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  • McKee defends Frankfort seat

    In the four counties that make up the 78th House of Representative District, incumbent Tom McKee (D) carried three.
    Republican challenger Bryan Lutz captured Campbell County where 2,565  people voted in the race. Lutz garnered 1,529 of the Campbell County votes.
    McKee claimed his home of Harrison County 4,260 to Lutz’s 2,854.
    It was a tighter race in Pendleton County where 598 votes separated the two with McKee pulling in 2,993 to Lutz’s 2,395.
    In Robertson County, McKee claimed the victory with 624 votes while Lutz earned 309.

  • City commission incumbents reclaim posts

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    For the first time in several years, there will be no change in the Cynthiana City Commission.
    The four incumbent candidates earned voter support for their re-election bids.
    Billy Grayson, John M. “Jack” Keith, Roger Slade and Gary Brunker received the four highest tallies, holding off challenger Amanda Moore, who had also previously served on the commission.

  • Tobacco receiving station opens at old Cleveland Twist

    International Tobacco Trading Group and Golden Leaf announced the grand opening of a new receiving station for Harrison and surrounding county farmers.
    The seemingly impossible task of tobacco selling may have just gotten a little easier for Harrison County farmers through the opening of a new burley receiving station.
    According to Harrison County Agriculture Agent Gary Carter, tobacco crops in Harrison County are becoming harder to keep a tally on than ever before.

  • Firefighter Explorers Program gives glimpse of real-life heroes

    Cynthiana Firefighters are giving kids the opportunity to experience an life of a firefighter.
    Almost every child dreams of becoming something one day.
    Some like to dress-up like doctors and lawyers and role play in front of an audience of stuffed animals.
    Another popular childhood ambition, however, is to one day rush into a burning building and save the lives of families.

  • Obama returns to the White House

    President Barack Obama earned an encore bid to the White House for another four years.
    Obama earned 303 electoral votes securing his re-election bid. It takes 270 to win the presidency. Challenger Mitt Romney received 206.
    Obama and running mate Joe Biden banked 50 percent of America’s votes with 58,436,344 to Romney’s 48 percent, 56,298,975.

  • KET: Kentucky Life

    • White Buffalo/Prater’s Fort/Sheep Farmer: KET - Friday, Nov. 2 at 11:30 p.m.
    At the Buffalo Crossing Fun Ranch in Shelby County, the birth of a rare white bison has attracted national attention. In downtown Salyersville, the Magoffin County Historical Society has created a pioneer village out of 15 log cabins originally located throughout this area of Eastern Kentucky. And in Calloway County, Tammy Cothran raises Shetland sheep, then turns their wool into beautiful woven goods.

  • $1 million water storage tank project in Mt. Olivet announced

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week a new $1 million project to replace an outdated water storage tank in the city of Mt. Olivet in Robertson County.
    A recently secured $150,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant helped complete the total funding needed to acquire land, plan and construct the new water tank project.

  • 10th Region girls’ soccer coaches name all region teams, 4 Fillies included

    There were only three soccer teams in the 10th Region girls’ competition with winning season records.  
    The region winner, Bishop Brossart, Campbell County and the Harrison County Fillies each compiled records of winning more than they lost.  
    In addition to the three leaders, George Rogers Clark and Montgomery County had winning records against region competition.  

  • Vet pursues health care career

    Kary JuJuanna Sams joined the Navy in 1987 and was on board the USS Puget Sound AD-38 for 3 ½ years as a boat swain’s mate.  
    She served in Desert Storm and says, “It was definitely a powerful experience.”  
    She came home from the Navy in order to care for her mother.  
    Sams is a veteran attending the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College.  
    She has finished her Certified Nurses Aide and Kentucky Medicine Aide  and is now working on her credential in Phlebotomy.  

  • Mental Health Awareness event at LVC

    On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Licking Valley Campus hosted a Mental Health Awareness Event with almost 100 people in attendance.  
    The program was coordinated by Melinda Walker, Instructor of Psychology, and William Webber, Instructor of Music and Religious Studies.  
    Tyler Anthony Rogers was the guest speaker. There were several area mental health organizations that shared information and discussed mental health services.