Today's News

  • Museum Musings

  • HMH Auxiliary holds spring luncheon

    The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Auxiliary recently held its spring luncheon for gift shop volunteers and auxiliary members.    
    Since the Auxiliary has been a long time supporter of the HMH Scholarship Program, an informative program highlighting 40 years of this ongoing program was provided by previous scholarship recipients.
    Julia Fulton, scholarship coordinator, introduced Anastasia Rains, a radiology technician, and Eugonda Fryman, a registered nurse, both of whom are employed at HMH.

  • State offices will close Friday for statewide furlough days

    State offices will be closed on Friday, May 27, as part of the state’s budget balancing plan to furlough state government workers a total of six days in 2011, as authorized by the 2010-12 biennial budget passed by the General Assembly.
    The furloughs are estimated to save taxpayers approximately $24 million, as well as prevent laying off more than 400 state employees. The savings generated help close a $131 million gap in the state budget in the fiscal year that ends June 30. State offices will also be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Birth

    DeLaney Raquel McCanless was born to Angela (Williams) and Charles McCanless on April 10, 2011 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.
    She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and is welcomed by her brothers, Trevor and Brody.
    Maternal grandparents are Wilma Barnes and Wilbur Williams of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandmother is Beulah Cain of Cynthiana.
    Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCanless of China Grove, N.C.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Lyndsay Reese Whitaker, 24, and Timothy Fenton Prewitt, 23, married April 16, 2011.
    Carla Jean Mullins, 30, and Jeremy Wayne Benton, 27, married April 26, 2011.
    Joann Marcella Carpenter, 18, and William Arnold Carr III, 24, married April 28, 2011.
    Brittany Faye Hudgins, 22, and Bradley Ross Tolle, 22, married May 7, 2011.
    Teresa Jeannette Southwood, 50, and Jeffrey Bruce Barnes, 48, married May 12, 2011.
    Athena Gabrielle Walsh, 29, and Daniel Joshua Jenkins, 30, married May 13, 2011.

  • Woolums joins Extension as summer intern

    The Harrison County Cooperative Extension is again training a prime, future agent through the UK Cooperative Extension Intern Program.
    A program designed to help Extension students, the UK Cooperative has enabled a Harrison County man the opportunity to hone his skills and test the waters of Extension life.
    Mark Woolums, a senior by hours at the University of Kentucky, was chosen to act as this summer’s Extension intern for Harrison County.
    Woolums grew up in Harrison County where he acquired his enthusiasm for farming life from his father.

  • Education agency launches social media presence

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has formally entered the realm of social media with the launch of the agency’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
    KDE’s Facebook page can be accessed at www.facebook.com/pages/Frankfort-KY/Kentucky-Department-of-Education/206... or by searching for “Kentucky Department of Education” on Facebook under “Government Organization” subscribe to the KDE Twitter feed by connecting to @KyDeptofEd.

  • Strong wind hits parts of the county

    Strong winds blew through parts of Harrison County Monday evening uprooting trees and damaging buildings and roofs. Above, the Antioch Mills home of Floyd and Violet Barnes sustained minor damage as a result of the storm. The weather forecast for the rest of this week calls for more storms, some could be severe with damaging winds and large hail.

    Some Berry residents were also without electicity for a period and trees were down throughout the county.

  • Blue Grass Energy invites members to annual meeting June 2

    Blue Grass Energy invites its member-owners to the 2011 annual meeting on June 2 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
    Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The entrance to the Keeneland Entertainment Center is directly across from Man O’ War Boulevard and Blue Grass Airport, at 4201 Versailles Road in Lexington.
    At the business meeting, co-op officials will review the 2010 business operations, and members will also hear about issues affecting the electric co-op industry today.

  • Academic briefs

    Four area high school graduates and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 winter term.
    To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Harrison County High School
    Senior Anna Lewis, an educational studies and Spanish language and literature double major, is the daughter of Dwight and Frances Lewis of Cynthiana.
    Senior Nadia Smith, a computer science major and Spanish minor, is the daughter of Davis and Rita Smith of Cynthiana.