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Today's News

  • Six deployed guardsmen activated to serve in Iraq

    Six local soldiers have been activated to serve their country as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Nathan L. Roe, Staff Sgt. Jason G. Hawkins, Spec. Andrew D. Wiglesworth, Staff Sgt. Jerry D. Sipe, Spec. Milton A. Buckner and Pvt. Kelly B. Slade have been mobilized and activated at Fort McCoy, Sparta, Wis., for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in Iraq.

    They are members of the 201st Engineer Battalion in Cynthiana.

  • Support for troops can be packages from homefront

    With local National Guard troops in Afghanistan fighting the Global War on Terror, many local residents may feel a desire to do something to help.

    One Harrison County resident wants to do just that and wants to recruit the community's help.

    Marilou Brunker said after watching a good friend leave with the unit, she felt helpless and wanted to do something to help.

    "I went with my family to see him off at the Christian Church," she said in an e-mail last week. "And I kept thinking about everything they were doing and risking."

  • Woodward ends 16-year reign

    Sixteen years ago, Dr. Roy Woodward came to Harrison County on the heels of controversy and was touted to be the man who would move the schools forward.

    Woodward took over as superintendent on July 1, 1992.

    Dr. George Paul Hehr, who was a former assistant superintendent, was serving as interim superintendent in the wake of the Wade G. Roby PhD. era. Roby's reign as superintendent ended after months of debate and division of the community.

    Hehr stayed at the helm until Woodward arrived.

    In Woodwards early days, he, too, came under close community scrutiny.

  • Robinson bridge not ready before late fall

    Work continues on the bridge over the Licking River at Robinson and the new span should be open later in the year.

    Nancy Wood, public information officer for District 6 of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, said the new bridge on Robinson-Renaker Road should be ready for travelers in northern Harrison County this fall if construction continues on schedule.

    The $2.4 million bridge, being built by D. L. Braughler Company Inc. of Morehead, Ky., was started in May 2007 with an expected completion time of around 18 months.

  • Records Clarification

    CLARIFICATION

    Betty Clifford, 75, cited by the Harrison County Sheriffs Department for theft by deception including cold checks, is not the same Betty B. Clifford, 80, of Ky. Hwy. 32 W.

  • Child appreciates firefighter's help with choosing car seat

    To the editor:

    I want to thank the firefighter that checked my car seat and showed my parents the correct way to keep me safe. I forgot to ask his name, but he explained to us what kind of car seat was best for my height and weight. He took his time and made sure that we understood. All of us appreciated it so much. After we all talked we went to Wal-Mart and bought me the correct kind of booster seat. It is so cool and I feel like a big boy in it. I'm only three years old but I can pretend I'm a firefighter in my new seat.

  • House fire in Robinson suspicious, says Chief

    A state arson investigator has been called in to check on a suspicious fire in Robinson Tuesday night.

    Chief Charlie Carson, of the Harrison County Volunteer fire department, said firefighters were called just after 11 p.m. to a vacant home on Robinson-Renaker Road.

    Two fishermen were on the bank of the Licking River and noticed two vehicles pull in near the home, which is owned by Junie Pierce. As soon as the vehicles pulled away, there was a loud explosion from the house and it was immediately fully engulfed, the fire chief was told.

  • Cynthiana's first 'Idol' named

    Cynthiana now has its first Idol.

    Taylor Vallandingham came out on top Saturday in the finals of the first Cynthiana Idol competition held at Rohs Opera House.

    Vallandingham wowed the judges and crowd with her rendition of "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue."

    She won a trophy, a cash prize and the opportunity to sing at several upcoming events.

    "Based on her final performance, she should have won," said Rohs owner Roger Slade, who emceed the four-week event.

    On Saturday, four finalists competed in two rounds, eliminating two, then one.

  • Breds drop state opener in battle of pitchers

    The Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team saw its state tournament run come to an end in the first round of the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Thursday evening when they were defeated by Lexington Catholic, 1-0.

    In a tense pitcher's duel in front of a record crowd, Lexington Catholic pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning when Harrison County shortstop Eric Case misplayed a ground ball with the bases loaded.

  • Restaurant Inspections

    RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

    May 12 -- Westside Cafeteria, 100%, no violations.

    May 13 -- Snappy Pizza, complied with boil water advisory, no cola machine or ice maker.

    May 21 -- Fastmax, 100%, no violations.

    May 13 -- True Confections, followed all procedures during boil water advisory, need certified manager.

    May 19 -- Subway Wal-Mart, 94%, no certified manager, no hand soap at kitchen lavatory, clean clothes, hair restraints, hands washed and clean, hygienic practices.