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Today's News

  • Flood
  • Blue Grass Energy’s linemen test skills at Gaff-N-Go Rodeo event

    Blue Grass Energy’s Linemen Rodeo Team brought home high scores from the Gaff-N-Go Rodeo in Virginia last week and was named overall journeyman team winners. The rodeo is an opportunity for linemen to test their technical skills as they perform a variety of tasks.

  • Former mayor Melvin Hampton dies Thursday

    Former Cynthiana Mayor Melvin Hampton died Thursday night at his home.
    Funeral arrangments are pending at Ware Funeral Home.
    Hampton served as mayor for Cynthiana for 23 years from 1970 to 1993. The three years prior to his mayoral bid, he served as a city commissioner.
    Hampton was also a former vice president and loan officer at Harrison Deposit Bank as well as an active member at Cynthiana Christian Church.

    For more information, see Thursday’s Cynthiana Democrat.

  • HCHS Art Students

    Harrison County High School art students earned awards at the Kentucky Art Education Association’s Burley-Coal Regional Art Competition held at Morehead on March 16.
    Shannon Howard took first place in fashion design for the second year in a row.
    Ashlyn Techau earned a first place in photography.  
    Nickolas Slucher received an honorable mention in drawing.
    Howard’s and Techau’s works will go on to All-State Competition.  
    An exhibit, reception and awards ceremony will be held at Dixie Heights High School on April 17.

  • Honor Roll

    eastside Elementary
    The Eastside Elementary Honor Roll for the third term includes:

    Fourth Grade
    Timothy Abbott, *Nigel Amick, Kimberly Barker, *Lauren Bentley, *John Best, Samantha Brooks, Layton Childress, *Kaylee Clements, *Daniel Faulconer, Austin Garrison, Caitlynn Hamilton, Caleb Harris, Sophia Hatterick, Kaylee Hernandez, Haylee Hindbaugh, Cody Howard, Trinity Hubbard, Brendon Jackson, Katherine Jones, Jacob King, Chelsea Kiskaden, Hadley Kreer, Dylan Lewis;

  • Flood 2011

    After an uncertain night, Cynthiana and Harrison County residents who live along the South Fork of the Licking River are seeing the river level drop slightly.
    At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service was recording lower river levels for Cynthiana. However, by 7:30 a.m. it was back on the rise at 21.8.
    On May 4, 2010, it reached 21.92 feet.
    However, Grays Run Estates resident Becky Shepperd believes the river has encroached into her subdivision even more than last May’s flood.

  • Eighth Grade Maroon Team Reading Counts 2

    Harrison County Middle School eighth grade Maroon Team Reading Counts top readers for the third nine-weeks were: front row, from left, Conner England, Casey Newcomb, Dylan Merrill, Chelsea Ingram, Sarah Ruth Besson; second row, Rebecca McKenney, Destiny Spicer, Brooke Frederick, Hope Warner, Zach Lutz.

  • Eighth Grade Maroon Team Reading Counts 1

    Harrison County Middle School eighth grade Maroon Team Reading Counts top readers for the second nine-weeks were: front row, from left, Conner England, Casey Newcomb, Dylan Merrill, Michael Worrell, Chelsea Ingram; second row, Gaven Warden, Whitney Gray, Chelsie Best, Zach Lutz, Aaron Tackett.

  • Eighth grade Gold Team Reading Counts 2

    Harrison County Middle School eighth grade Gold Team Reading Counts top readers for the third nine-weeks were: front row, from left, Kim Chesnut, Taylor Schreiber, Taylor Martin, Britney Northcutt, Kellsie Kennedy; second row, Hannah Thomas, Josie Valentine, Katie Martin, Coleman Hudson, Haley Stratton, Brannan Herrington.

  • Eighth grade Gold Team Reading Counts 1

    Harrison County Middle School eighth grade Gold Team Reading Counts top readers for the second nine-weeks were: front row, from left, Kim Chesnut, Taylor Martin, Katie Martin, Hannah Thomas, Amber Willis; second row, Alex Kinsey, Taylor Schreiber, Kellsie Kennedy, Rebekah Wilson, Brannan Herrington.