Today's News

  • Phase I Program to begin July 26

    By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for agriculture

    The Harrison County Ag Development Committee will open the application process for the 2016 Phase I Program on July 26.  

    The applications will be available at the Harrison County Extension Office beginning July 26 at 7 p.m. at an informational meeting that will cover what projects are available and the changes for 2016.  

  • Kentucky producers reminded of nearing deadline to submit nominations for FSA county committees

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley, reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.

    “The Aug. 1 deadline to submit nominations is quickly approaching,” said McCauley.

  • Deadline to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs is Aug. 1

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2016 crop year.

  • HCHS student receives scholarship

    Kentucky Blood Center is awarding a $250 Power of Life Scholarship to Olivia Grace Moore, of Cynthiana, a graduating senior from Harrison County High School. Moore plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall. 

    Since 2010, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) has awarded more than 500 scholarships to Kentucky high schools that host blood drives. The school earns the award based on the number of donations at blood drives hosted by the school. 

  • HMH recognized nationally for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.

  • BGE’s power supplier seeks approval of Kentucky PSC for solar project

    60-Acre Installation Would Include 32,000 Solar Panels and Provide a New

    Renewable Power Option


    Nicholasville, Ky., Blue Grass Energy announces that its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, today filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.

  • HUD awards $1.5 million to provide job training, employment to low-income Kentucky residents

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,504,543 to help families living in public housing and those participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program connect with services to further their education, find good jobs, and to set them on a path to self-sufficiency in Kentucky. It was part of the $75 million awarded nation-wide.

  • Academia


    Courtney Moore from Berry, Ky., was awarded a $1,000 scholarship based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community and school involvement from Farm Credit Mid-America as part of the organization’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in agriculture. Moore attends Morehead State University and plans to graduate with a major in veterinary sciences.

  • Some changes for the upcoming early migratory bird seasons

    Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

    The September Canada goose season historically ran during the first two weeks of September, but will open Sept. 16 and close Sept. 30 in 2016.

  • Wachter, Hatfield win the Jungle Tournament Sunday

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The eighth annual Jungle Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club was held this Saturday and Sunday with four different formats to befuddle the 48 teams that entered.  

    The tournament, which is played in memory of the late Jim Letcher, is sponsored by Palmer/Hampton Insurance and Real Estate. The Jungle was formerly the member/member tournament before Letcher’s untimely death.