen trees.

  • Births

    • Ross McNabb Brown was born to Jay and Lauren Price Brown on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky.

    • Brinley Claire Browning was born to Robert and Saraia Browning on Aug. 10, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz., and is welcomed by her sisters, Taryn Rae and Caylee Brooke.

    • Knox Jericho Pace was born to Jerrod Pace (formerly of Corbin, Ky.) and Alecia Whitaker Pace (formerly of Cynthiana)of Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y., on July 25, 2010. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.

  • Engagement

    • Megan Leann Conway and Jeremy Wayne Baxter to marry Sept. 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at their farm in Sadieville, Ky. Family and friends are welcome.

  • Bacterial leaf scorch takes toll on pin oaks

    It seems that once again we, meaning the collective gardening public, have disregarded the imperative known as diversity… It applies to the plant world, too.

    Before I get into the specifics of one current problem (and there are more than one) let me reflect on our past mistakes when biodiversity has been ignored.

  • Thorobreds ready to even their record Friday at Paris

    Coach Mark Carroll will lead his football Thorobreds south about 13 miles Friday night to do battle with the 0-2 Paris Greyhounds seeking the Breds’ first victory of the young season. 

    Paris has been defeated by a total of 117-12 by Kentucky Country Day and Frankfort High in their first two outings, but Carroll is not over confident. 

    “As silly as this might sound,” the second year coach said, “they have just missed a lot of tackles, which has led to allowing all of those points. They have good speed and some talented players.”

  • Prevent salmonella in eggs with safe practices

    More than 550,000 eggs were recently recalled due to an outbreak of salmonella. Although Kentucky has not yet been affected by the most recent outbreak following safe handling and cooking practices are your best method to keep your family safe.

    Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause intestinal illnesses in humans. The infections can be life threatening especially for infants and your children, pregnant women and their unborn babies, older adults and people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease and transplant patients.