Today's News

  • Funding available for specialty crop and organic agriculture research and extension programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues. The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and made available through the 2014 Farm Bill.

  • USDA finalizes procedures for Sorghum Referendum

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum.
    The Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order requires that a referendum be conducted no later than seven years after the start of assessments, which began on July 1, 2008. For the program to continue, a majority of those voting must favor the continuation of the order.

  • Deadline for ARC and PLC decisions is March 31

    Don’t lose your chance to elect ARC or PLC and qualify for 2014 payments.
    Update your yields, reallocate base and elect ARC or PLC by March 31, 2015.
    Landowners need to update farm yield history and/or reallocate crop base acres.
    Producers need to make one-time election of ARC or PLC for 2014 - 2018 crop years.
    What happens if you miss March 31?
    • Your farm will not be eligible for 2014 crop year ARC or PLC payments.
    • Your only option will be to enroll your farm in PLC for the 2015 - 2018 crop years and not ARC.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding March 9, 2015
    Estate of Donna G. Reynolds, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of W. Paul Stamper, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    In re: Evelyn Nicole Hughes, other hearing; order entered.
    Cash Express LLC vs. James Oaks, motion hour; default judgment.
    Cash Express LLC vs. Frances Smith, motion hour; default judgment.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    March 4 – At 9:30 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on Ky 1032 East about 10 miles from Cynthiana. Daniel Perkins of Ky. 1054 North, was rounding an ice- and snow-covered curve and left the roadway. He hit a treeline and embankment.
    March 5 – At 5:06 p.m., a non-injury accident occurred on US 62 East over eight miles from downtown. Travis Philpot of Cladorbon Drive lost control while exiting a curve, hit a parked car owned by Reginald Verax of Williamstown and struck a guardrail.

  • New Drivers

    Brooklynn Furnish, Autumn Stanfield, Shannon Lovelace, Summer Hill, Breanna Baker, Jacob Honeycutt, Josh Workman, Courtney Newsome, Regan Gorman, Zackeriah Morris, Christopher Woodruff.

  • School Menus

    MONDAY: Sausage gravy and biscuit or cereal and yogurt, juice or fruit, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Mini cinnis or cereal and yogurt, juice or fruit, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal and yogurt, juice or fruit, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Mini pancakes, strawberry splash or cereal and yogurt, fruit, choice of milk.
    FRIDAY: Scrambled egg patty on biscuit or cereal and yogurt, fruit, choice of milk.


  • Four Central Kentucky hospitals partner in heart health

    Bourbon Community Hospital, Bluegrass Community Hospital, Clark Regional Medical Center and Georgetown Community Hospital have partnered to offer Central Kentucky and surrounding areas AngioScreen -- a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide men and women with information about heart rhythm, neck and leg artery blockage, blood pressure, and body mass index in addition to an overall fitness assessment.

  • HCHS Speech team takes seventh place at the Kentucky High School Speech League competition

    The Harrison County High School Speech and Debate Team competed over the weekend at the annual Kentucky High School Speech League.  
    KHSSL is the oldest high school organization in the state and promotes speech, drama and debate education in Kentucky Schools.  
    The tournament is held every March on the University of Kentucky Campus. This year the tournament hosted 574 students from 53 schools across the state of Kentucky.  

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