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  • 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.

  • Fiscal Court’s audit results

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the Harrison County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and equity paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Board member advances in KSBA academy

    A member of the Harrison County Board of Education has exceeded his state-mandated annual professional development requirements and in doing so has earned advanced certification to continue his work for this community’s public schools.

    Gary Lizer has achieved Level III Certification in the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) Academy of Studies. 

  • 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.