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  • Fiscal court meeting postponed to Friday

    Due to the severe weather on Tuesday, the regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court was postponed. A special meeting will be held at noon on Friday and will be limited to the payment of the county’s bills.

  • Hudgins and Prows accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio

    Tanner Hudgins, son of Robert Hudgins and Sandy Hudgins of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Hudgins attends Harrison County High School.

    Ethan Prows, son of Jerry Prows and Debbie Prows of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Prows attends Harrison County High School.

  • Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at state grants

    Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university in the fall should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students who file early have a better chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Cub Scout Pack 60 donates to animal shelter

    Local Cub Scout Pack 60 recently donated needed items to the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Pictured above are, top left, Harold Poe, Joan Lacey, Tore’ DeRolf, and the Webelo 1 Scouts of Pack 60.

  • Let's Battle

    Northside Elementary student Hunter Griffith, far right, looked out at the large audience gathered at Harrison County High School auditorium to watch the intermediate level of Battle of the Books. Griffith was part of the winning team Wednesday afternoon, with Northside Elementary scoring the most points in the annual event that tests students’ knowledge over the titles, authors, and facts for selected books. The event is hosted by Harrison County school librarians.

  • Cedar Ridge residents participate in Wii bowling tournament

    Residents at Cedar Ridge are warming up their arms and testing their skills as they prepare to compete in the Trilogy Championship Bowling Tournament.  Campus competition began the week of January 12, followed by divisional competition the week of January 19.  Championship competition began January 26th.

  • Mr. President: "We have chosen hope over fear"

    During the 54th inaugural ceremony, the 44th man raised his right hand in oath to the United States of America.

    As he addressed the public, President Barack Obama never wavered in his hope for a brighter future.

    “Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. There will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America -- They will be met,” he said. “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.”

  • Harrison County couple is dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning

    A Harrison County couple is dead and an investigation continues after supposedly high carbon monoxide levels filled James and Norma Penwell’s home on US 27 North.

    A generator was found in the home Thursday at 12:47 p.m. when Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Barnes responded to a call from the couple’s daughter, who lived out of state and hadn’t heard from her parents in several days.

    When Barnes entered the home, he found the victims dead.

  • School dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today

    Harrison County schools will be dismissing at 12:30 p.m. today (Monday).

  • Classes resume with one-hour delay on Tuesday

    Harrison County missed its fifth straight day of classes on Monday following the paralyzing snow/ice storm that blanketed much of the state.

    However, it appears that classes will resume on Tuesday on a one-hour delay.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said Monday morning that  two key elements had to be considered. There are still numerous homes without power and the condition of bus turn-around areas were in question.

    Dotson said it may be better in some cases to have classes to get children out of homes that don’t have electricity.