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  • Keeping up with changes

    Nearly 100 women gathered last week for a session on how women’s education and financial responsibilities have changed in recent history.
    The Power of the Purse, sponsored by Kentucky Bank, was held on Nov. 10 at The Prizing House.
    Kentucky Bank marketing president Pam Slone was one of four speakers to address the audience of how women’s roles have changed so much in the past 10 years.

  • Woman drives into residence, twice

    A Cynthiana woman who allegedly left her three small children at home alone while she went to her mother’s house and got into an argument is in jail.
    Police arrested Jessica Contreras, 21, on Nov. 4 after witnessing her trying to leave her mother’s house on Miller Street.

  • Cynthiana’s Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 4

    The annual Christmas parade is just a little over two weeks away on Saturday, Dec. 4 and there is more to see this year than ever before.
    The Chamber of Commerce is introducing its theme and version of “Deck the Halls.”
    “We are encouraging not only everyone in the parade to be festive in their decorating, but the store windows around town as well,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat Grenier.

  • BGADD awarded grants for police, fire equipment

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) has awarded $578,100 in State Homeland Security Grants to Bluegrass Area Development District  for the purchase of interoperable communications, hazmat equipment, and mobile data computers.
    “Homeland Security grants are a vital component in helping keep the Commonwealth safe and secure,” Gov.  Steve Beshear said. “They provide funds that enable our first responders to have the latest and best tools needed in their critical missions.”

  • Christmas projects gearing up for season of giving

    It’s not looking like Christmas just yet, with the record-breaking high temperatures for the month of November, but many people are putting in early elf hours to ensure kids receive a memorable Christmas experience.
    Just half way through November, and many organizations are already looking to bring Christmas to the unfortunate children locally and around the world.
    There are the annual local favorites like Christmas Angels at the Community Education Center and the Community Christmas Project at the Harrison County Fire Department.

  • Mom and Pop store in Colemansville robbed

    Over the weekend the Colemansville Grocery Store, located on KY 1032 near Berry, fell victim to a burglary.

    At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, Deputy Tuan Kreer of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department was called to investigate a possible burglary at 5571 KY  1032 W., Berry.

  • FNB president’s son killed in Afghanistan

    His family moved to Harrison County less than a year ago, in the midst of their son’s service to the U.S. Marine Corps.
    On Sunday, Terry and Dorie Emrick of Cynthiana traveled to Dover, Del., to meet the aircraft that was bringing home the body of their son.
    Staff Sgt. Jordan Emrick, whose father is the president at Farmers National Bank in Cynthiana, was killed Friday, Nov. 5, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Students’ memorial destroyed

    A 17-year-old Harrison County High School student faces charges from two law enforcement agencies after a destructive rampage last week.
    Cynthiana Police Officer Michael Kiskaden said the juvenile has been charged with three counts of third degree criminal mischief for damage at the high school to a tree and memorial to Kayla Poteet, who was killed in a 2008 car accident. The boy is also accused of damaging a bbq grill at EZ Pack and a door on one of the storage units at Horn’s rental units on Abdallah-Waterworks Road.

  • The Walking Dead comes to life

    While most of America was out Halloween night filling their bags with candy, Tony Moore was at home with his wife and infant daughter watching AMC’s premier show of The Walking Dead.
    Moore, a Cynthiana native and graduate from HCHS, began working on a comic book with former partner Robert Kirkman over three years ago.

  • KY 36 bridge repairs to begin Monday

    Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6 will be conducting a bridge maintenance project on KY 36 over North Fork Raven Creek in Harrison  County (2.1 mile marker). Crews will be working 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Nov. 29. Traffic signals will be in use throughout the project. Motorist should be aware of crews and equipment.