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Today's News

  • TWO STABBED

    Just weeks after being charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly intentionally setting his couch on fire after his wife left him, Michael King is back in jail.
    “What started as a domestic ended in a free for all,” said Chief Ray Johnson of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Two people were stabbed Tuesday night and King is being charged.
    According to police reports filed by Ptl. Nathan Linville, King, 47, went to Ronnie’s Bar on Walnut Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday where his wife, Tracy, was bartending.

  • Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, in mid-April, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen.  
    The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.  

  • Salato Wildlife Center unveils new Bluegrass Prairie exhibit

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort held the grand opening of its interactive Bluegrass Prairie Exhibit on May 2.
    Visitors enjoyed a hands-on learning experience about the efforts of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to restore and manage prairie habitats and the animals that call them home.
    Families and kids can learn how prairie habitats help wildlife survive by imaging they are a quail chick as they make their way through the exhibit.

  • HCMS students participate in United Nations Conference

    On March 11-13, 31 students from Harrison County Middle School traveled to Louisville, Ky. to participate in a three day mock United Nations conference. Kentucky’s conference is hosted by the YMCA each year. This program is designed to help students develop valuable leadership skills, diplomacy, and to better understand the world around them. The program can have a powerful impact on students, allowing them to empathize with people around the world and in our own country.

  • HCHS May Students of the Month
  • A deadly stretch of highway put to rest

    Last week we reported on the pending reconstruction of U.S. 27 North between mile points 11.9 and 12.4.
    Finally, a road project I can get behind wholeheartedly.
    I have repeatedly said I’m on the fence about the by-pass. There are pros and cons.
    With the reconstruction, I can find no cons.
    I’m certain the property owners whose homes might be in danger feel differently. However, had the design been done properly back in the 1980s, this would be a non-issue today.

  • Searches for ‘See Rock City’ barns, explores Battle of Richmond, and more

    On Kentucky Life, the program travels the back roads of Kentucky in search of “See Rock City” painted barns; visits Madison County, where efforts are underway to memorialize and protect the site of The Battle of Richmond; enjoy the frozen treats at Gelato Gilberto in Prospect; and more. The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, airs Saturday, May 12 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, May 13 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET.

  • New proposed BioPreferred regulation to expand biobased products for federal purchase

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces the publication in the Federal Register of new proposed guidelines for the USDA BioPreferred program that could expand the ability of USDA to designate biobased products for Federal purchase. USDA is proposing to allow for the designation of intermediate ingredients such as fibers, resins, and chemicals so that the products made from them could more easily be designated for preferred Federal procurement.

  • MCTC takes action to help neighbors affected by tornadoes

    In the wake of the tornadoes that damaged parts of our region on March  2, the instructors, staff members, and students of Maysville Community and Technical College set out to help people in need throughout the area as well as those within the college family.  
    The Rowan Campus in Morehead pooled resources to support West Liberty and the surrounding communities with immediate assistance.  

  • Cynthiana woman has fond memories of horse racing

    ‘The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky home...’
    The simple lyrics of Stephen Foster seem to unite all proud Kentucky lovers but also marks the beginning of the most exciting two minutes in sports.
    The chills it sends down the spines of every proud Kentucky resident only intensifies as it is being performed at Kentucky’s most prestigious tradition... the Kentucky Derby.
    One Kentucky resident recalls some of those proud moments in history spent at the tracks, once as a young spectator and later as an owner.