Today's News

  • Academic briefs

    Lesley Ann Hatfield, Valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class at Lee High School, is the daughter of Myron and Joyce Hatfield of Pennington Gap, Va., formerly of Cynthiana.
    Her school activities included JV basketball, JV softball, varsity softball, and Color Guard, and the Lee High Generals Marching Band. She was a member in Spanish Club, Science Club, Senior Beta Club, Co-ed Hi Y, DECA and FBLA.
    Hatfield has been recognized as a National Honor student. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has been a Girl Scouts of America member for 13 years.

  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Life of a bagworm is a drag

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late?  
    Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae.Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.  
    Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.
    Ten years ago or so I saw the worst bagworm infestation I have ever seen in my life.

  • Women, Hispanic farmers can seek compensation

    If you are a female or a Hispanic farmer or rancher and you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because of your gender or race, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. “We want all producers in Kentucky who may be eligible to have the opportunity to participate in this claims process,” said John W. McCauley, Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Executive Director.

  • School/district improvement system will be available online

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has contracted with AdvancED®, parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), to provide a Web-based school and district improvement planning framework and management system beginning in the 2012-13 school year.
    AdvancED’s Adaptive System of School Improvement Support Tools, or ASSIST™, can be used for the required Comprehensive School and District Improvement Planning (CSIP/CDIP) process that has been mandated for nearly 20 years.

  • Wedco to host NPHPSP July 14 along with local health systems

    Public health systems partners from Harrison County will gather on July 14 to participate in the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP). The program includes partners from hospitals, schools, fire and police departments, faith communities, parks and recreation, mental health providers, private physicians, social service agencies, and other interested citizens. Wedco District Health Department will be conducting the program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harrison County Health Center, 364 Oddville Ave., Cynthiana.

  • Silver Eagles
  • Searching high and low for the right hobby

    Hobbies are defining.
    Hobbies are stress relievers.. when you do them well. If not, you need a hobby away from your hobby.
    Hobbies are necessity.
    A hobby can rule you if you let it or it can be a tool used to get out of the house and off your wife’s last nerve... Why do you think so many men play golf?
    I enjoy hunting, fishing, vollyball and I have recently started lifting weights.
    Bow hunting is the hobby that requires most of my hobby money up until this point.

  • Church News

    Central Christian Church at Second and Riggs in Belmont, hosted a “late” Father’s Day dinner on June 26. Delaying the dinner to allow families to celebrate at home for Father’s Day allowed more than 50 people to attend the church celebration.
    The public is invited to the next Father’s Day celebration which will begin at 12:15 in June of next year. Make plans to attend now.