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  • Annual Chamber awards banquet is Friday at Extension Office

    The 42nd Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held this Friday, Feb. 24.
    The banquet will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can still be purchased at the Chamber office located at 201 S Main St., or reserved in advanced and purchased at the door the night of the event.
    The night will begin with a 6 p.m. social hour with crackers, cheese and fruit, followed with dinner at 7 p.m., where pork loin and grilled chicken, catered by Layne  Tussey, will be served.

  • Trying grab-n-go breakfasts to bolster student productivity

    Who would ever have thought that a simple yogurt parfait or sausage biscuit could improve a student’s school performance?
    That’s exactly what Austin Dacci, nutrition coordinator and school liason for Harrison County schools, is anticipating with the introduction of a special National School Breakfast Week pilot menu.
    “When you don’t eat, you can’t focus,” said Dacci. “ Your stomach is growling, you’re hungry and thinking about when it will be time for lunch and your performance drops.”

  • Beaver Creek restoration project gets $100,000 grant

    The Ohio River Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the United States Fish & Wildlife Fish Passage Program to restore Beaver Creek in Harrison County, Ky.  
    The key component of restoration will be removing a road and installing a bridge.
    Apple Lane in Harrison County is a small road that crosses Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Licking River. The road floods during high water, creating a transportation hazard.  

  • Alltech brewmeister opens microbrewery with buds

    A Harrison County man has joined forces with fellow beer enthusiast to open Lexington’s first micro-brewery with attached tap room.
    Jeff Beagle of Harrison County recently partnered  with Daniel Harrison and Evan Coppage, both of Kentucky, to bring craft beer. to the Lexington area.
    Beagle, a former winner of the Kentucky Ale Brew Off competition sponsored by Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, has taken his passion for craft beer and is now sharing it with fellow beer connoisseurs.

  • Peddlers Mall owners use previous experience in their new business venture

    After spending nine years in Harrison County, a Michigan family has opened a store that they have several years of history in running.
    Mona and Bobby Holman moved to Harrison County nine years ago when they decided to start their very own family.
    “I always wanted my children to be around their grandparents,” said Mona. “We moved here to be close to my father, who at the time was the only grandparent left.”
    However, shortly after moving from Waterford, Mich., to
    Harrison County, Mona said her father passed away.

  • Local man charged with sending sexual text messages

    A Harrison County man has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/sex offense.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Keith Grob, 39, was arrested on Feb. 6 accused of sending unlawful text messages to a minor, where he allegedly tried to get her to engage a 16-year-old girl in illegal sexual activity.
    Grob, a former employee of Eastern Kentucky University, was scheduled to appear in Harrison County District Court on Feb. 20, for the pending charges.

  • Newsom Avenue man shot during argument

    A Cynthiana woman is in jail and her husband is in the hospital after she allegedly shot him Saturday night.
    Kerrie Alvarez, 39, was charged with first degree assault, domestic violence, after she allegedly shot her husband during an argument at their Newsom Avenue home about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
    Javier Alvarez was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital Saturday night where he remains in fair condition.

    More on this story will appear in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Prayer vigil held for Chesnut family

    The cold wind that blew through Cynthiana Sunday evening made it difficult to keep candles lit during a prayer vigil for the Chesnut family. However, there was no shortage of warmth as friends, family and strangers gathered to support the family that had lost two small children in a Wednesday afternoon fire.
    The funeral is being held today (Monday) in Winchester for Rachel and Jacqueline Chesnut. The girls died from injuries received in the fire that burned their home on Oddville Avenue last Wednesday.

  • Kentucky Education Commissioner visits Harrison schools

    Students in Ashley Hunt’s fourth grade class at Southside Elementary were visited by Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday on Monday. Dr. Holliday also visited Harrison County Middle and High schools in his tour. Superintendent Andy Dotson and Southside principal Steven Fowler accompanied Holliday on his visit at Southside.

  • Gunman changes plea in April 5 shooting

    Formal sentencing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, for Andrew Hill, who changed his plea in Harrison District Court last week, prior to the Feb. 16 and 17 scheduled trial.
    Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts related to an officer-involved shooting, which occurred on April 5, 2011.  
    The commonwealth attorney recommended a total of 11 years in jail on the charges including: three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, one count of resisting arrest and one of receiving stolen property (firearm).