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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Camels send Breds to third straight loss

    Malcolm Thomas’ running lay up with 1.8 seconds left fell off the rim and the Harrison County Thorobreds went down to defeat at the hands of the Camels of Campbell County Tuesday night. 

    This was the third straight defeat and the second where Harrison County felt like it should have won. 

    The Breds led at the end of the first quarter after trailing early in the game.  Thomas hit for seven points in the first period as the Breds took a 14-11 lead. 

  • School Menus

    Jan. 25-29

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: French toast sticks w/syrup or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

    THURSDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Sports Beat

    Indoor track action in full swing

    Harrison County has begun the indoor track season participating in an event at Mason County last Saturday. Caleb Reeder was victorious in the 55 meter hurdles in 09.16 seconds and finished eighth in the 55 meter dash. 

  • Cynthiana Police Report

    CYNTHIANA POLICE DEPARTENT

    Case reports

    Jan. 7 – At 10:16 a.m., police investigated a child endangering case.

    Jan. 7 – At 11:15 p.m., police took a report of fourth degree assault, domestic violence on Pike Street.

    Jan. 8 – At 4:51 p.m., Amber Wilson, Old Lair Road, reported that a package delivered by UPS and left on her porch was stolen. The package contained about $190 worth of clothing from Old Navy.

  • ‘As long as we have breath, our stories can change, too’

    I’m currently reading “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Don Miller.

    He wrote “Blue Like Jazz,” which continues to be the best Christian book I’ve ever read, although not for its literary merit. The book is random and messy, but Miller’s thoughts are raw and profound.

    His new book begins with a movie producer wanting to turn “Blue Like Jazz” into a movie, but he tells Miller that the book as is wouldn’t make a compelling or interesting movie because his real life is boring.

  • Fillies stop losing streak at Deming

    The Harrison County Fillies played Montgomery County last Wednesday, Mason County Saturday and traveled to Deming on Tuesday night as they worked through a busy stretch of the schedule.

    Montgomery County faced a determined Fillies squad who played them tough the entire night.

    In this turnover-plagued game, the heavily favored Lady Indians struggled against the Harrison County zone for the majority of the time.  Harrison trailed by only one at the end of the first period and were still only one down at half 24-23.