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  • Cynthiana artist shares talent at MCTC-LVC

    Herbie Moore instructed students at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus Monday evening during his Pen and Ink class. “Pen and ink is something that requires a steady hand,” Moore told the students. “Put so much in it that your eye goes wild just trying to figure it out... the viewer becomes obsessed in looking at all the things he can see...”

  • Harrison County High School January students of the month

    The Harrison County High School Students of the Month for January were, from left, Kyle Migneault, sophomore, son of Yves and Sherri Migneault and Emily Dampier, senior, daughter of Jimmy and Joann Gaunce. Sponsor for January was Neil and Katherine Rush.

  • St. Edward celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2009

    Riley Switzer helped Nycolas Conley count out 100 treats on the 100th day of school at St. Edward school.

    Colin Coy performed during the talent show last Sunday. The show was part of the weekend activities welcoming St. Edward alumni and kicking off Catholic Schools Week.

    The St. Edward fifth grade class released ballons with a message to those who found them. Pictured are Christopher Mashburn, Colin Coy, Jared Thomas and Frank Lang. In the past, the balloons have travelled as far as Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.


  • HMH honors customer service champions

    Harrison Memorial Hospital selected the housekeeping department as Customer Service Champions this past quarter.  Pictured are (front row, left to right);  Sheila Currans, HMH Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Cunningham, Michelle Florence, Kris Caldwell, Tammy Knight, Amber Hutchison, Diana Wagner and Glen Allen, Director of Environmental Services.  Back row (left to right):  Nancy Fryman, Shaun Faulkner, Melville Edie, Tracy Spegal and Mary Florence.


  • Harrison County Tomorrow plans for 2010 World Equestrian Games

    The world is coming to Kentucky to attend the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Thousands of persons are expected to attend with an estimated economic impact of $150 million. Many visitors and competitors will be arriving early or staying after the Games to experience Kentucky life.

    Harrison County Tomorrow, with the help of several interested residents, has begun the work of coordinating some events and experiences to attract visitors to Harrison County.

  • Commission targets abandoned buildings for city action

    Code enforcement was the topic of conversation again for city commissioners at Tuesday afternoon’s special commission meeting.

    “We need to deal with the buildings that are abandoned, eye sores and health hazards,” said Commissioner Mark Mattmiller.

    Mattmiller said he will meet with Code Enforcement Officer Wayland Quisenberry to obtain an updated list of all properties in town that are abandoned, blighted and beyond repair, giving City Attorney John Lair the ability to follow with legal proceedings.

  • Public library patronage numbers are on the rise

    “The library in Cynthiana has always been busy,” said Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library director Pat Barnes.

     But even Barnes can’t deny that the public library has never been this busy.

    “There’s just more people coming through the door,” she said.

    With an increased total of 9,700 library cards, more than 5,000 people entering the library in the month of January, and a 23 percent circulation increase over three years, Barnes said the numbers speak for themselves.

  • Berry Christian Church ladies "Go Red"

    Ladies of Berry Christian Church wore red on Sunday, Feb. 8 in support of the ‘Go Red’ movement. They were Tammy Fryman, Carsey Campbell, Macey Ollinger, Tamara Fairfield holding Emma, Andra Gaunce holding Taylor, Michelle Tumey, Kenley and Tanner Tumey, Olivia Moore, Emma Moore, Brandi Marinan Smiley, Melissa Fryman, Hacksaw Gaunce, Vickie Simpson, Betty Whitaker, Carolyn Williams, Carolyn Wilson, Lisa Roller, Kathy Shanklin, Wanda Jones, Anna Cason, Regina Riley, Wayne Ann Shanklin, Britt Campbell, and Phyllis Penick.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.


    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Jetson - Male GSD, 4 months

    Lucy - St. Bernard, senior


    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

    Two female, torti

  • Northside Elementary is placed on lockdown

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

    The letter did not threaten any students.

    A note was sent home to parents Thursday afternoon explaining the situation.

    The letter, from principal Sharon Hill and Harrison County School superintendent Andy Dotson, says that authorities have been contacted about the situation and the school remains in lockdown as a safety precaution.

    School security officers were placed at the entrance of the school Friday.