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  • Harrison County High School Homecoming Court

    Photo courtesy of Donald Richie/Richie Photography

  • Paris resident leads the way for international exchange

    Sue Kelley of Paris, Ky., has recently been named regional exchange coordinator for EF Foundation for Foreign Study in the Central Kentucky area. As a coordinator she will be giving local families and schools an opportunity to host talented, motivated high school exchange students eager to experience life in America for a semester or year.

  • County opts out of state aid

    Harrison County is opting to clean up its own mess.

    Judge Executive Alex Barnett said the state has offered to help with storm debris clean-up. However, that assistance comes with a price tag.

    Barnett told magistrates Tuesday that because of the county’s state of emergency declaration, FEMA will reimburse 87 percent of the clean-up costs.

    If the state sends in a clean-up crew to collect debris, that cost could come back to the county in the loss of next year’s state road aid monies, Barnett said.

  • Vocational School celebrates 40th anniversary

    Kentucky Tech-Harrison County Area Technology Center, or as it has been known these many years in the four counties it serves, the “Vocational School” recently turned 40.

    The ATC was built in 1968 while Martin Carr was serving as Superintendent of Harrison County Schools, and William E. Boswell served as the Chairman of the Harrison County Board of Education. Over the years, the school has helped educate and prepare thousands of young people by expanding student career options to post secondary education or successful employment upon graduation.

  • ‘Marvel’ous talent returns from France

    Tony Moore began looking at comic books before he could even read.

    Once Moore picked up comic books from a leftover moving box of his uncle's, he never put them down.

    “As a kid, I would dress up as He-man and run around out here,” said Moore, pointing out the window of his Harrison County studio.

    Today, from a 15-foot-by-15-foot room in his grandmother, Helen Harney’s home on White Oak Pike, Moore works on a ‘Ghost Rider’ comic for Marvel® comics.

  • Blue Grass Energy funds Washington D.C. trip for juniors

    High school juniors served by Blue Grass Energy can win an all-expenses-paid, weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., where they will see the sights, meet with their congressional representatives, learn about the inner workings of the national government, and make friends with students from across the state and the nation.

    The national Youth Tour is sponsored by the nation’s rural electric cooperatives. Blue Grass Energy’s students also spend a day in Frankfort, learning about state government and visiting state monuments.

  • Strawzell honored at Artists' Reception

    Kelsi Strawzell, a senior at Harrison County High School, was formally recognized at the Artists’ Reception on Nov. 21, 2008, at Xavier University Department of Art. Her juried piece, Radiance, was on exhibit during November and December.

  • Westside Elementary wins food drive and pizza party from Edwardo's

    Westside Elementary students enjoyed pizza from Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs Thursday afternoon. The school won a county-wide food drive sponsored by the restaurant, with the canned food donations going to the county food bank. Pictured above are Ms. Carr and her first grade class that donated the most food, along with Westside principal Jon Hoskins.

  • HCMS students named "Outstanding Young Spokesman of the Future"

    Nine students from Harrison County Middle School’s seventh grade Maroon Team have been designated as “Outstanding Young Spokesman of the Future” by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This designation was awarded based on the student’s entry in the annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer closes Ky Hwy 36 West Wednesday morning

    Kentucky Highway 36 West was closed for over an hour early Wednesday morning while towing crews removed an overturned tractor-trailer carrying three steel bridge girders.

    The 1999 Peterlait semi-truck was traveling westbound from Virginia when the truck rounded a curve and overturned.