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Today's News

  • America’s Next Top Model

    Growing up in Cynthiana, Celia was the bottom step of the Ammerman’s three stair-step-aged children, each spaced two years apart.

    Today, 25-year-old Celia Ammerman is on top of the world and she’s heralding the support of her older siblings, her parents and the rest of her family and friends for their support.

    Celia is one of 13 women competing for the title of America’s Next Top Model. Her debut appearance on the reality show by the same name will be Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

  • Academic Briefs

    BRETT

    Evelyn Brett of Berry, Ky., was named to the first semester high honors dean’s list for the 2008-09 academic year. Students who attain high honors must have finished at least the equivalent of four full couses (12 hours) and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 on a scale of 4.0.

    Brett, a graduate of Harrison County High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brett. She is a freshman undeclared major at Stephens College.

    DYCUS

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    No births to announce this week.

    The bridge spanning Silas Creek on the Harrison/Bourbon line on Leesburg-Newtown Pike will be closed for approximately four weeks. Construction will begin on the bridge on March 30.

  • Phase I update

    Phase I Update

    The Harrison County Phase I committee announces a signup period for six upcoming programs. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    •Genetic Programs

    •Forage Improvements

    •Diversification

    •Sheep and Goat Diversification

    •Fencing Improvement

    •Cattle Handling

  • Northside burglarized Thursday night

    Officials are looking into a break-in that occurred overnight Thursday into Friday at Northside Elementary School.

    Superintendent Andy Dotson said the thief or thieves pushed out a window in a hallway to gain entry into the building. Once inside, they took cash from the safe that was part of the staff’s “Biggest Loser” contest.

    Dotson said it appeared the culprits were looking for specific items and not interested in vandalism. There were also two digital cameras missing.

  • Arnold-Hollar plan April 18 wedding

    Harold and Ruth Arnold of Cynthiana, announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Arnold to Trent Hollar, son of Cooch and Brenda Hollar of Cynthiana.

    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Cynthiana Christian Church. A reception will immediately follow at the Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge.

    All family and friends are welcome.

  • Diversion set for child support case worker

    A former Cynthiana Child Support worker has entered guilty pleas to felony theft charges and submitted a motion for pretrial diversion.

    Terri DeZarn, who was charged with three counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, $300 or more, appeared in Franklin Circuit Court on Feb. 27 for a plea/diversion agreement.

    An order accepting her motion was filed March 2.

    The charges against DeZarn stem from accusations of theft of money while she was working at the Harrison County Child Support Office.

  • Flu causing absences throughout district

    Harrison County students have already missed 12 days this school year and there may be more.

    At a special school board meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Andy Dotson expressed concern over absences created by the flu.

    “We’re definitely watching it,” Dotson told board members.

    On Tuesday, 289 students were absent from the six public schools.

    “We’ve been hit hard at the high school and middle school,” he said.

  • Strawzell receives medical white coat in February ceremony

    Crista Strawzell received her medical white coat in a ceremony on Feb. 7 at the University of Kentucky. She is a second year Physician Assistant student, and will begin a year of clinical rotations in July. Crista is the daughter of Steve and Rhonda Strawzell, and the granddaughter of Lola Strawzell and Charles and Norma Cooper.

  • One-woman mission sending support to troops

    One Harrison County woman is on a mission - an ‘Our Town Mission.’

    Saturday morning, Jamie McKinley loaded her vehicle with 32 boxes, drove to the post office, and shipped those boxes to men and women serving in the armed forces.

    McKinley’s ‘Our Town Mission’ began last fall, when on a search for a youth group project for Central Christian Church in Cynthiana, she came across the opportunity to send care packages to troops.