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Local News

  • Local Tea Party aims at fiscal responsibility

    Radical may not be the right adjective to describe three of Harrison County’s active Tea Party members, but certainly they would like to see radical change in government spending and fiscal responsibility.
    Jim Pinson, Chuck Duffy and Darwin Root, members of the Harrison County Tea Party, said they are concerned about the federal deficit.
    “We’re a grass roots movement,” said Root. “There are several variations of the Tea Party out there.”

  • Students go hi-tech with iPads in the classroom

    Harrison County High School students are testing the pros and cons of using iPads in the classroom.
    Pencil and paper, hard-bound books and blackboards with chalk all have the same thing in common... outdated.
    As technology advances, school systems also improve their methods of relaying information to students through the use of technology.
    Ten Harrison County High School students, all of which are enrolled in TV Media during first period, are serving as a pilot group for iPads being used in the classroom.

  • Making laundry detergent

    Community Action’s Parent Group met Tuesday morning to make laundry detergent to show how to cut costs in the home.
    At right, Roberta Kinney, family service worker, and Melissa Mitchell, family service worker, help dip the liquid laundry detergent. From left, Jolyn England, Marie Brumley and Ashley Wills with Anton, talk about the recipe for the detergent as well as how to make homemade dryer sheets and baby wipes.

     

  • City honors Girls Scouts on their 100th anniversary

    “People are using the park,” said Commissioner Roger Slade at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    However, he said he would like to see even more.
    Slade proposed that the city put in a 9-hole disc golf course.
    He said that if everything fell into place, the attraction could be ready as early as May.
    “The closest course is in Lexington,” Slade said, noting that a local course could be constructed for under $6,500.

  • Harrison County spared

    Some Cynthiana and Harrison County residents are preparing to send relief to the storm-ravaged areas. For the most part, Harrison County was spared any significant damage.

  • Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday, March 8

    Daylight Savings Time will go into effect on Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m.
    Citizens are reminded to set their clocks forward by one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
    Eastern Standard Time will resume on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, 2 a.m.

  • Charges made in gun thefts

    A Harrison County man has been arrested and charged following three burglaries.
    Justin Jenkins, 21, was arrested by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department after he allegedly took items from three homes.
    According to HCSD documents, a theft was reported on Feb. 16, on McDowell Road., where several items had been taken from a residence including a 42-inch Phillips plasma television, a Dell laptop computer, a Kodak digital camera and a Raven 25 calibre automatic handgun.

  • Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year

    She may be “Miss Betty,” or “Grandma Betty.” Some just call her “Betty.”
    No matter what her moniker might be on any given day, Betty Zumwalt is just happy that she is able to spend time at Westside Elementary School with classroom upon classroom of eager learners.
    She was honored as this year’s Chamber Volunteer of the Year for the many hours she puts in at Westside as the resident reader, copy maker and hugger of all children.

  • Former district judge indicted on theft charge

    A former Harrison County District Judge was indicted in the county he previously served and is charged with taking money from a disabled client.
    Wayne W. Fitzgerald, 86, is accused of taking money from the account of Obie Roberts, for which Fitzgerald was the escrow agent.
    According to the indictment, Fitzgerald is alleged to have taken in excess of $500 but less than $10,000 between Dec. 3, 2008, and Sept. 15, 2011.
    Officially, he’s charged with theft by failure to make required disposition.

  • Burn victim from Feb. 15 fire on Oddville Avenue improving

    Terry Chesnut, who was seriously injured in a Feb. 15 fire that also claimed the lives of two of his daughters, is improving.
    According to information released by Dale Kendrick, minister at Salem Church of Christ, Chesnut has been moved from the ICU burn unit into an acute care step down unit at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
    “He is off all machines, including the ventilator,” Kendrick said in a release to the newspaper. “His skin has regenerated sufficiently enough that grafts will  not be required.”