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  • Test scores show improvement, but fall short of federal NCLB goal

    In what could well be the final year for No Child Left Behind evaluations, Harrison County showed improvement, but was not one of only 22 schools in the state that scored 100 percent.
    Harrison County was among the other 174 school districts that fell short of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate in the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT). These results were based on the scores from students tested last spring.

  • Open house is Sunday for heart cath lab at HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital will host an open house to show off the new Harrison Heart Cardiac Catheterization lab Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    To keep up with the endless growing and changes in medicine, HMH opened its newly equipped cardiac facility with the latest and greatest in technology with one thing in mind... the patients’ conveyance.

  • Talbott robbery charge dismissed

    A first degree robbery charge against 21-year-old Julius Talbott was dismissed in Harrison Circuit Court on Sept. 20. Talbott entered a guilty plea to fourth degree assault and was sentenced to 240 days in the county jail with credit for 174 days served. He was also fined $155 in court costs.
    Talbott was indicted June 7 after a March 30 incident.
    Talbott is a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and a stand-out athlete during his high school years.

  • Correction

    An article that appeared in the Sept. 22 Cynthiana Democrat regarding an expansion at Maysville Community and Technical College’s Licking Valley Campus contained some incorrect information.
    It was the Maysville Community and Technical College administration’s decision to build the new Allied Health building that is now under construction.
    Enrollment for the nursing program at LVC will be offered every year.
    Also, a change in the estimated time of completion of the Allied Health building has been moved to mid-summer of 2012.

  • Apple Lane bridge closer to being replaced

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett announced to the fiscal court during its Sept. 27 meeting that the bridge located on Apple Lane may finally be replaced.
    “We may have the opportunity to replace the bridge located on Apple Lane with about 50 percent of the cost being covered by grant money,” said Barnett. “There is a lot of water that goes over that bridge and we need to make it safer for the school bus and those who live in that area.”
    The estimated cost of replacing the bridge is around $150,000 and will be 16 feet wide and 120 feet long.

  • Photo weekend planned at Blue Licks on Oct. 14-15

    Photographers who want to learn more about outdoor and nature photography should make plans to visit Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Oct. 14-15, 2011.
    Tom Patrick of Georgetown, Ohio, will serve as the instructor for this weekend of fall photography. The weekend will start Friday at 6 p.m. with a discussion on techniques and equipment. Participants will spend Saturday taking photos around the Licking River and the park, for critiques and discussion later in the day.

  • A storybook dream come true

    Rose Allen McCauley doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t like to write.
    Oh, there were times when she could only spare enough of her day to “jot down a few things.” However, from editing her high school newspaper in Louisville to her recent success of a published book, the kindergarten-teacher-turned-author is living her dream.
    Rose began writing “seriously” after retirement from her 27-year teaching career in 1998.

  • FFA alumni/supports’ cookout Oct. 7

    The annual FFA cookout for alumni and supporters of the organization will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at the school farm on Old Lair Road.
    The evening will start with a meeting at 6 p.m. followed by the meal at 6:30 p.m.
    For more information, call FFA advisors Nicki Jones or Todd Brannock at Harrison County High School, 234-7117. Jones’ extension is 2104 and Brannock’s is 2102.

  • NAACP Freedom Fund Gala Oct. 15

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP will have its seventh annual Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Westside Elementary cafeteria.
    Donna Slone, assistant professor at Maysville Community and Technical College, Licking Valley Campus, will be the representing co-chair for the event.
    The Cynthiana branch has received much support in the past from numerous businesses throughout the community.
    “We say a big thank you for your support,” said Kenneth Newby, local NAACP member.

  • Free Bluegrass concert at the library Thursday

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library will host a free concert of ThunderRidge Bluegrass Band on Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Members of the band are Harrison County’s Larry Tucker, Terry Power, Herbert Franklin and Rankin Hatfield.