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  • Test scores put district in middle

    While the recently released test scores from the first K-PREP shows Harrison County schools hovering around the middle of the 174 school districts in the state, there are some brighter spots as well.
    Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) is the result of the 2009 General Assembly mandate for a new public school assessment program.
    Local administrators have been awaiting the changes, knowing that they would be drastic.
    “This is completely different than anything we’ve had since KERA,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.

  • Poinsettias available from HCHS FFA

    Harrison County High School’s FFA Chapter is taking orders for its annual flower drive.
    This year students have been divided between the two FFA advisors, Nicki Jones and Todd Brannock. The team that sells the most earns bragging rights. The advisor for the team selling the least could face consequences such as having to wear pink, skinny jeans, Santa suits or having to dye a beard or shave an eyebrow.
    Those wishing to order a poinsettia should do so under the name of a specific student or advisor.

  • Cynthiana man charged with abusing child

    A 22-year-old Cynthiana man is in jail following an investigation into accusations that on Oct. 24, he caused physical injury to a 2-year-old child.
    According to court records, David A. Burden Jr., 22, Oddville Avenue, is charged with first degree criminal abuse, child under 12 years old.
    He was arrested in Lexington on Nov. 12 at Amazon.com and lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center under a $50,000 full cash bond.
    Kentucky State Police, who is investigating the incident, declined comment at this time.

     

  • Brown indicted in two counties

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Brenda Kay Brown and her brother Roger Kirk were arrested Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on warrants issued as a result of indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties last Thursday and Friday.
    According to information released by KSP Wednesday morning, Brown is alleged to have stolen and obtained several millions of dollars by various means including the obtainment of CD’s, monetary gifts, property transfers, and unauthorized purchases utilizing the assets of her husband, James Brown, for her personal financial gain.

  • Great gift ideas for kids to give

    (StatePoint) Helping your child pick out great gifts can be tricky and often times, impersonal. This year, encourage your child’s creativity with easy kids’ crafts they’ll give as gifts.
    Do-it-yourself handmade gifts are a growing trend, thanks to the popularity of sites like Etsy and Pinterest.
    “Unlike a store-bought present, a handmade present is a personalized treasure made by you!” says Meg Survil, general manager of the brand MakIt, which preserves children’s artwork on objects like plates and bowls.

  • Kay Brown arrested on charges in Harrison, Lawrence counties

    Brenda Kay Brown and her brother Roger Kirk were arrested Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on warrants issued as a result of indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties last Thursday and Friday.
    According to information released by KSP Wednesday morning, Brown is alleged to have stolen and obtained several millions of dollars by various means including the obtainment of CD’s, monetary gifts, property transfers, and unauthorized purchases utilizing the assets of her husband, James Brown, for her personal financial gain.

  • Kay Brown indicted in Harrison County

    Brenda Kay Brown, estranged wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Thursday, Nov. 8.
    Kay Brown faces a three-count indictment for financial exploitation of an adult (more than $300), first degree perjury and second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to the indictment, bond for Kay Brown was set at $500,000.
    The first count alleges that between May 14, 2010, and Nov. 8, 2012, she “knowingly and willfully financially exploited James A. Brown...”

  • Singers’ Fall Kaleidoscope will be Friday, Sunday

    The Licking Valley Singers Fall Concert is this weekend and you won’t want to miss it.
    Come hear a Choral Kaleidoscope of Songs you’ll know and want to sing along with… Spirituals, folk rock, swing, madrigals, novelty songs and more…
    The Singers will also be honoring veterans with a special Veteran’s Tribute as part of the concerts.
    Performances are Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Cynthiana Baptist Church, 212 E. Pleasant St.

     

  • McKee defends Frankfort seat

    In the four counties that make up the 78th House of Representative District, incumbent Tom McKee (D) carried three.
    Republican challenger Bryan Lutz captured Campbell County where 2,565  people voted in the race. Lutz garnered 1,529 of the Campbell County votes.
    McKee claimed his home of Harrison County 4,260 to Lutz’s 2,854.
    It was a tighter race in Pendleton County where 598 votes separated the two with McKee pulling in 2,993 to Lutz’s 2,395.
    In Robertson County, McKee claimed the victory with 624 votes while Lutz earned 309.

  • City commission incumbents reclaim posts

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    For the first time in several years, there will be no change in the Cynthiana City Commission.
    The four incumbent candidates earned voter support for their re-election bids.
    Billy Grayson, John M. “Jack” Keith, Roger Slade and Gary Brunker received the four highest tallies, holding off challenger Amanda Moore, who had also previously served on the commission.