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Today's News

  • Officials say no mercury contamination at Northside

    School officials spent much of last Wednesday dealing with a possible mercury contamination.
    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent of Harrison County Schools, a Northside Elementary third grade student had a trace amount of mercury in a plastic container on the school bus and then in the school’s cafeteria.
    The student showed the less-than-dime-size amount of mercury to four students on bus no. 952 and to five students at his breakfast table.

  • Ceremonies held for $33 million road projects in Harrison County

    The ribbon has been cut and gravel tossed. It’s official.
    Two state road projects in Harrison County totalling $33 million, were ceremonially completed and started.
    The ribbon-cutting was for the completion of the $8.9 million bridge that spans the CSX Railroad on the north end of Cynthiana.
    Monday’s ribbon cutting marked the official opening of the bridge.

  • Cynthiana’s first newspaper displayed at museum

    A well-preserved copy of The Guardian of Liberty, Cynthiana’s first known newspaper, is now available for public viewing at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum.
    The June 24, 1817, issue was discovered in July by Anthony Defilio of Barnhart, Mo., in his parents’ home in St. Louis. Defilio said that he knew no connection of his family or the home’s previous owners to Kentucky.

  • A family of pen pals have first face-to-face

    Very seldom does a story walk in off the streets and into my office.
    However, that’s exactly what happened  last week when the busiest senior citizen of Harrison County, Charlie Tribble, brought Prue Manson from Timaru, New Zealand, by for a chat.
    Prue came to the states to make visits all around, but primary on her itinerary was visiting her mother’s pen pal, Beverly Steffe.
    Miss Steffe, a retired school teacher and sister-in-law of Charlie, had been pen pals with Prue’s mother, Heather Scott, since 1978.

  • Church News

    BERRY BAPTIST
    Revival services will be held Sept. 23-25 at Berry Baptist Church, Main Street, Berry. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
    Guest speakers will be Bro. Bob Jones on Friday, Bro. Ronnie Wolfe on Saturday, and Sunday at 10 a.m. will be Bro. Bob Jones and at 11 a.m. Bro. Bobby Lakes. The Blue Grass Boys Quartet will provide music on Friday and Saturday only.
    For more information call Pastor Carl Morton at 859-356-2887. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    BERRY CHRISTIAN

  • A stroke of faith

    Forty-one years ago, Steve Starnes played football alongside Al Cowlings and O.J. Simpson as the Buffalo Bills fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Tampa.
    He also played for the Green Bay Packers and the (former) Boston Patriots.
    He was big and burly. Then he injured his neck and his professional football career, the dream of many little boys and grown men, was cut short. Five years ago a stroke nearly took his life.

  • Sandra Brock
  • School Menus

    Sept. 26 - 30
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: French toast casserole or cereal or yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Cereal choice, toast w/peanut butter, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Sausage biscuits or biscuits, fresh fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Pancakes w/syrup bacon, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: No School
    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Community Calendar

    THURSDAY, Sept. 22
    Free Concert. Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Featuring The ThunderRidge Bluegrass Band. Come enjoy quality homegrown entertainment: Larry Tucker on mandolin, guitar, dobro and bass; Terry Power on stand up bass and guitar; Herbert Franklin on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar; Rankin Hatfield on guitar. All four members were born and raised in Harrison County.

    FRIDAY, Sept. 23

  • Escaped Fayette County inmate captured in Cynthiana

    A Fayette County inmate who has been on the lam for two weeks was captured in Harrison County Monday night.
    Trina Hurst, 31, was given a furlough on Sept. 6 to attend a trial for the man accused of murdering her father in north Lexington in April 2010.
    Hurst did not return to the Fayette County Detention Center at the end of the day. According to media accounts, Hurst walked out of the courtroom when graphic photographs of her father were shown. Her father was beaten to death.