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  • Lions Club Auction is next week

    The Cynthiana Lions Club is going high-tech for the 52nd airing of its annual Charity Auction, which is next week.

    Initially, the fund raiser was billed as the Lions Club Radio Auction and was broadcast solely on WCYN 1400.

    Eventually the auction moved into the television age and began airing on Cable Channel 6.

  • HCMS sixth-grade band members named as February students of the month

    Pictured above are students from Mrs. Lucky’s sixth grade band who were chosen as students of the week from their section (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, low woodwind, percussion, trumpet, baritone, trombone, french horn and tuba) in February. Students were chosen every week for their  exceptional leadership, work ethic and outstanding dedication.

  • Vocational students place in regional competition

    Thirty students from the Harrison County Area Technology Center attended the Skills USA Regional Competition in Lexington on Friday. Those vocational students receiving first place were Brittane Smith (Desktop Publishing), Kami Wiglesworth (Extemp. Speaking), Daniel Thornton and Ryan Claypool (Mechatronics Team), Kelcee Conlee and Brittane Smith (Promotional Bulletin Board), Luke Perraut (Related Technology Math), and Micah Fryman (Welding Sculpture).

  • Court ponders KSP dispatch option for 911

    Magistrate Bradley Copes discussed the possibility of transferring operation of 911 services to Kentucky State Police at Tuesday evening’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It is not eliminating 911,” County Judge Executive Alex Barnett said Wednesday morning. “It moves the dispatch of 911 to local KSP posts.”

    The 911 service is currently partially funded through charges on landline phones. With the increase of cell phone usage and decrease of landline phones, Copes questioned whether the service could be provided at a lower cost with KSP.

  • HCHS students named to All-State Band and Chorus

     Lyndsey Marsh, a Harrison County High School junior, was recently named to the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association All-State Chorus.

     

  • Law enforcement seeks an extra set of eyes

    It’s not a new idea -- neighbors watching out for neighbors -- but it is vital to a community’s security.

    “We want to get everyone involved that we can,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    The Cynthiana Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County are already involved. Now, they are looking for people who will be willing to be “good neighbors.”

  • Construction stalled by litigation

    It appears that it will likely be May before bids are taken on the construction of the new U.S. 27 North bridge/viaduct.

    According to Nancy Wood, District 6 public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet, the hold up is acquisition of some of the properties involved.

    “Since we don’t have the properties in hand, we can’t legally proceed,” Wood said.

    Initially, the bid letting was supposed to occur in October. However, that soon turned to February and now May.

  • Assistance offered for landowners with property damaged during winter storm

    Landowners who suffered damage to practices installed under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) or Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) as a result of the January 2009 storm may be eligible to receive assistance to repair or reinstall those practices through the agency’s Equitable Relief process. 

  • Country stores mix old traditions with modern-day conveniences

    Miles away from the heart of Cynthiana, sometimes off the beaten trail and hidden away like a good secret, there’s a country store.

    “It’s kinda like a good friend... like family,” said Jim Dyer as he walked into the Leesburg Grocery one Monday morning.

    Dyer said he’d been making daily visits to the store for years.

    Past the counter, shelves of food and drinks, and a pool table, Dyer sits down at a table next to Jack Irvin.

    Irvin said he’s been coming to the Leesburg Grocery since 1960.

  • Citizens honored at Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

    Harrison County individuals and groups were honored Friday evening at the 2008 Chamber of Commerce’s 39th annual awards banquet.

    Held at the Cynthiana Country Club, the banquet recognized citizens as Businessperson of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Farmer of the Year, Educator of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

    After 45 years of business at Woody’s Barber Shop, Woody Richie was recognized as the 2008 Businessperson of the Year.