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  • Good Friday service set

    The Harrison County Ministerial Association will be hosting the annual Good Friday services at Cynthiana Christian Church.

    The program, “Stations of the Cross,” will be presented by area ministers and lay people of the community at noon April 10, said Dr. Larry Bishop of Cynthiana Christian Church.

    Special music will be provided by the Cynthiana Christian Church Choir, under the direction of Dr. Beth Laytart.

    The Rev. Antonio Stuckey is president of the Harrison County Ministerial Association.

  • Accident victim fair at UK Hospital

    A Harrison County woman  is in fair condition after being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Sunday morning.

    Kathy L. Smith, 28, was traveling eastbound on US 62 East around 11:30 a.m. when she lost control of her 1996 Ford Explorer, said Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser.

    Gasser said Smith’s vehicle ran off the left side of the road, went through a fence and struck an embankment, flipping the vehicle.

    Gasser said Smith was thrown from the car.

  • Serving the community, one meal at a time

    The Church of the Advent is serving the community, one meal at a time.

    “We noticed there were usually more days in the month than money,” said Rev. Sandy Stone, the priest at the Church of the Advent. “We recognized that people may be hungry at the end of the month.”

    Last Thursday, Church of Advent parishioners gathered in their fellowship hall to serve fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls and desert to the public.

  • MRSA case confirmed in Harrison school

    A district-wide letter was sent home with Harrison County students Monday advising that a student has a staph infection.

    Westside Elementary Principal Jon Hoskins said a doctor-confirmed case of MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been reported in one of his students.

    “All of the necessary precautions have been taken and will continue to be taken,” Hoskins said Tuesday afternoon.

    Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent, said intensive cleaning, under WEDCO and the Center for Disease Control guidelines, is underway.

  • Fifth-grader finds mistakes on Harrison County historical markers

    When Eastside Elementary teacher Jeff Kinney asked members of his history club to think about a significant Kentucky historical event, fifth-grader Joe Moss looked no further than Cynthiana.

    “I thought about the Battle of Cynthiana,” Moss said at Eastside Thursday afternoon.

    Moss, with 19 other members of Kinney’s history club, traveled to Frankfort Friday to showcase his exhibit on the Battle of Cynthiana at the annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society contest.

  • Harrison Countians to direct and act in Georgetown College play

    On March 27, 28 and 29, and April 3, 4 and 5, Georgetown College Maskrafters will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” All shows begin at 8 p.m. in the Ruth Pearce Wilson Lab Theatre, corner of College and Mulberry streets.

    The play has been on Director George McGee’s “bucket list,” and is finally becoming a reality with the help of theatre department professors Ed Smith of Cynthiana and Dathan Powell.

  • Subway theft reported Thursday

    The Cynthiana Police Department is pressing burglary charges after Whitney Simpson, 29, allegedly confessed to entering the Subway location in Harrison Square and taking money.

    Police responded to the restaurant Thursday morning at 8:25 a.m., when a Subway employee opening the store noticed the door was unlocked and money was missing.

    An employee of Subway, Simpson allegedly entered the business with a key, said Ptl. David Powers.

    According to Powers, Simpson has returned $117 of the $400 stolen.

  • Trimble to join Jazzercise staff at Bridge Street Plaza

    Amy Trimble, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, will begin teaching along with Jennifer Terhune, Jamie Kinsey and Candida Wilson at the location in Bridge Street Plaza. Trimble completed a three-day workshop and performed an audition.

    Trimble recently participated in a workshop in Columbus, Ohio. She was required to learn approximately 10 routines for her audition; pass a written exam on basic anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; learn Jazzercise basic business practices; and become certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

  • Harrison County students win state speech awards

    After five years, Harrison County High School has a new speech champion.

    Aaron Williams, a senior at HCHS, won extemporaneous speaking at the Kentucky High School Speech League held March 13-16 at Western Kentucky University.

    “This was the cumulation of four years,” said Williams, who began the event in middle school.

    Participants in extemp are given a political question to answer and 30 minutes to prepare a seven minute speech.

    “You don’t actually write out the speech,” said Williams.

  • Commissioner's special meeting is canceled

    The Cynthiana City Commission’s special meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at noon, has been canceled.

    The special meeting, scheduled by commissioners at Tuesday evening’s regular city commission meeting, was planned to further discuss the sidewalk renovations on Main Street.