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  • County precincts affected by redistricting

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court looks to amend an ordinance which previously was set to redistrict magistrate lines.
    According to County Clerk Linda Furnish, House Bill 302 was signed by Gov. Steve Beshear on Feb. 10, which redefines the boundaries for congressional districts in Kentucky.
    Those new boundary lines have affected Harrison County’s magisterial districts, which were re-drawn in 2011.
    Furnish informed the court that an amendment would be needed to eliminate the need for additional precincts.

  • Artist of the Month

    Cynthiana artist Herby Moore  is pictured with a painting of the 1926 Kentucky Derby winner “Bubbling Over,” that he began in 1953 while he was serving in the Army. Moore is the Cynthiana Harrison County Chamber of Commerce’s featured artist for the month of March. Eleven of Moore’s paintings will be displayed at the Chamber building during the month.

  • Harrison County Farmers Market to hold logo contest

    The Harrison County Farmers Market is asking for help in designing a new logo for the market. Any resident of Harrison County may submit an entry. We want to encourage the students of Harrison County Schools to participate.

  • Students unhurt in Tuesday afternoon wreck involving school bus

    Students on Harrison County school bus  No. 202 had quite a scare Tuesday afternoon when their bus was rear-ended on U.S. 27 South about 4:30 p.m.
    None of the 15 students on board were injured. They were transferred to another bus to complete the route.
    Information regarding the driver of a truck that hit the bus in the rear is not available at this time. However, a passenger was transported by Brown Ambulance Service to Harrison Memorial Hospital.

  • Supreme Court upholds redistricting order

    On Friday afternoon, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed the Franklin Circuit Court’s order that state legislative races for the 2012 election cycle shall be conducted pursuant to the boundaries that were in effect immediately prior to the enactment of House Bill 1. The Court reiterated that the filing deadline for candidates for state Senator and state Representative was Feb. 10, 2012.

  • Escaped prisoner picked up Wednesday

    A Harrison County woman was caught following her escape from Harrison County Circuit Court Tuesday after being sentenced to five years in jail.
    Tara Fryman, 29, was taken into custody Wednesday and served a second degree escape charge for running from police after being sentenced.
    According to Det. Paul Olin, once Fryman was in custody she ran from officials a second time by “slipping her cuffs,” while being processed at the sheriff’s department and ran toward the Justice Center.

  • Paris Stockyards reopens with Harrison County connection

    Former Harrison County farmer Sammy Faulkner is co-managing the Paris Stockyards.
    Feb. 9 marked the day of the first sale at Paris Stockyards since its closing in August 2011 under the ownership of United Producers.
    Paris Stockyards was recently bought by the Loy Brothers, who run a farming operation in Russell Springs, Ky. Paris Stockyards is the fourth stockyard that the Loy Brothers own.
    During the first sale at Paris Stockyards in over six months, 1,918 head of cattle were sold to buyers and shipped as far as Colorado to large commercial feedlots.

  • Above normal number of tornadoes, says Accuweather

    State College, Pa. -- AccuWeather.com reports following a near-record number of tornadoes in 2011, an active severe weather season with above-normal tornadoes is expected in 2012.
    There were 1,709 tornadoes in 2011, falling short of the record 1,817 tornadoes set in 2004. In comparison, the average number of tornadoes over the past decade is around 1,300.
    Last year ranks as the fourth most deadly tornado year ever recorded in the United States.

  • Grant’s Ark attraction held up by financial lag

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz,
    LCNI News Service
    When will the residents of Grant County see some dirt move on the Ark Encounter?
    It could be awhile longer because financing for the project has not materialized as developers hoped it would.
    No date has been set for a groundbreaking.
    The Ark Encounter LLC did  close on the final piece of property, known as the Finke property, needed for the project, which will encompass 800 acres. It will be located off KY 36 and I-75 in Williamstown.

  • Chesnut children laid to rest

    By Becky Barnes, Editor, and
    Jamie Baker-Nantz, LCNI News Service
    Two little girls lying in a single casket holding hands is an image Ron Livingood will never forget.
    Livingood, superintendent of Grant County Schools, along with other administrative staff and nearly all of the teachers at Grant County Middle School, traveled to Winchester Monday for the funeral of Rachel and Jacqueline Chesnut, children of Shelly and Terry Chesnut.
    Shelly Chesnut has been a sixth grade science teacher for the last eight years at GCMS.