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  • Assistance offered for landowners with property damaged during winter storm

    Landowners who suffered damage to practices installed under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) or Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) as a result of the January 2009 storm may be eligible to receive assistance to repair or reinstall those practices through the agency’s Equitable Relief process. 

  • Country stores mix old traditions with modern-day conveniences

    Miles away from the heart of Cynthiana, sometimes off the beaten trail and hidden away like a good secret, there’s a country store.

    “It’s kinda like a good friend... like family,” said Jim Dyer as he walked into the Leesburg Grocery one Monday morning.

    Dyer said he’d been making daily visits to the store for years.

    Past the counter, shelves of food and drinks, and a pool table, Dyer sits down at a table next to Jack Irvin.

    Irvin said he’s been coming to the Leesburg Grocery since 1960.

  • Citizens honored at Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

    Harrison County individuals and groups were honored Friday evening at the 2008 Chamber of Commerce’s 39th annual awards banquet.

    Held at the Cynthiana Country Club, the banquet recognized citizens as Businessperson of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Farmer of the Year, Educator of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

    After 45 years of business at Woody’s Barber Shop, Woody Richie was recognized as the 2008 Businessperson of the Year.

  • Harrison County Fire Department gets new set of wheels

    The Harrison County Fire Department received one of two new fire trucks Monday afternoon at the Oddville station. With a price tag of $176,727, the truck is the first fire truck purchased since 1998. The truck was purchased by the county’s special tax district fund. “We’re hoping that this will help us improve our ISO testing,” said firefighter James McCarty. An improved ISO rating would possibly help homeowners lower insurance costs, McCarty said. The new fire truck will be responding to runs by the end of March, said fire chief Charlie Carson.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Rosco - Male, Terrier mix

    Tia - Female, Black Chow, 7 weeks

    Koda - Female, Brown Chow, 7 weeks

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Sandy - Male, buff

    Pepper - Male, black

  • Local churches to participate in Harrison County Ministerial Association fundraising concert

    Cynthiana and Harrison County church members are lifting up their voices and joining with the Harrison County Ministerial Association to host a fundraising concert event on Sunday, March 15, at Rohs Opera House.

    “We want to put the HCMA name and/or ministry into the public’s eye and ear,” said HCMA vice president, the Rev. David Sabella of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

    The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will include guest vocalists/groups from churches around the county.

  • Harrison County Volunteer Firefighters

    Pictured above are the Harrison County volunteer firefighters with the new fire truck. Kneeling, from left, Jarrod Carter, C.D. Moore, John Philpot, Anthony Carson, Shaun Brewer, Doug Brooks, Tom Muller, David Schwartz; standing, from left, Josh Carson, Charlie Carson, Richard Wiglesworth, Ryan Barkley, Kevin Perkins, Kevin Hicks, Donald Edwards, Jason Perry, James McCarty, Donald Brown, Jerry Faulkner, Paul Jones, Jonathann Jones, John Chambers, Jaime Rueger, Khristopher Caswell, Richard Schwartz, Robert Underwood, Danny Price, Jeff Carson, Jerry Hicks. Charles A.

  • Teater named Harrison County Impact winner

    Bonnie Teater of Cynthiana and leader of Harrison County Tomorrow, has been named Harrison County’s 2009 Impact Award recipient.

    The award, presented by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women, recognizes women who have made a strong commitment at the county level to improve the lives of women and girls in central Kentucky.

    The award will be presented March 17 at BAW’s Legacy Luncheon, celebrating Women’s History Month. County Impact Award winners will be recognized and one of the women will be named the Legacy Award winner.

  • Connersville Christian ladies lend a sewing hand

    The ladies of Connersville Christian Church have become dressmakers... and their donations are bringing smiles to the faces of young girls in Haiti.

    In December, 140 handmade dresses were sent to the Russell Christian School in Haiti - all products of months of hard work and one idea.

    A seamstress for many years, Connersville Christian Church member Judy Millar said one day she decided she wanted to sew for others.

    “The Lord popped this idea in my head,” Millar said. “I just started sewing and it grew.”

  • School on lock down

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” last Thursday morning.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the United States postal service.

    “There is no danger at this point to any students, teachers or employees,” said Cynthiana police officer Scott Loechel.

    Loechel said the mail of “questionable content” is still being examined by a postal inspector.