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Today's News

  • Court approves higher tax rate

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court passed the first reading of an ordinance setting next year’s tax rate at 10.2 cents for every $100 of real property value.
    After much debate over 2012’s tax rate, the Harrison County Fiscal Court elected not to take the compensating rate last year.
    However, the majority of the magistrates felt that this year should be different.

  • Rep. Chandler visits Cynthiana

    U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler was in Cynthiana last week with Joe B. Hall to meet and greet at Biancke’s Restaurant. Hall introduced Seth Coy as the grandson of one of his childhood friends. Chandler is a Democratic candidate for 6th District Congress from Versailles.

  • Filing deadline passes for general election

    Time has expired for anyone wishing to add their name to the list of Harrison County Board of Education candidates for the 2012 election.
    Three incumbent candidates will be looking to once again fill their long tenured seats on the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Edwin Taylor, Division 5, Gary Lizer, Division 4 and Kristy Carey, Division 3, will all run unopposed.
     Also on this year’s ballot, for the most part, will be the names of many incumbent candidates with only a few opposing runners.

  • HCHS welcomes new faculty

    Nine new teachers have joined the staff at Harrison County High School.

  • Farmers Market
  • 2012 corn crop has no grain

    By Gary Carter, Co. ext. agent
    Many of the fields in Harrison County and also other counties in Central Kentucky look good. The one exception is the corn has no grain.
    Many of the fields grew normally early in the season.  When the extreme dry and hot weather occurred corn was attempting to develop and ear and receive pollen. With the extreme weather, little or no grain fill formed and we now have corn stalks with limited grain.

  • Soccer Breds begin season with 6-1 win over Frankfort

    The Thorobred Classic began Tuesday evening with two matches that did not turn out to be very close.  
    In the opening game, Bishop Brossart (1-0) rolled past Campbell County (0-1) by a 4-nil score.  
    The host Thorobreds (1-0) then scored three goals in the first 15 minutes against the Frankfort Panthers (0-1) and went on to a 6-1 win.  
    Senior fullback Ben Anness took all of 58 seconds to score the first goal of the season for the Thorobreds on a corner kick.  

  • Preserving your garden

    I am getting ready to head back to U of L where I teach two courses so I really need to get organized.
    The garden is still producing and time needs to be spent on turning some of the bounty into things that can be enjoyed during the winter months.  
    I have had the dehydrator going everyday this last week drying apples, peaches and berries, cherry tomatoes and potatoes.  
    Plus, predictions of rising food costs (ironically current reports indicate that grain and sugar prices are affecting prices now and I don’t eat much of that).

  • School Menus

    Aug. 20-24
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Pancakes or cereal w/toast, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal w/toast, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Muffins or cereal w/toast, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal w/toast, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • Attacking anxiety

    By: Nancy Kennedy
    I suffer from a chronic disease and recently had a flare up, albeit a mild one.
    I’m a hypochondriac, and in my case the disease manifests itself as anxiety. It started shortly after my husband had open-heart surgery six years ago this month. An elephant came and sat on my chest and refused to budge, and then strange, random twinges started twinge-ing and I could feel my heart beating, which is normally a good thing, except when I paid close attention to it, it would beat faster, which scared me, which made it beat even faster.