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  • 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.

  • District releases educators salaries

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    With total payroll of $15.9 million and 688 employees, the Harrison County School District is the leading employer for the county.

    Retiring superintendent Dr. Roy Woodward left the system after 16 years with a final salary of $193.071.52. That total included any paid leave that he accumulated. His salary for the previous year was $120,702.68, which still made him the highest paid school official.

    Andy Dotson was hired to replace Woodward, his projected salary for 2008-09 is $110,000.

  • City declares emergency for garbage collection

    With its garbage trucks inoperable, the City of Cynthiana had to declare a state of emergency Tuesday night to enter into an agreement with Legacy Carting of Pittsburg, Ky., for the citys solid waste removal.

    Commissioners had previously agreed to get out of the trash collection business and were planning to receive sealed bids for that service. However, it was believed the city employees would continue to operate until Nov. 1.

  • Newberry announces candidacy for family court judge

    The retirement of Hon. Judge David Melcher has created a unique opportunity for a mid-term election to take place to fill his vacated seat on the Harrison County Circuit Court bench.

    Peter Newberry has announced his candidacy for Family Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit, 2nd District, which includes Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties.

  • Handy House subject of national competition

    A group of University of Kentucky graduate students are using the Handy Farm house as an entry in a national competition for measured drawings.

    Three students are working on detailed drawings for the Peterson Prize, named for Charles E. Peterson who founded the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) program.

    The HABS program, which is part of the National Park Service, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the American Institute of Architects, sponsor the prize.