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  • Jesus Rocks concert is Aug. 30

    The Hilltop will be rocking with Christian music at the end of the month.

    Jesus Rocks is Saturday, Aug. 30, from 7-9 p.m. Its in the Harrison County High School auditorium and is free to the public.

    Wed like to see the community come together for this event, said show organizer Jeff Gaunce.

    The show features Lafollette, with members who live in the Shelbyville area, and the Josh Martin Band, which has roots in northern and central Kentucky.

    Both play contemporary Christian music.

  • Railroad crossings will be closed next week

    CSX Railroad has announced that Cynthianas four railroad crossings will be closed at various times during Aug. 4-8.

    Assistant Chief of Police Ray Johnson said according to a letter from CSX, crews will be working to install new cross ties during the day, but will re-open the crossings at night.

    Not all of the crossings will be closed at the same time. He said its likely that Oddville Avenue and Pleasant Street will be closed Monday and Tuesday, followed Wednesday and Thursday with Bridge and Pike streets.

  • Back-to-school means shots and records updates

    The Harrison County Health Center provides a wide variety of services for the school age child. For school aged children, up-to-date immunization certificates are also required by the school.Required immunizations are available for every school age child under 18.

    Parents of preschoolers, kindergarten and sixth grade students need to schedule a physical for their child prior to the beginning of school. Costs for exams at the Health Center are based on a sliding fee scale. This scale takes into consideration the number in the household and household income.

  • New therapist, treatment at HMH massage

    Whether you have a migraine or just sore muscles, the new massage therapist at Harrison Memorial Hospital has an option for you.

    Terri Garrelts, a licensed massage therapist, started at HMH in April and has been hard at work expanding the hospitals capabilities.

    Garrelts offers basic services - classic, customized, stress relief, prenatal, therapeutic, and deep tissue massages and hot stone therapy.

    The big deal, however, is her new service - the rejuvenating facelift massage.

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Reported cases double over last five years

    Judge David Melcher is waiting for a family court docket without a domestic violence case.

    Hes not holding his breath.

    In fact, during the last five years, domestic violence cases have been on the rise.

    During all of 2003, there were 40 new domestic violence cases filed in Harrison County.

    Melcher said that number more than doubled by 2007 with 83 new cases being filed.

    Its not just a Harrison County problem either, Melcher said. In neighboring Pendleton County, there were 33 cases in 2003, compared to 75 last year.

  • City sidewalks slated for repairs

    Gov. Steve Beshear came to Cynthiana this week bearing the gift of a $247,000 check to be used for sidewalk demolition and replacement.

    The Safe Routes to School grant will provide allow students to walk and bike to school in greater safety, Beshear said.

    Numerous state and local dignitaries as well as about 25 school-aged children were on hand to welcome the governor at Southside Elementary Monday morning.

    These are not merely grants, Beshear said. These are investments that will enhance the quality of life in the community of Cynthiana.

  • Church Street closer to reality

    Its been no secret that the U.S. 27 North viaduct would be replaced. And, it was no secret that the replacement was imminent.

    However, what Cynthiana leaders and residents didnt expect was an emergency weight reduction that would create a detour for heavy trucks.

    Tom Shomaker, chief engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinets District 6 operation, said Monday that a recent inspection showed that the bridge had deteriorated more since its last inspection.

    All bridges in the state were inspected following the August 2007 collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis.

  • U.S. 27 North bridge weight limit reduced

    The Cynthiana City Commission is looking at a ton of issues ... more specifically a tonnage issue.

    Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown said he received word Tuesday that the Kentucky Department of Transportation has lowered the weight limit on the U.S. 27 North viaduct to a 10 ton maximum limit.

    This precludes most tractor trailer trucks, Brown said.

    He added that the viaduct is scheduled to be replaced and that its priority has bumped the by-pass project off the 6-year road plan. Bids for the viaduct are scheduled to be opened Oct. 30, 2008.

  • Extension intern kept busy with 4-H projects

    University of Kentucky student Kayleigh Vallandingham has had a busy summer.

    The 2003 Harrison County High School graduate has been serving as an intern for the Harrison County Extension office.

    Ive worked a lot with the Homemakers, she said. And with 4-H a lot. 4-H was really busy.

    Vallandinghams duties with 4-H included serving as a camp counselor and attending the teen conference.

    A major part of her internship has consisted of shadowing Extension Agent Cheryl Case and observing what she does on a day-to-day basis.

  • County ponders contract for recycling services

    Future funding of recycling efforts in Harrison County remain undecided after Tuesdays meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates discussed the contract with Randys Recycling, but in the end took no action.

    At issue is the city of Cynthianas apparent decision to end its $21,000 annual subsidy of the business, based on the fact that city employees pick up the recycled materials using a city vehicle and city-bought fuel.

    This decision was laid out in a letter to the court signed by Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown and the four city commissioners.