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  • Sunday night wreck sends three to Harrison Memorial

    Three individuals have been released from Harrison Memorial Hospital following a Sunday night wreck.

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a collision on US 62 West just before 9 p.m.

    Georgetown resident Christa S. Artrip, 18, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, was traveling westbound on US 62 West when she collided with Sadieville resident Bobbie L. Adams, 43, driving a 2004 Dodge Ram, as he was crossing the highway at the Newtown-Leesburg Road intersection near Leesburg.

  • HCHS graduation will be June 5

    Harrison County High School graduation is set for Friday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m., after school board members approved the anticipated graduation date at their Tuesday evening meeting.

    Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said tentative plans are to have graduation at Ingles Stadium, or the HCHS gym in case of rain.

    The board approved the amended 2008-2009 school calendar, which designates June 5 as the last day of school for students.

    Other business included:

  • Kentucky Bank closing Main Street branch

    Kentucky Bank president and CEO Louis Prichard has announced the decision to consolidate the Cynthiana downtown location with its Cynthiana U.S. 27 office. 

    “After careful analysis, discussion, and input, we have made the determination to consolidate the offices, which are only 1.8 miles apart. By combining the staff from these two locations, we can more efficiently and economically deliver premier customer service to our customers.”

  • St. Edward receives grant for playground

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week that St. Edward Preschool and school will receive $31,395 through a crumb rubber grant. St. Edward is one of 11 grant recipients totaling almost $200,000.

    “Recycling used to be seen as strictly an environmental action,” Gov. Beshear said.  “Today recycling is also an economic issue.  Recycling isn’t just good for the environment, it makes sense economically.”

    The fund will be used for St. Edward’s playground.

  • Stolen truck returned

    A stolen truck was returned to its rightful owner early Saturday morning.

    A 1989 Chevrolet truck that was reported stolen on April 18 was recovered Saturday morning at the same Kelat farm where it was stolen.

    “Things get returned or we recover things, but usually not at the same scene,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser. “It’s usually not brought back to that same location.”

    Owner of the truck, Keith Grayson reported the vehicle stolen on April 18 to the sheriff’s office.

  • ROTC students at Derby’s finish line

    When ‘Mine That Bird’ crossed the finish line at Saturday’s 135th running of the Kentucky Derby, Harrison County High School ROTC students were 10 feet away from history in the making.

    “I’ll never forget it,” said ROTC flight commander Ashley Sadler. “Who has a chance to get that close?”

    While ROTC members have been serving at the Derby for years, this year, uniformed members served as the finish line honor guard.

    “We were about 10 to 12 feet from the horses,” said Chief William Blackburn.

  • Soldiers to be honored in May 16 salute

    When the 101st Engineering Battalion of the Army National Guard returned from a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan, the soldiers were released to their families in Ashland.

    Harrison Countians have waited two months to give a soldiers’ welcome to the men and women who served their country.

    On Saturday, May 16, the 97 soldiers of the Cynthiana Guard unit will be honored during a daylong Freedom Salute being planned by the local Soldier Support Group. The day will begin with an 8:30 a.m. parade through downtown Cynthiana.

  • Hospice to offer ‘Diversity and End-of-Life Care’ distance learning program

    Each year the Hospice Foundation of America (HFC) presents a nationally recognized distance learning program, live via satellite and webcast, to more that 125,000 people in 2,000 communities.  For more than a decade, the annual educational program has been instrumental in educating health care professionals and families on the issues affecting end-of-life care. 

  • St. Edward Honor Roll

    ST. EDWARD

    HONOR ROLL

    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the third quarter include:

    All A’s

    Second grade: Clay Furnish, Grace Simpson.

    Third grade: Sydney Perraut.

    Fourth grade: Alexis Lanza, Hayden Switzer.

    Fifth grade: Christopher Mashburn, Jared Thomas, Colin Coy.

    A/B

    Second grade: Kyle Barnes, John Schreiber, Nicholas LaFleur.

    Third grade: Dillon Gasser, Wesley Ritchie, Jacob Walker, Kory Beth Whitehead, Blake Gasser.

    Fourth grade: Drew Furnish, Abby Cooper.

  • Elridge is KET guest May 8

    Colmon Elridge III, executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, director of faith-based and community initiatives and director of strategic initiatives is the next guest on  Connections with Renee Shaw. The program airs Friday, May 8, at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET2 and Sunday, May 10 at 1:30/12:30 p.m. CT on KET1.