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Today's News

  • No more MRSA reports at HCHS

    There have been no new cases of MRSA reported in Harrison County schools, according to DeeGee Fischer, assistant superintendent.

    Fischer said the one Harrison County High School student was cleared to return to classes on Monday.

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    Fischer said the one student was placed on homebound and custodial staff increased their cleaning efforts.

  • Update in HCHS sports

    The Harrison County Freshman and JV football teams got their respective seasons off to a great start last Monday as they pounded rival Bourbon County on the road, 33-0 and 38-6, respectively. On Monday, both teams traveled to Rowan County for their second games of the season. The freshman dropped their first game, losing 33-14, but the JV won, 34-0.

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    Junior golfer Polly Whalen shot an 84 and finished fourth overall at the Grant County Invitational Tournament on Saturday at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Crittenden, Ky.

  • Annabelle Renea Burkle - Birth

    Annabelle Renea Burkle

    Annabelle Renea Burkle was born to Matthew and Alicia (Brunker) Burkle at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus on June 2, 2008 weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. She is welcomed by her brother and sister, Blake and Skylar.

    Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Burkle of Upper Arlington, Ohio.

    Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brunker of Cynthiana.

    Great-grandmothers are Mary Lois Brunker and Ruby McCauley of Cynthiana, and Mrs. Thurley Zabor of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Fillies take second at Dink Scott

    The Harrison County Fillies volleyball team suffered from some post-tournament blues on Tuesday night and dropped a three-game match to visiting Lexington Christian Academy.

    LCA took the early lead in game one and never let up, demoralizing the Fillies 25-10. In the second game, Harrison County bounced back and won 25-17. In the third and deciding game, Harrison County took an early lead at 12-6. but hit the skids late, losing 25-20.

  • $1 million-plus awarded HCWA for improvements

    The Harrison County Water Association is making plans and raising funds to provide water for most county residents who are still without municipal water.

    On Tuesday, guests from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development dropped off a $1,180,000 check for Phase 10 water upgrades in Harrison County.

    According to HCWA director Danny Northcutt, the funds along with another $820,000 from the state as well as other resources will be used to construct 27.75 miles of waterline primarily in northern Harrison County.

  • Sports Beat

    Hunter Safety Education course offered Sept. 22-24

    The next Harrison County Hunter Safety Education Course is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23 at the Harrison County Extension Office, and Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Mudlick Gun Club on the Roberts Farm. If you have any questions, contact Judy Morris 234-9928, Harrison County Extension Office 234-5510, or Bill Roberts, 859-321-1883.

    HCHS Season Passes

  • Connor Clay Perraut - Birth

    Connor Clay Perraut

    Connor Clay Perraut was born to Brad and Tiffany Hicks Perraut of Castle Rock, Colo. on Aug. 15 at Skyridge Medical Center in Lonetree, Colo. He weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Billy and Diane Hicks of Cynthiana.

    Paternal grandparents are Daryl Perraut of Cynthiana and Betty Perraut Kearns of Paris.

    Great-grandparents are Ruby Moses and the late Bill Moses, Bill and Marie Hicks, Ruth Ann Perraut, and Ann Chamblin, all of Cynthiana.

  • Bellas instinct: How one dog found her Killer

    The bond between dog and owner is unlike any other and when a dog goes missing, it can be traumatic for the family.

    On Sunday, the Hill family, Jimmy Killer and Patty, found that out first hand, but in the end their story had a happy ending.

    Their 14-year-old blue heeler, Bella, ran off that morning and was gone for nearly nine hours before being found in a most unlikely place.

    Bella actually belongs to the Hills son, Jim Ed, but in reality shes Killers dog.

    During the day, Bella stays in an outdoor kennel and at night she sleeps in the house.

  • MRSA reported at HCHS

    School officials in Harrison County are facing a confirmed case of MRSA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent of Harrison County Schools, the administration received confirmation Monday afternoon.

    The high school student was placed on homebound and will return to classes once a release has been provided by the students doctor.

    On Tuesday, all Harrison County students will be taking home a packet with information about MRSA.

  • Woman airlifted from U.S. 27 North accident scene

    A Pendleton County woman was airlifted from the scene of a two vehicle accident last Friday on U.S. 27 North.

    According to the Harrison County Sheriffs Office, Amber Mineer, 18, of Falmouth was travelling north at 4:49 p.m. when she lost control of her 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and collided with Mark A. Mulloy, 34, also of Falmouth, who was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup.

    Mineer was treated at the scene by personnel from Browns Ambulance Service before being airlifted. Mulloy was not injured.