Today's News

  • Rec Department ball at half way point, spring soccer concluded Saturday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Cynthiana/Harrison County recreational baseball and softball leagues are at the halfway point of the season with all stars looming after July 4.  
    There are clear leaders in Cal Ripken along with girls’ and boys’ coach-pitch but the rest of the leagues are too close to call.  

  • Stroub and Beam score in Class AA State Track meet Friday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The 2019 KHSAA Class AA State Track and Field Championships was held Friday on a hot and stormy day in Lexington.  The Harrison County Fillies had two participants and the Thorobreds had one individual performer, along with eight runners in three relays, who competed.  

  • A great day at ball park

    I was fortunate enough to get to go to Great American Ballpark Sunday and watch the Washington Nationals play the Cincinnati Reds.  I was seated in the Toyota Suite which is not really like going to a game as I recall it.  
    There was food and drink and bobbleheads and yearbooks and just about anything a person could want, all for the taking.  And I was with part of my family, which made it an even luckier occasion.  

  • Honor Roll

    The Harrison County Middle School Honor Roll for the fourth nine-weeks includes:
    All A’s
    Harlie Abner, Sarah Arnold, Taylor Bailey, Avery Barnes, Hannah Barrett, Lindsey Bennett, Brooke Bennett, Riley Bihl, CeCe Boland, Shannon Bostic,, Nathan Bowen, Sophia Bowlin, Trey Bramel, Kylee Brinker, Daniel Cameron, Mary Canupp, Kade Carpenter, Ellie Carr, Madalyn Carson, Ella Cash, Tim Chapman, James Chipman, Madison Collins;

  • Honor Roll

    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth nine-weeks includes:
    A/B Honor Roll
    Wilson Barnes, Toby Barry, Amelia Beam, *Sydney Brannock, Austin Brinegar, Eva Calder, Peyton Callahan, Brynn Clark, Thalea Cruz, Abigail Dennis, *Danielle Franklin, Brooklynn French, Michael Fuller, Michael Hatton,   Harrison Hatter;

  • Circuit Court Clerk’s office among top counties honored for Support of Lifesaving Donation Program

    The Circuit Court Clerk’s office in Harrison County was among 64 Kentucky counties to receive an accolade of gourmet popcorn for recent support of Kentucky’s organ donor awareness program. This year, in recognition of April as National Donate Life Month, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life sponsored a challenge for the state’s driver’s license offices to thank you for collecting $1 donations in support of organ and tissue donation awareness.

  • Fields-Woolums to wed June 22

    Chassity Shantel Fields, daughter of Craig and Mallie Fields of Viper, Ky., and Mark Aaron Woolums, son of Richard and Sharon Woolums of Cynthiana, announce their forthcoming marriage.
    The wedding will be held June 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Maplewood Estate in Millersburg, Ky.
    Fields is a Doctor of Chiropractic at Cynthiana Chiropractic.
    Woolums works in maintenance at the Harrison County Board of Education.
    Both attend Connersville Christian Church.

  • Providing the right amount of water for summer veggies

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    You might think vegetables will be the best quality only if they get adequate water throughout the growing season.
    It’s important that you water vegetables well while they are being established and during flowering, but sometimes the best quality garden produce results when water is somewhat limited.

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  • Squash and cucumber pests

    The pest that challenges most gardeners and their squash is the squash vine borer.
    I have managed to offset this pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time. I also use row covers, lifting them in the morning so bees can do their pollinating then covering them during the day when the mama wasp of the vine borer does her work.  
    But, ultimately, I think my best defense is choosing Romanesco types of zucchini like Costata and Gadzukes which prove more resistant than your average yellow or green types.