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Today's News

  • Emerson Claire Probus

    Emerson Claire Probus

    Emerson Claire Probus was born to Todd and Kelly Probus of Versailles, Ky., on Nov. 5, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Eva Kate.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Faye Brown of Lexington.

    Paternal grandparents are the Honorable William D. Probus and Ann Probus of Cynthiana.

  • Vocational students place in regional competition

    Thirty students from the Harrison County Area Technology Center attended the Skills USA Regional Competition in Lexington on Friday. Those vocational students receiving first place were Brittane Smith (Desktop Publishing), Kami Wiglesworth (Extemp. Speaking), Daniel Thornton and Ryan Claypool (Mechatronics Team), Kelcee Conlee and Brittane Smith (Promotional Bulletin Board), Luke Perraut (Related Technology Math), and Micah Fryman (Welding Sculpture).

  • Equine operators eligible for FSA emergency loans

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces that regulations have changed to allow equine farmers, whose primary enterprise is to breed, raise and sell horses, to apply for an Emergency Loan with FSA. This change is a result of the 2008 Farm Bill.

  • Young Farmers Banquet

    Young Farmers Banquet

     

    The Harrison County Young Farmers local banquet will be held March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County High School. Guest speaker will be John Harod.

  • Court ponders KSP dispatch option for 911

    Magistrate Bradley Copes discussed the possibility of transferring operation of 911 services to Kentucky State Police at Tuesday evening’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It is not eliminating 911,” County Judge Executive Alex Barnett said Wednesday morning. “It moves the dispatch of 911 to local KSP posts.”

    The 911 service is currently partially funded through charges on landline phones. With the increase of cell phone usage and decrease of landline phones, Copes questioned whether the service could be provided at a lower cost with KSP.

  • HCHS students named to All-State Band and Chorus

     Lyndsey Marsh, a Harrison County High School junior, was recently named to the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association All-State Chorus.

     

  • Cost share program sign-ups begin

    The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program beginning March 16 and extending through April 15, 2009.

  • Law enforcement seeks an extra set of eyes

    It’s not a new idea -- neighbors watching out for neighbors -- but it is vital to a community’s security.

    “We want to get everyone involved that we can,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    The Cynthiana Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County are already involved. Now, they are looking for people who will be willing to be “good neighbors.”

  • Mexican restaurant opens another set of doors in Harrison Square

    Enchiladas, chimichangas and fajitas are being served at a new location.

    El Paricutin mexican restaurant has opened an additional restaurant in Harrison Square.

    The restaurant, opened for a month, is attracting customers from the highway, said manager Martin Gonzales.

    “We did everything right here,” said Gonzales, as he swept his hand around the room at the walls and decorations.

    Gonzales said employees had been working on the Harrison Square location for six to eight months before it opened in February.

  • Construction stalled by litigation

    It appears that it will likely be May before bids are taken on the construction of the new U.S. 27 North bridge/viaduct.

    According to Nancy Wood, District 6 public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet, the hold up is acquisition of some of the properties involved.

    “Since we don’t have the properties in hand, we can’t legally proceed,” Wood said.

    Initially, the bid letting was supposed to occur in October. However, that soon turned to February and now May.