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  • CPD issues 81 seat belt citations during campaign

    Eighty-one seat belt citations were issued during the  Click It or Ticket campaign May 18-31 in Cynthiana.

    According to Sgt. Wilbur Gross, the state’s mini grant allowed for about 34 hours of overtime for the Cynthiana Police Department to concentrate on seat belt violations.

    During this period, officers also issued citations and warnings for two child safety restraints, four suspended licenses, five no insurance, three speeding and 15 other violations that included infractions such as no registration and improper take off.

  • Half million in support sought from county

    The slicing of the county’s budget pie has begun.

    Magistrates held a special meeting on Tuesday, the first in a series of budget discussions that will precede the final draft set for approval on April 28.

    Tuesday’s discussions centered on the many programs that the county supports financially.

    Most of the requests received a perfunctory nod. However, magistrates wanted more information on some of the requests.

  • Case honored as National History Day Teacher of the Year

    James S. “Jamie” Case, a 1985 graduate of Harrison County High School, was recently honored at this year’s National History Day state competition in Frankfort by being named the National History Day Teacher of the Year.

    Case, who teaches eighth grade U.S. History at Clark Middle School in Winchester, has worked with his students on various historical projects, which include papers, documentaries, performances or exhibits about specific individuals in history.

  • Class of 2009 to graduate 218 seniors on June 5

    With the school year drawing to a close, Harrison County High School is preparing for the graduation of the class of 2009 next Friday evening.

    “This is a cumulation of 13 years of hard work and the kids deserve a classy celebration,” said HCHS graduation coordinator Jenny Nichols. “...This is going to be a gathering of a couple thousand people.”

    Addressing the 218 candidates for graduation will be former HCHS principal Jerry Jenkins.

  • Beaver Baptist Church celebrates 200 years at Sunday service and reception

    “And a door was opened for experience.”

    This phrase was repeated in the early minutes of Beaver Baptist Church in reference to a time set aside for those who wished to be baptized or move their church letter. However, it may best summarize the church’s history, for since the church doors opened 200 years ago, there have been many human and spiritual experiences.

    “And a door was opened for experience,” is descriptive of the mission and purpose of Beaver Baptist since its beginning on May 27, 1809, to the present.

  • Grable retiring as St. Edward principal

    When Mary Grable retires as St. Edward’s principal at the end of this school year, it’s obvious what she will miss most - the children.

    “Being with the kids is what I’m really going to miss,” she said. “...It will be a hard change for me.”

    Indeed.

    Grable has been in some sort of classroom with children for almost 40 years.

  • HCATC students win video award

    Harrison County Area Technology Center was one of 18 schools from across northern Kentucky that participated in the Gateway Community and Technical College podcast and video competition.

  • Academic Briefs

    AMMERMAN

    Shannan Lee Ammerman graduated from Morehead State University with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree on May 9.

    She is the daughter of Gary Lee Ammerman of Paris and the late Karen Ammerman, and the granddaughter of Mattie Ammerman of Paris and the late Givens Ammerman, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Paige of Frankfort.

    CUMMINS

    Will Cummins has been accepted and received a scholarship to attend Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, Tenn.

  • ‘Gone With The Wind’ shown at Rohs Saturday

    ‘Gone With The Wind’ is a giant of a movie.  For almost seven decades—December 15th will mark the 70th anniversary of its premiere - it has remained a favorite,  never losing popularity, never growing dated, never disappearing from the public’s imagination.  In 1939, buzz about the movie swirled about the country for months as fans of Margaret Mitchell’s successful novel awaited the film release...

  • Money to burn

    It may be April Fool’s Day, but smokers in Kentucky won’t be laughing when checking out with their tobacco products on April 1.

    That’s when state and federal tax increases will take effect.

    The state increase amounts to 30 cents on each pack of cigarettes. The federal tax boosts the cost per pack by 61 cents. A carton of cigarettes will increase by $9.10.

    Carol Rice, manager at Ken’s Exxon, predicts that the increases will drive smokers to the cheaper generic-type cigarettes.