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Business

  • Community Action to begin LIHEAP assistance

    Community Action Council will begin the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Monday, Nov. 7 in an effort to assist residents with low-income with their utility bills. The LIHEAP Subsidy program provides a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills.  The amount of the benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. An overdue bill or cut-off notice is not required. You do not have to own your home or pay energy bills directly to be eligible for assistance.

  • Plummer receives award
  • Harrison County awarded Federal funds under FEMA program

    Harrison County has been chosen to receive $16,712.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

  • Blue Grass Energy team wins International Lineman’s Rodeo

    A team of Blue Grass Energy linemen are now world champions.
    The team of three brought home the first place trophy from the 2011 International Lineman’s Rodeo.
    Brad Wiglesworth (Cynthiana District), Miles Shumaker (Richmond District) and Eugene Neeley (Richmond District) competed against teams from around the world, including teams from eight countries, and won first place in the overall competition.

  • Wilson named loan officer at Paris Ag Credit office

    Willie Wilson has assumed duties as a Loan Officer with the Paris office of Central Kentucky Ag Credit. He has already assumed duties at the Paris office.

  • What’s your question about nursing homes?

    By Sherry Culp, executive director, Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency
    of the Bluegrass
    Question:  I’ve always been an independent person, but as I get older I need more and more help.  I feel like I’m going to need a nursing home soon.  I don’t want people telling me what to do all of the time.  Are there nursing homes that take care of people, but let you live your own life?

  • HCHS and Frank Shoop Chevrolet sponsors Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive

    In support of troops stationed around the world, Frank Shoop Chevrolet and Harrison County High School have partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers, Big Machine Records and 98.1 WBUL “THE BULL” in Lexington to challenge local high school students with a cell phone collection drive to benefit nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers.
    The collaborative effort will provide prepaid, international calling cards so military members serving overseas can call home for free.

  • BGE to sponsor an Honor Flight for World War II vets

    They manned anti-aircraft guns at Pearl Harbor, slogged ashore under devastating fire at Normandy and fought their way inch-by-inch up Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, then modestly returned home to resume their civilian lives as farmers and teachers.
    Today, veterans fortunate enough to have survived World War II’s carnage are in their 80s or 90s. Many will never get a chance to see the memorial their grateful nation erected in 2004 to honor them, unless folks like us help.

  • Little Feet, Big Feet
  • Ingram obtains pilot certificate

    Michael Ingram earned his Private pilot certificate on Sept. 29, 2011. To obtain his certificate, Ingram passed an oral and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. Ingram completed his flight training at Sporty’s Academy, located at the Clermont County Airport.
    With his Private pilot certificate, Michael is able to carry passengers in favorable weather conditions. The aircraft that he used for his flight training can carry four people and cruises at nearly 140 miles per hour.