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  • Farmers Mill prepared to help bring the aroma of baking breads to area kitchens

    Chris Trenkamp is looking forward to the baking season. Hes anxious for the homes of Harrison County to be filled with the smells of fresh-baked breads and sugary holiday cookies.

    This will be the first baking season that Trenkamp and his family will be supplying all the baking needs that any good baker will want.

    Farmers Mill opened at Harrison Square in April and has already been dolling our flours and spices ... with a little twist ... or twist tie as it might be.

  • Harrison County possible site for new industry

    Harrison County may be in the running for another addition to its industrial base.

    At last Thursdays meeting of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority, board chair Dr. Ed Ford reported that the state economic development cabinet has intervened to assist in enticing a company to open a facility here.

    They (the cabinet) have a policy that if a local entity contacts an industry first, then they will follow up on it, he said. Since our last meeting, they have contacted the parent office in Japan and also in Michigan.

  • CATS scores miss their mark

    Harrison County fell just shy of its 2007-08 CATS goal in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

    Test scores released last week show Harrison County schools with a district score of 82, three points behind its goal of 85.

    According to David Case, district assessment coordinator, this testing cycle was the last year of the adjusted and non-adjusted scoring. He explained that several changes have been made over the last biennium, which required a formula to be drafted that would best compare the two years.

  • Help needed for downtown barbecue cook-off this fall

    Organizers are looking for help in determining the countys best Q.

    A barbecue cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, in front of the old courthouse and Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett is looking for people to help.

    He said he needs anyone wanting to participate as cooks and also needs non-food vendors to set up at the event.

    Vendor space is free. Barnett also said he is looking for someone to organize a cornhole tournament for the day.

  • Church undergoing physical, spitirutal revival

    The renaissance of one of Harrison Countys oldest buildings has somehow been kept under the radaruntil now.

    Perhaps better known for its original name, Endicott Meeting House, the members of Indian Creek Baptist Church have been hard at work restoring this historic building and the hope for its future.

    The Endicott Meeting House history reports several initiatives in its years to maintain its survival. Long at last, the church is now focusing on its expansion and hope instead of merely seeking the means to keep the doors open.

  • Horse lovers unite: Making plans to improve arena at fairgrounds

    A group of horse enthusiasts are trying to organize a club for like minded folks to share their love of equines and possibly make some changes to help the community.

    After the Morgan Riggs Memorial Rocky Mountain Horse Show at the 4-H fairgrounds in May, organizer Paulette Klein said she immediately saw the need for improved facilities.

    During preparation for the show, Klein had established the Central Kentucky Horse Club (CKHC) as a fiscal agent for the event.

  • Code Red added to 911 service

    Its the middle of the night and all is quiet in Cynthiana ... all except for the toddler police find wandering a residential neighborhood.

    If Code Red had been active, residents in that area could have been called to alert those families of the child having been found.

    In this instance, the childs mother was located without incident and there was a happy ending.

    What if, when the child lifted the lock and escaped to the dark streets, he wasnt found by police or a good Samaritan, but a predator?

    Code Red would then more than prove its worth.

  • 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.