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  • Officials hopeful that neighbors on the look-out will reduce crime

    When a large group met at the Cynthiana Christian Church for a Neighborhood Watch presentation last Thursday evening, Kay Withers was among those in attendance.

    A summer resident of Cynthiana and a winter resident of Marion County, Fla., Withers is part of a similar Citizens Patrol group in the Sunshine State.

    “It was something to do in the neighborhood and a way to get to know people,” she said.

    In Florida, Withers said she volunteered at least four hours a month for the program developed by the Sheriff’s department.

  • State prisoners to help with county’s Clean-up Week

    Harrison County transportation officer Larry Turner told members of the fiscal court Tuesday that he will provide eight state prisoners to work during Clean-up Week, Saturday, March 28, through Sunday, April 4.

    Turner said the prisoners will be brought in from the Grant County Detention Center and will be paid 65 cents for each day they work.

    County treasurer Candida Wilson told magistrates that volunteer insurance will cover them while they are in Harrison County custody.

    Turner added that he and his deputies will be monitoring their work.

  • Hart's Dry Cleaning to service Cynthiana

    After over 50 years of business, Hart’s Dry Cleaning and Laundry is extending its reach to Cynthiana.

    Operating out of Lexington, Hart’s is now offering pick-up and delivery to Ken’s New Market.

    “We pick up Mondays and Wednesdays before 2:30 p.m.,” said sales/service manager Bob Hensley.

    Dry cleaning items can be taken to the customer service desk at Ken’s.

  • 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.