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  • Food Lion to close doors

      Harrison County grocery buyers will have one less shopping option after January.  Delhaize America, parent company of Food Lion, has announced the closure of 126 stores across the Southeast.  
        Food Lion stores account for 113 of the closures with Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores making up the balance.

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  • Burgans to run bowling alley

    The local bowling alley may be well on its way to returning to the glory days with local bowling lovers calling the shots now.
    Galactic Alley, formally known as Bel-Aire Lanes, has seen its share of ups and downs over the years. However, none could compare to the alley’s doors being closed for what was thought to be forever in April 2011.
    Galactic Alley was officially shutdown after the bowling leagues completed their season in April 2011 and previous owner Norm Wilson signed the property over to First Federal Bank in Lexington.

  • Plaque dedicated for Banneker High location

    A long-awaited plaque honoring the location of the campus of Banneker High School was laid on Monday.
    The school was built in 1937 and served African-American students in Harrison County until the 1963-64 year after which all schools were integrated. The school area was on West Penn Street and North Locust Street with the back to West Pearl Street.
    Two former Banneker teachers remain; Mrs. Mary Ann Henderson Adams and Mrs. Anne Mabson Stout (Louis), both residing in Lexington,Ky

  • HMH introduces new program for obstetrical patients

    Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Elizabeth Bailey Women’s Health Center is the first hospital in Central Kentucky to offer the program called Kangaroo Care for obstetrical patients.    
    Kangaroo Care is a program for new mothers begun immediately after birth, providing infant and mother are stable and able.        

  • Country music meets local talent at the Pike Street Opry

    On Jan. 20, the Pike Street Opry opens its doors in downtown Cynthiana to bring local talent singing some of the greatest country music songs of all time. Being held at the historic Rohs Opera House, the Opry will feature some of the best local singers in the community paying tribute to the legends of Nashville. People attending can expect to hear songs from Johnny Cash, the Judds, Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Randy Travis and many others.

  • If the lights go out

    If you lose electrical service during the winter, follow these tips:
    • Call your utility company first to report the power outage and determine area repair schedules. Turn off or unplug lights, appliances, and furnace to prevent a circuit overload when service is restored. Leave one light on to indicate power has been restored.
    • To help prevent freezing pipes, turn the water off to your home or turn on faucets slightly. Running water will not freeze as quickly.
    • Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Save money with these energy efficiency tips

    (ARA) - Saving money is on everyone’s mind this winter season. Between the holiday expenses, colder temperatures and tight budgets, finding ways to reduce costs can be a bit of a challenge. If you’re looking for ways to save, look at your home, and see if you can improve on your energy efficiency - thereby keeping a few extra dollars in your pocket.

  • HCHS’s Martinez named semifinalist in art contest

    A passion for good grades and art has led a Harrison County High School French II student all the way to the transatlantic semifinals.
    Tonya Martinez, a 15-year-old sophomore at HCHS, was named as one of the 100 semifinalists in the “Rock The Statue Green: A Transatlantic Art Contest,” which celebrated the 125th birthday of the Statue of Liberty.
    As part of a grade, HCHS teacher Tonya Wagoner, required all of her French II students to provide an entry piece for the contest.

  • New twist in Brown vs. Brown

    After the wife of former Cynthiana Mayor Jim  Brown had her divorce case dismissed in Johnson County last month, Jim Brown has filed in Harrison County.
    The divorce was filed in Harrison Circuit Court on Dec. 29 by Jim Brown’s brother/guardian Paul D.  Brown, and conservator, Richard M. Wehrle.
    In his case, Brown cites that “the marriage is irretrievably broken.”
    He added that prior to their Feb. 2, 2008, marriage, they signed a prenuptial agreement and that neither party is entitled to maintenance, temporary or permanent.