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Today's News

  • Academic briefs

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College has recognized the following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2013 Fall Semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Gaunce receives promotion at MCTC

    Lori Gaunce promoted to registrar for Maysville Community and Technical College after 20 years of service to the Licking Valley Campus.
    Gaunce began employment as an office assistant in the fall of 1993 and was the second person hired at the Licking Valley Campus.  
    Prior to being hired to MCTC, Gaunce worked in the admissions office at Lexington Community College for three years.  
    Given her 22 years of service to the community and technical college system, she has gained the knowledge and leadership this position requires.   

  • Fifth Grade Honor Roll.
  • Career Craze Summer Camp offered to middle school students

    The first Career Craze Summer Camp will be offered for middle school students ages 12-15 grades sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth at the Licking Valley Campus Extension of Maysville Community and Technical College.  
    Career Craze will be held July 29-Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp is free.  
    During day one of Career Craze, students will learn CPR, Heimlich and other first aid techniques.
    Students will also be given an ambulance tour.  
    During day 2, students will be exploring pharmacy and dentistry.  

  • Annual Arts Festival scheduled for July 27

    The Cynthiana Arts Council has announced plans for the 2013 Cynthiana Art Walk: An Evening with the Arts.  
    Scheduled for July 27, the event will feature displays of visual art, live street performances, live music, a poetry slam and the 3M Post-it Note Fashion Show.  
    The event is now in its fifth year and continues to grow and evolve into a true community Arts experience.  
    “It’s not just paintings,” event organizer Pat Grenier says, “but a showcase of many different art forms.”  

  • Fauste to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

    Haley Dawn Fauste, a eighth grade student at Harrison County Middle School, has earned a position on the Kentucky state/provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., June 23-29, to compete at the ninth annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in thebarrel racing, pole bending, team roping and ribbon roping goat tying competitions.

  • 2012 KY Land Judging team competes in Oklahoma City

    At the 2012 State Fair, the Harrison County Land Judging Team was named the 2012 KY State Land Judging Team.  
    The four members of that team are Joseph Bush, Justin Barnes, Tommy Vallandingham, and Austin Bradford.  
    Bush has been a member of the Land Judging Team for nine years and also earned the fourth highest individual score at the Kentucky state competition.  
    Barnes has been a member of the team for five years, Vallandingham a three-year member, and Bradford was competing for the first year, with all individuals receiving a blue ribbon.

  • It’s veggie basket time again

    By Vickie Fryman, guest columnist

  • Cats on the job

    I value the guardian behavior of our animals as one is charged to protect the other.  
    We have house cats that are free to go outside; barn cats that mostly hang out in the garage; a companion red heeler mutt who rarely leaves my side; and a Maremma livestock guardian dog (LGD).  Baxter, the LGD, has challenged our thinking in owning dogs.  
    He has reinforced that animals follow their instinct above all else.
    He is not a pet, rather a worker that is a critical component to keeping our farm alive.

  • Hemp commission elects Furnish as new chairman

    The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission unanimously elected Harrison County farmer Brian Furnish as its new chairman at the close of its meeting on Thursday after Agriculture Commissioner James Comer stepped aside in compliance with Senate Bill 50, industrial hemp legislation that is set to take effect at the end of the month.