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Today's News

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Sailie Kilpela, Feb. 16, daughter of Scott and Jenningsia Kilpela; Courtney Rae-Lynn Mattox, May 10, daughter of Jamie and Angela Mattox.
    A reception will be held for Jerry Brunker, Eastside Elementary School Principal, who will be retiring this year with 32 years of service.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Municipal Pool is now under new management. Matt McKinney will be the new manager, replacing Larry Thornton who recently retired after having served as manager for over 20 years.

  • Living on a reduced income

    Many families are facing economic hardship from being laid off, suffering a job loss, shortened hours per week, and other reductions driven by a weak economy. With a high level of debt and low level of savings, families can find themselves in difficult situations.

  • Museum Musings

    * The Log Cabin, May 26, 1899 -- “The work of securing the rights of way for the Black Diamond Railroad is progressing in a very gratifying manner, 27 of 46 citizens of this county having already granted free rights of way through their farms.”
    * Claims allowed by Harrison County Court, March 1889 to October 1890 -- “A.E. Colegrove, stoves for court room, $6.30; A. Goldberg, clothing for prisoners, $2.75; S. Renaker, pump for jail, $13; T.A. Frazer, clothing for pauper, $1.95; T. H. Hood, school books for poor children, $4.70.”

  • Homemaker Events

    JUNE
    June 3-5: Ft. Harrod craft camp
    June 6: Extension District board meeting, 7 p.m.
    June 7-11: Bluegrass area basket seminar, Jabez, Ky.
    June 17: Hospice Pillow Project, 9 a.m. - noon
    June 20: AARP Safe Driving Class, 12-5 p.m.
    June 21: Longest Day of Play, Flat Run Veterans Park

  • KFB SCHOLARSHIPS

    Luke Arthur, Kaitlin Himes and Margaret McCauley of Harrison County High School are the 2011 recipients of college scholarships from Farm Bureau.

  • Academic briefs

    Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc., is awarding an educational scholarship to Rachel Barnes of Berry. Barnes will attend Maysville Community and Technical College this fall and plans to study nursing. She is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Barnes of Berry.

  • Academic briefs

    Katie LaCore Fryman, daughter of Suzanne LaCore of Georgetown and Rick Fryman of Cynthiana, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing during a pinning ceremony on May 6. Fryman graduated magna cum laude.
    The UK College of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.  

  • Academic briefs

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College recognizes the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2011 Spring semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5.
    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for spring 2011 are:

  • Academic briefs

    Courtney Purcell, daughter of Bud and Patty Purcell, graduated from Asbury University with honors on My 7. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
    She will be teaching third grade at Deep Springs Elementary in Lexington in the fall.

  • Academic briefs

    Dr. Joshua Thomas Grinstead graduated with honors from UK College of Pharmacy on May 6.

    He has accepted a position with Walmart in Maysville, Ky.
    Grinstead is the son of Dr. David and Cathy Grinstead and the grandson of Maurice and Wanda West and Malcolm and Jane Grinstead.