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Today's News

  • Bennett is at home aboard Navy ship

    Blue is all one Harrison Countian sees.

    Currently serving aboard U.S.S. Monterey, B.J. Bennett, 21, first enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 2007.

    “I really liked the thought of travel,” Bennett said Thursday afternoon during a phone interview.

    Bennett and the U.S.S. Monterey is currently stationed in the Middle East, but a specific location could not be given.

  • 'God sent his son to fix the world, to fix people'

    Her mother had promised she would stay around until the semester ended so her daughter wouldn’t be distracted during finals.

    After her last exam, she raced home, and as she walked into the kitchen her father told her mother their daughter was home. Her mom opened her eyes, smiled and then died.

    It was the day before her 21st birthday.

    She called her dad recently to beg, “Daddy, you have to fix this!”

  • Fillies win Bash on Hilltop

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team swept three games and took the title in their own Edwardo’s Pizza/Harrison County Spring Bash at Shirley Field last weekend.

    The three wins in that tournament stretched Harrison County’s winning streak to five straight games and improved its season record to 6-2.

  • Church Briefs

    BATTLE GROVE

    SUNRISE SERVICE

    Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Battle Grove Cemetery will be April 12 at 6:30 a.m. on the concrete pad in the vault area. Pastor Terry McDuffy will conduct the service.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN

    The congregation of Berry Christian Church invites everyone to come and celebrate our Risen Savior on Sunday, April 12. The Easter service will begin at 8 a.m. followed by Sunday School, breakfast and an Easter egg hunt. Everyone welcome.

    BOYERS CHAPEL

  • 4-H news

    2009 Harrison County

    4-H Style Revue

    The 2009 Harrison County 4-H Style Revue will be held Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County High School.  The Style Revue is the end result of a tremendous amount of work and time by the leaders and 4-H’ers of the 4-H Crocheting, Knitting, and Sewing Projects. Without the dedication of these 4-H leaders of their time, efforts, and talents, many of the young ladies involved would not have the opportunity to learn clothing construction skills, develop self confidence, poise, and modeling skills.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County Hunter Education Class to be held April 20-22

    If you plan on hunting this year, and haven’t taken a safe hunter education class, you need to sign up for this class.

    A safe hunter education class will be held April 20, 21, and 22 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The classes start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The 10-hour class is free, open to the public, and all materials are provided for each student. You must be nine years or older to take the class.

  • Officials hopeful that neighbors on the look-out will reduce crime

    When a large group met at the Cynthiana Christian Church for a Neighborhood Watch presentation last Thursday evening, Kay Withers was among those in attendance.

    A summer resident of Cynthiana and a winter resident of Marion County, Fla., Withers is part of a similar Citizens Patrol group in the Sunshine State.

    “It was something to do in the neighborhood and a way to get to know people,” she said.

    In Florida, Withers said she volunteered at least four hours a month for the program developed by the Sheriff’s department.

  • Ally Elizabeth Tolliver

    Ally Elizabeth Tolliver

    Ally Elizabeth Tolliver was born to David and Elizabeth Tolliver of Cynthiana on Dec. 11, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are Debbie Galzur and Donald Wilson of Lexington, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Betty Joe Benscik and the late Don Benscik and the late Creed Wilson.

    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Jane Tolliver of Cynthiana; paternal great-grandparents are the late Ray and Ella May Tolliver, and Freddie Richmond and the late Mary Richmond.

  • CATS tests nixed by state legislators during regular session

    While there are still two days left in the 2009 Regular Session to consider any possible vetoes as well as several other unresolved bills, the General Assembly largely wrapped up its work on Friday by passing not one but two landmark pieces of legislation.

  • Resturant Inspections

    March 12 -- Speedway, 96%, use of single service for dispensing, drip well not draining, men’s restroom.

    March 12 -- LeBus Storage, 100%.

    March 5 -- Bel-Air (Galactic Alley), 100%.

    March 3 -- Angilo’s, 94%, floor tiles missing, handles on drawers/coolers, etc. not clean, ceiling tiles leak/poor repair, mop heads not properly stored.

    March 3 -- Middle School cafeteria, 100%.

    Feb. 12 -- Leesburg Grocery, 98%, cabinets and shelving need to be sealed with acrylic, need thermometers for monitoring.