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  • Harrison County Volunteer Firefighters

    Pictured above are the Harrison County volunteer firefighters with the new fire truck. Kneeling, from left, Jarrod Carter, C.D. Moore, John Philpot, Anthony Carson, Shaun Brewer, Doug Brooks, Tom Muller, David Schwartz; standing, from left, Josh Carson, Charlie Carson, Richard Wiglesworth, Ryan Barkley, Kevin Perkins, Kevin Hicks, Donald Edwards, Jason Perry, James McCarty, Donald Brown, Jerry Faulkner, Paul Jones, Jonathann Jones, John Chambers, Jaime Rueger, Khristopher Caswell, Richard Schwartz, Robert Underwood, Danny Price, Jeff Carson, Jerry Hicks. Charles A.

  • Teater named Harrison County Impact winner

    Bonnie Teater of Cynthiana and leader of Harrison County Tomorrow, has been named Harrison County’s 2009 Impact Award recipient.

    The award, presented by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women, recognizes women who have made a strong commitment at the county level to improve the lives of women and girls in central Kentucky.

    The award will be presented March 17 at BAW’s Legacy Luncheon, celebrating Women’s History Month. County Impact Award winners will be recognized and one of the women will be named the Legacy Award winner.

  • Connersville Christian ladies lend a sewing hand

    The ladies of Connersville Christian Church have become dressmakers... and their donations are bringing smiles to the faces of young girls in Haiti.

    In December, 140 handmade dresses were sent to the Russell Christian School in Haiti - all products of months of hard work and one idea.

    A seamstress for many years, Connersville Christian Church member Judy Millar said one day she decided she wanted to sew for others.

    “The Lord popped this idea in my head,” Millar said. “I just started sewing and it grew.”

  • School on lock down

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” last Thursday morning.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the United States postal service.

    “There is no danger at this point to any students, teachers or employees,” said Cynthiana police officer Scott Loechel.

    Loechel said the mail of “questionable content” is still being examined by a postal inspector.

  • Northside Elementary update

    Northside Elementary School remains on lockdown after the school received mail of “questionable content” two weeks ago.

    Harrison County Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said the case remains under investigation.


  • School board cuts four positions

    In an attempt to meet state-required budget cuts, the Harrison County School Board announced at its special meeting Tuesday evening that four part-time positions have been eliminated.

    The jobs cut were health aide positions, each totaling 20 hours or less a week.

    “Once we learned of budget cuts for this year... those positions were the ones we chose to eliminate,” said Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer.

    Fischer said the state informed Kentucky school systems that funding would be cut 6.7 percent for the remaining school year.

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Month ends with Go Red reception

    Members of the Go Red committee hosted a Go Red Reception last Tuesday at the Cynthiana Christian Church. Those 145 people in attendance were treated to heart-healthy refreshments, health information from a panel of experts, door prizes and a fashion show provided by local merchants. Panel members included Dr. Frank McKemie, Internist/Pediatrician; Martha King, HMH pharmacy manager; Barry Hughes, HMH exercise physiologist and Jara Bauer, HMH Dietitian.

  • Writing contest entries due March 9

    The Cynthiana Arts Council and Maysville Community and Technical College - Licking Valley Campus is hosting a writing contest for fiction, nonfiction and poetry pieces.

    “This is all part of an effort by the college and arts council to reach out to an arts group in Harrison County and surrounding counties and recognize writing talent,” said MCTC-LVC Director Bruce Florence.

    Residents 15 years of age or older and living in Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton or Bourbon County are eligible to enter manuscripts by March 9.

  • Lions ask for naming rights for park shelter

    A proposed outdoor pavilion for the Handy Farm was presented to commissioners at Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting.

    County entities are working on a grant for the shelter, with plans for the building to be located inside the walking trail, near the planned soccer and baseball fields.

    City Attorney John Lair read a letter to the commissioners from the Cynthiana Lion’s Club, requesting that the civic organization have naming rights to the pavilion if the group contributed a substantial amount of money toward the cost of the shelter.

  • Local performers taken Kennedy Center Stage for ‘Our Lincoln’

    Three Harrison Countians recently represented the Bluegrass state in the nation’s capital during a special performance at the Kennedy Center.

    As part of a centennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln, groups and performers from around Kentucky took the Washington D.C. stage on Monday, Feb. 2, for musical and theatrical performances during a program entitled ‘Our Lincoln.’

    Among those Kentuckians were Betsy Smith, Devon Williams and Wendy Keith.

    “We’re telling Kentucky stories through drama,” said Smith.