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  • Blue Grass Energy funds Washington D.C. trip for juniors

    High school juniors served by Blue Grass Energy can win an all-expenses-paid, weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., where they will see the sights, meet with their congressional representatives, learn about the inner workings of the national government, and make friends with students from across the state and the nation.

    The national Youth Tour is sponsored by the nation’s rural electric cooperatives. Blue Grass Energy’s students also spend a day in Frankfort, learning about state government and visiting state monuments.

  • Strawzell honored at Artists' Reception

    Kelsi Strawzell, a senior at Harrison County High School, was formally recognized at the Artists’ Reception on Nov. 21, 2008, at Xavier University Department of Art. Her juried piece, Radiance, was on exhibit during November and December.

  • Westside Elementary wins food drive and pizza party from Edwardo's

    Westside Elementary students enjoyed pizza from Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs Thursday afternoon. The school won a county-wide food drive sponsored by the restaurant, with the canned food donations going to the county food bank. Pictured above are Ms. Carr and her first grade class that donated the most food, along with Westside principal Jon Hoskins.

  • HCMS students named "Outstanding Young Spokesman of the Future"

    Nine students from Harrison County Middle School’s seventh grade Maroon Team have been designated as “Outstanding Young Spokesman of the Future” by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This designation was awarded based on the student’s entry in the annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer closes Ky Hwy 36 West Wednesday morning

    Kentucky Highway 36 West was closed for over an hour early Wednesday morning while towing crews removed an overturned tractor-trailer carrying three steel bridge girders.

    The 1999 Peterlait semi-truck was traveling westbound from Virginia when the truck rounded a curve and overturned.

  • McGinnis retires as circuit judge

    Harrison County Circuit Judge Robert McGinnis is stepping down, but not really.

    McGinnis retired on Jan. 31. However, he was assigned as a Senior Status Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit, from which he retired, the very next day.

    McGinnis said he wanted to continue as the circuit judge for Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties, but the senior status judge program was going to expire. He wanted to be part of that program.

    “I wasn’t ready for retirement,” McGinnis said. “I hadn’t even thought about it.”

  • Northside Elementary "Jumps Rope for Heart"

    Alex Tumey, 10, jumped rope Friday afternoon for Northside Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Students raised money to be donated to the American Heart Association. Tumey is a member of Mrs. Posey’s fourth grade class.

  • Southside Elementary celebrates 100 days of school

    Students in Tammy Free’s Kindergarten class at Southside Elementary recently dressed up like they were 100 years old to celebrate 100 days of school. Dressing up were, front row, from left, Nevaeh Taylor, Marshall Canupp; back row, Katie Florence, Kendra Fizette, Nick Royalty, Richard Harris, Sara Newman, and Laurel McDaniel.

  • Shelter insurance agency sponsors scholarship

    This spring, one graduate of Harrison County High School will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The award will be sponsored and partially funded by local Shelter Agent David Yeiser.

  • Garden club donates birdseed to Cedar Ridge

    Members of the Trials and Trowels Garden Club visited Cedar Ridge last Thursday to donate birdseed for the residents’ bird feeders. The birdseed donation is one of the group’s annual community projects. Pictured above are, from left to right; Theresa Martin, president of Trials and Trowels Garden Club; Maria Kuster, Cedar Ridge Director of Resident Programming/Activities; and Ruth Irwin, treasurer of Trials and Trowels Garden Club.