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  • Following in his father’s footsteps

    In 1964, Tom and Anoma Leith took their 12-year-old son to one of the first-ever organizational meetings of The First Federal Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of LaCrosse, Wisc. Young Tom was asked to sign up for the instrument that he wanted to play. He signed up for the snare drum. Tom thrived in the environment, loved the competition and became a first-rate snare drummer, featured in front of thousands of fans that were discovering the excitement and unique entertainment at Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.

  • Helping the Animal Shelter

    Westside Elementary students of Sandy Vanhook and Marilyn Willhoit’s fourth grade classes donated several bags of food and supplies to the Harrison County Animal Shelter. The students were rewarded by Animal Control Officer Alan Fryman with some quality time with a few of the many puppies currently available at the shelter.

  • News brief

    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.

    Oakwood Baptist Church sanctuary transformed to streets of New York

  • The time is now for tax reform, says Lt. Gov. Abramson

    By Jerry Abramson, Lt. Governor
    Over the last five years, during the worst of the economic recession, Governor Steve Beshear had to cut $1.6 billion from the state budget.  Families across the state made tough budget decisions, too.  While the past few years have been difficult, those bleak economic times forced all of us to reconsider what we value most, and how to make sure that we meet the critical needs of our families.

  • Peters honored as Teacher of the Year by Paris Chamber

    Ann Peters, Spanish instructor at Maysville Community and Technical College Licking Valley Campus Paris and Carlisle Extensions, was named teacher of the year by the Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce.  
    Ann Courtney Denham, Licking Valley Campus public relations specialist said, “It is a privilege to be a former student and now coworker of Mrs. Peters. She inspired me to become the person I am today. Students of Maysville Community and Technical College are fortunate to have such a talented Spanish instructor.”  

  • MCTC offering online classes

    Would you like to complete or begin earning a certificate or degree without having to travel to campus? Maysville Community and Technical College has the solution.
    MCTC offers classes and academic programs completely online and on many schedules throughout the year.   
    Classes in a variety of subjects such as dinosaurs and disasters, criminal justice, law enforcement, energy systems, 3D gaming, English geography, accounting, and much more.
    MCTC is now accepting students for the Spring 2013 semester scheduled to begin Jan. 14.  

  • Navistar staying through July 2015, says EDA executive director

    While early reports were shaky for the future of E-Z Pack in Cynthiana, it’s  now confirmed that the new owners will remain in Cynthiana through July 2015.
    Darlene Bussell, Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority executive director, told Cynthiana commissioners Tuesday that Navistar recently confirmed its intent to remain through the end of the 2015 lease.
    Bussell said work now needs to be done to help grow the business and not just retain it.
    Bussell added that other economic futures are looking brighter as well.

  • Court not satisfied with report on financials from Brown’s Ambulance

    Several Harrison County magistrates proclaimed their displeasure after a review of Brown’s Ambulance financial statement.
    Once again attention was focused on Brown’s Ambulance after the Harrison County Fiscal Court got a glimpse of the first financial statement in several months.
    In the statement, Brown’s reported a nearly $10,000 loss for the months of July through September.

  • 40 years and counting

    After 40 years in Cynthiana, fifth-generation Bullard granddaughter says the move to small-town USA has met every need of the still-family-owned business.
    Unless one stumbled onto Bullard’s website, the mounds of history behind one of Cynthiana’s shining stars would never be completely known or understood.
    The business saw its first light of day in 1898 San Francisco when Edward Dickinson Bullard began supplying carbide lamps and other mining equipment to gold and copper miners in California, Nevada and Arizona.

  • Gun thief enters guilty plea in federal court

    A Cynthiana man first indicted in federal court on a theft charge has entered a guilty plea.
    Jonathan Wayne Moore was indicted in July in Lexington on a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
    Last week, Moore entered a guilty plea to the charge and was recommended to serve a 15-year sentence, according to Cpl. Walter Tapp who first charged Moore.
    Moore was arrested on May 21, just minutes after he entered Cynthiana Jewelry and Pawn Shop on Church Street and fled the store with a .38 pistol.