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  • Southside Elementary Honor Roll

    Southside Elementary School

    The Southside Elementary Honor Roll for the second nine weeks includes:

    Fourth Grade

  • Budget for 2009-2010 school year may be "bleak"

    The Harrison County School Board approved a draft budget for the 2009-2010 school year at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting.

    “This is the worst it’s been in the eight years I’ve been here,” said Director of Finance Julie Asher.

    Asher said she was meeting daily with Superintendent Andy Dotson and Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer to come up with possible plans for cutting the school district’s budget to coincide with possible additional funding cuts from the state.

  • Governor urges use of Earned Income Tax Credit opportunities for Kentuckians

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced recently a campaign to encourage more Kentuckians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families.

    “The EITC is one of our best anti-poverty tools, and I want to make sure every eligible Kentuckian takes advantage of it and gets the money they deserve,” Beshear said in announcing the campaign.

  • Harrison County Tomorrow group making promotion plans for 2010 Equestrian Games

    In just 20 months, 600,000 visitors from 60 countries will be flocking to the  Bluegrass for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

    How will Harrison County participate?

    That’s a multi-faceted question that a contingent of citizens are beginning to answer.

    Dr. Lori Garkovich of the University of Kentucky told about 30 people Monday that the group needs to concentrate on four questions:

    •What can Harrison County offer in the way of a WOW experience?

  • Moore to graduate from Berea College

    Cynthiana resident LeAnn Moore was one of 68 seniors who took part in Berea College’s Recognition Service for mid-year graduates on Dec. 7. The ceremony honors students expected to complete degree requirements by February 2009. Moore, who is majoring in German, is the daughter of Glen and Nancy Moore and granddaughter of Chuck Palmer of Cynthiana.

  • Marsh steps down as circuit clerk after 33 years in office

    After 33 years on the job, Wanda Marsh celebrated her retirement as Harrison County Circuit Clerk Tuesday afternoon with coworkers, family and friends.

    “It’s been a good 33 years,” said Marsh.

    Marsh’s last day in the circuit clerk office was Wednesday, Dec. 31.

    “I’ve enjoyed my work,” Marsh said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the attorneys and helping the public to the best of my ability.”

    Marsh began her career as a deputy clerk in 1975 under the direction of circuit clerk Zetta Hollar.

  • Grand jury returns four indictments Tuesday

    Four indictments were returned by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday during its first session of 2009.

    Daniel Baron, 26, faces a four-count indictment for alleged events that occurred on Nov. 9, 2008.

    According to the grand jury, Baron attempted to flee from police and disregarded directions to stop. He was also accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance, which created a risk of death or injury to other persons.

  • Harrison’s first traffic death of 2009 is Tuesday

    Twenty-one-year-old Danyell Kearns is dead after an early Tuesday morning car collision on US 62 East, about 10 miles from Cynthiana.

    At approximately 8:20 a.m., Kearns was traveling west in a 1995 white Pontiac Grand Am when she struck another vehicle and traveled down an embankment.

    “It looks like she drove off the side of the road and over corrected,” said Harrison County Deputy Sheriff and Accident Reconstruction Specialist Dean Hutchison.

  • Commission deadlocked

    Cynthiana city commissioners remain deadlocked in their attempt to choose a mayor pro-tem.

    In a tied vote, with Commissioner Amanda Moore and Commissioner Mark Mattmiller voting for Mattmiller as mayor pro-tem, and Commissioner Jimmy New and Commissioner Jack Keith voting for Keith as mayor pro-tem, the commission adjourned Monday morning with the hope of coming to a decision at their next meeting on Jan. 13.

  • Currans was destined for career in health care, now leads HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer began work on Monday, but Sheila Currans didn’t have any problems finding her way around the hospital.

    Working at HMH since 1973, Currans served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse, ICU/CCU head nurse and supervisor, Director of Quality, Director of Nursing, and Chief Operating Officer before filling the position left by Darwin Root, who retired on Jan. 2.

    “I loved it all,” Currans said about her previous nursing and management roles at HMH.