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Today's News

  • Unite To Read project a success

    “Unite to Read” is a statewide literacy project designed by members of the Kentucky Career and Technical Student Organizations.  The campaign focused on literacy awareness in all grades as well as in the community.  This year’s theme was Nutrition. The local chapters of the Art Club, Book Club, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, Skills USA, MVs and STLP from Harrison County Area Technology Center and High School participated in the statewide project on Oct. 27.

  • Honor Roll

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    The St. Edward Catholic School Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks include:
    First Grade - A/B honor roll
    Avery Barnes, Kaitlin Bary, Olivia Barry, Karley Furnish, Jacob Hargett, A.J. Perraut, Rylee Spence.

    Second Grade - A/B honor roll
    Jacob LaFleur, Sydney Furnish, Courntey Collins.

    Third Grade
    Victoria Gasser, Morgan Cooper, Ian Boland, Nicholas Barry.

    School Honors - second grade
    Seaanna Skinner, Rachel Rion, Samuel Finch.

  • Staff to vote on school calendar changes

    With the 2011-12 school year in full swing, school officials are already planning the 2012-13 calendar.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson told school board members Tuesday that he received “quit a bit” of feedback from staff regarding a proposed school calendar that would eliminate the October fall break and have students and teachers in school up to Dec. 21 prior to Christmas.
    Dotson presented two alternative calendars to the board at a special meeting Tuesday and earned an nod to proceed with presenting both to staff members for a vote.

  • Cedar Brook residents ask for court’s help in subdivision sewer debate

    Residents of Cedar Brook subdivision were present at the Nov. 8, Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to inform the court of ongoing issues with the septic package treatment plant.
    Nearly 30 residents of the Cedar Brook subdivision piled into the fiscal court room with questions and concerns regarding the sewer system that is used in Cedar Brook subdivision.
    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett told the residents that the fiscal court is looking into the matter, but that it is unable to render aid given the present circumstances.

  • Prune brambles now

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch: In order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries, we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial, which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year.

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  • Community Action to begin LIHEAP assistance

    Community Action Council will begin the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Monday, Nov. 7 in an effort to assist residents with low-income with their utility bills. The LIHEAP Subsidy program provides a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills.  The amount of the benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. An overdue bill or cut-off notice is not required. You do not have to own your home or pay energy bills directly to be eligible for assistance.

  • 4-H Events

    Nov. 16: Harrison County 4-H Saddle n Spur meeting, Harrison County 4-H Center Fairgrounds
    Nov. 23: Robert Wiggington 4-H Memorial Award due to Extension Office
    2012
    May 14-16: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, May 14 and 15, Extension Office, May 16 Roberts Farm
    June 26-29: 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle, KY
    July 5-14: 2012 Harrison County Fair
    July 23-25: Harrison County 4-H Hunter and Home Gun Safety Education, July 23 and 24 Extension Office, July 25 Roberts Farm

  • Southwood takes plea deal

    The woman who went on a shooting rampage in an east end subdivision in July 2010 has entered a guilty plea to multiple charges.
    Sandra Southwood, 43, changed her plea during a pretrial conference on Tuesday morning in Harrison Circuit Court.
    According to the plea agreement, Southwood admitted guilt to first degree assault, four counts of first degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police and first degree criminal mischief. She also pleaded to two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief.

  • Charges pending in Craigslist theft of wedding set

    Charges are now pending against a man who allegedly snatched a wedding set from a woman who had advertised the set for sale on Craigslist.
    Det. Alan Judy of the Cynthiana Police Department said the woman arranged to meet the potential buyer for the diamond set in the parking lot at Cynthiana’s Walmart Monday afternoon.
    Through emails the two agreed to meet outside the Lawn and Garden department at Walmart.
    When the woman arrived, she parked at the pre-arranged location.