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  • Cutting tobacco: Farmers feel the crunch

    On their family farm off Mt. Vernon Road, brothers Jerry Prows and Steven Prows are preparing for this year’s tobacco crop.

    Tobacco farmers in Harrison County for over 25 years, the Prows brothers know this year will be different.

    Their tobacco crop will only be half.

    There will be no contract.

    And, there will be no guarantees.

    The family found out two weeks ago that its contract with Universal Leaf Tobacco Company has been cut.

  • Construction begins on Farmers Market pavilion

    The farmers market will soon have a new and permanent home at Flat Run Veterans’ Park.

    Construction is scheduled to begin on the $150,000 facility later this week.

    “I am so excited,” said Sue Clifford, who serves as secretary of the farmers market committee. “I can’t wait for it to open...”

    Clifford was one of many who helped organize the group of local produce sellers over 10 years ago.

    “We’ve been in six or eight locations since we’ve been organized,” Clifford said Monday morning.

  • LEOs bring in 7 on drug charges

    Seven Harrison County individuals were arrested last week on drug charges.

    Det. Paul Olin said the arrests were a joint investigation between the Kentucky State Police and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

    “The investigation has taken place over the course of several months and is ongoing,” Olin said last Friday.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • ‘Biggest threat since the ‘97 flood’ is result of 4.31 inches of rain in two days

    Receding flood waters are a relief for Cynthiana and Harrison County residents, following a weekend of heavy rains and several days of flooding conditions.

    “This is the biggest threat since the ‘97 flood,” County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett said Sunday night.

    Emergency Management Director Mike Palmer said a few businesses were damaged by the flood waters, along with several homes.

    “There were several residents that moved out and a bunch that just stuck it out,” Palmer said.

  • Academic Briefs

    FRANZETTI

    A Harrison County High School graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University on Saturday, May 29, during a commencement ceremony on the front steps of historic Old Morrison.

    Michelle Ann Franzetti graduated with a double major in applied music and music education. She is the daughter of Walter and Theresa Harms of Georgetown.

    HINTON

  • Annual one-day festival will be downtown Saturday

    Raggedy Ann will take over downtown Cynthiana again this Saturday.

    The eighth annual Raggedy Ann Festival will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with the 5K road race, followed by games, food, music, camel rides, a petting zoo, cupcake walks, artwork and crafts throughout the day.

    “We have a great assortment of vendors, all kinds of food and a very interesting assortment of merchandise vendors,” Chamber of Commerce director Pat Grenier said Monday.

    Grenier said over 100 runners are already registered for the second annual road race.

  • Southside Elementary Honor Roll

    Southside Elementary School

    The Southside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Westside Elementary Honor Roll

    Westside Elementary School

    The Westside Elementary Honor Roll for the fourth grading period includes:

    Third Grade

  • Academic Briefs

    MOSS

    Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Joe Moss will be featured in the ‘What’s Cool in Your School’ segment of WTVQ Newschannel 36’s newscast this Monday during the 5:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts.

    Moss found several mistakes on historical markers in the county while doing researching for a fifth grade history project in Jeff Kinney’s class. Due to his findings, those incorrect markers have been corrected or replaced.

    SIMPSON

  • CONTINUED UPDATE: Search called off at Richland Creek

    The search for a possible person in Richland Creek has been called off.

    According to Emergency Management Director Mike Palmer, an eye witness came forward Thursday afternoon, claiming she had seen a dead calf floating down the creek Wednesday around noon.

    Palmer said that was the same time dispatch received a call reporting a possible person in the creek.

    “There was no missing persons reported last night,” Palmer said.

    Palmer said emergency crews believe the object the caller saw and reported is the same calf the eye witness also saw.