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  • Texting option may be added to police dispatch services

    Harrison Countians may be welcoming an additional dispatch service in the next few months.

    At Monday evening’s Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County, members voted to use $500 of a $5,614 state grant to help fund a ‘411’ service for the county.

    The ‘411’ service will allow cell phone users to text messages to the 911 dispatch center, where those messages will be forwarded to the proper law enforcement.

    Citizens will also be able to e-mail dispatch over the Internet with any information regarding criminal activity.

  • Leith to perform at Sea World

    Ted Leith, former resident and son of Tom and Anna Leith of Cynthiana, will be one of 12 drummers that will be performing onstage at SeaWorld San Diego from May 1 through Labor Day.

  • Harrison County Conservation District Scholarship Available

    The Harrison County Conservation District has a scholarship available for local seniors or graduates interested in natural resources as a college major. 

    The scholarship sponsored by the Harrison County Conservation District is for any high school senior/graduate that is a resident of Harrison County and who will enroll in a minimum of six class hours at a two or four year accredited institution in a conservation, environmental and/or science program. The completed application is due to the Harrison County Conservation District by May 5 at 4 p.m. 

  • Thieves strip wheels from truck on car lot

    It will be hard to drive one 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche off the H.A. Jones car lot.

    It has no wheels.

    “We have thefts,” said manager Yogi Brown Monday afternoon. “Every car lot has thefts.”

    When salesman Ollie Taylor went to work Monday morning, he found the Avalanche resting on concrete blocks, without wheels.

    “We’ve never had this happen,” said Brown, noting that often spare tires and radios are stolen from the vehicles.

  • Shakespeare works to be performed at Rohs Opera House

    On Sunday, April 26 and Friday, May 1, the Royal Springs Theatrical Society presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Rohs Opera House.

    The performance includes all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes and was London’s longest-running comedy for 10 years at the Criterion Theatre.

    “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show,” said James Smith of Rohs. “If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll  love this show!”

  • City moves ahead with Westside project for redevelopment

    The Westside Redevelopment Project continues, commissioners were told at Tuesday evening’s Cynthiana City Commission meeting.

    Lena Datko, a representative from CEDA/WJL, the firm the city is contracting with on the project to redevelop the west side of town, updated commissioners on the progress of the properties in the area.

    “Some have been easier to deal with than others,”ee^said Datko about the acquisition of some of the parcels of land.

  • Raggedy Ann Festival is Saturday

    If you plan to be in downtown Cynthiana on Saturday, don’t be surprised to see little girls in cotton jumpers with red yarn hair.

    It’s the time of year to celebrate a piece of Harrison County heritage.

    The annual Raggedy Ann Festival will jump out of the starting gate on Saturday at 8 a.m. with a 5K run.

    Following the race, at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony will be held along with the awarding of race trophies.

  • Northside fifth graders bring history to life

    Fifty Northside Elementary fifth-graders brought history to life Friday afternoon.

    “In the year 1842, I married a temperamental lady named Mary Todd,” a student portraying Abraham Lincoln told an audience seated in the school’s cafeteria.

    Part of Tonya Northcutt’s social studies curriculum, Northside fifth-graders were asked to pick a Civil War character they would become.

    “It makes the content fun,” said Northcutt, who has been teaching at Northside for two years. “I just try to keep things interesting for them.”

  • The Horse Whisperer

    Clinton Jones, 31, began riding and training horses before he was old and strong enough to lift a saddle.

    “I can’t ever remember not having horses,” said Jones. “Every summer, that’s all I did - ride horses.”

    Today, Jones trains horses at Stillwater Farm, his own farm near Berry.

    With a love of horses learned from his father Charlie, and techniques learned from another horse trainer named Clinton (Anderson), Jones said his training includes no tricks or gimmicks, but only natural horsemanship for natural excellence.

  • Academic Briefs

    CARSON

    Edie C. Carson of Cynthiana, a graduate of Harrison County High School, has been named to the Bellarmine University Dean’s List for fall 2008. Carson is a freshman at Bellarmine.

     FISHER

    Gabrielle Fisher has been selected to attend the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathmatics and Science on the Western Kentucky University Campus.  She will be the first student from Harrison County to be accepted into the program.