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  • Suspected drug possession ends in suspension of student

    A Harrison County High School student is suspended after being found in possession of prescription drugs and another substance, believed to be marijuana.

    The drugs were found after the juvenile was searched at the high school Friday afternoon said Harrison County superintendent Andy Dotson.

    Harrison County school security officers and the Cynthiana Police Department responded to the high school Friday afternoon.

    Dotson said tests were still being performed to confirm the identity of the substance that is believed to be marijuana.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer closes Ky Hwy 36 West early Wednesday morning

    Kentucky Highway 36 West was closed for over an hour early Wednesday morning while towing crews removed an overturned tractor-trailer carrying three steel bridge girders.

    The 1999 Peterlait semi-truck was traveling westbound from Virginia when the truck rounded a curve and overturned.

  • Extension office to hold pasture development meeting

    I am sure everyone is wondering what will show up in our pastures this year. Is grass still there or will we be covered with weeds. How much fertilizer will I need to produce the hay needed for my livestock operation? Can I afford to seed this year?

    All of these questions and concerns are going to be facing us as soon as the weather finally breaks.

  • Heart transplant gives Mastin ‘second chance’

    Rachel Mastin has a letter that is very special to her.

    From a mother in Georgia, Rachel has yet to meet the author.

    “Give my baby boy a hug and tell him ‘I love him,’” one of the last paragraphs of the letter reads.

    The boy’s name was M.J. and Rachel is the new owner of his  21-year-old heart.

    On Aug. 2, 2007, after several years of heart problems and many, many, many doctor visits, Rachel became the recipient of a heart transplant.

  • Wednesday afternoon fires keep firefighters busy

    Harrison County firefighters responded to three fires last Wednesday afternoon. A wood stove is believed to have started a barn fire on Connersville Pike, where firefighters arrived at 3:10 p.m. “It was fully involved when they got there,” said fire chief Charlie Carson. Fifteen emergency personnel responded to the incident. The fire was extinguished at 5 p.m. Crews also responded to two grass fires on Ky Hwy 32 West and Robinson Union Road.

  • March 1-7 is Black Church Week of Prayer for the healing of AIDS

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to promote Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, an observance held March 1-7 that includes thousands of churches across the country.

    As part of the observance, DPH and community-based organizations are inviting churches to participate in a “Prayer for the Healing of AIDS,” an educational event set for 6 p.m. March 1 at St. Paul AME Church, 251 N. Upper St., Lexington. Free HIV testing will be available at the same location from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • HERO HOMECOMING

    “I’ve just missed having him here to tell me that everything’s gonna be OK,” said a tearful Kim True, wife of soldier William “Jack” True.

    Jack and comrades from the 201st Engineering Battalion will be returning to Cynthiana next week after a 12-month tour of duty that led them to Afghanistan.

    Kim said she never expected to have to watch her husband of 10 years leave for a second overseas tour. Their girls, now 16, 15 and 11, were younger the first time.

  • Daylight Savings Time

    Daylight Savings Time returns this Sunday beginning at 2 a.m. Residents may want to set their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed.

    In 2007, DST was changed from its traditional calendar dates. The new change allows DST to return three weeks earlier and will stay in effect until the first Sunday in November.

  • Northside’s McTeacher Night at McDonald’s

    Northside Elementary held a fundraiser at McDonalds Tuesday, Feb. 24.  Northside received $.50 from every extra value meal sold between 5-7 p.m. Principal Sharon Hill and teachers Julie Dailey, Laura Bush, Janell Delaney, and Elizabeth Korona (pictured) participated.

     

  • The Birds

    If Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 movie “The Birds” makes the hair on your arms stand up and a sends a shiver down your spine, take a stroll down Grandview Drive about 6 p.m. any evening.

    You can hear the flocks of birds screeching as they come to roost. Once in the trees, they continue an eerie song of unrest.

    There are other telltale signs that millions of birds have come to rest. Grills and outdoor furniture, abandoned for the winter, have been dotted with bird manure, as have automobiles and sidewalks.