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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    Feb. 17 at 10:50 a.m. -- non-injury, Jones Lane, Joshua G. Sexton, 25, Cynthiana, driving a 1999 Acura Integra.

    Feb. 13 at 5:10 a.m. -- non-injury, Ky Hwy 36 West, Marilyn S. Casey, 52, Berry, driving a 1997 Ford F150.

    Feb. 13 at 2:28 p.m. -- non-injury, New Lair Road, Terry D. Vaughn, 40, London, driving a 1960 AMC M814.

    CASEee^REPORTS

    Feb. 13 at 4:45 p.m. -- Angela Curzio, 31, Berry, reported fradulent use of credit cards within a six-month period.

  • Cigarette and alcohol tax passed to cushion state budget cuts

     

    Not long after legislators approved the state’s two-year budget last April, we began to realize that as much as we had scaled back, it still would not be enough because of the steep downturn in the nation’s economy.

                Our state economists told us last fall that, despite several hundred million dollars already being cut, we would need to come up with $456 million more to balance the budget by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2009.

  • County opts out of state aid

    Harrison County is opting to clean up its own mess.

    Judge Executive Alex Barnett said the state has offered to help with storm debris clean-up. However, that assistance comes with a price tag.

    Barnett told magistrates Tuesday that because of the county’s state of emergency declaration, FEMA will reimburse 87 percent of the clean-up costs.

    If the state sends in a clean-up crew to collect debris, that cost could come back to the county in the loss of next year’s state road aid monies, Barnett said.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County archers to host

    Region 8 tournament

    Harrison County Schools will play host to the recently realigned 8th Region tournament this Saturday, Feb. 28. Due to the popularity of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), region teams were realigned after the 2007-08 school year. Harrison County Middle School has won the last two years when it was in the former 4th region. Harrison County High School looks to improve on its first year when it narrowly lost the title to Ryle High School. 

  • Vocational School celebrates 40th anniversary

    Kentucky Tech-Harrison County Area Technology Center, or as it has been known these many years in the four counties it serves, the “Vocational School” recently turned 40.

    The ATC was built in 1968 while Martin Carr was serving as Superintendent of Harrison County Schools, and William E. Boswell served as the Chairman of the Harrison County Board of Education. Over the years, the school has helped educate and prepare thousands of young people by expanding student career options to post secondary education or successful employment upon graduation.

  • ‘Marvel’ous talent returns from France

    Tony Moore began looking at comic books before he could even read.

    Once Moore picked up comic books from a leftover moving box of his uncle's, he never put them down.

    “As a kid, I would dress up as He-man and run around out here,” said Moore, pointing out the window of his Harrison County studio.

    Today, from a 15-foot-by-15-foot room in his grandmother, Helen Harney’s home on White Oak Pike, Moore works on a ‘Ghost Rider’ comic for Marvel® comics.

  • Blue Grass Energy funds Washington D.C. trip for juniors

    High school juniors served by Blue Grass Energy can win an all-expenses-paid, weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., where they will see the sights, meet with their congressional representatives, learn about the inner workings of the national government, and make friends with students from across the state and the nation.

    The national Youth Tour is sponsored by the nation’s rural electric cooperatives. Blue Grass Energy’s students also spend a day in Frankfort, learning about state government and visiting state monuments.

  • 4-H Club to host Harrison County Horse Health Day

    The Harrison County 4-H Saddle N Spurs Club is having a fundraiser that will benefit the horse community. A Horse Health Day has been scheduled for March 28 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Harrison County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The 4-H Saddle N. Spurs club will be hosting the event which is equivalent to the health days held in Pendleton County by their local 4-H club. Hosting the health day in Harrison County will reduce travel and provide preater assistance to the Harrison County residents.

  • Breds, Fillies advance to regional

    They controlled the tempo, they played solid man-to-man defense throughout, they hit clutch free throws, they did all the little things correctly and, as a result, the Harrison County Fillies now find themselves one win away from another 38th District basketball title.

    On Monday night, Harrison County squandered a 10-point lead late in the third quarter, didn’t score their first points of the fourth quarter until 30 seconds were left in the game, and still held on for a hard-fought and well-earned, 34-30 victory over Pendleton County.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana Democrat, 1896 - “The latest improved machinery is in use at the pumping station; the standpipe is of immense capacity. The city waterworks, aided by a well organized and thoroughly disciplined fire department, afford almost invincible protection against fire. The streets are brilliantly illuminated with electric lights - arc lights principally - and the majority of the residences are likewise lighted. A complete telephone system is in operation. Two telegraph companies, the Western Union and Postal, furnish every facility in their line.