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    Back to Our Roots is this Saturday at Rev. Ross Park
    The second annual Back to Our Roots program will be held Saturday at the Rev. Ross Park beginning at 1 p.m. Scheduled speakers will be Jan Way Rudolph, Diane Willis Ayers, Teddy Taylor, Phillip Watson and Louis Stout.
    There will be music, fellowship and food as well as the afternoon of reflecting, said Terry Harris, one of the event organizers.

  • Cynthiana dog owners make their mark on show circuit

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Breeder, owner and handler Shoney McNabb said dog showing is only part of building a better breed.
    As co-owner of Derbyrun-Folklore Cavaliers, McNabb’s introduction to dog showing was sparked, like many, by “the biggest stage” in dog showing.
    Watching the Westminster Dog Show in New York City, McNabb found herself in awe of the facial features of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

  • Privett opens Cynthiana office with Swinford & Sims

    Swinford & Sims, P.S.C., has announced that Brian K. Privett has joined the firm “Of Counsel.”
     Privett will be practicing in the areas of family law, wills and estates, business law, and civil litigation. He is available for consultation at the Swinford & Sims, P.S.C. offices located at 132 E. Pike St.
    Privett is an assistant Harrison County Attorney and represents the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning and Zoning Commission.  

  • State offices will close Friday for statewide furlough days

    State offices will be closed on Friday, May 27, as part of the state’s budget balancing plan to furlough state government workers a total of six days in 2011, as authorized by the 2010-12 biennial budget passed by the General Assembly.
    The furloughs are estimated to save taxpayers approximately $24 million, as well as prevent laying off more than 400 state employees. The savings generated help close a $131 million gap in the state budget in the fiscal year that ends June 30. State offices will also be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Woolums joins Extension as summer intern

    The Harrison County Cooperative Extension is again training a prime, future agent through the UK Cooperative Extension Intern Program.
    A program designed to help Extension students, the UK Cooperative has enabled a Harrison County man the opportunity to hone his skills and test the waters of Extension life.
    Mark Woolums, a senior by hours at the University of Kentucky, was chosen to act as this summer’s Extension intern for Harrison County.
    Woolums grew up in Harrison County where he acquired his enthusiasm for farming life from his father.

  • Strong wind hits parts of the county

    Strong winds blew through parts of Harrison County Monday evening uprooting trees and damaging buildings and roofs. Above, the Antioch Mills home of Floyd and Violet Barnes sustained minor damage as a result of the storm. The weather forecast for the rest of this week calls for more storms, some could be severe with damaging winds and large hail.

    Some Berry residents were also without electicity for a period and trees were down throughout the county.

  • Dr. Besson singing at Legends game

    Cynthiana’s Dr. Stephen Besson will be singing the National Anthem at the Lexington Legends game Friday, May 27, as part of the quartet Adelphos.

  • All American Day will be held July 4

    A new festival is coming to the area.  
    All American Day will be held on Monday, July 4, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, on Oddville Avenue (US 62 E) in Cynthiana.
    The event will be celebrating everything American.  The food vendors will be serving classic American food – hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque. The other vendors are only allowed to sell items that were made in America.
    There will also be some old fashioned games: Three-legged, wheel barrow and egg in a spoon races.  

  • Elderly target of air conditioning scam

    A scam against the elderly has been reported as close as Nicholas County and is targeting the elderly.
    According to information from the Kentucky State Police, two white men are going to residences of senior citizens offering estimates for a new heating and air conditioning unit.
    Once inside the home, one of the men distracts the resident while the other man makes a ruse of taking measurements. While pretending to take the measurements, that man has been taking jewelry and other valuable items.

  • Miss Harrison County Fair injured in Monday wreck

    Harrison County’s Miss Teen America and Miss Harrison County Fair was injured in a Monday afternoon car accident in the high school parking lot.
    Katie Himes, 17, was pulling from the parking lot onto the access road behind the old football stadium and apparently pulled into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Louis Collard, 41, according to the Cynthiana Police report.
    Ptl. Joe Warden said Himes was leaving school and Collard was traveling away from Webster Avenue on his way to pick up his children when the accident occurred.