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  • Tobacco buy-out money still leading Harrison County farm subsidies

    In 2011, the  most recent figures available, over $1 million came into Harrison County through agriculture/farm subsidies.
    According to Gary Carter, Harrison County Extension Agent for Agriculture, the bulk of that income is through the tobacco buyout for which there is only one year remaining on those payments.
    Farm subsidies started in the 1920s when the government initiated the payments to spur farmers to grow products that could be used as food.

  • Commissioners remain in seats

    The structure of the Cynthiana City  Commission will remain the same.
    Billy Grayson, who earned the most votes in the November general election, had his choice of departments and asked to stay as Commissioner of Public Finance.
    Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that his new program for 2013 is that there needs to be a 60 percent improvement this year with another 40 percent in 2014.
    “Company’s coming,” Grayson said. “If we want jobs we have to pick up the paper cups off the ground.”

  • Relay kick-off meeting is Jan. 15

    On Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Harrison County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at the Cynthiana Christian Church for a kickoff to launch their fundraising efforts and to say thank you to all Harrison County residents.
    A chili supper will be provided. This will be the first opportunity to register a new team and learn more information about the event to be held on June 14 and 15, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Harrison County Football Field.

  • Court to advertise for Parks and Rec personnel

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court plans to begin advertising for new Parks and Recreation personnel.
    During the committee reports, Missy Lutz informed the court that the interlocal agreement  was passed by the Department of Local Government, allowing them to move forward in the plans for Parks and Recreation.
    “There has been some discussion about the takeover date,” said Lutz. “We are stuck between March 1, and Feb. 1.”

  • Food pantries benefit from KSP Cram the Cruiser

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced recently that the ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 105,148 pounds (52.6 tons) of food statewide.
    Brewer challenged each post to promote the campaign in an effort to give back to their local communities.  In 2011, the statewide campaign collected 50,931 pounds of food.  The ten-day 2012 campaign indicates a 106 percent increase over what the agency did last year.

  • 28 animals seized

     

    A former Harrison County woman may face multiple charges after allegedly abandoning several animals on Antioch Richland Road.

  • SNOW OVERLOAD

     

    The Friday night, Saturday morning storm that swept through Harrison County left widespread power outages.

    Bluegrass Energy crews worked around the clock to restore power.

  • Batte is CPD’s first female graduate

     

    At 30 years old, Dottie Batte believes she is exactly where she is supposed to be.

  • Celebrating 25 years of business in Cynthiana

     

    Leono’s will ring in the new year with a 25th anniversary celebration week filled with daily specials and pizza drawings for supporting customers.

  • Harrison Deposit sold to The Bank of Henderson

    The Bank of Henderson is expanding its financial services footprint with the acquisition of Harrison Deposit Bank of Cynthiana, effective Jan. 1. 

    In order to reflect the bank’s regional presence, there will be a new name and brand.