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  • Help needed for downtown barbecue cook-off this fall

    Organizers are looking for help in determining the countys best Q.

    A barbecue cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, in front of the old courthouse and Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett is looking for people to help.

    He said he needs anyone wanting to participate as cooks and also needs non-food vendors to set up at the event.

    Vendor space is free. Barnett also said he is looking for someone to organize a cornhole tournament for the day.

  • Church undergoing physical, spitirutal revival

    The renaissance of one of Harrison Countys oldest buildings has somehow been kept under the radaruntil now.

    Perhaps better known for its original name, Endicott Meeting House, the members of Indian Creek Baptist Church have been hard at work restoring this historic building and the hope for its future.

    The Endicott Meeting House history reports several initiatives in its years to maintain its survival. Long at last, the church is now focusing on its expansion and hope instead of merely seeking the means to keep the doors open.

  • Horse lovers unite: Making plans to improve arena at fairgrounds

    A group of horse enthusiasts are trying to organize a club for like minded folks to share their love of equines and possibly make some changes to help the community.

    After the Morgan Riggs Memorial Rocky Mountain Horse Show at the 4-H fairgrounds in May, organizer Paulette Klein said she immediately saw the need for improved facilities.

    During preparation for the show, Klein had established the Central Kentucky Horse Club (CKHC) as a fiscal agent for the event.

  • Code Red added to 911 service

    Its the middle of the night and all is quiet in Cynthiana ... all except for the toddler police find wandering a residential neighborhood.

    If Code Red had been active, residents in that area could have been called to alert those families of the child having been found.

    In this instance, the childs mother was located without incident and there was a happy ending.

    What if, when the child lifted the lock and escaped to the dark streets, he wasnt found by police or a good Samaritan, but a predator?

    Code Red would then more than prove its worth.

  • No more MRSA reports at HCHS

    There have been no new cases of MRSA reported in Harrison County schools, according to DeeGee Fischer, assistant superintendent.

    Fischer said the one Harrison County High School student was cleared to return to classes on Monday.

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    Fischer said the one student was placed on homebound and custodial staff increased their cleaning efforts.

  • $1 million-plus awarded HCWA for improvements

    The Harrison County Water Association is making plans and raising funds to provide water for most county residents who are still without municipal water.

    On Tuesday, guests from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development dropped off a $1,180,000 check for Phase 10 water upgrades in Harrison County.

    According to HCWA director Danny Northcutt, the funds along with another $820,000 from the state as well as other resources will be used to construct 27.75 miles of waterline primarily in northern Harrison County.

  • Bellas instinct: How one dog found her Killer

    The bond between dog and owner is unlike any other and when a dog goes missing, it can be traumatic for the family.

    On Sunday, the Hill family, Jimmy Killer and Patty, found that out first hand, but in the end their story had a happy ending.

    Their 14-year-old blue heeler, Bella, ran off that morning and was gone for nearly nine hours before being found in a most unlikely place.

    Bella actually belongs to the Hills son, Jim Ed, but in reality shes Killers dog.

    During the day, Bella stays in an outdoor kennel and at night she sleeps in the house.

  • MRSA reported at HCHS

    School officials in Harrison County are facing a confirmed case of MRSA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent of Harrison County Schools, the administration received confirmation Monday afternoon.

    The high school student was placed on homebound and will return to classes once a release has been provided by the students doctor.

    On Tuesday, all Harrison County students will be taking home a packet with information about MRSA.

  • Woman airlifted from U.S. 27 North accident scene

    A Pendleton County woman was airlifted from the scene of a two vehicle accident last Friday on U.S. 27 North.

    According to the Harrison County Sheriffs Office, Amber Mineer, 18, of Falmouth was travelling north at 4:49 p.m. when she lost control of her 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and collided with Mark A. Mulloy, 34, also of Falmouth, who was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup.

    Mineer was treated at the scene by personnel from Browns Ambulance Service before being airlifted. Mulloy was not injured.

  • County to use litter funds to clean-up roads, financially reward volunteer groups

    The local government is looking for volunteers to help clean up county roads - and those who step up will be rewarded.

    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett suggested at Tuesdays meeting of the Harrison County Fiscal Court that $20,000 in state litter abatement funds be used to sponsor a clean up week, Oct. 13-17.