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Today's News

  • Harrison County graduate completes Washington summer internship

    Brooke Razor recently completed a seven-week summer internship in the Washington, D.C., office of United States Congressman Ben Chandler.
    As an intern in Chandler’s office. Razor had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the operations of Congress and its role in the nation’s government.  She was responsible for conducting tours of the Capitol, responding to constituent concerns, researching legislative issues, writing letters and working with staff on issues that affect the nation and Kentucky.

  • Family and faith

    Every family begins with a marriage.
    Two weeks ago, my family got together in California to celebrate our parents’ marriage with a huge party for their 60th anniversary.
    It was a 50’s party, minus the poodle skirts and black leather jackets.
    My sister transformed her garage into a 50’s-style combination soda shoppe and hot rod garage, complete with a juke box in the corner playing classic oldies music.

  • Creative and healthier after-school snack ideas

    (ARA) - When school starts, kids’ schedules fill up fast, and that means they need the right fuel to keep their growing bodies and minds satisfied. After a long day of learning, kids require a snack that will get them through homework, after-school sports and other activities until dinner is served. Before you reach for the default bag of chips, consider these healthier alternatives that are just as easy and convenient.
    Creative, healthier after-school snack ideas that your kids will gobble up:

  • Church News

    CALVARY ASSEMBLY
    Missionary David Parks will be speaking at Calvary Assembly on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10:45 a.m. He formerly started churches in Azerbaijan and is now going to start churches in Great Britain. Calvary Assembly is located at 325 Webster Ave.
    Youth Service Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:45 a.m. at Calvary Assembly under the leadership of Bud Gauze, Youth Pastor, the youth will lead the entire service. This will include worship, speaking, special music and drama.
    For more information call 234-4646 or visit www.calvaryshill.net.

    FIRST UNITED

  • Crossword Puzzle

    THEME: BALL GAMES
    STATEPOINT CROSSWORD

    Across
    1. Alligator’s milieu
    6. Semicircular mountain basin
    9. *Many baseball teams wear it on their chests
    13. Ringworm
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Long backless sofa
    16. Antonym of afar
    17. Estimated arrival
    18. What racers do on CBS
    19. *The goal is strikes
    21. *a.k.a. Ringer
    23. ___ Paolo, Brazil
    24. Select
    25. Shel Silverstein’s poem “___ Constrictor”

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Aug. 9
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Northside Council. Northside Site Based Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 9 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.
    FRIDAY, Aug. 10
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Aug. 10 at Cynthiana Baptist Daycare at 10:30 a.m.; Eastside Laundry, 3 p.m.; Grand Haven, 3:15 p.m.

  • HCHS football team prepares for the upcoming season

    Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the first look of the year at the football Thorobreds will take place in Ingles Stadium.  
    The football Breds will divide into two fairly equal teams and go at it for four eight-minute quarters officiated by a regular crew from the Central Kentucky Football Officials Association.  Other than the time per quarter, which is normally 12 minutes, the game will be played with nearly real game procedure.  

  • Volleyball season opens Tuesday with home match against St. Patrick

    Coach Bill Faulkner faces many unknowns as he and the Harrison County Volleyball team hit the floor Tuesday night against St. Patrick’s on the Hilltop.  
    Gone are seven seniors from last year’s 29-9 district champion team.  
    Six of the seniors started every game last year with the seventh, Brittany Richardson, suffering an early season-ending injury.  
    The six seniors are Sara Barnett, Emily Cassell, Allison Cordray, Ashley McCarty, Jill Mounts and Madeline Schroeder.  

  • Vera Reed Tournament
  • The Olympics, then and now

    I have been watching the Olympic Games since I was 11 years old and can remember much of what happened in my early life.  
    The Games are different now with less obvious political overtones being one of the pluses while apathy being a minus.  
    Maybe we are not so different from the Soviet bloc of old which makes the athletes less endearing as they go about the “games” to gain personal fame and fortune.