Today's News

  • Being the ‘tocayo’ of Christ comes through grace, faith

     In my family we have two new babies: Lily Aaron and Zachary Jack.
    Lily is my niece Jennifer’s third daughter and Zach is my nephew Shane’s third son. Both babies were born just a few weeks apart, Lily in July and Zachary in August. My sister now has six grandchildren.
    If Lily had been a boy she would be Jack Aaron.
    Jack is my dad’s name. Aaron is Lily’s dad Marc’s middle name.
    Got all that?

  • Being an ‘empty-nester’ doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely, purposeless

    Something about my son turning 21 two weeks ago really hammered home the fact that my kids are both grown, and I’m now labeled an empty-nester.
    Both of them have been living on their own for over a year. My daughter is almost 20, so reality hit pretty late. But it hit hard.
    I’m an empty-nester. At the ripe old ago of 36, I’m an empty-nester.
    It’s not that I feel any different; I don’t.

  • Doctor duo joins Bluegrass Medical Clinic in Paris

    Bourbon Community Hospital recently announced that Erin Cooper, MD, and Geoffrey Cooper, MD, have joined its medical staff and will be offering family medicine services to patients in Bourbon and surrounding counties.     
    The Coopers came to Paris from Fremont, Nebraska and have joined Dr. Nathan Moore, Dr. Ray Young and Kristi Wheeler, PA, at the Bluegrass Medical Clinic.  

  • Salato Center adds new bobcat, kitten, young bald eagle for visitors

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort invites visitors to come and see the two most recent additions to its collection of    exhibit animals. The center recently acquired a 4-month-old bobcat kitten from a wildlife rehabilitation facility that will ultimately be kept on permanent exhibit.

  • Extension class designed to help stretch food dollars

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    Last Thursday, it was all about cooking basics: How to properly measure dry ingredients, how to chop and mince and how to convert ounces into tablespoons.
    These were some of the topics learned by a group of women at the Harrison County Extension Office, during a class that was held as part of a new nutrition education program offered by the office.

  • Cedarbrook resident drops billing complaint

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    A Cedarbrook resident who filed a complaint against the Harrison County Sanitation District has asked to withdraw the complaint.
    Donald R. Fuller sent a letter dated Aug. 19 to the PSC to request the withdrawal. The letter was stamped received by the PSC on Aug. 24, according to PSC records. The HCSD had until Aug. 20 to file an answer to or to satisfy the complaint.

  • Magistrates say no to tax increase

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    A proposed slight increase in the real property tax rate failed to be passed by the Harrison County Fiscal Court.
    Magistrates voted Tuesday on the second reading of the ordinance, which would have raised the tax rate on real estate from 10.2 to the compensating rate of 10.4.
    The motion to approve failed after magistrates Brad Marshall, Scott Herrington, Sam Pierce and Bradley Copes voted against it.

  • School board opts for compensating tax rate

    Becky Barnes,

    Forgoing an opportunity to generate $162,927 in additional revenue, the Harrison County Board of Education opted for the compensating tax rate at its Tuesday meeting.
    The compensating tax rate of 47.3 cents per $100 of assessed property would generate $4,272,009 for 2015-16, according to school documents. This includes .1 cent for exonerations, which allows the school district to recoup revenue that was lost last year, said Assistant Superintendent David Case.

  • The only way off the crazy train is to not jump on

    Just this morning my friend Tara and I were wondering if it’s possible to be addicted to drama.
    She calls it being on the crazy train. She said when the crazy train comes around and she hitches a ride on it she’s firing on all cylinders, she’s in high gear and overdrive, not to mention mixing metaphors.
    She feels alive, she says, yet at the same time she hates it with all her might.

  • Be thankful for education

    Back in the day, “Back to School” came after Labor Day week-end. Summer went on and on. Of course, since our school year started so late, we had neither fall nor spring breaks at our school. Rest from classroom activities came with Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays; teachers’ in-service days; and, the occasional snow day.
    The first weeks of school held a certain excitement. Everything seemed new – new classes, new challenges, new teachers and friends. Some classes held our interest ... others, not so much. That’s how life works.