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Today's News

  • One-woman mission sending support to troops

    One Harrison County woman is on a mission - an ‘Our Town Mission.’

    Saturday morning, Jamie McKinley loaded her vehicle with 32 boxes, drove to the post office, and shipped those boxes to men and women serving in the armed forces.

    McKinley’s ‘Our Town Mission’ began last fall, when on a search for a youth group project for Central Christian Church in Cynthiana, she came across the opportunity to send care packages to troops.

  • Lions Club Auction is next week

    The Cynthiana Lions Club is going high-tech for the 52nd airing of its annual Charity Auction, which is next week.

    Initially, the fund raiser was billed as the Lions Club Radio Auction and was broadcast solely on WCYN 1400.

    Eventually the auction moved into the television age and began airing on Cable Channel 6.

  • HCMS sixth-grade band members named as February students of the month

    Pictured above are students from Mrs. Lucky’s sixth grade band who were chosen as students of the week from their section (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, low woodwind, percussion, trumpet, baritone, trombone, french horn and tuba) in February. Students were chosen every week for their  exceptional leadership, work ethic and outstanding dedication.

  • Conservation service accepting applications for EQIP

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) at local USDA Service Centers or Conservation District office.

    Land users may apply for EQIP at any time. Applications received by April 15 will be considered for this (federal fiscal year 2009) program year. Applications received after April 15 will be held until the next evaluation period.

  • Emerson Claire Probus

    Emerson Claire Probus

    Emerson Claire Probus was born to Todd and Kelly Probus of Versailles, Ky., on Nov. 5, 2008 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and is welcomed by her sister, Eva Kate.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Faye Brown of Lexington.

    Paternal grandparents are the Honorable William D. Probus and Ann Probus of Cynthiana.

  • Vocational students place in regional competition

    Thirty students from the Harrison County Area Technology Center attended the Skills USA Regional Competition in Lexington on Friday. Those vocational students receiving first place were Brittane Smith (Desktop Publishing), Kami Wiglesworth (Extemp. Speaking), Daniel Thornton and Ryan Claypool (Mechatronics Team), Kelcee Conlee and Brittane Smith (Promotional Bulletin Board), Luke Perraut (Related Technology Math), and Micah Fryman (Welding Sculpture).

  • Equine operators eligible for FSA emergency loans

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces that regulations have changed to allow equine farmers, whose primary enterprise is to breed, raise and sell horses, to apply for an Emergency Loan with FSA. This change is a result of the 2008 Farm Bill.

  • Young Farmers Banquet

    Young Farmers Banquet

     

    The Harrison County Young Farmers local banquet will be held March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County High School. Guest speaker will be John Harod.

  • Court ponders KSP dispatch option for 911

    Magistrate Bradley Copes discussed the possibility of transferring operation of 911 services to Kentucky State Police at Tuesday evening’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It is not eliminating 911,” County Judge Executive Alex Barnett said Wednesday morning. “It moves the dispatch of 911 to local KSP posts.”

    The 911 service is currently partially funded through charges on landline phones. With the increase of cell phone usage and decrease of landline phones, Copes questioned whether the service could be provided at a lower cost with KSP.

  • HCHS students named to All-State Band and Chorus

     Lyndsey Marsh, a Harrison County High School junior, was recently named to the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association All-State Chorus.