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  • Judge Exec burn ban through 6/28/12

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has issued a burn ban effective now through 6-28-12.  Any questions can be referred to his office.

  • Smiser Road closed

    Due to the construction of the Cynthiana Bypass, Smiser Road off U.S. 27 will be closed.  Access for residents will still be open on the U.S. 62 end. However, there will be no thru traffic.
    Motorists are reminded that construction equipment  and vehicles are in the areas of U.S. 27, U.S. 62, KY 32, KY 356 and KY 36.

  • School projects on schedule

    Construction projects on the Hilltop are ahead of schedule.
    School officials said Tuesday that the unseasonable dry conditions this spring have made it possible for workers to move along with extensive improvements at Harrison County Middle School.
    “We’re confident we’ll be ok for the start of school,” said David Case, director of school facilities. “We’ve had very little rain so I think everything will be done on time or ahead of schedule.”

  • Mailbox tally at 104

    Authorities say the mailbox destruction in Harrison County has halted since intense investigation has continued.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, the final total of mailboxes destroyed or damaged during a nearly week long run is 104.
    “As far as we can tell, 104 mailboxes have been linked to one group of individuals’ night time idea of fun,” said Peak. “Since Wednesday, June 13, we have received no additional reports of mailbox damage.”

  • BULLY BASHING

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Katie and Desmond Himes are spreading awareness about bullying to schools across the state with their interactive Bully Bashers program and will be having their first Bully Basher benefit variety show at the end of June.
    Katie, who will be competing in the Miss Kentucky pageant, chose an anti-bullying platform in November and by April developed the idea into a full-fledged interactive program for children in schools.

  • City, county leaders discuss proposed Parks & Recreation changes Tuesday

    A special joint meeting was held between the city and county on Tuesday, June 19, to discuss and answer questions regarding a possible change in recreation.
    A presentation was given by Parks and Recreation developer Missy Lutz, which outlined a proposed solution to many unanswered issues regarding recreation in Harrison County.
    During the presentation, Lutz, along with other members of the board, outlined the structure of a new Parks and Recreation plan for Harrison County.

  • Missionary’s plans turn into survival mission

    As winter turned to spring last year, Debbie Haley was making plans for a summer mission trip to Guatemala.
    Her plans, however, were different from God’s plans.
    It was early spring when Haley decided to see her doctor because she said she just wasn’t feeling well.
    She couldn’t pinpoint her ailings, but she knew something wasn’t right.
    She went to her gynecologist in Georgetown and found herself on the fast track to UK’s Markey Cancer Center.

  • Commissioners consider raises for some city employees

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The Cynthiana City Commission is considering raises, but not across the board.
    The commissioners butted heads on how much a public works employee raise should be or whether a raise should be given.
    Mayor Steve Moses said he would be ok with a 5 percent raise if they look at raises again in six months.
    “My gut feeling is that we do the 2.96 percent, but I’m willing to go to the 5 percent,” Roger Slade, commissioner of public works, said.

  • Fiscal court says no to 5-acre minimum building lot size

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court has given the ok to planning and zoning amendments, minus the proposed five-acre A1 minimum.
    According to County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, a mutual feeling between the magistrates put a hold on the proposed five-acre minimum for new lots built in agriculture zones in Harrison County.
    The proposed change, which was presented at the May 22 fiscal court meeting, would have changed the current specifications for building new residences in A1-zoned areas.

  • Former LVC student publishes book with online availability

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Cathy Wright, 59, a local author from Bourbon County and mother of two sons recently published her novel Cheyenne Moon, which was a long time in the making.
    Wright began working on the book 15 years ago and has been working on it on and off up through last month.