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Today's News

  • School district faces $215,000 assessment in KSBIT deficit payoff

    While Kentucky’s school districts are scrambling to make up a nearly $60 million deficit in the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT), Harrison County is sitting marginally better off than most.

  • Jesse Lawson McGuire Lynd

    Jesse Lawson McGuire Lynd was born to Gregory and Heather (Gregg) Lynd of Louisville on Dec. 20, 2012 at Baptist East.
    He weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Jim and Sharon Lynd of Ironton, Ohio.
    Paternal grandparents are Bob and Laura Gregg of Cynthiana, Ky.
    Great-grandparent is Voleta Gregory of Frankfort Ky.

  • Daniel sworn in as sheriff's deputy

     Joe Daniel, formerly of the Cynthiana Police Department, was sworn in as the new Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy by Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Jay Delaney. Daniel was added to the crew to replace former deputy Steve McCauley. Daniel’s first day as deputy was Feb. 1.

  • Banyan Taggart Batson

    Banyan Taggart Batson was born to H.D. and Cindi Batson on Sept. 29, 2012.
    He weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Brynlee Raine Batson.
    Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Kay Batson of Cynthiana.
    Maternal grandparents are Ben and Terry Sloat of Harrison County.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Dillon Lee Delano Hunter, Feb. 4, son of Tiffany and Robert Hunter; Matthew Conner Kilpela, Dec. 26, son of Matthew and Jeannie Kilpela.
    A Lexington pilot is still missing. The 66 year old pilot left the Georgetown airport on Jan. 9 headed for Kansas City, Mo. His plane was last detected on radar headed toward Cynthiana. the Civil Air Patrol has conducted a four-state search for plane wreckage along his assumed path but has not found anything. The block box in the plane has never signaled trouble.

  • Wear Red Sunday observed Feb. 10
  • Build-a-Bed project makes beds available for children

    Applications are now available for families in need of beds for their children.
    Through the help of Morehead State University’s MSUCorp’s Program, Harrison County families are now able to apply for the Build-A-Bed program.
    Laying down to sleep at night in an oversized bed is often a luxury that few think of.
    While most Harrison County families are snug in their beds at night, there are still many children who are forced to curl up on the floor because they have no bed.

  • Second in Region
  • Academic briefs

    EKU GRADUATES
    Eastern Kentucky University recognized graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2012 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies on Dec. 15.
    Local graduates include:
    Cara Beth Tucker, Berry, MA in Mathematics.
    Margaret Leigh Geisler, Cynthiana, BA in Gen Studies in Arts & Sciences.
    Kellyn Ann Thompson Hyatt, Cynthiana, BS in Psychology.
    Shelbie Sledd, Cynthiana, MA in Mathematics.
    Garland Hendrix Whalen, Cynthiana, Magna Cum Laude BBA in Marketing.

    FULTON

  • Shoemaker follows a dream with an education and support from MCTC-Living Valley Campus

    By Kristy Horine, LVC GUEST WRITER
    George Shoemaker is following a dream. Some people might be inclined to question his decision, but now, thanks to an education and support at MCTC-Licking Valley Campus, he can realize his future potential – being a high school math or history teacher.
    Shoemaker left a lucrative job in Birmingham, Ala., where he made copper coils for electric motors for 17 years.
    He and his family of four moved to Cynthiana after his wife was offered a position as an investigator for the public defender’s office.