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  • NHOA collecting holiday gifts for nursing home residents

    The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass (NHOA), which includes Harrison County, is once again accepting holiday gifts to fulfill gift wishes of residents living in nursing homes.  Now in its fourth year, the Silver Bells Holiday Gift Drive brings a little extra cheer for residents who will otherwise receive no gifts during the holidays.

  • Kincaid Theatre presents A Country Christmas Carrol beginning Dec. 1

    “A Country Christmas Carol” is the classic Dickens’ story of Ebenezer Scrooge set in typical small town USA where Ebenezer is the banker, owner of the hotel and half of the other real estate in town. He is a mean, miserly grouch who generally hates anything that has to do with Christmas.   

  • Cynthiana Sports Center open house is Thursday, Nov. 29

    An open house will be held Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. at City Hall for the new Cynthiana-Harrison County Sports Complex.
    Commissioner Billy Grayson told commissioners Tuesday that the basketball season should get underway anytime after the open house.
    “There’s a few things still to do,” Grayson said, adding that plans are underway for hanging the new scoreboard, baseboards need to be added and the bleachers painted.

  • Harrison grand jury indicts 12 in Thursday session

    In addition to last Thursday’s indictment of Kay Brown, the wife of former Cynthiana mayor Jim Brown, the grand jury also issued indictments against 11 others.
    Forty-one-year-old Christopher Beckley faces a four-count indictment on charges that he had sexual intercourse with a child under 18 years old who was a relative.
    He is officially charged with two counts of incest from incidents alleged to have occurred in November 2011.

  • Test scores put district in middle

    While the recently released test scores from the first K-PREP shows Harrison County schools hovering around the middle of the 174 school districts in the state, there are some brighter spots as well.
    Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) is the result of the 2009 General Assembly mandate for a new public school assessment program.
    Local administrators have been awaiting the changes, knowing that they would be drastic.
    “This is completely different than anything we’ve had since KERA,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.

  • Poinsettias available from HCHS FFA

    Harrison County High School’s FFA Chapter is taking orders for its annual flower drive.
    This year students have been divided between the two FFA advisors, Nicki Jones and Todd Brannock. The team that sells the most earns bragging rights. The advisor for the team selling the least could face consequences such as having to wear pink, skinny jeans, Santa suits or having to dye a beard or shave an eyebrow.
    Those wishing to order a poinsettia should do so under the name of a specific student or advisor.

  • Cynthiana man charged with abusing child

    A 22-year-old Cynthiana man is in jail following an investigation into accusations that on Oct. 24, he caused physical injury to a 2-year-old child.
    According to court records, David A. Burden Jr., 22, Oddville Avenue, is charged with first degree criminal abuse, child under 12 years old.
    He was arrested in Lexington on Nov. 12 at Amazon.com and lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center under a $50,000 full cash bond.
    Kentucky State Police, who is investigating the incident, declined comment at this time.

     

  • Brown indicted in two counties

    By Becky Barnes, Editor
    Brenda Kay Brown and her brother Roger Kirk were arrested Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on warrants issued as a result of indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties last Thursday and Friday.
    According to information released by KSP Wednesday morning, Brown is alleged to have stolen and obtained several millions of dollars by various means including the obtainment of CD’s, monetary gifts, property transfers, and unauthorized purchases utilizing the assets of her husband, James Brown, for her personal financial gain.

  • Great gift ideas for kids to give

    (StatePoint) Helping your child pick out great gifts can be tricky and often times, impersonal. This year, encourage your child’s creativity with easy kids’ crafts they’ll give as gifts.
    Do-it-yourself handmade gifts are a growing trend, thanks to the popularity of sites like Etsy and Pinterest.
    “Unlike a store-bought present, a handmade present is a personalized treasure made by you!” says Meg Survil, general manager of the brand MakIt, which preserves children’s artwork on objects like plates and bowls.

  • Kay Brown arrested on charges in Harrison, Lawrence counties

    Brenda Kay Brown and her brother Roger Kirk were arrested Tuesday by Kentucky State Police on warrants issued as a result of indictments in Harrison and Lawrence counties last Thursday and Friday.
    According to information released by KSP Wednesday morning, Brown is alleged to have stolen and obtained several millions of dollars by various means including the obtainment of CD’s, monetary gifts, property transfers, and unauthorized purchases utilizing the assets of her husband, James Brown, for her personal financial gain.