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  • City OKs tax rate increase; revenue to be same

    With very little discussion, the Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 17.4 cent tax rate on every $100 of assessed real and personal property for property owners in the city.
    Last year’s rate was 17.1 cents on every $100 assessment.
    An example of the difference between the 2011 rate and the 2012 rate for city property owners is that if a home in Cynthiana was assessed at $100,000, the property owner paid $171 in 2011 and the owner will pay $174 on the $100,000 2012 assessment.

  • Harrison students better than average in ACT, graduation rate

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Much like Kentucky’s weather, if you don’t like where education is headed, just wait, it’ll change.
    For Harrison County, it has changed for the better, with HCHS students getting excited about their ACT scores and taking ownership in their results.
    Trent Dixon and Josh Godman are two HCHS seniors who know their ACT benchmarks and know what they need to do to score above those. If they don’t, they also know what that means.

  • Clarification

    In a previous article concerning the outbreak of bed bugs at Clifton Village  Apartments it was stated that the Housing Authority has had 25 cases of bed bugs since 2008.
    The 25 cases of bed bugs include all properties under the care of the Cynthiana Housing Authority and not just Clifton Village Apartments.

  • Human remains found at Nebo, court OKs UK dig

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to allow the University of Kentucky to start an archeological dig near Nebo Road after human remains were unearthed.
    During the Aug. 28, fiscal court meeting, County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett informed the magistrates of another setback of the Nebo Road project.

  • Hospital visit spurs valet parking idea for UMC

    To some it may seem a bit high class, but to others it is another way to serve.
    First United Methodist Church is now offering valet parking for all attendants of Sunday school and worship.
    “I noticed when I came to be pastor of the church that the amount of handicap parking was minimal at best,” explained pastor Mike Coppersmith.
    Coppersmith said a recent trip to Central Baptist Hospital with a family member gave him an idea to eliminate the issue of handicap parking.

  • Register for mid-term classes at LVC

    Maysville Community & Technical College, Licking Valley Campus classes for midterm start on Oct. 15. There is a  process to sign up for classes. First, students need to apply.  Second, students should make an appointment with their advisor.  Third, students should register. Finally, order books. There are several  people at the hilltop to help students through every step of the process. For questions or to make an appointment with an advisor call 859-234-8626 extension 66424.  

  • New teachers join elementary and middle school faculty

    Harrison County's elementary schools and middle school has a few new faces on their faculties. Some are veteran teachers and a few first-year teachers.

  • First Rod Run a huge success

    Cynthiana's first Rod Run was Saturday with over 500 cars and trucks on display throughout the downtown area.

    "We're tickled to death," said Jerry Adams, one of the coordinator's of the event. "It's definitely the talk of the town."

    Adams said next year's event has already been scheduled for Aug. 24 and organizers aren't going to wait to start making plans. A meeting will be held Sept. 24 to take a look at this year's Rod Run and to start making plans for 2013.

  • Infested

    Clifton Village apartment described as ‘slaughter house’ of bed bugs

     

    “It is the worst case of bed bugs that I have ever seen,” said executive director of the Cynthiana Housing Authority Michael Buis.
    An issue that most tend to refrain from in general conversation, the bed bug issue seems to keep creeping up.

     

  • Hillside complex to get $4.3 mil revamp

    A Cynthiana housing complex is about to get a $4.3 million face lift.
    Hillside Apartments, located off of north Elmarch Avenue,  has been approved by the Cynthiana-Harrison county-Berry Planning Commission for a major renovation project that will also include the construction of three two-bedroom units that are handicap accessible as well as a community room.