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  • Flu causing absences throughout district

    Harrison County students have already missed 12 days this school year and there may be more.

    At a special school board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Andy Dotson expressed concern over absences created by the flu.

    “We’re definitely watching it,” Dotson told board members.

    On Tuesday, 289 students were absent from the six public schools.

    “We’ve been hit hard at the high school and middle school,” he said.

  • Strawzell receives medical white coat in February ceremony

    Crista Strawzell received her medical white coat in a ceremony on Feb. 7 at the University of Kentucky. She is a second year Physician Assistant student, and will begin a year of clinical rotations in July. Crista is the daughter of Steve and Rhonda Strawzell, and the granddaughter of Lola Strawzell and Charles and Norma Cooper.

  • One-woman mission sending support to troops

    One Harrison County woman is on a mission - an ‘Our Town Mission.’

    Saturday morning, Jamie McKinley loaded her vehicle with 32 boxes, drove to the post office, and shipped those boxes to men and women serving in the armed forces.

    McKinley’s ‘Our Town Mission’ began last fall, when on a search for a youth group project for Central Christian Church in Cynthiana, she came across the opportunity to send care packages to troops.

  • Lions Club Auction is next week

    The Cynthiana Lions Club is going high-tech for the 52nd airing of its annual Charity Auction, which is next week.

    Initially, the fund raiser was billed as the Lions Club Radio Auction and was broadcast solely on WCYN 1400.

    Eventually the auction moved into the television age and began airing on Cable Channel 6.

  • HCMS sixth-grade band members named as February students of the month

    Pictured above are students from Mrs. Lucky’s sixth grade band who were chosen as students of the week from their section (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, low woodwind, percussion, trumpet, baritone, trombone, french horn and tuba) in February. Students were chosen every week for their  exceptional leadership, work ethic and outstanding dedication.

  • Vocational students place in regional competition

    Thirty students from the Harrison County Area Technology Center attended the Skills USA Regional Competition in Lexington on Friday. Those vocational students receiving first place were Brittane Smith (Desktop Publishing), Kami Wiglesworth (Extemp. Speaking), Daniel Thornton and Ryan Claypool (Mechatronics Team), Kelcee Conlee and Brittane Smith (Promotional Bulletin Board), Luke Perraut (Related Technology Math), and Micah Fryman (Welding Sculpture).

  • Court ponders KSP dispatch option for 911

    Magistrate Bradley Copes discussed the possibility of transferring operation of 911 services to Kentucky State Police at Tuesday evening’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It is not eliminating 911,” County Judge Executive Alex Barnett said Wednesday morning. “It moves the dispatch of 911 to local KSP posts.”

    The 911 service is currently partially funded through charges on landline phones. With the increase of cell phone usage and decrease of landline phones, Copes questioned whether the service could be provided at a lower cost with KSP.

  • HCHS students named to All-State Band and Chorus

     Lyndsey Marsh, a Harrison County High School junior, was recently named to the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association All-State Chorus.

     

  • Law enforcement seeks an extra set of eyes

    It’s not a new idea -- neighbors watching out for neighbors -- but it is vital to a community’s security.

    “We want to get everyone involved that we can,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    The Cynthiana Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County are already involved. Now, they are looking for people who will be willing to be “good neighbors.”

  • Construction stalled by litigation

    It appears that it will likely be May before bids are taken on the construction of the new U.S. 27 North bridge/viaduct.

    According to Nancy Wood, District 6 public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet, the hold up is acquisition of some of the properties involved.

    “Since we don’t have the properties in hand, we can’t legally proceed,” Wood said.

    Initially, the bid letting was supposed to occur in October. However, that soon turned to February and now May.