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  • Education

    GASSER
    Kurry Aloysuis (Ollie) Gasser, son of Scott and Dawn Gasser, graduated with honors from Model Laboratory School in Richmond, Ky. He received a full scholarship to Morehead State University.
    Gasser is the grandson of Judy and Donnie Florence and the late David Gasser, and Jim and Brenda Marcum.
    JONES
    Ronette Lynn Jones has achieved the honor of being named to the honor roll at Kentucky Christian University for the 2012 spring semester. The honor roll is grated to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74.

  • Therapist receives training in ancient technique

    Touch of Health Massage Center is adding an ancient technique to its list of pampering and therapeutic massages.
    Although the tradition of MediCupping bodywork therapy, or simply called “cupping,” dates back to ancient China, Egypt and Greece, it recently just found its way to Cynthiana’s own massage center.

  • Citizens speak out about proposed smoking ban for Cynthiana

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    At the June 26 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ meeting, many citizens spoke about a smoking ban and about potentially dangerous playground equipment.
    Connie Webber spoke against the idea of a smoking ban. She read a letter to the editor she wrote to the Cynthiana Democrat.
    “I choose to patronize the smoking establishments as much as possible,” Webber said. “We can respect each others space and air, simply by distance and courtesy.”

  • Judge lifts burn ban

    After a weekend of wetter weather, Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has decided to temporarily lift the burn ban.
    The call to lift the Harrison County burn ban, which was in its third week, came Monday morning after several hard rains made their way into the extremly dry area last weekend.
    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett did say that precaution should still be used while starting any fires in areas that may not have received as much rain as others.
     

  • Judge Exec burn ban through 6/28/12

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has issued a burn ban effective now through 6-28-12.  Any questions can be referred to his office.

  • Smiser Road closed

    Due to the construction of the Cynthiana Bypass, Smiser Road off U.S. 27 will be closed.  Access for residents will still be open on the U.S. 62 end. However, there will be no thru traffic.
    Motorists are reminded that construction equipment  and vehicles are in the areas of U.S. 27, U.S. 62, KY 32, KY 356 and KY 36.

  • School projects on schedule

    Construction projects on the Hilltop are ahead of schedule.
    School officials said Tuesday that the unseasonable dry conditions this spring have made it possible for workers to move along with extensive improvements at Harrison County Middle School.
    “We’re confident we’ll be ok for the start of school,” said David Case, director of school facilities. “We’ve had very little rain so I think everything will be done on time or ahead of schedule.”

  • Mailbox tally at 104

    Authorities say the mailbox destruction in Harrison County has halted since intense investigation has continued.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, the final total of mailboxes destroyed or damaged during a nearly week long run is 104.
    “As far as we can tell, 104 mailboxes have been linked to one group of individuals’ night time idea of fun,” said Peak. “Since Wednesday, June 13, we have received no additional reports of mailbox damage.”

  • BULLY BASHING

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Katie and Desmond Himes are spreading awareness about bullying to schools across the state with their interactive Bully Bashers program and will be having their first Bully Basher benefit variety show at the end of June.
    Katie, who will be competing in the Miss Kentucky pageant, chose an anti-bullying platform in November and by April developed the idea into a full-fledged interactive program for children in schools.

  • City, county leaders discuss proposed Parks & Recreation changes Tuesday

    A special joint meeting was held between the city and county on Tuesday, June 19, to discuss and answer questions regarding a possible change in recreation.
    A presentation was given by Parks and Recreation developer Missy Lutz, which outlined a proposed solution to many unanswered issues regarding recreation in Harrison County.
    During the presentation, Lutz, along with other members of the board, outlined the structure of a new Parks and Recreation plan for Harrison County.