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  • 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 Steve Beshear announced this week a new $1 million project to replace an outdated water storage tank in the city of Mt.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.

  • Fallen soldier to be honored with memorial highway dedication

    A local soldier who died while serving in Afghanistan will be honored with a Memorial Highway along KY 19 (Milford-Powersville Road) in Bracken County.  State and local officials will recognize Sergeant Jeremy R. Summers during the dedication on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the corner of KY 539 (Milford Neave Road) and KY 19 (Milford-Powersville Road).

  • Auditions begin Saturday

    The harriCYN Community Theatre will be holding auditions for “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Rohs Theatre, 133 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, on the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.
    Actors needed: one young Caucasian female (Scout), two young Caucasian males (Jem and Dill), two African-American adult males, eight Caucasian adult males, two African-American adult females, and five Caucasian adult females.

  • Two congressional races will be on ballot

    There’s been plenty of hype surrounding the 2012 general election from which voters will elect the President to city commissioners.
    One race that may catch voters off guard is the one for U.S. congressman representing Harrison Countians.
    There will actually be two races to fill one seat. The first will be to fill the unexpired term of U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, who stepped down earlier this year for family reasons.

  • Tuesday’s races will determine local, state, national leaders

    Election Day is similar to Christmas.
    Although there is an abundance of commercials leading up to the event, voters/shoppers still manage to somehow greet the day usually unprepared.
    This is a great opportunity to introduce all of the candidates that will be seen Tuesday, Nov. 6, as voters of Harrison County decide the outcome of what is shaping-up to be one of the most important political races in recent history.
    Starting at the local level, there are five candidates seeking positions as city commissioners for Cynthiana.