Today's News

  • Youth football off to a good start

    I’ve spoken with Coach Mark Carroll on several occasions about the youth football program in Cynthiana/Harrison County during the last year.  
    Keep in mind I have not been all that involved nor do I assume to know what problems are real and what is only perceived to be a problem.  The problem with a perceived problem is that it gets its own legs and becomes a real problem sometimes when it is in fact really nothing.  

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    Youth football sign ups set
    Youth football league sign ups will continue through Aug. 19, Monday through Friday, 5:30-7 p.m.   
    The sign ups are for grades K-6 and will include flag and pee wee football. The cost is $30 for the lower age group of K-2 and $60 for the ages third through sixth grades.
    For more information, call David Conner at 588-4471 or Jean Kolodziej at 588-2341.

    Soccer alumni game is Friday, Aug. 5

  • Three inducted into Harrison County Football Hall of Fame

    Jimmy “Red” Fryman, Mark Jenkins and Jim McKee were inducted into the Harrison County Football Hall of Fame at the annual banquet Saturday in the high school cafeteria.
    The evening began with short messages from both emcee Rick Chasteen and alumni president, Jim Furnish, concerning the beginning and the function of the Alumni Association. Furnish, Chasteen, Billy Hatfield and Ray Sparks are the officers of the organization.   
    The association, in its ninth year, has presented $8,000 in scholarships and awarded more on Saturday night.  

  • Longest Day of Play
  • Internet dangers should be addressed with school children to keep them safe

    As Kentucky kids return to school, I want to encourage parents to take a few minutes to talk with their children about the dangers that exist on the Internet and how to stay safe online. With the proliferation of smart phones, webcams and the Internet, kids today are at a greater risk of being sexually exploited or even targeted by online predators.
    According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, one in seven kids is solicited for sex online and one in 33 kids receive aggressive online solicitations to meet in person.

  • District’s cost-cutting efforts make a difference

    The Hilltop is once again all abuzz.
    When school is out, I miss all the hype of the school campus, but when its in, I think the traffic is the bane of my existence.
    The first day of school appeared to  launch without a hitch... except for the traffic slow down on U.S. 62 West.
    I must say, now that my children are already out of school, I kinda miss all the getting ready. I miss back-to-school shopping. However, I don’t miss the huge expense that was the start of the school year.

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 11
    Northside Council. Northside Elementary School Site Base Council will meet Aug. 11 at 3:45 p.m. in the Northside Library unless otherwise stated.
    FRIDAY, Aug. 12
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 12 at Beacon House at 10:30 a.m.; New Beginnings, 11 a.m.; Our Little Miracles, 11:30 a.m.; Robynwood Heights, 2 p.m.
    SATURDAY, Aug. 13

  • Healthy lifestyle tips for academic success

    (ARA) - Excitement for the new school year is growing, and whether it’s preschool or high school, all parents want their children to do well both academically and socially. Parents can do some simple things at home to help set their children on the right path to reach their full potential.
    Dr. Keri Marshall is a mother, licensed naturopathic doctor and school lunch nutritional advocate. Here are her top tips for parents who want to give their kids a great start in the classroom.
    •Eat a balanced breakfast

  • Education

    Berry resident Joseph Anderson has been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List at Berea College.  Students who achieve a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours are named to the Dean’s List.

    Cynthiana resident Felicia Helvey has been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List at Berea College. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours are named to the Dean’s List.