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  • E-Z Pack selling some assets to Navistar, Inc.

    E-Z Pack Manufacturing announced Tuesday that certain assets including intellectual property of the company are being acquired by Navistar, Inc.
    As for the Cynthiana E-Z Pack plant, officials declined to confirm plans of closing the plant.
    “No decisions have been made as far as long term plans for the Cynthiana plant,” said E-Z Pack director of marketing Tom Kennedy. “The plant currently has many back orders to fill and plenty of work for the near seen future.”

  • dancing with the stars

    Salsa, Samba, Jitterbug, Jive and line dancing. Which will be shown at the first annual Dancing with the Stars?
    The Harrison County High School FFA Chapter and Dance Team will present a local variation of the hit show Dancing with the Stars Friday, May 4, at the Harrison County High School Gym.
    Anticipation grows every day as the event draws closer where some of Harrison County’s finest will trade in their day clothes for some glad rags and dancing shoes.

  • HCHS greenhouse opens this Saturday

    The Harrison County High School Greenhouse will open Saturday, May 5, for the 2012 season and close on May 24.
    Available this year will be vegetable plants, ferns, annual bedding plants and hanging baskets.
    The greenhouse will be open for business from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Closed on Memorial Day.
    For more information contact Nicki Jones at 234-7117 ext. 2104 or email her at nicki.jones@harrison.kyschools.us.
     

  • Three cars stolen this week

    Storms have created a diversion for thieves in Cynthiana over the last few days.
    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said three vehicles were stolen in the last week and numerous cars have been pilfered.
    Some of the items missing from vehicles include CDs, GPS devices, a ladies’ wallet that contained all of her credit cards, cash and identification.
    “I really want to encourage people to take their keys out of the vehicles and lock the doors,” said Johnson.

  • TWO STABBED

    Just weeks after being charged with wanton endangerment for allegedly intentionally setting his couch on fire after his wife left him, Michael King is back in jail.
    “What started as a domestic ended in a free for all,” said Chief Ray Johnson of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Two people were stabbed Tuesday night and King is being charged.
    According to police reports filed by Ptl. Nathan Linville, King, 47, went to Ronnie’s Bar on Walnut Street about 6 p.m. Tuesday where his wife, Tracy, was bartending.

  • Cynthiana woman has fond memories of horse racing

    ‘The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky home...’
    The simple lyrics of Stephen Foster seem to unite all proud Kentucky lovers but also marks the beginning of the most exciting two minutes in sports.
    The chills it sends down the spines of every proud Kentucky resident only intensifies as it is being performed at Kentucky’s most prestigious tradition... the Kentucky Derby.
    One Kentucky resident recalls some of those proud moments in history spent at the tracks, once as a young spectator and later as an owner.

  • Mother, daughter fortunate to be alive

    An injury accident on US 62 West Monday evening left two vehicles damaged and one mother very thankful.
    A 911 call was made around 5 p.m., Monday, April 23, for an injury accident on US 62 near Switzer Pike.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Hutchison, a 2000 GM flatbed truck was traveling toward Cynthiana with a load of large construction parts when a chain used to strap the parts down snapped.

  • Home and Garden Show this weekend

    The weather should be perfect for Cynthiana’s 9th Home and Garden Show.
    Doors will open at the Burley Marketing Co-op building on U.S. 27 North at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning with over 65 booths offering everything from flowering plants to home decor and home improvement.
    “Join us at the show to get new ideas for inside and outside of your home,” said Trish Jenkins, one of the show’s organizers.
    She said the vendors work hard to make sure they have everything for spring project.

  • HCHS council elections

    Parent nominations to serve as a member of the Harrison County High School Site Based Decision Making Council for the 2012-2013 school year will be taken from April 26 to May 2.  Nominations may be submitted to Kim Soard, HCHS secretary, in the front office at the high school.  
    Parent elections for SBDM Council will be on May 3, 2012, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • State’s new road plan calls for revamping of deadly curves

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Two deadly curves in Harrison County will soon be gone.
    Included in the state’s 2012-14 biennial highway plan, a U.S. 62 East curve where two Harrison County High School students were killed in 2010 and a U.S. 27 North “S” curve that claimed the life of a Butler woman last year are slated for reconstruction.
    Although the projects are scheduled for design with right-of-way purchases and utility relocation in 2012-13, state Rep. Tom McKee said funding for the construction will have to come in the next budgeting cycle.