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  • Family photo can begin even before birth with HMH offering

    Those newborn baby pictures may become a second thought thanks to a new system in place at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

    The radiology department has added another service for consumers - the 4-D ultrasound.

    The fourth dimension involves time, movement. With traditional 3-D imaging, said HMH sonographer Marilyn Wagner, the image had to be manipulated quite a bit to achieve the same effect which is standard with 4-D.

    “When you’re scanning, you actually see a live image,” she said. “You can see the baby move.”

  • Rohs, library partner for ‘Twilight’ opening night event

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library and Rohs Opera House are coming together to offer ‘Twilight’ fans an opening night extravaganza.

    When the movie “Twilight,” based on the first book of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part series, hits movie theaters nationwide, Rohs Opera House will be no exception.

    Rohs will open its doors for a midnight showing Thursday night, along with a 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. showing on Friday.

  • Minister publishes book with local connection

    If you stop by the home of James Smith, a home-grown product of Cynthiana, you may find on his shelf an interesting book.

    You’ll also find it on the shelves at Cynthiana’s Christian Bookstore and on Amazon.com. It’s even the bookstore’s Book of the Month.

    What’s so interesting about this book? 

    “It’s got my name on the spine,” Smith said as he held it up to reveal the James D. Smith right under the title. 

  • ‘Veterans’ Park’ is most popular name for Oddville Avenue park

    The contest to name the park on Oddville Avenue is over and a winner has been named.

    Out of the 11 entries, Veteran’s Park came out as winner with the most votes - 269 to be exact.

    The recreation task force of the Harrison County Tomorrow project came up with the idea to have a contest to name the park and nominations were taken over the summer.

    “Because it’s a public park, we wanted the public to have a chance to vote on it,” said committee member Kristin Grenier.

    The nominees were released and voting began about six weeks ago.

  • HMH nuclear gets ACR nod

    Harrison Memorial Hospital has taken another step in the direction of increasing the quality of its services.

    The radiology department’s nuclear medicine service recently received accreditation by the American College of Radiology.

    The program is accredited for both the general and cardiology aspects of nuclear medicine.

    “Moving forward on both of these projects shows HMH’s true commitment to quality patient care,” said Pam Bowles, HMH radiology manager.

  • Another MRSA case confirmed

    Harrison County school officials have confirmed that a student at Northside Elementary has been diagnosed with MRSA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.

    Letters were sent home with students on Friday from Superintendent Andy Dotson and Judy Feeback, district nurse.

    Confirming the case, the letter also reminded parents of what to look for, ie: redness, warmth, swelling and tenderness.

  • Mattmiller, Keith, New and Moore lead city race

    The 2009 version of the Cynthiana City Commission will include two familiar faces and two new ones.

    Incumbent candidates Jack Keith and Jimmy New were voted back on the commission. Newcomers will be Mark Mattmiller and Amanda Moore.

    Mattmiller claimed the most votes, garnering 1,587 to second-runner Keith, who received 1,479. Filling the third position is New, who received 1,006 votes. Amanda Moore will take up the fourth post. She received 932 votes.

  • Two new commissioners named in Berry; Carey takes board seat

    Berry residents elected two new members to the city commission and kept two incumbents.

    Melissa Lea and Mary Nichols will take places on the commission, with Lea earning 53 votes and Nichols, 34.

    Incumbents Donald Brown and Johnny Murphy were the two top vote earners, with Murphy’s 66 and Brown’s 55.

    Write-in candidate James House Jr., fell short of making the commission, with 29 votes.

    In other local and state races:

  • Cynthiana guardsman killed in Afghanistan

    Daniel Wallace loved being in the military and helping others. He was a man of faith and he loved his family.

    “Danny is my fallen hero,” said his mother, Karen, through tears at a press conference on Nov. 5 in Frankfort.

    Wallace, of Dry Ridge, was killed on Oct. 31 in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by enemy forces.

    “Sgt. Daniel Wallace was a true patriot who willingly stood up and answered the call to serve his nation in a time of need,” Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Adjutant General for Kentucky, said.

  • Bourbon inmate ‘person of interest’ in local burglaries

    An inmate from Bourbon County Detention Center who was out on work release is one of two people being looked at for burglaries in western Harrison County.

    Det. Paul Olin, of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, said 27-year-old Jason Shipwash and 30-year-old Chris Wood are “persons of interest” in four burglaries the department is investigating.

    Shipwash was allegedly out on work release from Bourbon County when the burglaries took place.

    Olin said evidence from the burglaries, including a safe and some firearms, has been recovered.