Today's News

  • MSUCorps accepting donations, applications for Build-A-Bed project

    The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their eighth annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.
    The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 1,000 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 250 beds.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Lesley Shawn May, Nov. 28, daughter of Scott and Amanda May; Shasta Jalene Kelly, Dec. 12, daughter of Ashley Kelly; Arabel Lesley Anderson, Jan. 24, daughter of Matt and Valerie Anderson; Meredith Danielle Vaughn, Oct. 31, daughter of Dixie Davidson and Andrew Vaughn.
    Harrison County schools close for sickness. Doctors confirm that the flu was behind the 326 absences.

  • Did You Know?

    Harrison County Schools
    will be in session Monday
    Harrison County students will have classes on Monday, Feb. 19, which was previously scheduled as a holiday to commemorate Presidents’ Day.
    However, due to the many lost days of instruction due to weather, Monday will be used as a make-up day. The rest of the missed days will be made up at the end of the school year.
    As of Wednesday, the final day of school will be May 30.

  • Cool season weeds waiting in the wings

    I was just thinking about spring but then I realized I should just live in the moment and be thankful that I do not have to battle weeds this time of the year.
    Spring and cool season weeds will be here soon enough. The most common cool-season annual and perennial weeds will be germinating once our soils warm a bit, it is amazing how quickly it can happen as our days get longer and the sun shines more frequently.

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  • Winter and early spring prunning tips

    By Jessica Sayre, County extension agent for Horticulture
    As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But do not just prune for the sake of pruning, make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

  • The pace quickens; critical legislation moves

     In Frankfort, diligent work continues on a pension reform proposal and a responsible budget. As those two issues consume much time and effort, there are also several other critical bills moving through the House.

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  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. holds February luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met on Friday, Feb. 9 at Bluegrass Care Navigators for their monthly luncheon. Virgie Wells, president, welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
    We are pleased to have Mary Nelson Hunt join the Woman’s Club. She is the daughter of club member Teresa Martin.
    The meal was catered by Layne Tussey and included salad, cream of broccoli soup, pimento cheese and olive nut sandwiches, assorted crackers and strawberry cherry cheesecake. Bonnie Teater offered the blessing of the meal.

  • Calling off school is no easy task

        Let’s talk snow days. Lee Kendall, a terrific writer and commentator on life in general, has given you a clear eyed view of the effect of snow days. There is not one single thing he wrote that I would argue with, but it did occur to me that I also have a point of view about the dreaded snow day calling.