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  • 29-year teacher honored

    Two years into her college education, Jennifer Grinstead (now Muntz) had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
    After 29 years in the classroom, the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year is glad she chose as she did.
    She was at the University of Kentucky into her sophomore year that the career quandary first hit her. A cousin was in the education program at Georgetown College and steered Muntz toward teaching.
    “I had some great teachers,” Muntz said, noting that their influence helped her choose teaching as her profession.

  • Judge rules on Webb motions

    Accused murderer Bass Webb was back in Cynthiana for a status hearing in Harrison Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    Judge Jay Delaney overruled several motions including defense motions to exclude expert witness testimony, to exclude gruesome photographs during trial and to sequester jurors.
    Where Bass Webb will be housed during trial, which will be heard in Pendleton County July 18-Aug. 17, will be determined later as will establishing time limits for individual voir dire.

  • County pondering contributions to local organizations

    Requests are being made for slices of the county’s budget pie.
    The Harrison County Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, March 20, to discuss the 2012-13 budget.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett read through the names of programs and groups that have requested assistance from the county.
    “Almost all of these are the same as last year with the exception of a few,” said Barnett. “We are not voting tonight. but we are trying to get an idea of what we might approve and those we need to discuss with more detail.”

  • Did you know?

    Food Pantry items can be dropped off at the center
    The Harrison County Food Pantry, which is located at 304 Locust St., is open to give out items to families in need and to receive donations Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.
    For more information, call Margaret Watson at 234-1649 or Marilyn Wash at 234-5644.

    Westside Health Fair is April 5

  • City/county leaders put hold on fitness center

    A special joint meeting was held on March 12 between the city commissioners and fiscal court to reveal future plans for the building of a health/fitness center.
    In 2011 several local officials teamed with Wedco to apply for a grant that would set in motion plans for building a health center in Harrison County.
    However, the application to acquire the grant was unsuccessful, which meant several more months of brainstorming new ways to bring a health center to Harrison County.

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  • Tobin appointed director of Commodity Division for KFB

    David S. Beck, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced that Mike Tobin, a resident of Cynthiana, has been named director of the Commodity Division. His appointment is effective April 2, 2012.
    In this role, Tobin will serve as the organization’s liaison to the various agriculture commodity groups, agriculture agencies and work closely with KFB’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities.

  • Charges filed in Cherokee Drive fire

    A Cynthiana man is in jail after a domestic situation became perilous early Tuesday morning.
    Michael King, 47, called police just before 1 a.m. to say that his wife had left him. Forty-five minutes later, he called back to 911 dispatch to report that his 125 Cherokee Drive home was on fire.
    When police arrived they found an apparently intoxicated King in front of his burning apartment.

  • Court OKs Brown EMS agreement

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court has voted to enter into a contract with Brown’s EMS for the remainder of the current court members’ terms.
    Representatives from Brown’s EMS were present at the March 13, fiscal court meeting to discuss long term plans for the ambulance service.
    Attorney Ed Culbertson and Joni Douglas provided the fiscal court with the ambulance service’s budget.

  • A family tradition

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    Life-long farmer Troy Bradford of Harrison County earned the Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year Award for 2011 by the sweat of his brow.
    In a small rural community like Harrison County, farmers are somewhat easy to find.
    Many go unnoticed due to the fact that they enjoy a simple life where large amounts of attention are seldom on their list of things to enjoy.