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  • 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. 

  • UPDATE: BGE outage drops to about 700

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    UPDATE Monday, Dec. 31-- As of 10 a.m. Monday, Bluegrass Energy has listed only 130 outages throughout their eight-county area which amounted to 668 customers in Harrison County.

    Crews are still working in Harrison and Pendleton counties where there was widespread outages.

    BGE reports that most customers should have power by 8 p.m. Monday night.

     

  • KYTC District 6 crews are ready for snow time

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 snow and ice removal crews are gearing up for the 2012-13 snow season. In anticipation of the season’s first winter event that is forecasted to hit the Northern Kentucky area this week, officials are monitoring the anticipated snow storm and will mobilize crews accordingly.
    Pre-treating with salt brine for this snow event would be ineffective due to the already wet pavement conditions.  This snow storm is predicted to continue into the Friday morning commute.

  • Correction

    On the front page of the Cynthiana Democrat last week, a story about school security had the incorrect date for the Newtown,  Conn. shooting. The date of the shooting was Dec. 14.

  • Eastside Elementary
  • Bourbon Hospital recognized by CMS

    Many people have heard the buzz of healthcare reform and are aware, to some degree, the healthcare industry has experienced major changes over the last few years and it will continue to evolve.
    While the changes are numerous and complex, a few key themes stand out: the increased focus on quality care and the growing role of technology in healthcare delivery.
    These are two issues that you can see played out locally at Bourbon Community Hospital.

  • Harrison’s unemployment rate drops from November 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties, including Harrison, between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Harrison County’s unemployment dropped from 8.7 percent in November 2011 to 6.9 percent in November 2012.
    The Cabinet identifies 640 Harrison County residents as being unemployed in a work force of 9,311.

  • Christmas Classic
  • Stamper celebrates 50-plus years behind the pulpit

    It is one thing to celebrate an 85th birthday and another to celebrate over 50 years of doing the same heavenly thing.
    Brother Paul Stamper will soon be 85 years old, but that is not what he is most proud of.
    Stamper has devoted the last 50-plus years of his life to churches by taking his rightful and familiar place behind the pulpit.
    “Years ago I was able to stand before a congregation and recite scripture for almost an hour,” said Stamper. “I was very proud that I not only knew the scripture but what it meant too.”

  • 75 years together

    Seldom does anything stand the test of time, but try telling that to James and Mary Reffett.
    The two not only have managed to keep their health and keen minds for over 90 years, they have done it together.
    Over 75 years ago, young James and his friend peaked through a country church window at two young girls sitting in a pew by themselves.
    “Let’s go and see if they will let us sit with them,” recalled James.