• HMH opens Harrison Heart Catheterization Lab

    Harrison Memorial Hospital expanded cardiology services by opening Harrison Heart Catheterization Lab.
    Heart disease is very prevalent in Harrison County and the surrounding areas. Because of the prevalence, HMH recruited an interventional cardiologist in 2007, Dr. Nezar Falluji, and applied for a certificate of need for a heart catheterization lab in late 2008.
    On April 27, Harrison Memorial Hospital received approval of the certificate of need from the state of Kentucky to open the Harrison Heart Catheterization Lab.  

  • Scholarships awarded at annual Blue Grass Energy meeting

    Blue Grass Energy members were welcomed to the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington with blue skies and warm temperatures for the cooperative’s annual membership meeting on June 2. Nearly 650 members and their families – more than 1,300 people – gathered for food, entertainment, exhibits and a business meeting.
    Just before the business meeting began, the West Jessamine High School choir performed the National Anthem and Boy Scout Troop 37 from Lawrenceburg presented the Unites States of America and Kentucky state flags.

  • Shelter Insurance welcomes new agent

    Shelter Insurance welcomes Noel Riddell as a life, health, property and casualty agent. He is affiliated with Yeiser Insurance Agency, Inc., 111 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, Ky.
    Riddell can be reached for all your personal or business insurance needs at 234 9675 or 588 8112.

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  • Licking Valley Dental Associates welcomes Dr. Kerns to the staff

    Dr. James S. Clyde and members of the Licking Valley Dental Associates team welcome Harrison County’s own Dr. Christopher Kerns to the staff beginning June 1.
    Kerns will serve as the primary dentist on staff for the upcoming year under the guidance of Dr. Clyde.
    Kerns is a graduate of Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and is a product of the Harrison County High School class of 2001.   

  • Commodore presented with Excellence in Nursing Award

    Adrene “Sissy” Commodore, LPN, Assistant Director of Nursing has been awarded the Excellence in Nursing Award by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities. Commodore won this statewide award over other nurses nominated from nursing facilities, hospitals, physician offices and hospice organizations.

  • Education agency launches social media presence

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has formally entered the realm of social media with the launch of the agency’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
    KDE’s Facebook page can be accessed at www.facebook.com/pages/Frankfort-KY/Kentucky-Department-of-Education/206... or by searching for “Kentucky Department of Education” on Facebook under “Government Organization” subscribe to the KDE Twitter feed by connecting to @KyDeptofEd.

  • Blue Grass Energy invites members to annual meeting June 2

    Blue Grass Energy invites its member-owners to the 2011 annual meeting on June 2 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
    Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The entrance to the Keeneland Entertainment Center is directly across from Man O’ War Boulevard and Blue Grass Airport, at 4201 Versailles Road in Lexington.
    At the business meeting, co-op officials will review the 2010 business operations, and members will also hear about issues affecting the electric co-op industry today.

  • Greene named executive director of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation

    Former Cynthiana Democrat editor, Randy Greene, who is now living in Danville, has been appointed to the position of executive director of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation (EMHCF).  Greene has been the interim executive director since January 2011.
    Greene served as the Grant Research and Development Analyst for EMHCF from 2009 until his appointment as interim executive director.  During that time he secured over $300,000 in new grant awards and helped to manage nearly twice that amount of grants.

  • Cynthiana resident among Toyota’s top five volunteers

    James “J.P.” Switzer, a team member in Powertrain at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), was named one of the company’s top five volunteers for 2010. Switzer joined TMMK in 1991 and becomes part of the top volunteers for the fifth straight year. In 2008, he was named TMMK’s Volunteer of the Year.
    Switzer participated in many TMMK sponsored events such as the Big Brothers/Big Sister’s Bowl for Kids Sake, Scott County Relay for Life and the Polar Bear Plunge.