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  • Nod for golf carts on city streets gets closer

    Cynthiana motorists will soon share their city streets.

    At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance  allowing golf carts on certain city streets.

    Commissioner Amanda Moore cautioned citizens that the commission’s approval of the first reading of the resolution doesn’t immediately allow golf carts to be driven on streets.

    “It still has to be passed and publicized before that ordinance takes effect,” Moore said.

  • HOSA hosts annual blood drive

    More than four million Americans will need a blood transfusion this year.

    On Sept. 4, Harrison County HOSA hosted the annual Kentucky Blood Center blood drive. Harrison County Beta Club organized and sponsored the event. Approximately 35 units of blood were collected from student and staff volunteers.

  • Tri County Lumber expands business

    Born and raised on a dairy farm, Abner Freeman said he never thought he would be building pole barns and selling lumber.

    Freeman’s business, Tri County Lumber has expanded from one employee to 15, and recently moved into its larger, new facility in June.

    Freeman said the new facility allows him to sell hardware and tools, in addition to electrical and plumbing supplies, lumber for house framing, pole barn construction, metal and metal roofing services.

    Tri County Lumber, Freeman said, is now a one-shop stop for those in the construction business.

  • Dorsey brings years of interiors experience to Cynthiana

    While Classic Lane Interiors is fairly new to Main Street, owner Luanne Dorsey said she isn’t new to the interiors business.

    “I’ve been doing this since 1978...” Dorsey said Monday at her shop at 108 S. Main St. “I just fell into it and I loved it.”

    After operating an interiors business in Florida for 20 years, Dorsey said she was led to Cynthiana by her husband Scott.

    “He grew up right on Miller Street,” she said. “He’s always talked about this town.”

  • Viaduct construction to begin soon

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that construction of the US 27 bridge replacement and its approaches over the CSX Railroad in Cynthiana will begin soon, according to a press release.

    Rob Hans, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6 said, “The new bridge and approaches are being constructed to replace the existing substandard and load restricted bridge. This in turn will provide safer passage for the people in Harrison County and all those who travel this roadway.”

     

  • BGE reminds customers to verify workers’ IDs for safety

    As police in Lexington and Sadieville search for suspects who are posing as utility workers, Blue Grass Energy reminds its members that they should ask to see BGEnergy photo IDs of workers, and to call the co-op at 888-546-4243 if they are concerned.

  • Flu level reaches 'widespread'

    According to a press release from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky’s flu level has been raised from ‘regional’ to ‘widespread.’

    “People just need to take the same precautions they would with regular flu,” WEDCO public health director Crystal Caudill said.

    Caudill said those individuals experiencing flu-like symptoms are more than likely suffering from H1N1, formerly referred to as the swine flu.

  • Bicycle Club’s maiden ride will be Saturday, Aug. 15

    Peter Newberry and his wife Kim love to bike.

    As members of Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County, they’re hoping to spread their love of biking to others - through the Champions Cycling Club.

    “I’ve often thought about this,” Newberry said about the idea.

    Several months ago, Newberry presented the idea to Champions.

    “They immediately took hold of it,” he said.

    Next Saturday, the Newberrys will offer a Bicycle Safety Seminar at the Harrison County Sheriff’s office from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • New calling system will keep parents informed, says superintendent

    Harrison County parents can expect several calls from the school this year.

    For the first couple months of the school year, the Harrison County school district will try out a calling system that will allow the schools, teachers and coaches to contact parents through a phone call, text message and/or e-mail.

    Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard presented school board members with the details of the system at Friday evening’s special school board meeting.

  • Salaries for city and county employees will be printed this week

    Salaries of Harrison County and City of Cynthiana employees will be published in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

    School salaries, which were published last week, are released annually to the newspaper. It is at the discretion of each newspaper as to whether those salaries are published.

    However, for city and county salaries, an open records request was pursued. Those salaries have been released and will be published this week.