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  • McGinnis retires as circuit judge

    Harrison County Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis is stepping down, but not really.

    McGinnis retired on Jan. 31. However, he was assigned as a Senior Status Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit, from which he retired, the very next day.

    McGinnis said he wanted to continue as the circuit judge for Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties, but the senior status judge program was going to expire. He wanted to be part of that program.

    “I wasn’t ready for retirement,” McGinnis said. “I hadn’t even thought about it.”

  • Northside Elementary "Jumps Rope for Heart"

    Alex Tumey, 10, jumped rope Friday afternoon for Northside Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Students raised money to be donated to the American Heart Association. Tumey is a member of Mrs. Posey’s fourth grade class.

  • Southside Elementary celebrates 100 days of school

    Students in Tammy Free’s Kindergarten class at Southside Elementary recently dressed up like they were 100 years old to celebrate 100 days of school. Dressing up were, front row, from left, Nevaeh Taylor, Marshall Canupp; back row, Katie Florence, Kendra Fizette, Nick Royalty, Richard Harris, Sara Newman, and Laurel McDaniel.

  • Shelter insurance agency sponsors scholarship

    This spring, one graduate of Harrison County High School will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The award will be sponsored and partially funded by local Shelter Agent David Yeiser.

  • Garden club donates birdseed to Cedar Ridge

    Members of the Trials and Trowels Garden Club visited Cedar Ridge last Thursday to donate birdseed for the residents’ bird feeders. The birdseed donation is one of the group’s annual community projects. Pictured above are, from left to right; Theresa Martin, president of Trials and Trowels Garden Club; Maria Kuster, Cedar Ridge Director of Resident Programming/Activities; and Ruth Irwin, treasurer of Trials and Trowels Garden Club.

     

  • Cynthiana artist shares talent at MCTC-LVC

    Herbie Moore instructed students at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus Monday evening during his Pen and Ink class. “Pen and ink is something that requires a steady hand,” Moore told the students. “Put so much in it that your eye goes wild just trying to figure it out... the viewer becomes obsessed in looking at all the things he can see...”

  • Harrison County High School January students of the month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for January were, from left, Kyle Migneault, sophomore, son of Yves and Sherri Migneault and Emily Dampier, senior, daughter of Jimmy and Joann Gaunce. Sponsor for January was Neil and Katherine Rush.

  • St. Edward celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2009

    Riley Switzer helped Nycolas Conley count out 100 treats on the 100th day of school at St. Edward school.

    Colin Coy performed during the talent show last Sunday. The show was part of the weekend activities welcoming St. Edward alumni and kicking off Catholic Schools Week.

    The St. Edward fifth grade class released ballons with a message to those who found them. Pictured are Christopher Mashburn, Colin Coy, Jared Thomas and Frank Lang. In the past, the balloons have travelled as far as Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

     

  • HMH honors customer service champions

    Harrison Memorial Hospital selected the housekeeping department as Customer Service Champions this past quarter.  Pictured are (front row, left to right);  Sheila Currans, HMH Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Cunningham, Michelle Florence, Kris Caldwell, Tammy Knight, Amber Hutchison, Diana Wagner and Glen Allen, Director of Environmental Services.  Back row (left to right):  Nancy Fryman, Shaun Faulkner, Melville Edie, Tracy Spegal and Mary Florence.

     

  • Harrison County Tomorrow plans for 2010 World Equestrian Games

    The world is coming to Kentucky to attend the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Thousands of persons are expected to attend with an estimated economic impact of $150 million. Many visitors and competitors will be arriving early or staying after the Games to experience Kentucky life.

    Harrison County Tomorrow, with the help of several interested residents, has begun the work of coordinating some events and experiences to attract visitors to Harrison County.