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Today's News

  • Birth - Ethan Andrew Collins

    Ethan Andrew Collins

    Ethan Andrew Collins was born to Meggan Barnett and Steven Collins of Cynthiana on June 12, 2008 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He weighed 10 lbs.

    Maternal grandparents are Cathy and Kerry Calhoun and Paula and Kenny Barnett, all of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Audrey Moses and the late David Moses, the late Ruth and Melvin Barnett Sr., and Johnny Smith and the late Carol Smith.

  • Sports Beat

    Meet the new football coach

    The Harrison County Football Alumni and football parents will be hosting a reception to introduce the new Harrison County High School football coach Aaron Stepp.

    The reception will be held Monday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at Ingles Stadium. In the event of rain, the reception will be moved to the high school cafeteria.

    All are welcome to attend and meet the new coach and his family.

    2008 HCHS football activities planned

    Sports physicals for Harrison County High School football players will be held July 10 at 4 p.m. in the weight room.

  • Sports Beats

    Upward Soccer evaluations underway

    Connersville Christian Church Upward Soccer evaluations tonight and Saturday.

    Times are 6 to 8 p.m. on tonight and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Evaluations are for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade and attendance at one of the evaluations is mandatory. They will be held at the church, which is located at 2190 Ky. Hwy. 1842 East.

  • 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.