Local News

  • Graham finishes first again

    It was her third race in as many years… each one just a little sweeter.

    Mandie Graham ran her first race without knowing there was an awards program honoring cancer survivors and their placement in the race.

  • 10 years after ‘Survivor,’ Kentucky Joe says he would and could do it again

    By Bryan Marshall, LCNI News Service

    It’s been 10 years since Rodger Bingham went from a high school teacher from Crittenden to being known nationwide as “Kentucky Joe.”

  • Meth lab found in backyard

    A Cynthiana family had to go through a series of decontamination processes after finding a meth lab in their back yard Monday evening.

    Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson said his officers were called at 6:15 p.m. to 408 W. Pleasant St. where suspicious materials were discovered inside of a tent.

  • Academic Briefs


    Harrison County High School senior Samantha Lambert was recently awarded with a $5,000 Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship, which is one of the top awards in the program supported by Ford Motor Company Fund, for her work with local area veterans, volunteering at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington. She was one of only 12 students in the entire United States to get one of these scholarships.


    Harrison County High School science teachers and students unloaded boxes over fall break this week.

    Lots of boxes.

    Part of a 3M Foundation grant, science classes at the high school received $20,000 of equipment.

    “We were so excited,” said HCHS chemistry teacher and science department co-chair Jessica Smith.

    Earlier this month, Smith said, the boxes of flasks, balances and other equipment were delivered to her classroom, along with a human dynamics cart, an oven for drying chemicals and an up-to-code acid cabinet... just to name a few.

  • MOPping together

    They don’t have vacuum cleaners or dusters, brooms or Windex.

    These mothers have MOPS.

    “The main philosophy with MOPS is for no mother to be alone,” said the local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) coordinator Cassie Moses.

    The group gathers on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month for fellowship, devotion, a speaker and usually a craft.

    “It’s a support system,” Moses said before last Thursday’s meeting at Indian Creek Christian Church.

  • Marching Thorobreds finish strong at Mason Classic

    The Marching Thorobreds have not competed since Sept. 18, and on Saturday, Oct. 9, they were ready to show the improvements made during those three long weeks. 

    Their efforts certainly paid off as they earned a first place finish in class 4A at the 29th annual Mason County Band Classic. 

    The color guard was also named as the top guard in class 4A, and was only a breath behind Lloyd Memorial for taking the overall color guard trophy. 

  • City ups commitment to $100k to Wedco for wellness facility

    The city has agreed to give additional funding toward the proposed indoor activities facility at Flat Run Veterans Park.

    While the commission voted to give $62,500 to the project at a special meeting last week, Commissioner Mark Mattmiller told the commission at Tuesday evening’s meeting that Wedco needed additional funds for the matching Healthy Kentucky grant application.

    “If they (Wedco) don’t get the grant, we get the money back,” Mattmiller said.

    Mattmiller said the grant deadline is this upcoming Monday.

  • Spooky BooWow parade Oct. 30

    This Halloween is for the dogs.

    No, really.

    The local Xi Beta Beta sorority will host the Spooky Boo Wow Howl-o-ween parade on Saturday, Oct. 30, around the old courthouse.

    Dog owners are encouraged to dress themselves and their pets in costumes, said member Kelly Kendall.

    Owners will be able to register their pooch for judging.

    “There will be prizes for different categories,” Kendall said.

    Registration is $5 per dog, with proceeds benefiting the Harrison County Humane Society.

  • Academic Briefs

    HCHS Site-Based Council

    There will be a special Harrison County High School SBDMC meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in the HCHS library.

    Harrison County High School’s next regularly scheduled SBDMC meeting is cancelled due to Election Day.  The SBDMC will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. in the HCHS library.


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