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Today's News

  • Harrison County possible site for new industry

    Harrison County may be in the running for another addition to its industrial base.

    At last Thursdays meeting of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority, board chair Dr. Ed Ford reported that the state economic development cabinet has intervened to assist in enticing a company to open a facility here.

    They (the cabinet) have a policy that if a local entity contacts an industry first, then they will follow up on it, he said. Since our last meeting, they have contacted the parent office in Japan and also in Michigan.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Logan Matthew Greenlee, July 23, son of Capt. N. Thomas and Kim Greenlee; Jacob Wayne Howard, Sept. 6, son of Robert and Sharon (Himes) Howard; Courtney Laine Newsom, Sept. 15, daughter of Nicole Nichols and Tommy Newsom.

    Eighteen months after over 400 families were forced from their homes by the 1997 flood, Cynthiana will soon receive funds to begin the mitigation buyout from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA will fund 75 percent of the $1,393,550.

  • Comeback stalls, Breds fall to Marion, 18-10

    Harrison County lost the game on Friday night to host Marion County, but gained the respect of its head coach for the resilience his players showed.

    Marion County scored a touchdown with a little more than three minutes left in the fourth quarter to take an 18-10 lead, but Harrison County mounted a late charge that ended on the Knights seven yard line with less than 30 seconds remaining.

  • CATS scores miss their mark

    Harrison County fell just shy of its 2007-08 CATS goal in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

    Test scores released last week show Harrison County schools with a district score of 82, three points behind its goal of 85.

    According to David Case, district assessment coordinator, this testing cycle was the last year of the adjusted and non-adjusted scoring. He explained that several changes have been made over the last biennium, which required a formula to be drafted that would best compare the two years.

  • Be on lookout for stinging caterpillars

    I just saw the biggest stinging caterpillar I have ever seen; my fascination with insects makes this an exciting event at the farm. I had never seen a stinging caterpillar until about five years ago. More accurately, I had never really looked for them until I read an article by University of Kentucky entomologist Ric Bessin back in 2003. He wrote that we should to be wary of stinging caterpillars this time of the year.

  • Help needed for downtown barbecue cook-off this fall

    Organizers are looking for help in determining the countys best Q.

    A barbecue cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, in front of the old courthouse and Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett is looking for people to help.

    He said he needs anyone wanting to participate as cooks and also needs non-food vendors to set up at the event.

    Vendor space is free. Barnett also said he is looking for someone to organize a cornhole tournament for the day.

  • Chandler Elizabeth Vaughn - Birth

    Chandler Elizabeth Vaughn

    Chandler Elizabeth Vaughn was born to Mia Wright Vaughn and Kiley Vaughn on Aug. 13, 2008 at Georgetown Community Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz.

    Maternal grandparents are John and Marsha Wright of Bourbon County; maternal great-grandparents are Elizabeth Wright of Bourbon County and the late Walton Wright of Bourbon County, Linda Soper of Nicholas County and the late John E. Soper Jr.; and H.C. Judy of Lexington and the late Millie Soper Judy.

  • Church undergoing physical, spitirutal revival

    The renaissance of one of Harrison Countys oldest buildings has somehow been kept under the radaruntil now.

    Perhaps better known for its original name, Endicott Meeting House, the members of Indian Creek Baptist Church have been hard at work restoring this historic building and the hope for its future.

    The Endicott Meeting House history reports several initiatives in its years to maintain its survival. Long at last, the church is now focusing on its expansion and hope instead of merely seeking the means to keep the doors open.

  • Horse lovers unite: Making plans to improve arena at fairgrounds

    A group of horse enthusiasts are trying to organize a club for like minded folks to share their love of equines and possibly make some changes to help the community.

    After the Morgan Riggs Memorial Rocky Mountain Horse Show at the 4-H fairgrounds in May, organizer Paulette Klein said she immediately saw the need for improved facilities.

    During preparation for the show, Klein had established the Central Kentucky Horse Club (CKHC) as a fiscal agent for the event.

  • Marriage Licenses

    MARRIAGE LICENSES

    Elizabeth Ann Overly, 39, and Jeffrey Allen Courtney, 38; married Aug. 9, 2008.

    Laurie Lynn Shaw, 40, and Delmar Lay Jr., 42, married Aug. 23, 2008.

    Elizabeth Dawn White, 26, and David Thomas Tolliver, 24, married Aug. 23, 2008.

    Stephanie Lynn Perkins, 22, and Lucas Alan Wood, 24, married Aug. 30, 2008.

    Donna Ann Power, 48, and Randy Riley, 39, married Sept. 1, 2008.