The Harrison County Board of Education voted unanimously last Thursday evening for a tax hike that will generate 4 percent more revenue for the district’s till.
Board members approved setting the tax rate at 42.9 cents on real and personal property plus .1 cent exonerations for a total of 43.0 cents per $100 of assessed property. The district expects to receive $293,691 more revenue than last year.
“There’s a financial clip we’re getting to face down the road,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.
As the engines rev coming into the last jump, many young, inspiring riders in the stands make a wish to one day have the same chance at living the dream one Harrison County teen is living.
From the time he received his first battery-powered four-wheeler, Chance Beverly was hooked on riding.
“You could not keep him off of it,” said Chance’s mother Tomi Sadler. “If he had thought about it I am sure he would have attempted to drive up and down stairs on it.”
A routine arrest ended with a trip to the hospital following an electrical jolt Sunday, Sept. 2.
According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, an arrest warrant was issued for Edwin Cummins, 45, for Harrison County Family Court.
Deputy Peak said the citation for arrest was due to Cummins alleged failure to satisfy his child support obligations.
Cochairs of Taste of Harrison County claim this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
Possibly one of the most anticipated events in Harrison County will be going on this weekend.
The savory smells of barbecue cooking mixed with the sweet aroma of famous pie recipes is enough to pull several hundreds of spectators into downtown Cynthiana for a taste of rich southern pride.
Meg Ammerman is turning a life-long love for sewing into a business.
Last week, she opened So Sew at 130 E. Pike St. above her family’s Smith Insuror’s agency.
While she laughs about still honing her business plan, she knows that it will all be built around her love to sew and create heirloom designs.
“Heirloom sewing is a lost art,” Ammerman said following the Friday morning ribbon-cutting for her latest endeavor.
She has on display a few 100-plus-year-old children’s gowns as well as some of her own creations.
David Adams 50,012.70
Diana Adams 11,291.40
Alice Allen 42,128.96
James Allen 150.00
Brad Allison 56,328.56
Chris Anderson 52,568.46
Paula Anderson 771.55
Crystle Arnold 144.00
Martha Arnold 23,846.33
Perry Arnold 15,792.00
There are two telephone calls that a parent never wants to receive.
A Harrison County couple say it has been their faith in God and a healthy prayer chain that has given them peace in the hours and days since receiving their call. Their son, David, was shot in Afghanistan, just seven weeks into a nine-month tour.
The call came to John and Cheryl Chamberlin at 12:14 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Authorities suspect that arson is the cause of a weekend fire that claimed 120 rolls of hay on a White Oak Pike farm.
According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fire broke out on the property of Bill Gates which is about four miles from townaround 3 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.
The sheriff’s report states that a “young man” came to the residence of Gates around 3 a.m., to alert him that several rolls of hay located near the road were on fire.
The Harrison County Volunteer Fire Department was called to put the fire out.