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Today's News

  • EDA director updates Chamber on working projects

    “It’s only going to get better from here,” Darlene Bussell told a group of Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber members at a luncheon last week.
    Bussell, who is executive director of the Harrison County Economic Development Authority, said there are several projects in the works that will be improving unemployment figures.
    She said much of what she is working on must remain confidential to meet the criteria for earning Cabinet for Economic Development incentives.

  • Central Kentucky Strongman Classic
  • Soldier support group asks for help with care packages for troops

    A local soldier support group is calling on the community to help send care packages to soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
    Being away from home often leaves a major void in one’s heart.
    Something as simple as a favorite movie or a picture of family members is all it takes to remind those serving why they are serving.
    The 149th Vertical Construction Company, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan, will be receiving care packages from supporters in Harrison County in the near future.

  • Industrial Hemp Bill passes in waning hours of session

    Kentucky House of Representatives passed the hemp bill by a vote of 88-4 just before midnight of the last day of the regular session.
    No doubt Sen. Paul Hornback, sponsor of the highly publicized Senate Bill 50 “ industrial hemp bill”, had his breath held as the vote was tallied in the Kentucky House of Representatives last Tuesday night.
    The house voted on the hemp bill, which creates an administrative framework for industrial hemp production in Kentucky, with just 45 minutes before midnight on the last day of the regular session.

  • Commission orders efficiency study of Cynthiana Police Department

    The Cynthiana City Commission voted unanimously last week to seek an efficiency analysis and operational review of the Cynthiana Police Department.
    Safety Commissioner Gary Brunker said Tuesday that he had been thinking about having the study done for some time and that many departments have them periodically. However, with the recent submission of a petition concerning management at the police department, Brunker said, it was the best time to move forward.

  • Judge sends two cases to grand jury

    Two cases that were heard in Harrison District Court on Monday will go directly to the grand jury for consideration of indictment.
    David C. Moore, 25, who  is charged with the injuring his 4-month-old child, will be moved to Harrison Circuit Court.
    It was reported last week that Moore’s infant is expected to make a full recovery and that he has been released from Children’s Hospital.
    Moore remains in the Bourbon County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond. The judge denied any bail credit for time served.

  • District anticipating cuts

    The Harrison County School District is digging in while awaiting the pending budget cuts that are promised to occur in several areas.
    Superintendent Andy Dotson said Tuesday the district was notified that it could expect at least a 10 percent cut in federal and Title programs including Title I, II and III, special education, early childhood development and preschool as a result of sequestration.
    Factor in no increase for Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding and a decrease in student enrollment, and you have a greatly reduced budget.

  • Former state road worker indicted Tuesday

    Toilet paper, soap and Pine Sol were the small items removed from a state highway garage. The larger items amounted to several hundred dollars.
    A former state road department superintendent has been indicted in Harrison County as a suspect of receiving stolen property from the District 7 Highway Garage in Woodford County.
    Thomas Burling, 52, Cynthiana, was one of 10 people indicted on Tuesday in Harrison Circuit Court.

  • Farmer of the Year

    One would be hard pressed to find a Harrison County native who has not visited the farm of Paul Colson for an elementary field trip.
    As soon as anyone walks into the barn, located on Shaw Lane, the words “Animal Kingdom” can’t help but come to mind.
    Colson, 58, has been around animals and farming all of his life.
    His father, Joe, started milking Brown Swiss cows in 1947 before Paul was even born.
    When Colson was just two, he was often found in the milk parlor not far behind his dad.

  • Did you know?

    HCHS parent elections will be held Monday for site-based
    council
    The site-based decision-making (SBDM) council Parent Elections will take place on Monday, April 8, from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the HCHS front office.  
    Any parent of a 2013-14 HCHS student will be eligible to vote on this day. The legal definition of parent allows biological parents, stepparents, foster parents, or persons who have court-ordered legal custody to be nominated or to vote.