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  • 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.

  • Cynthiana author puts tidbits of self in first novel

    Alecia Whitaker Pace calls her new book, The Queen of Kentucky, a skeleton of her own life.
    She grew up in Cynthiana and graduated from Harrison County High School in 1997.
    The bones are of Cynthiana, she said. The muscle and skin are her creation.
    Many of the things Alecia’s main character, Ricki Jo Winstead, cared about, Alecia said are things that girls in small towns care about.

  • Surge in stolen vehicles

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Four cars have been stolen and vandalized in the past week leading authorities to believe that a serial car thief or thieves are at large.
    The first car stolen in the growing list of grand theft autos was taken from Third Street on Dec. 31, and later recovered on Mouth of Cedar Road on Jan. 2, torched.
    Two nights later, a double car theft took place at the home of Stephen McCauley, where a Nissan truck and a Lexus SUV were taken.

  • Community choir looking for more singers

    The Licking Valley Singers Community Choir seeks new members for Spring Session!
    Open to all who love to sing, the community choir will rehearsal Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 2  from 6:30 – 8:30.
    The choir rehearses at MCTC, Cynthiana Campus, with performance dates on April 20th and 22nd .
    There is a $25 (non refundable) participation fee and registration deadline is Jan. 23.
    To sign up or for more information contact Carrie Wade at (859) 585-0613 or carrie.wade@pendleton.kyschools.us