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  • Couple shares yoga with others

    “Inhale and reach... exhale... arms down.”

    When Mark and Donna Sims began practicing yoga three years ago, they knew they had come upon something that would change their lives.

    “The full benefits of yoga practice are numerous,” Mark said. “Increased energy, strength, and flexibility and improved focus constitute the primary benefits. Daily practice can also lead to noticeable physical changes including improved stamina and weight loss.”

  • 101 birthday wishes

    “Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday dear Katie... Happy birthday to you...”

    Cedar Ridge residents, staff and guests sang to Katie Wilson Friday afternoon in celebration of her 101st birthday on Saturday.

    “Thank you, honey,” Katie said to the worker that presented her with a cake. “It’s just beautiful.”

    Maria Kuster, Cedar Ridge director of resident programs and activities, said at 101 years old, Katie was an inspiration to everyone at the facility.

  • January named School Board Member Recognition Month

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett, left, signed a proclamation Friday afternoon declaring January as School Board Member Appreciation month. Barnett is pictured with school board chairman Ed Taylor.

  • Hospital gets golden nod on accreditation

    After a week-long on-site survey by its accreditation program, Harrison Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

    HMH Chief Executive Officer Sheila Currans said the commission’s survey results helped validate the success and high standards of the regional hospital.

    “We try to live by these standards,” Currans said about the regulations placed on the hospital by The Joint Commission, which has accredited HMH since 1973.

  • Southside Elementary Honor Roll

    Southside Elementary School

    The Southside Elementary Honor Roll for the second nine weeks includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Budget for 2009-2010 school year may be "bleak"

    The Harrison County School Board approved a draft budget for the 2009-2010 school year at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting.

    “This is the worst it’s been in the eight years I’ve been here,” said Director of Finance Julie Asher.

    Asher said she was meeting daily with Superintendent Andy Dotson and Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer to come up with possible plans for cutting the school district’s budget to coincide with possible additional funding cuts from the state.

  • Governor urges use of Earned Income Tax Credit opportunities for Kentuckians

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced recently a campaign to encourage more Kentuckians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families.

    “The EITC is one of our best anti-poverty tools, and I want to make sure every eligible Kentuckian takes advantage of it and gets the money they deserve,” Beshear said in announcing the campaign.

  • Harrison County Tomorrow group making promotion plans for 2010 Equestrian Games

    In just 20 months, 600,000 visitors from 60 countries will be flocking to the  Bluegrass for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

    How will Harrison County participate?

    That’s a multi-faceted question that a contingent of citizens are beginning to answer.

    Dr. Lori Garkovich of the University of Kentucky told about 30 people Monday that the group needs to concentrate on four questions:

    •What can Harrison County offer in the way of a WOW experience?

  • Moore to graduate from Berea College

    Cynthiana resident LeAnn Moore was one of 68 seniors who took part in Berea College’s Recognition Service for mid-year graduates on Dec. 7. The ceremony honors students expected to complete degree requirements by February 2009. Moore, who is majoring in German, is the daughter of Glen and Nancy Moore and granddaughter of Chuck Palmer of Cynthiana.

  • Marsh steps down as circuit clerk after 33 years in office

    After 33 years on the job, Wanda Marsh celebrated her retirement as Harrison County Circuit Clerk Tuesday afternoon with coworkers, family and friends.

    “It’s been a good 33 years,” said Marsh.

    Marsh’s last day in the circuit clerk office was Wednesday, Dec. 31.

    “I’ve enjoyed my work,” Marsh said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the attorneys and helping the public to the best of my ability.”

    Marsh began her career as a deputy clerk in 1975 under the direction of circuit clerk Zetta Hollar.