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  • Local food pantry distributes holiday meal boxes

    Approximately 25-30 volunteers prepared 414 holiday meal boxes for a Christmas  delivery. Families in need were given meals. The boxes were ready for pickup on Friday, Dec. 19, and each box was numbered by how many family members were in the household. Donated bags of candy and toys were also given out.
    Participating churches in Cynthiana and Harrison County were given a specific food item to collect. Money was also donated for the purchase of turkeys. The project was sponsored by the Harrison County Food Pantry.

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  • NFPA and USFA launch campaign to promote home fire safety during winter months

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up for the fourth year to promote their joint campaign, “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires,” which works to educate the public about potential fire hazards during the winter months and holiday season.

  • Audit of Harrison County Sheriff’s tax settlement released

    State Auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement - 2013 taxes for Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Federal program offering free cell phone and minutes to low-income Kentuckians

    Q Link Wireless offers a free phone and 250 monthly minutes to qualified Kentuckians under Federal Lifeline Assistance Program.
    Nearly 350,000 low-income Kentuckians could have more money and improve their quality of life by applying with QLink Wireless to receive a free phone with free minutes through a program administered by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Families urged not to put off Hospice Care this holiday season

    Many people wish to put off decisions about health issues until after the holidays, but what if facing them head on could actually improve quality of life so that the holiday season can be enjoyed more fully?
    If you have a loved one who is seriously ill, hospice care can bring comfort and peace so that your family can have more quality time together. We understand your reluctance and fear of the unknown, but it’s important to choose hospice care early in order to receive the greatest benefits. Families often tell us they wish they had called Hospice sooner.

  • Blue Grass Energy hosts annual 12 Days of Giving

    Blue Grass Energy and its employees will host their sixth annual 12 Days of Giving Dec. 1-16. During the first 12 business days of December, the cooperative is collecting nonperishable food for local pantries and items for patients at UK Children’s Hospital.
    “Blue Grass Energy’s purpose is ‘making life better, the cooperative way’ and our 12 Days of Giving campaign does just that,” said Denise Myers, Blue Grass Energy spokeswoman. “We know many in our area are struggling this time of year, and this is a small way we can help.”

  • Natural gas prices increase slightly as winter approaches

    Columbia Gas of Kentucky has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) for its most recent gas cost adjustment (GCA).
    Columbia Gas of Kentucky’s gas supply cost is now $7.1976 per Mcf (1,000 cubic feet), a 4.45 percent increase. The new gas supply cost will remain in effect until the next scheduled gas cost adjustment in March 2015.
    Columbia Gas of Kentucky typically adjusts its prices quarterly to reflect current market conditions.

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  • Assistance available from the Small Business Administration

    Attention businesses, homeowners and renters impacted by the August severe storms and flooding:
    The Small Business Administration (S-B-A) offers low-interest rate disaster loans.
    Homeowners may apply for funds to repair or replace disaster damaged real estate.
    Homeowners and renters may submit applications to repair or replace disaster damaged personal property including automobiles.
    Businesses may apply for funds to repair or replace disaster damaged real estate and contents.