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  • Harrison’s unemployment rate drops from November 2011

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties, including Harrison, between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Harrison County’s unemployment dropped from 8.7 percent in November 2011 to 6.9 percent in November 2012.
    The Cabinet identifies 640 Harrison County residents as being unemployed in a work force of 9,311.

  • Christmas Classic
  • Stamper celebrates 50-plus years behind the pulpit

    It is one thing to celebrate an 85th birthday and another to celebrate over 50 years of doing the same heavenly thing.
    Brother Paul Stamper will soon be 85 years old, but that is not what he is most proud of.
    Stamper has devoted the last 50-plus years of his life to churches by taking his rightful and familiar place behind the pulpit.
    “Years ago I was able to stand before a congregation and recite scripture for almost an hour,” said Stamper. “I was very proud that I not only knew the scripture but what it meant too.”

  • 75 years together

    Seldom does anything stand the test of time, but try telling that to James and Mary Reffett.
    The two not only have managed to keep their health and keen minds for over 90 years, they have done it together.
    Over 75 years ago, young James and his friend peaked through a country church window at two young girls sitting in a pew by themselves.
    “Let’s go and see if they will let us sit with them,” recalled James.

  • Did you know?

    Deadline nears for HMH education assistance
    program
    The application deadline to participate in the Community Education Assistance Program at Harrison Memorial Hospital is Dec. 31, 2012. In order to qualify, you must be presently accepted and enrolled in a health career field of study. If you would like additional information, call Julia Fulton, R.N. at 859-234-2300.

    Registration begins for MCTC-LVC classes

  • Brown indicted again

    On the heels of entering not guilty pleas to indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties, Kay Brown now faces charges in a third county.
    A Johnson County grand jury issued an indictment last Wednesday on two counts of second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    According to the indictment, on April 8, 2011, Brown was allegedly in possession of a  forged U.S. Treasury check made to James A. Brown, with the intent to defraud.

  • Dear Santa. . .

    Dear Santa
    My name is Nay Nay (Kenneth) Herrington Jr. I am working on being good. I am 6 years old. I was wondering if you would bring me a robot.
    Please rember my brothers and sisters.
    Thank You
    Nay Nay Herrington
    6 years old.

    Dear Santa
    My name is Destiny Earlywine I am 11 yrs. old I have been a pretty good girl this year I would like art stuff, make up, hair stuff, battaries, sock, Nicki Minja C.D. Please rember my sister, cousin, brothers, niece and nephews.
    I will leave cookies and milk.

  • School officials review safety plan

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    While schools around the nation are preparing for their Christmas breaks, the community of Newtown, Conn., is burying 28 of its residents -- 20 children, seven adults and the 20-year-oldgunman.
    According to accounts of the Dec. 14 shooting, Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and began his shooting rampage.
    Harrison County Schools assistant superintendent D.G. Fischer said Tuesday that local school officials have been looking at their practices to make sure schools are safe.

  • STANDING TALL

    The ability to walk is something everyone takes for granted, unless it is experienced for the first time at the age of four.
    From the time Khloe Fryman was born, she had every reason to have a negative attitude toward life, yet her glowing personality continues to be a source of strength for everyone around her.
    Khloe is merely 4 years old, yet she continues to take-on whatever the world throws at her with a smile.
    Khloe was born four years ago to Erik and Ella Fryman of Cynthiana.

  • Judge appoints attorney for Brown

    A public defender was appointed to represent Kay Brown in her criminal defense in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday morning.
    Brown, who faces charges of financial exploitation of an adult (more than $300), first degree perjury and second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, asked for an appointed attorney and filed an affidavit of indigency Dec. 4.
    Judge Jay Delaney told Brown that if he appointed an attorney and she later decided to hire her own counsel, the new attorney would have to follow the trial schedule that the court set.