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  • HCMS staff gives courtyard much-needed facelift with help from local donations

    Harrison County Middle School staff members used a year-end project to breathe new life into the school’s dying courtyard.
    An eyesore to all who saw it, the once beautiful courtyard between the original middle school and the sixth grade addition, had aged horribly with overgrown weeds and unattended trees.
    “It was a mess,” said middle school teacher Betty Peak. “You were unable to see the memorials and everything had simply been unattended and it showed.”

  • Middle school, Southside receive 3M Ingenuity grants

    Harrison County Middle school and Southside Elementary were selected to receive grant checks totaling $18,490 towards classroom project development from the 3M Ingenuity Grant.
    This year, the 3M Foundation awarded more than $350,000 in Ingenuity Grants to 51 schools in 36 3M communities across the country.
    The grants, provided by the 3M Foundation, are designed to foster innovative class room discovery for third through eighth grade math and science students.
    Teachers apply for the grants for specific programs and may receive up to $3,500 for materials.

  • Harrison County will host Smithsonian exhibit for six weeks this summer

    The Smithsonian Institution has selected Harrison County to host an exhibition this summer.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Trust looks to bring more awareness to the museum with its six-week long exhibition, Journey Stories.
    Journey Stories shows how the evolution of mobility shaped a young nation like the United States, into what it currently is today.

  • Murder conspiracy foiled

    A plot to have Harrison County attorney Bradley Vaughn killed has ended with the arrest of a Carlisle man.
    The Kentucky State Police released a statement early Thursday morning in the arrest of Charles Fryman, 50, Carlisle. He is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Fryman is alleged to have conspired with another person to kill two people in Cynthiana, one of whom was Vaughn. There is no information on the second target.

  • Three fires under investigation

    An investigation is underway into three weekend fires that local officials have termed suspicious.

    Cynthiana firefirghters battled three blazes over the weekend on Kehoe Alley, Pike Street and Church Street.

    Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs said Monday morning that the three suspicious fires were the result of arson. The investigation is continuing.

     Scott County Fire Department Battalion Chief James M. Kanavy and his K-9 arson dog Honey went through the properties Monday morning with the investigator and local officials.

  • World Trade Center artifact arrives in Cynthiana

    Through the efforts of the Harrison County Fire Protection District, Harrison County has a piece of the World Trade Center that was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, in a terrorist attack on the United States.
    The temporary display will be at the old courthouse Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A permanent location is being sought for the exhibit. Anyone with ideas for that site should submit a written suggestion to the Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 811, Cynthiana, KY, 41031, by July 8 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Howard makes hole in one at CCC

    Golfer Ryan Howard shot his first hole in one at the Cynthiana Country Club Thursday afternoon.
    Howard, 21, finished his 9-hole round with a 34 after acing hole 8.
    He made the 150-yard shot with a nine iron.
    “At first I thought naw that didn’t go in and then when I saw it in the hole I just started shaking,” Howard said.
    His witness on the Par 3 shot was fellow golfer Jason Works.

  • News briefs

    Harrison County to exhibit piece of World Trade Center Saturday

    Through the efforts of the Harrison County Fire Protection District, Harrison County will be receiving a piece of the  World Trade Center that was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, in a terrorist attack on the United States.

  • Teens injured in Wednesday wreck on KY 982

    Officials say speed was the main contributing factor for an afternoon wreck which sent three young men to the hospital.
    A call was made to dispatch around 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in regards to a single vehicle injury accident on KY 982 west.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies Nathan Olin and Steve McCauley arrived on the scene approximately 10 minutes after the time of the wreck.

  • County’s bridge bidding process questioned by contractor, attorney

    Attorney Jessie Melcher was present at the June 14 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting on behalf of Jerry Bacon and RRC Company.
    In question was the procedure the Harrison County Fiscal Court took in awarding bids for the construction of Hill Road bridge and Waits Road bridge.
    Bacon, on behalf of RRC Company, submitted a bid for installing both bridges along with bid winner E&H Bridges/Ron’s Concrete.