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Today's News

  • Commission denies mayor’s zone change request

    A zone change request from Mayor Jim Brown was denied at Monday evening’s Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission.

    Currently zoned agricultural, Brown’s request asked that his residence on KY 36 East (Millersburg Pike) be changed to a residential zone.

    Brown’s architect Philip Sims addressed the board on behalf of Brown, stating that the zone had not been changed when the property was annexed into the city limits earlier in the year.

  • City and county must look toward future

    To the editor:

    I look around our town and see a community full of hope and desire. Growing up here as a young man, I saw a lot of things come and go and the fastest thing leaving this city and county are the jobs. Remembering back on some that are now history... Webbers Sausage, Grede Perm Cast, Cleveland Twist and Drill, Ladish, Concept Packaging, Augur Scope and there are many others.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, June 5

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, June 5 at Grand Haven at 3 p.m.

    SATURDAY, June 6

    Renaker School Reunion. June 6 at 6 p.m. Call Flossie Gasser at 234-2770 for reservations.

    True Classics Car Club will be holding a cruise in on Saturday, June 6 at the Farmer's National Bank in Cynthiana on US 27 S. , from 6 p.m-dusk.

    MONDAY, June 8

  • Museum Musings

    * Log Cabin, April 21, 1950 - “Excerpt from a history of the Court House as written by Mrs. Marshall McDowell- ‘There is a tradition that the trial of Adam and Andrew House for murder was held in the log house back of the public square. Circuit court records state that the first Circuit Court for Harrison County was established Feb. 7, 1803 at the courthouse. The records state that it continued to meet there. In June 1806 Circuit Court met at the courthouse and the House brothers were tried at that session.

  • Sheriff continues to improve following heart surgery

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton returned home last Friday after undergoing triple-bypass heart surgery last Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

    “I feel good,” Hampton said over the phone Tuesday morning. “I’m just limited in what I can do.”

    At age 57, Hampton said he visited his family doctor after experiencing some shortness of breath.

    Hampton said he was referred to a heart specialist and underwent a stress test and heart catheterization that proved he needed to have heart surgery.

  • Church Briefs

    CENTRAL CHRISTIAN

    Vacation Bible School

    Central Christian Church is hosting Vacation Bible School Monday, June 22-Friday, June 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes are offered from Pre-K through sixth grade. All children are welcome.

    Come join us as we go to the “Son Rock Kids Camp” for fun and adventure. Everyone will make crafts, hear Bible stories, eat snacks, play games and sing camp songs.

  • Sports Beat

    Breds Soccer Camp

    Coach Nick Hill’s Thorobred Soccer Camp will be held June 15-18 at LeBus Field from 8:30 til 11:30 a.m., daily.  The camp is open to all kids entering grades K-8 for the coming 2009-10 school year. Camp registration forms can be picked up at any of the elementary schools or at Movie Warehouse. Cost for the four day camp will be $60 per camper.

    Future Fillies Volleyball Camp

  • Soldier parade is Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

    It’s going to be their day. When the soldiers of C Company 201st Engineering Battalion wake up Saturday morning, it will be a day designated to their honor.

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has declared May 16 as 201st Day to honor the men and women who served a nine-month tour in Afghanistan.

    They returned home in March and will receive their hero’s parade Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

    Retired Sgt. Allen Fryman said he is anxious for the community to focus on the parade and the sacrifices of the soldiers.

  • Quality health care is found locally at HMH

    To the editor:

  • Academic Briefs

    BRADFORD

    Ashley Bradford, of Harrison County High School, is the recipient of a $4,000 Sam Moore Scholarship.

    The grant is one of 66 college scholarships worth $99,300 that are being awarded this year by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation.

    Recipients were judged on a variety of issues such as academic excellence, extra curricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

    Bradford plans to attend Morehead State University to become a veterinary technician. She is the daughter of Troy and Mary Ware Bradford of Cynthiana.