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  • City/county leaders put hold on fitness center

    A special joint meeting was held on March 12 between the city commissioners and fiscal court to reveal future plans for the building of a health/fitness center.
    In 2011 several local officials teamed with Wedco to apply for a grant that would set in motion plans for building a health center in Harrison County.
    However, the application to acquire the grant was unsuccessful, which meant several more months of brainstorming new ways to bring a health center to Harrison County.

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  • Tobin appointed director of Commodity Division for KFB

    David S. Beck, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced that Mike Tobin, a resident of Cynthiana, has been named director of the Commodity Division. His appointment is effective April 2, 2012.
    In this role, Tobin will serve as the organization’s liaison to the various agriculture commodity groups, agriculture agencies and work closely with KFB’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities.

  • Charges filed in Cherokee Drive fire

    A Cynthiana man is in jail after a domestic situation became perilous early Tuesday morning.
    Michael King, 47, called police just before 1 a.m. to say that his wife had left him. Forty-five minutes later, he called back to 911 dispatch to report that his 125 Cherokee Drive home was on fire.
    When police arrived they found an apparently intoxicated King in front of his burning apartment.

  • Court OKs Brown EMS agreement

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court has voted to enter into a contract with Brown’s EMS for the remainder of the current court members’ terms.
    Representatives from Brown’s EMS were present at the March 13, fiscal court meeting to discuss long term plans for the ambulance service.
    Attorney Ed Culbertson and Joni Douglas provided the fiscal court with the ambulance service’s budget.

  • A family tradition

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Life-long farmer Troy Bradford of Harrison County earned the Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year Award for 2011 by the sweat of his brow.
    In a small rural community like Harrison County, farmers are somewhat easy to find.
    Many go unnoticed due to the fact that they enjoy a simple life where large amounts of attention are seldom on their list of things to enjoy.

  • Local Tea Party aims at fiscal responsibility

    Radical may not be the right adjective to describe three of Harrison County’s active Tea Party members, but certainly they would like to see radical change in government spending and fiscal responsibility.
    Jim Pinson, Chuck Duffy and Darwin Root, members of the Harrison County Tea Party, said they are concerned about the federal deficit.
    “We’re a grass roots movement,” said Root. “There are several variations of the Tea Party out there.”

  • Students go hi-tech with iPads in the classroom

    Harrison County High School students are testing the pros and cons of using iPads in the classroom.
    Pencil and paper, hard-bound books and blackboards with chalk all have the same thing in common... outdated.
    As technology advances, school systems also improve their methods of relaying information to students through the use of technology.
    Ten Harrison County High School students, all of which are enrolled in TV Media during first period, are serving as a pilot group for iPads being used in the classroom.

  • Making laundry detergent

    Community Action’s Parent Group met Tuesday morning to make laundry detergent to show how to cut costs in the home.
    At right, Roberta Kinney, family service worker, and Melissa Mitchell, family service worker, help dip the liquid laundry detergent. From left, Jolyn England, Marie Brumley and Ashley Wills with Anton, talk about the recipe for the detergent as well as how to make homemade dryer sheets and baby wipes.

     

  • City honors Girls Scouts on their 100th anniversary

    “People are using the park,” said Commissioner Roger Slade at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.
    However, he said he would like to see even more.
    Slade proposed that the city put in a 9-hole disc golf course.
    He said that if everything fell into place, the attraction could be ready as early as May.
    “The closest course is in Lexington,” Slade said, noting that a local course could be constructed for under $6,500.