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  • Firefighters aid Carlisle

    A downtown Carlisle fire last Friday afternoon sent firefighters from other counties across the jurisdictional lines to help battle the blaze.
    The fire started in a six-unit apartment building in downtown Carlisle on Locust Street. According to Carlisle Fire Chief Jim Biddle, the fire started when one resident believed she was fighting bedbugs by spraying rubbing alcohol onto her couch. The problem erupted when she reportedly dropped a lit cigarette on the alcohol-doused couch.
    Firefighters from Cynthiana and Harrison County were among the 10 assisting departments.

  • Bypass on track for Thanksgiving 2013 finish

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County bypass takes on a new look everyday as workers push hard to complete construction by late 2013.
    Driving over the unfinished bypass, an unknowledgeable eye would conclude that the bypass was near completion.
    The road is all but complete, minus a few pot holes, a final touch of blacktop and traveling lanes painted on.
    However, major construction is still underway as subcontractors work in the scorching heat to complete several bridges along the 4.1-mile bypass.

  • Drought, heat take toll on agriculture

    Harrison County has had its share of 100 degree days, however, farmers and citizens are still unable to cope with dry weather.
    According to local officials and farmers, last year’s row crops and livestock production was among one of the best growing seasons in recent history.
    However, as the tale goes in the farming world, every good growing season is often followed by several moderate to bad growing seasons.

  • Make plans to attend An Evening with the Arts on July 27

    Big things are planned for July 27 in downtown Cynthiana.  
    A joint planning committee has been working feverishly to put together “An Evening with the Arts,” a downtown arts festival that will take the place of the Cynthiana Art Walk this year.  
    The committee has brought a strong desire to bring arts to Cynthiana to the project and the night looks to be spectacular.
    Some planned events include past Cynthiana Art Walk events like the annual 3M Post-it Note Fashion Show, artist displays, and a songwriters showcase.  

  • Middle School students' art decorates HMH

    Harrison County Middle School visual art teacher Debbie Pulliam prepares to hang Mobiles in the Infusion Cubicles at HMH. Made by students in her Middle School Art Club, the mobiles were part of a “recycled art” project  using old CDs. She has been working with the HMH’s Artworks Project in an effort to bring student art into public view. “Having something beautiful to look at while patients sit many hours for chemotherapy treatments will help create something to talk about and bring life to a sterile .environment” Pulliam said.

  • Family trio expands berry hobby/business

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Ed, Josh and Edwin Taylor are growing berries on their hillside.
    The family picked up the hobby  of growing blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in their spare time.
    “I wanted something I could do on a hill-side farm,” Ed Taylor said. “(To) keep me busy.”
    The Taylors have about  two and a half to three acres behind Ed Taylor’s house and another two and a half to three acres at Edwin’s house where they grow berries.

  • Harrison County Night at the Ballpark

    Harrison County will be guests at Whitaker Bank Park on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
    Tickets are still available at the Chamber office for $5 each. Hot dogs will be only 35 cents.
    The Licking Valley Singers will perform after the fifth inning.
    Purchase your tickets at the Chamber office. Call 234-5236 for more information.

  • State property tax remains at 12.2 cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  
    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.
    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012. If the increase in revenue is more than four percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2012, then the prior year rate must be reduced.   

  • Harrison, Cynthiana firefighters in Carlisle

    Cynthiana Democrat staffer Joshua Guthrie, a resident of Carlisle, has posted photos from the monster fire in Carlisle at www.cynthianademocrat.com.
    The fire started in an apartment building in downtown Carlisle, according to reports.
    Firefighters from Cynthiana and Harrison County are assisting with the battle.
    According to Cynthiana Chief Jay Sanders, five firefighters from Cynthiana and 10 from the Harrison County Volunteer Department have been sent to Nicholas County.

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