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  • Complete restoration could take up to two weeks; outages continue to drop

    Because of the severe structural damage to Blue Grass Energy’s system, complete restoration will take five to seven days at the earliest and could possibly extend to two more weeks, according to a press release from Blue Grass Energy Friday afternoon.

     As of noon Friday, the number of members without power had dropped to about 20,000, down from 29,000 yesterday.

     About 300 line technicians and right-of-way personnel are working today, and BGEnergy officials say they expect to continue to make progress in getting power restored.

  • HOSA officers attend leadership conference in Louisville

    Harrison County HOSA officers attended the KY HOSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 1-3. Officers from across the state met to participate in leadership training, team building and networking activities. Harrison County HOSA officers returned with many new ideas and plans for the upcoming year. Those attending were: Jesse Kendall, Johnna Carey, Stephanie Fryman, Shelby Cooper, Jan Taylor Wilson, Emily Pribble, Ashley Lyons, and Brooke Kendall. The HOSA advisor is Ellie Pribble, RN.

  • Winter weather leaves many without power

    A state of emergency has been declared in Harrison County by County Judge Executive Alex Barnett.

    Barnett said the declaration, made around noon on Wednesday, was due to the county’s widespread power outages and expected condition of roads.

    “This allows us to call in extra help and freeze state assets to assist those recovering from the storm,” Barnett said Wednesday afternoon.

    A shelter has been opened at Cynthiana Christian Church, with the assistance of the Red Cross and  Salvation Army.

  • Small renewable electric power generators get grid connection rules

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) issued Kentucky’s new guidelines for net metering and connecting small sources of renewable power to the electric grid.

  • Winter storm’s 1-2 punch

    When Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett looks at ice clinging to limbs and lines, he still sees the county’s biggest obstacle as the forecast.

    Another three inches of snow is expected to fall in Harrison County through the day on Wednesday along with dropping temperatures. Top that off with up to 20 mph winds and you could have real problems.

    Barnett said county crews are working with Blue Grass Energy to get to power lines that have succumbed to ice-encrusted limbs.

    “Our top priority is getting power back on,” Barnett said.

  • Cynthiana Housing Authority receives Self-Sufficiency Program grant

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development recently awarded Kentucky and 17 local agencies with $1.2 million for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The Housing Authority of Cynthiana was awarded $62,044 for the program that currently has 25 participants.

  • Kearns is fulfilling her career dream

    Little boys want to grow up to be firefighters or policemen. Little girls claim that being a ballerina, teacher or singer will be their career path.

    Not Kathy Kearns.

    “I always wanted to be the circuit clerk,” Kearns said after her appointment to fill Wanda Marsh’s term.

    Kearns, 45, began working as a deputy clerk in 1982. Her father, John William Kearns, was clerk at the time, a position he held for 37 years.

    When he retired in 1993, Marsh stepped in as circuit clerk and Kathy Kearns was named chief deputy clerk.

  • No school Friday

    There will be no classes in Harrison County for the rest of the week.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson cancelled classes as well as Kids Club for Friday .

    As of Thursday morning, Blue Grass Energy was still reporting 3,232 customers in Harrison County without power.

    About 200 line technicians and right-of-way personnel are working throughout BGEnergy’s system today, from states as far away as Alabama, to restore power to about 29,000 Blue Grass Energy members.

  • Fiscal court meeting postponed to Friday

    Due to the severe weather on Tuesday, the regular meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court was postponed. A special meeting will be held at noon on Friday and will be limited to the payment of the county’s bills.

  • Hudgins and Prows accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio

    Tanner Hudgins, son of Robert Hudgins and Sandy Hudgins of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Hudgins attends Harrison County High School.

    Ethan Prows, son of Jerry Prows and Debbie Prows of Cynthiana, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin classes in June 2009 where he will be majoring in the Diesel Technician program.

    Prows attends Harrison County High School.