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Today's News

  • Academic Briefs

    Free ACT Practice Test

    Harrison County High School will offer a free ACT practice test and feedback session for juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at the HCHS library.

    Both sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include an ACT practice test and a feedback session to discuss results and answer questions.

    Students wishing to attend must sign up with Ms. Donelle Judy no later than the Thursday before the session (Jan. 28 and Feb. 25).

    STRAWZELL

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Jan. 12 at 7:20 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky 356, Mable D. Courtney, 64, Cynthiana, driving a 2006 Ford Explorer struck a horse.

    Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. -- non-injury, Oddville Sunrise Road, Jennifer I. Lalonde, 17, Cynthiana, driving a 1997 Buick Lesabre.

    Jan. 7 at 3:24 p.m. -- non-injury, Ky 356, Deana M. Roark, 43, Cynthiana, driving a 2003 Ford F150.

  • Legislatures race to secure Race to the Top funds

    A legislative session is a marathon, not a sprint. Very few bills make it through the lengthy process of becoming law in five days — the minimum necessary under our Constitution — especially so early in the year. But the chance to capture millions of dollars in federal funding for our schools was an opportunity we had to jump on immediately. House Bill 176 became the first piece of legislation to reach Governor Beshear’s desk this year as both chambers worked quickly to allow state education officials time to complete their application for the funding.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Connersville Christian Church, Inc., executed by Michael Neat, James Ammerman and Joe Sowder (Trustees) and Wayne Kearns to Harrison County Fire Protection District, Inc. and Barry Snapp, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, property on Connersville-White Oak, $6,000.

    Burnam Rankin III and Hattie G. Rankin to Britton L. Sloat, Parcel 2, 42.000 acres on Shadynook Pike, $123,000.

    James T. Vance and Dora Vance to Chad W. Cooper, property in Belmont Addition, $26,600.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 23, 1922 - “Piggly Wiggly Store to open in Cynthiana - The Democrat is informed that a Piggly Wiggly grocery will be operated in the building on Pike Street now occupied by Shirley L. Frisbie (north side of Pike Street, first building east of red sandstone) as soon as Frisbie removes to his new building which is in course of construction, probably sometime next spring. It is understood the Piggly Wiggly people will take a 10-year lease on the building, which is owned by Mr. Benton.

  • YFA Chapter to meet Mondays, banquet scheduled for March 15

    The local Young Farmers Association (YFA) Chapter has a new advisor, Erin Butler. The chapter will be meeting on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Harrison County High School ag rooms. Many interesting speakers, such as Doug Miller, Kevin Kidwell-goat producer, Miles  Farm Supply, Butch Case, and Shannon Ferrell-ag agent, have been scheduled.

    The local banquet will be held March 15 at the Harrison County Extension Office. Anyone with questions can call Roger Marsh, president, at 234-4027 or Randy Wade, vice president, at 234-4803.

  • USDA to provide $950 million in TTPP in 2010

    USDA announces that it will be issuing more than $950 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in 2010. Quota holders and producers can enter into successor-in-interest contracts beginning Jan. 19, 2010, which will enable them to receive lump-sum payments by selling their remaining four TTPP payments.

    Approximately $5.3 billion has been paid to tobacco quota holders and producers with this sixth round of payments.

  • Grand Haven nursing home residents receive great care

    To the editor:

    During the year of 2009, I painted inside Grand Haven nursing home. I had to work all shifts because of the residents. All the workers - from the top staff of Roy, Judy and Sissie to the rest of the workers - gave the residents great care. Never once did I hear a harsh word. They were always answered with “Honey, may I help you.” So if you have a loved one or friend there, they are getting good care. Now all they need is a visit from you.

    Ervin “Slick” Garrison

    Cynthiana

     

  • Births

    •David Nelson Parker

    David Nelson Parker was born to  David Ray Parker and Lee Ann Smith Parker of Lexington, on Nov. 1, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz.

    •Hunter Isabelle Dunaway Hill

    Hunter Isabelle Dunaway Hill was born to Frances Ann and Lucas Hill of Cynthiana, on Nov. 5, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital. She weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz.

    •Baily Michelle Caswell

  • Lawmakers vote on Amanda’s Bill

    The General Assembly returned to the Capitol early last week to kick off the 2010 regular session, with a top priority of putting together what promises to be a tough two-year budget.

    The day after the session began, Governor Steve Beshear came before the legislature to offer the annual “State of the Commonwealth” speech, and he took the opportunity not only to note the challenges we face but some of the successes we have had as well.