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  • Her cooking started as a necessity and soon became her passion

    When the back door opens one can’t help but take notice to the old-style kitchen of a Harrison County couple who still recall how it was to live a more simple life.
    On the stove sits an old pickle jar filled with cooking grease, which more than likely contains the remains of fried bacon or sausage.
    In fact, all along the counter tops are jars of preserves and canned goods with year dates on the top, reminding the couple of the hard, intense work that goes into preserving garden delights.

  • Drop off is this weekend for unused prescriptions at sheriff’s office

    Cynthiana and Harrison County citizens will once again have the opportunity to discard unwanted and unused prescription medication on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m., with no questions asked.
    According to a press release, agencies in Kentucky have turned in 7,778 pounds of prescription medication statewide during the past two initiatives. The 7,778 pounds collected in Kentucky account for the 309 tons of unused and unwanted prescription medications collected nationwide.

  • Commission approves pay increases for Class IV water plant operators

    With one vote of opposition, the Cynthiana City Commission approved pay increases for two water treatment plant operators.
    Public Utilities commission Jack Keith proposed the pay increase citing the difficulty in finding and keeping Class IV operators.
    Cynthiana’s plant is required to have Class IV operators on hand around the clock, Keith said, adding that Cynthiana has four on its payroll.
    Keith asked for a 10 percent raise for one operator and a 6 percent increase for another.

  • HCHS Alumni Association honors

    The Harrison County High School Class of 1961 basketball team that was the first-ever to win a 10th Region title was honored at Saturday’s Harrison County Alumni Banquet.

  • Northfield is ‘Fueling Communities’ with BP grant

    Hospice families know the benefits that having a compassionate caregiver in last stages of life.
    They also know that all of Hospice’s services come at no cost to the families.
    “Our people are the most important thing we provide,” said Lisa Ramsey, Hospice provider liaison.
    A team of people available to each family to meet the needs of the patient. That team includes a physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home care aid, volunteers and bereavement councilors.

  • Seven guilty pleas

    Seven jury trials that were scheduled for this week in Harrison Circuit Court were resolved with guilty pleas.
    Jaron Michael Talbott, who was charged following a fight that ended in shots being fired at Harrison Square in May, changed his plea to guilty last week.
    Talbott, 20, was initially charged with two counts of second degree assault and one count of first degree wanton endangerment as well as tampering with physical evidence.

  • $225,000 ambulance subsidy gets county nod

    Obligation to the citizens of Cynthiana and Harrison County led to a 6 to 2 vote for reinstating the stipend to Brown’s Ambulance Service.
    During the Oct. 25 Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting ,members of the ambulance service, including director Cristy Smith and Richard Wherle, the conservator for ambulance owner Jim Brown, informed the court of the ambulance financial short falls.
    At the court’s request to see an itemized budget, Joni Douglas was brought to help answer questions regarding Brown Ambulance bookkeeping.

  • Leaf pick up begins Nov. 1

    It’s the time of year when the trees have begun shedding their leaves, dropping them for home owners to rake, blow or bag.
    The City of Cynthiana public works crew will begin its annual leaf pickup on Nov. 1.
    Commissioner Roger Slade is encouraging homeowners to rake their leaves to the back edge of the sidewalk.
    “Please, please, please do not rake or blow them into the gutter,” Slade said, explaining that the dried leaves create problems in the city’s storm drains.


    Hunting has been and continues to be a hobby that many Harrison County citizens enjoy doing in their spare time.
    There are many kinds of hunting that go on in the county from archery, muzzleloading, modern firearms and for some, metal detecting.
    David Kinney enjoys a form of hunting that most don’t think about for the area. Instead of hunting wild game, Kinney got great pleasure in unearthing Harrison County Civil War artifacts.

  • District’s rankings put Harrison County in the Top 30 in the state

    When Harrison County schools’ leadership looks at rankings for the last three years, they like what they see.
    “There’s been great strides,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson, who received the last rankings last week.
    As a school district, Harrison County has improved from 107th in 2008 to 52nd in 2011. These rankings are based on the Kentucky Core Contest Testing results.
    Each of Harrison County’s six public schools showed academic growth.