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Today's News

  • New calling system will keep parents informed, says superintendent

    Harrison County parents can expect several calls from the school this year.

    For the first couple months of the school year, the Harrison County school district will try out a calling system that will allow the schools, teachers and coaches to contact parents through a phone call, text message and/or e-mail.

    Chief Information Officer Melissa Shepard presented school board members with the details of the system at Friday evening’s special school board meeting.

  • Salaries for city and county employees will be printed this week

    Salaries of Harrison County and City of Cynthiana employees will be published in this week’s Cynthiana Democrat.

    School salaries, which were published last week, are released annually to the newspaper. It is at the discretion of each newspaper as to whether those salaries are published.

    However, for city and county salaries, an open records request was pursued. Those salaries have been released and will be published this week.

  • Hunter education class offered

    A safe hunter education class will be held Sept. 21-23 at the Harrison County Extension Office.

    The course is sponsored by the Department of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and taught by state certified Harrison County volunteer instructors. The ten-hour class is free of charge and open to the public. All course materials are furnished for the student.

    Many states now require completion of a hunter education class before being permitted to hunt. Many wildlife management areas now also require proof of completion of a hunter education safety class.

  • Breds outlast Newport, 20-14

    Anytime you can go into the lion’s den of Northern Kentucky football and come home with a win, a notch can be placed on your belt.

    Coach Mark Carroll and his Harrison County High School football team can break out the leather tools and start notching, after the Thorobreds overcame turnovers and turned back home-standing Newport on Friday night 20-14.

  • Harrison County Young Farmers picnic

    The Harrison County Young Farmers annual picnic will be Sept. 27 at the FFA farm on Old Lair Road. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone should bring a dish.

     

    The organization now has a new advisor for the 2009-2010 year, Erin Jury.

     

    Anyone interested in becoming a member may contact Roger Marsh at 234-4027.

  • District absorbs school fees

    Back-to-school shopping will be somewhat easier for parents of Harrison County students this year.

    The normal sticker shock at the check-out lane with school supply purchases has been eliminated.

  • Zone change request pushed to August meeting

    A zone change request regarding property at the Business Park off U.S. 62 West has been continued until next month’s Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission meeting.

    The tabled request was for one parcel of land at the north end of Sea Biscuit Way to be changed from light industry (L1) to heavy industrial (L2).

    The zone change was requested in conjunction with the Economic Development Authority for Cynthiana and Harrison County’s negotiations with United Propane Gas Inc.

  • On a roll

    Since losing to Scott County in the finals of the Scott County Invitational last weekend, the Harrison County Fillies soccer team has been gathering momentum, heading down the stretch of the regular season.

    Last Wednesday, the Fillies notched their biggest win of the season as they dumped perennial regional contender Clark County at LeBus Field, 4-1.

    Harrison County never trailed in the contest and allowed only a penalty kick goal to the Lady Cards that spoiled the shutout.

  • National arts figure to teach at local college workshop

    One might think Cynthiana and Harrison County are a bit off the beaten path for a nationally recognized innovator and leader who is responsible for a brand new movement in this country.

    We might be off the beaten path, but Frank X Walker, founder of the nationally recognized, Affrilachian Movement is coming to town. Through his hard work and networking skills, he has brought a strong spotlight to poetry excellence for Appalachian sources and most particularly as created by African American artists.

  • New drivers

    NEW DRIVERS

    Eric J. Sanders, Erica N. Bond, Andie Mariah McClean, Franklin Kinney, William R Durbin, David A. Wiglesworth, Hannah Coomer, Justin Cifford and Kati Barnes.