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Today's News

  • Clifford to be added to UK’s HES Hall of Fame

    By Katie Pratt
    LEXINGTON, Ky., – Two former educators are the newest inductees into the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.
    Joyce Crupper Clifford, Cynthiana, and Helen Anderson Shaw will be honored for their years of dedication to the betterment of their professions, local communities and the school during a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s campus.

  • Former band director to speak at HCHS alumni banquet

    Seven past graduates will be honored at the 2012 Harrison County Alumni Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3.
    The annual alumni banquet will be held at the Harrison County Cafeteria at 6 p.m., Nov. 3.
    This year’s guest speaker will be one of Harrison County High School’s most decorated leaders, former high school band director  Bob Gregg.
    Both Gregg and his wife Laura dedicated their lives to teaching and understanding music.

  • 3rd Spooky Boo Wow parade is Oct. 27

    Saturday, Oct. 27, will see the return of the popular family event that will bring out all sizes and shapes of ghosts, goblins, wieners and  witches.
    Yes, it’s time for the third annual Spooky Boo-Wow Howl-o-ween parade.
    Registration will begin at 11 a.m. on the lawn at the old courthouse in downtown Cynthiana. The canines and their owners will join a parade around the courthouse beginning at noon.

  • School district considers in-class cell phone use

    The Harrison County School District will vote Oct. 23, on the second reading of a policy that will allow cell phones to be used for educational purposes in classrooms.
    For several years, schools across the nation have seen cell phones as nothing more than a distraction for students during school hours.
    However, cell phones are a mere vote away from being allowed back into schools, not as a communication device but for learning.

  • Licking Valley Singers fall Choral Kaleidoscope Nov. 9 and 11

    When the 45-voice strong Licking Valley Singers step onto the risers for their fall presentation on Nov. 9 and 11, expect an ever-changing array of musical selections -- A Choral Kaleidoscope.
    “It was our intent to move away from themed programming for a change,” said Choral director Karen Bear. “I wanted to give the singers an opportunity to be challenged by different styles of songs. I love it.”

  • Cookin’ up a retirement

    After serving the Harrison County community for over 60 years, Jesse Cook has decided to hang his keys up once and for all.
    Cook delivered his last load of rock on Thursday, Oct. 11, however, the same attitude that pushed him into the business 60 years ago still shows its face today.
    “I enjoyed what I did,” said Cook. “There are not too many farms in Harrison County that I have not been on at one time or another.”

  • Did you know?

    Audition for
    harriCYN’s next production
    Auditions will begin Nov. 3 for the harriCYN community theatre’s next production, To Kill A Mockingbird.
    The first audition will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Additional auditions will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 4 and at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. All auditions will be held at Rohs Opera House, 133 E. Pike St.
    To Kill A Mockingbird will be performed April 25-28, 2013, and will be directed by Becky Smith.

  • 18 pounds and counting

    Local celebrity dog is continuing to recover after allegedly being left to starve in a Harrison County home.
    Before all is said and done, Harley, the name given to a dog being held by the Harrison County Animal Shelter due to a cruelty case, could end up being given the keys to the city.
    “I would say the list has grown to around 75 people that are in line to adopt that dog,” said animal control officer Alan Fryman. “I have never seen a community react to something like this the way they have.”

  • BBQ Cookoff
  • Grand jury hands down eight indictments

    Six out of eight indictments returned by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday will be referred to circuit court. The remaining two will be heard in district court.
    Matthew Stacey, 23, faces  two indictments totaling four felony counts.
    Stacey is alleged to have trafficked in heroin, two grams or more, and Oxycodone, less than 10 dosage units, while in the possession of a handgun. He is also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felony and with being a persistent felony offender.