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Local News

  • District absorbs school fees

    Back-to-school shopping will be somewhat easier for parents of Harrison County students this year.

    The normal sticker shock at the check-out lane with school supply purchases has been eliminated.

  • Zone change request pushed to August meeting

    A zone change request regarding property at the Business Park off U.S. 62 West has been continued until next month’s Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission meeting.

    The tabled request was for one parcel of land at the north end of Sea Biscuit Way to be changed from light industry (L1) to heavy industrial (L2).

    The zone change was requested in conjunction with the Economic Development Authority for Cynthiana and Harrison County’s negotiations with United Propane Gas Inc.

  • Shared voices

    Karen Bear began singing when she was 12 years old.

    “I fell in love with Barbra Streisand...” Bear said. “I would sing for hours to her records.”

    Bear’s love for music and singing led to a degree in voice performance and music education and 20 years as a choral director.

    And Bear will soon share her vocal training and choral directing experience with the community as the director of The Licking Valley Singers.

  • Buena Vista Store damaged by fire

    A Buena Vista landmark was severely damaged by fire last week.

    About 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, Harrison County firefighters were dispatched to a fire at the Buena Vista store. Ilan Bear was passing the store when he saw smoke and called 911.

    Chief Charles Carson said that three of the county fire district’s trucks were at the Harrison County Fair on stand by for a tractor pull. Two additional trucks were on their way to Grant County on a mutual aid call.

  • Commission to hear both sides of zone change issue

    The Cynthiana City Commission will hear arguments Tuesday in favor of and against a proposed zone change at the Business Park.

    Approved by the Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission, the zone change will allow the corner lot of the Business Park, formerly zoned light industrial, to be zoned heavy industrial.

    The zone change is being proposed in conjunction with the Economic Development Authority’s negotiations with United Propane Gas.

  • McDowell farm being used by young farmers in Harrison County

    As the trustee and administrative officer for the Agnes McDowell Trust Farm, Sam Arnold III and Ruth Hatterick presented the Harrison County Board of Education with an update of the McDowell farm and trust at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting.

  • Luallen releases audit of Sheriff’s tax settlements

    The audit of the Sheriffs Settlement 2008 Taxes for Harrison County Sheriff, Bruce Hampton, for the period March 29, 2008 through March 27, 2009 has been released, according to State Auditor Crit Luallen. State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Harrison County High School library receives Laura Bush Foundation grant

    A new year at the Harrison County High School library means the turning of several pages.

    “It’s great to see kids reading...” said HCHS library media specialist Stacy Cawley. “We just want to get books in our students’ hands.”

    As the recipient of several new grants, Cawley said it will be easier to supply the library and its students with books.

    “We saw that our collection was getting outdated,” Cawley said.

    Cawley said she researched library grants and applied.

  • 'Taste' draws large crowd to downtown Cynthiana

    The downtown streets of Cynthiana were bustling Saturday morning and afternoon during the ‘Taste of Harrison County.’

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana Lions Club, the day’s festivities included entertainment, food, and booths around the courthouse lawn.

    “We were really pleased with Saturday’s turn out,” said coordinator Trish Jenkins. “It’s always great to see people having fun right here in Cynthiana, while also supporting local businesses, restaurants, organizations and vendors.”

  • Get a 'Taste of Harrison County' this weekend

    The Taste of Harrison County will be this Saturday in downtown Cynthiana.

    The day’s events will kick off with the Born To Run 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m.

    Booths and vendors will be set up around the courthouse lawn.

    For more information, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.