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Today's News

  • HCHS speech team takes first in team efficiency at state tournament

    The HCHS speech team received first place in team efficiency in the state at the KESDA speech tournament last weekend.
    The following team members competed: Erin Bradford, Lauren Shepard, Harry Smith, Kellsie Kennedy, Wylie Caudill, Alycia Schaum, Ross Smith, Jared Thomas, Amber Schools, Jacob Sanders, Marie Bowen and Katie Stein.
    The team earned an average of 25 points per competitor making them the most efficient team in the state.  

  • All signs to be removed from state right of way

    The District 6 Office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds folks that campaign and other temporary advertising signage illegally placed on state highway rights of way will be removed to maintain safety.
    Rob Hans, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6 said, “With a local election gearing up, we tend to see a lot of signs placed along state right of way. Political signs and other advertising signs can block the view of drivers at intersections as they watch for oncoming traffic.”

  • Management changes at Farmers Deposit

    One of the duties of Farmers Deposit Bank chairman, president and CEO Brent Hoptry was to merge the Farmers National Bank of Cynthiana and Paris, and Carlisle Deposit Bank into one.
    “The ownership has not changed,” said Hoptry noting that Jim Brown remains owner of all properties.
    However, senior management did change. Greg Wills, who was the president of the Deposit Bank of Carlisle, is now the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Farmers Deposit.

  • Score 'N' More
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Demaree Logan Lemons, Feb. 3, daughter of Wade and Amy Lemons; Abigail Paige Smith, Nov. 28, daughter of Jacob and Amy Smith.
    Seven women from the Community Education Center (CEC) hit $100,000 on the Kentucky Lottery Powerball game. Each will receive $14,285.71 before taxes or a little over $10,000 after taxes. They were Judy Feeback, Darlene Cummins, Lisa Grubb, Gina Owsley, Melissa Shepard, Vicky Faulkner and Patty Dacci.

  • Author to visit Pendleton County Public Library

     

  • John Kevin Blackburn

    John Kevin Blackburn was born to Kevin and Autumn Blackburn of Cynthiana on Nov. 25, 2013 at St. Joseph East Hospital.
    He weighed 10 lbs., and is welcomed by his brother Isaac Ross.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Brenda Weber of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ruth Hatton, the late Charles Thomas, and the late Edward and Dolly Weber.
    Paternal grandparents are Ross and Peggy Blackburn of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are Carl Ross and the late Peggy Blackburn, and the late Chester and Ida B. Prebble.

  • Project Linus Blanket workday planned

    The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus invites the community to participate in a blanket workday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.
    During the workday, volunteers will turn finished quilt tops into completed quilts, make no-sew fleece blankets and more. There will be something to do for any skill level – from those who don’t sew to experienced quilters.

  • Whalen-Leathers plan June wedding

    John and Gerry Whalen of Cynthiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, to Blake Richard Leathers, son of Gregory and Cheryl Leathers of Louisville.
    The couple met while working as rock climbing instructors for Eastern Kentucky University.
    Whalen has a Bachelor’s degree in Learning and Behavior Disorders and English Education and is pursuing a Master’s degree as a Reading and Writing Specialist. She is a teacher at Harrison County Middle School.

  • Orchard care starts now

    As summer fruit begins to ripen, or should I say rot, the calls start coming in.  
    Home orchardists in Kentuckiana are at wits end as they watch their apples, peaches and pears do little more than fall from the tree in a spotted, bruised or petrified state.  
    Managing orchard trees isn’t for the hands-off gardener; it takes effort to have healthy productive trees and that effort starts now.