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  • Nomination deadline is Friday for Chamber Awards Banquet

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the 42nd Awards Banquet.
    The banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Cynthiana Country Club.
    To nominate an individual for a specific category, a brief resume of accomplishments and letter stating why they are deserving of the award (no longer than a page and a half) should be sent or dropped off to the Chamber of Commerce building.
    Winners and their families from each category will be present to accept awards. Categories include;

  • Salt Shakers

    A non-typical 2011-12 winter has city and county officials hopeful for expanded summer projects.
    After the 2010 winter season, city and county officials made sure that the next seen winter months would not have them searching for the precious mineral used for keeping roads safe for travel.
    “Last year was a bad one for anyone who was searching for salt,” said County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “We actually used all of the salt that we had contracted for and still needed more before the winter months were over.”

  • Open House is Saturday at Animal Shelter

    The Humane Society of Harrison County will host a birthday party and open house in honor of the late Flora Shropshire on Saturday, Feb. 4, 12-4 p.m. at the shelter. Everyone is welcome.
    The shelter is located on New Lair Road, south of Safety Way.

  • New pastor called to First United Methodist Church

    The First United Methodist Church rings in the new year with pastor Michael Coppersmith.
    Coppersmith, a native of Pamona, Calif., recalled his childhood as being somewhat rebellious.
    “I guess I was your typical kid,” said Coppersmith. “I had my share of getting into trouble but for the most part I grew up just like everyone else, minus skipping school to go smoke.”
    At the age of 16, Coppersmith decided to move out of his parent’s house and joined the army at the age of 17.

  • Six candidates seek four city commission positions

    There will be no local elections on the primary ballot this spring.
    According to Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish, only six candidates filed seeking election to the Cynthiana City Commission. For there to have been a primary race, nine candidates needed to file.
    The six candidates -- incumbents Gary Brunker, Jack Keith, Billy Grayson, Roger Slade, along with Mary Grable and Amanda Moore -- will appear on the November ballot.

  • Reds Caravan comes to Cynthiana

    The Cincinnati Reds Caravan cruised through Cynthiana last  Thursday with a noon stop at Angilo’s in Harrison Square. In one photograph, below, Reds manager Dusty Baker, signed a bobble head for James Martin, behind and to the right of Baker. Seated at the table with Baker is former Cynthiana City Commission Bill Doan. Looking on are Chuck Duffy and Bill Poindexter. Reds fans packed the two dining rooms at Angilo’s. Also pictured below, Todd Frazier, right, who is a left fielder and third baseman for the Reds, signed autographs for fans.

  • Impact award nominations needed

    The Bluegrass Alliance for Women seeks nominations for its 2012 Impact Awards.
    These awards, given at the county level, recognize women who have made a strong commitment to improve the lives of women and girls within the 17-county Bluegrass Area Development District. These awards bring recognition to women who are empowering women and girls in their communities and might otherwise go unnoticed through other channels.

  • Grassland Reserve Program application deadlines are Feb. 15 and April 2

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP).  Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application ranking cutoff dates for 2012 are Feb. 15 and April 2.
    Applications received after April 2, 2012, will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.
    The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners and operators the opportunity to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources.  

  • REDISTRICTING

    And just like that, proverbial lines were drawn in the sand... or in this case, Kentucky soil.
    Harrison County’s state representative, Tom McKee, said Monday night that the new redistricting of House and Senate boundaries boiled down to politics.
    Harrison County’s 78th House district changes minimally. However, the new Senate lines are dramatic.
    Sen. R.J. Palmer, a Winchester Democrat, has served as Harrison County’s representation in the Senate for the last 10 years.

  • Tennessee man faces theft charge here

    A Tennessee resident was extradited by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department following a theft by deception charge that is more than a year old.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Jody Allen, 34, was extradited from Rogersville, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 19, for charges related to a theft by deception case which was filed in Harrison County September 2010.
    According to the sheriff’s report, Allen purchased 536,250 tobacco plants from Asbury Greenhouse in 2010 and paid the balance with a “bad check.”