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Today's News

  • Fillies continue winning ways

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team won its fourth consecutive regular season tournament last weekend and look to maintain its momentum heading into post-season play in two weeks.

    Harrison County has an overall record of 22-3 and has won 16 games in a row. They have won 21 of its last 22 since starting the year with a 1-2 record after the first week of the season.

    The Fillies went 3-0 and won their own McDonald’s Derby Classic Tournament over the weekend.

  • Hooray for spring's arrival

    Awwwww... spring.

    I never seem to notice how the weather depicts my mood, until the hint of spring arrives, as it did last weekend.

    “Why am I so uncontrollably happy?” I thought to myself as I drove around town Saturday morning.

    My car windows were rolled down and a breeze swept over my bare arms.

    On a walk Sunday evening, I watched as families played softball and enjoyed picnics at the Handy Farm park.

    It was this weekend’s spring weather that urged me (and what appeared to be so many others) to come and stay outside.

  • Fiscal Court’s audit results

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the Harrison County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and equity paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • School Menus

    May 11-15

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, coffee cake, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast, bacon, syrup or powdered sugar, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes, bacon, syrup, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Board member advances in KSBA academy

    A member of the Harrison County Board of Education has exceeded his state-mandated annual professional development requirements and in doing so has earned advanced certification to continue his work for this community’s public schools.

    Gary Lizer has achieved Level III Certification in the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) Academy of Studies. 

  • Slumping Breds fall to Creekers

    Harrison County baseball coach Mac Whitaker is not a happy man.

    With just more than a week and a half left in the regular season, his Thorobreds have still not shown the consistency, especially at the plate, that his previous championship teams have had.

    Tuesday night on the Hilltop, his Thorobreds were soundly defeated by visiting Tates Creek, 9-1, as their season record slipped to 15-7.

  • Conduct and chivalry absent at Harrison County High School

    To the editor:

    On a spring afternoon, an old soldier gave his last address to the cadets at West Point. In it, General Douglas MacArthur reminded them of a great moral code. “A code of conduct and chivalry that will be with me... always.” Unhappily, General MacArthur’s famous words are not fully executed at Harrison County High School.

  • ‘Our girl’s still hanging in there’

    Is everyone as hooked on America’s Next Top Model and I am?

    Well, it’s not just any “top”  model, it’s our own Celia Ammerman.

    I haven’t missed a show.

    On Wednesday, supper has to be over and the dishes cleared and washed by 8 p.m. That’s when the strikingly beautiful Celia fills the Barnes’ television screen.

    I wonder, when the judges are harsh or the other girls have their claws out, just how Mom and Dad (Meg and Bob Ammerman) are reacting.

  • Texting option may be added to police dispatch services

    Harrison Countians may be welcoming an additional dispatch service in the next few months.

    At Monday evening’s Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County, members voted to use $500 of a $5,614 state grant to help fund a ‘411’ service for the county.

    The ‘411’ service will allow cell phone users to text messages to the 911 dispatch center, where those messages will be forwarded to the proper law enforcement.

    Citizens will also be able to e-mail dispatch over the Internet with any information regarding criminal activity.

  • St. Edward hires new principal

    To the editor:

    I am happy to announce that St. Edward School has hired Sister of Notre Dame Mary Ruth Agnes Delaney as principal for the 2009-2010 academic year. Sister Ruth Agnes comes to Cynthiana with a distinguished career in education. She is excited about her new appointment and is eager to meet students and parents. I invite you to join us for our School Open House on Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. so you can meet Sr. Ruth Agnes.