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  • Click It or Ticket local campaign funded for another year

    You may be thinking turkey, but state and local officials are urging motorists to think safety first.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department said the city was again awarded a state traffic safety grant, which enables the department to take part in state-sponsored campaigns with officers’ overtime.
    Gross said that specific attention will be paid through the Click It or Ticket campaign Nov. 15-28.
    He noted that while seat belt usage is still too low, recently released numbers indicate that more people are buckling up.

  • The gift of giving

    Christmas morning. You’re either watching your children tear through the gifts it took you all year to buy and wrap, only to provide 30 minutes of paper shredding fun or you’re setting back thinking of all the smiles you helped create to some of the less fortunate.
    Charles and Peggy Carson made up their minds over 30 years ago as to what would be going through their minds Christmas morning, and that was the 400 plus kids who would wake up to a real Christmas experience.

  • Harrison warrants are only a click away for officers

    No more outstanding warrants or waiting for confirmation that a warrant has already been served.
    Due to the latest technology, Harrison County is now part of a new electronic warrant system.
    “When it comes to law enforcement, Kentucky is pretty state of the art,” said Detective Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
    eWarrants, as it is called, is a relatively new electronic way of issuing warrants. This system is said to eventually do away with old paper warrants that often times get misplaced.

  • 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.