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Today's News

  • Cost share program sign-ups begin

    The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program beginning March 16 and extending through April 15, 2009.

  • Law enforcement seeks an extra set of eyes

    It’s not a new idea -- neighbors watching out for neighbors -- but it is vital to a community’s security.

    “We want to get everyone involved that we can,” said Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson.

    The Cynthiana Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Champions for a Drug Free Harrison County are already involved. Now, they are looking for people who will be willing to be “good neighbors.”

  • Mexican restaurant opens another set of doors in Harrison Square

    Enchiladas, chimichangas and fajitas are being served at a new location.

    El Paricutin mexican restaurant has opened an additional restaurant in Harrison Square.

    The restaurant, opened for a month, is attracting customers from the highway, said manager Martin Gonzales.

    “We did everything right here,” said Gonzales, as he swept his hand around the room at the walls and decorations.

    Gonzales said employees had been working on the Harrison Square location for six to eight months before it opened in February.

  • Construction stalled by litigation

    It appears that it will likely be May before bids are taken on the construction of the new U.S. 27 North bridge/viaduct.

    According to Nancy Wood, District 6 public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet, the hold up is acquisition of some of the properties involved.

    “Since we don’t have the properties in hand, we can’t legally proceed,” Wood said.

    Initially, the bid letting was supposed to occur in October. However, that soon turned to February and now May.

  • Coppage, Murphy could lead Fillies at the mound

    The Fillies softball team lost a few key players off last year’s district championship team, but return a solid core of veterans and have hopes for another successful season.

    Lost to graduation were second-baseman Laura Kendall, center-fielder Kacey Muntz and pitcher Meghan Bullock, a 15-game winner for the Fillies last year.

  • HCHS football coach heading to Franklin Co.

    Just as Harrison County gets set to begin a new season, in a new stadium, it will also be looking at hiring a new coach.

    HCHS head football coach Aaron Stepp will be leaving at the end of his contract year, which is the end of June.

    “I just felt like it was best for my family,” Stepp said in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

    The Stepps have been in Harrison County less than a year, but for one complete football season.

    Stepp said he met with his players on Tuesday afternoon to break the news of his move to them.

  • Homemaker News

    Diabetes Cooking School Continues – March 19 and 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. There is no cost.

    Ghana International Luncheon – Monday, March 23 at noon at the Harrison County Extension Office. Speaker will be Donna Jones.

    Photo Purse Workshop – Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m. and repeated at 5 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office. Cost is $15. Call 234-5510 for supply list.

    Speedy Suppers – Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m and repeated at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office.

  • Assistance offered for landowners with property damaged during winter storm

    Landowners who suffered damage to practices installed under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) or Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) as a result of the January 2009 storm may be eligible to receive assistance to repair or reinstall those practices through the agency’s Equitable Relief process. 

  • Breds look to reload at the mound

    Bulbs are beginning to bloom, birds are starting to return… Spring is right around the corner, and that means, so is high school baseball.

    The Harrison County baseball Thorobreds will once again be one of a handful of teams that will be called “favorites” to compete for yet another 10th Region baseball crown.

    Harrison County returns all but three players from last year’s squad that advanced to the Elite Eight at Applebee’s Park in Lexington for the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.

  • Phase I ag development signups

    Phase I ag development signups

    The Harrison County Phase I committee (Ag Development Committee) reminds everyone that a signup period for six programs is available now. The period to signup will last the entire month of March and will include the following programs:

    Genetic Programs; Forage Improvements; Diversification; Sheep and Goat Diversification; Fencing Improvement; and Cattle Handling.