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  • New ambulances finally join fleet

    Two new ambulances join the fleet after the county votes to license the much needed replacements.
    The main topic addressed at the July 12 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting was the plan of action for the two new, uninsured ambulances currently not in service.

  • Farmer recovering after being thrown from tractor

    A Harrison County man was rushed to UK Hospital after he was thrown from a tractor and cut by mowing equipment.
    A call rang into dispatch around 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7, concerning an injury accident that had taken place in a hay field on Mt. Vernon Pike.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s report, William Jibb, 77, was mowing hay for property owner David Schwartz on Mt. Vernon Pike.

  • MISS HARRISON COUNTY FAIR

    Allie Barnett was selected as the 2011 Miss Harrison County Tuesday night. She was crowned by outgoing Miss Teen Erin Bradford, filling in for Katie Himes, 2010 Miss Harrison County, who was unable to attend. Barnett was one of nine contestants.

    Allie is the daughter of Alex and Michelle Barnett.

  • Downtown gets new signs

    The city of Cynthiana used TEA-21 grant money for improving the 200 Block South Main Street area. The improvments included new signs, sidewalks and landscaping.

    The project was started several years ago through the Renaissance Program.

  • Westside Elementary principal selected for executive leadership training

    Jon Hoskins, principal of Westside Elementary School, Harrison County, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who are receiving executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.
    “I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to learning as much as I possibly can while I’m there.  Even more, I am eager to bring what I learn back to Westside,” said Hoskins.

  • Saying good-bye

    She may be remembered as the elementary school principal who kissed a pig or sat on the roof of Southside Elementary in her flannel night gown. She may be remembered as the first woman to be named principal of an elementary school in Harrison County. It could be the unlikely combination of her towering frame, soft-spoken voice and genuine smile that students remember.

  • Two charged with tossing fire bomb into home

    Two Cynthiana men are at the Grant County Detention Center on charges of first degree attempted arson in connection with the Molotov cocktail that was thrown into a house on Pleasant Street.
    Larry Nolen Jr., 22, was arrested Friday, July 1, and Josh Moss, 19, was charged Monday, July 4, after turning himself in to police.
    The two will be arraigned in Harrison District Court around 11 a.m. Thursday via video.
    Ptl. Michael Kiskaden of the Cynthiana Police Department said other charges are pending further investigation.

  • Harrison County Fair begins this week

    The 2011 Harrison County Fair will begin Thursday, July 7, and last until Saturday, July 16.
    Not much has changed from last year’s fair agenda, but improvements are certain with a new public address system and new horse ring office.
    “For years now we have had numerous spectators tell us that they are unable to hear the announcer at the tractor and truck pulls,” said County Extension Agent Gary Carter. “They will have no problem hearing them this year with the new PA system.”

  • Work begins on by-pass bridge

    Walker Construction is wrapping up the U.S. 27 North viaduct and just getting started on a new five-span bridge that will cross CSX Railroad and the South Fork of the Licking River as part of the by-pass.

  • Indictments issued in two separate shootings in Harrison County

    A four-count indictment has been issued against a Cynthiana man in the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Harrison Square.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, 20, has been in jail since the May 29 incident under a $25,000 bond.
    On Tuesday, a Harrison County grand jury formally charged  Talbott with two counts of second degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to the indictment, Talbott is alleged to have used a deadly weapon against Estill Barnett and Brittany Dennie, who were both shot with a firearm.