Today's News

  • Cross country closes season with awards luncheon

    Six seniors and the remainder of the Harrison County Cross Country team closed out the year Sunday afternoon with an awards luncheon in the Extension Office Community Room.
     After the meal Coach Danny Simpson took to the podium for the awards ceremony.  
    He thanked the parents and boosters for preparing the meal and helping to make the season so successful with their efforts.  

  • HCMS Colts Basketball
  • Sports beat

    Recreation Department
    taking basketball sign ups
    Darrell Baxter, director of the Cynthiana/Harrison County Parks and Recreation Department, has announced that basketball sign ups are being taken for several age groups.  
    Plans are for Parks and Recreation to form leagues for adults as well as middle school and high school intramural leagues. Interested parties can sign up daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation office at City Hall gym. Any questions call Baxter at 859-298-5113.

  • Winter sports show great promise

    The winter sports are upon us and today on the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, given by that famous Hoosier Abraham Lincoln, I thought I would extol the virtues of the Harrison County High School teams.  
    As you know, the teams have been preparing themselves for the last several weeks to get started on the right foot.  

  • Wedco Home Health Agency named 2013 HHCAHPS honors recipient

    Wedco District Home Health Agency has been named a 2013 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) honors recipient.
    Established by Deyta, this annual honor recognizes the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view.
    HHCAHPS honors acknowledges the highest performing agencies ranked by analyzing satisfaction measures covering both performance and improvement of care over a 12-month period.

  • Brambles ready for some pruning

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: In order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries, we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial, which means they fruit on second-year growth.  
    Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer, which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year.

  • Thirty children attend Unite to Read event

    “Unite to Read” is a statewide literacy project designed by members of the Kentucky Career and Technical Student Organizations. The campaign focused on literacy awareness in all grades as well as in the community. The local chapters of the Book Club, FBLA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Friends of Rachel, and Skills USA, from Harrison County Area Technology Center and Harrison County High School, participated in the statewide project on Nov. 6.

  • Academic briefs

    Jackson Sanders, a Western Kentucky University freshman from Cynthiana, earned a third in impromptu speaking and fifth in dramatic interpretation at the Belmont University tournament; semifinalist in impromptu speaking at the Carson-Newman University, Tennessee Porch Swing tournament on Nov. 16.17.

  • Spring registration begins and upcoming community events at LVC

    The Fall 2013 semester is well under way on the Hilltop. Finals week will be here before long, and spring registration has begun.
    This would be a great time to start a New Year’s resolution and make a move to earn a college degree. By taking classes in the spring students can exchange a resolution with action.
    Some upcoming community events at the Licking Valley Campus are:  
    •Lynn Shaffer and George Ella Lyon Poetry Reading, LVC Library 11 a.m. or 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 19. Everyone is welcome.

  • School forum an important step forward

    The “Understanding Teenagers” forum Monday night was an excellent step forward for Harrison County.
    Although a few concerned parents expressed disappointment that the high school auditorium was not filled to capacity, given the serious nature of the issue, we do not share that opinion.
    In fact, there is every reason to commend the Harrison County School administration and the UK HealthCare Adolescent Medicine Division for hosting a successful forum that exceeded expectations.