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  • Local post office helps with ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    Feeding America, United States Postal Service (USPS), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) and Campbell Soup Company will be joined by entertainer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon in the annual food drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” Saturday, May 14.

  • Two airlifted following motorcycle crash on Sunday

    A Mother’s Day wreck has sent two former Harrison County students to UK Hospital via helicopter.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a multiple-vehicle wreck was reported Sunday, May 8, on U.S. 27.
    Ricky Chase Johnson and Phillip Sexton, both 2009 graduates from HCHS, were involved in a motorcycle accident that apparently collided with an SUV.
    Both were transported to UK Medical Hospital by helicopter. Johnson’s condition is listed as critical and Sexton is to be released Monday.

  • Resident holds suspects until law enforcement arrives

    After being the victim of several scrap metal thefts, a Harrison County resident caught the alleged thieves.
    A call was made to dispatch at approximately 9:40 a.m., for a possible robbery occurring at 975 Smitsonville Road.
    “I received the call around 9:44 a.m., to go investigate a possible robbery at a location owned by Frank White,” said Harrison County Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said that the property owned by White had been the subject to numerous thefts including scrap metal.

  • Precious memories

    Some Cedar Ridge Health Campus residents recall Mother’s Days past that they spent with family and friends.

  • Shooting incident results in indictment

    The Cynthiana man involved in an April 5 shooting was indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Andrew Hill, 19, was named in a 15-count indictment stemming from the shooting and events that led up to the shooting.
    He is charged with three counts of first degree assault, 10 counts of first degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property (a firearm) and resisting arrest.

  • HCHS French teacher honored as UK’s Teacher Who Made a Difference

    It’s been 14 years since Phyllis Wyles left behind her Harrison County High School classroom for retirement.
    Over the course of 30 years, 29 at HCHS, Madame Wyles led a brigade of students to France, all there in her second story French class.
    From taste-testing chocolate eclairs and escargot to the study of a country and language so loved by Wyles, her students were learning without leaving her classroom.

  • HCHS band earns distinguished rating

    On Saturday, April 30, the Harrison County High School Concert Band performed at the KMEA Concert Band Assessment and earned a distinguished rating for its efforts.  
    The late morning performance began with Frank Erickson’s “Toccata for Band,” which served as the ensemble’s classification piece.  
    “This is a great piece of concert band literature,” said band director John Merz.  

  • News briefs

    Hunter Education classes cancelled
    The Hunter Education classes scheduled for May 16, 17 and 18 have been cancelled. The next scheduled classes will be July 25, 26 and 27.
    For more information contact the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510.

    Homemaker Day is Saturday
    The annual Homemaker Day celebration will be held Friday, May 6 on the Courthouse Square from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (In case of threatening weather, will be held at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Main St.).

  • Plant a Row meeting changed to May 6

    All 4-H Horticulture and other interested 4-H students are invited to attend a meeting at the Harrison County Extension on May 6, 4:30 p.m.
    The purpose of this meeting is to introduce a program called “Plant A Row.” As you raise your vegetables and fruits this year, we would like to take a few minutes of your time to tell you how you can make a difference in our community and help out the Cynthiana Food Pantry.

  • Veteran restaurateur launches downtown lunch spot

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    The new Vault owner is bringing her Country Club menu to downtown.
    With the idea of buying local and providing whole foods that are homemade, new Vault owner Layne Tussey has taken her exclusive Country Club menu to a new downtown hot spot.
    “My goal is to provide quick and healthy food for anyone who wants a break from unhealthy fast food,” said Tussey.
    Tussey opened the Vault April 15, but said that she has still not held a grand opening event.