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  • Did you know?

    Battling for Beth fund-raiser is Saturday
    Friends and family of Beth Slade will  host an event on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help raise funds to cover her medical costs. Slade was recently diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and has started treatments. Her medical bills are beginning to come in. She raised two sons with special needs, one of whom died two years ago. The other is a freshman in college.
    The event will be held at the Harrison County courthouse and will include a yard sale, bake sale, vendors, gospel singing and baskets for auction.

  • Marching Thorobreds bringing James Bond to life

    The 2012 installment of the Harrison County Marching Thorobreds competition field show features music made famous by the movies that portray Ian Fleming’s suave and dapper super-spy, James Bond.  
    “The music has been a great vehicle for us,” said band director John Merz. “We really enjoy playing it.”  
    The best part, Merz continues, is developing the show visually.  

  • Writers’ Conference held at Prizing House

    The 4th Annual Licking Valley Campus Writers Conference was held Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29.  
    On Friday, Maurice Manning kicked -off the event by teaching a class “Internal Mechanics of Writing and Meaningful Structure” to attendees before the Gala dinner.
    The Gala dinner was held at The Prizing House. Music was provided by Russ Ward and Dr. Larry Albert. Sherry Chandler, Kentucky poet, introduced Manning, the keynote speaker.  
    The award winners for the 2012 Licking River Writers Writing Contest were announced.  

  • HARRISON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND WEDCO DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT SALARIES FOR JULY 1, 2011 TO JUNE 30, 2012


    Pamela Abnee        $40,112.93
    Suzanne Abney        20,246.63
    Sheila Anderson        37,236.20
    Kelly Barnett        21,056.71
    Harry Batson        22,714.53
    Mildred Bennett        12,868.61
    Tina Bennett        55,723.78
    Greg Bolin        57,315.25

  • HCHS students complete Teen Court program

    Thirty-nine Harrison county students who have completed Teen Court training were sworn in as officers of their county court Monday, Sept. 24.
    District Court Judge Bill Kuster, who serves Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, and Robertson counties and oversees the local Teen Court program, performed the ceremony at the Harrison County Judicial Center.  
    Teen-Court members performed two mock trials for the audience, and Judge David Melcher (retired) served as keynote speaker for the event.

  • Cynthiana’s Ghost Walk is in its sixth year of storytelling

    This year marks the sixth year that people from all over the region will come to downtown Cynthiana to walk the streets into the history of our city. The Cynthiana Ghost Walk, started six years ago by local storytellers, is closing in on over 6,000 participants and has attracted visitors from states as far away as Arkansas and New Orleans.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Alenah Faye Jones, Aug. 27, daughter of Martin and Christi Jones; Hunter Lee Linville, Sept. 16, son of Cecil Wayne and Beth Lee Linville; Chandler Dawson Ray Mann, Sept. 17, son of Jinger and Joshua Mann.
    Maysville Community College/Licking Valley Center (MCC/LVC) is holding an open house to celebrate the opening of their new building and everyone is welcome to attend. The college is located on Webster Avenue across from Harrison County High School.

    25 years ago . . .

  • Sports Beat

    Fillies Fall Fling this Saturday on the
    Hilltop, strongest field ever expected

    Coach Bill Faulkner and the Harrison County volleyball Fillies will welcome 12 of the better teams that have ever participated in the Fillies Fall Fling to the Hilltop gym Saturday.  There will be three flights with pool play beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  
    The Fillies will open play at 9 a.m. in their pool with Williamstown (9-14). Other teams in the pool with the Fillies are Pikeville (19-7), Anderson County (16-11) and Fleming County (7-14).

  • Officials say starved dog improving

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    All indications are that the couple wanted on the cruelty to animal charges for allegedly starving a border collie mix dog have skipped town.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department said that warrants were signed last week after the dog was rescued from an abandoned residence at 203 W. Penn St.
    Donna and Edward Golden are wanted on charges of cruelty to animals, abandonment of animals and criminal mischief.

  • 50 years in prison for convicted killer

    It’s over.
    And that, Dora Clair says, gives her some satisfaction.
    However, she remains frustrated after her daughter’s murderer was sentenced last week in Pendleton County Circuit Court.
    “He refused to give a statement,” Clair said. “I wanted to know why he did what he did.”
    Clair said she was initially promised a written statement from Bass Webb as part of the plea agreement in the murder of her daughter, Bryia Runiewicz.