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    Field & Main Bank plans for move
    to new banking center

    On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Field & Main Bank will open the doors to its new facility in Cynthiana, Ky., bringing the banking center, drive-thru and ATM together in one location for clients’ convenience. The new Field & Main banking center is located at 103 E. Bridge St.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-out Week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
    American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.
    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income -- that portion of income available for spending or saving -- to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • P&Z meeting to address citizens’ concerns

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission will host an informal community meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. in the city commission room, located upstairs at Cynthiana’s City Hall building.
    The meeting is designed to hear input from the citizens of Harrison County about what they would, and would not, like to see the local planning and zoning commission act on, in the future.

  • Tom McKee honor dinner set for March 2

    A special dinner to honor former state Rep. Tom McKee for his many years of service to Harrison County will be held Thursday, March 2, at the Extension Office.
    McKee served 19 years as a Harrison County magistrate before he made a successful bid for 78th House District representative, a position he held for 20 years.
    “He’s put a lot of time here in this community,” said Gary Carter, retired Extension agent.

  • Go Red reception is Monday

    The annual Go Red reception, which is a time to educate and draw attention to heart disease in women, will be held Monday, Feb. 20, at the Harrison County Extension office from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    A light dinner will be provided. Please call 859-234-5510 to make a reservation by Feb. 17. There will also be free gifts to the first 150 attendees.
    Dr. Matthew Shotwell, HMH cardiologist, will be the guest speaker for the event.

  • Special Needs Family Support Group meeting is Saturday

    A new group is forming in Harrison County to offer support to families of special needs children.
    Karey Riddell, one of the group’s organizers, said the meetings are geared toward parents, guardians, grandparents and caregivers of all special needs children, whether it be physical, mental and/or intellectual.
    The first meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at HarriCYN Athletics located in the Business Park on Seabiscuit Way.

  • HMH reveals plans for senior development

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    On Thursday night, Feb. 9, Harrison Memorial Hospital CEO Sheila Currans unveiled plans to develop a 26 acre  site into a for-seniors-only community, that will be serviced by the hospital.
    One hundred or so people attended the public meeting held in the community meeting room at HMH. Many of those in attendance are homeowners in Country Club Estates or Woodland Terrace who voiced their concerns about the proposed development.

  • Celebration of survival

    Becky Barnes,

    His giggles are contagious. He laughs and pauses briefly to look around. He wants to make sure that all eyes are on him.
    To Warren Keith’s mother and grandmother, those are the sweetest sounds. Sounds that a year ago they weren’t certain they would ever hear.
    Warren’s mother, Ashley O’Brien, was at work in Georgetown when she got a call from her now-ex-fiancee. Her 7-month-old baby wasn’t breathing and had not been for 45 minutes.

  • Coach Nichols returned home to make a difference

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    Former Harrison County educator and  coach Bill Nichols has enjoyed a wide range of experiences in his life.

  • Grand jury issues charges against seven

    Becky Barnes,

    A Harrison County man accused of putting his family in harm’s way was named in two separate indictments during  the Harrison County grand jury’s February session.
    In all, Johnathan Halen, 26, faces nine charges, including first-degree stalking, first-degree wanton endangerment (four counts), first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass.