Today's News

  • Ky. Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-out Week

    Harrison County Farm Bureau participated in the Food Check-Out Week Feb. 16-22.
    The annual campaign commemorates America’s healthy, nutritious, abundant and affordable food supply.

  • Results from the Police Explorer Winterfest 2014 competition held in Gatlinburg

    On Saturday, Feb. 8, 16 members of the Cynthiana Police Explorer Post 714 traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn. to participate in the Winterfest competition. These explorers competed against 67 other Police Explorer posts in various competitions related to law enforcement as well as two individual shooting events. In total 3,105 Explorers and venturers participated in the weekend competitions. The following denotes how Post 714 placed in the Law Enforcement events as well as the individual shooting events.

  • Council for Burley Tobacco accepting grant applications

    The Council for Burley Tobacco is now accepting grant applications for the 2014 spring funding cycle. Deadline for the spring application period is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.
    Projects should be geared to research, education and promotion projects to benefit the burley tobacco industry. Requests from individuals/institutions not related to the burley industry will only be considered if there is a clear, significant benefit to the burley tobacco farmers or organizations.

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  • Two police officer recruits take oath at Tuesday’s city meeting

    Two police officer recruits were sworn in at Tuesday’s Cynthiana City Commission.
    Lewis E. Crump III and Justin F. Jett will begin classes at Eastern Kentucky University March 17 and will continue for 18 weeks.
    Police Chief Ray Johnson said that the new recruits will join a third recruit, Matt Royce, who should complete his training at the police academy in August.
    The three recruits will bring the total police officers to 17 if all officers on the roll now remain with the department.
    In other business, the commission:

  • House bill would allow students to self-administer insulin

    FRANKFORT – With this year’s legislative session passing the halfway point last week, the pace of legislation moving between the House and Senate is set to pick up significantly in the days ahead.

  • Donations needed to help surviving family from last week’s fatal fire

    Friends and family members of Patricia Kearns, who was killed in a tragic house fire last week, have established a memorial fund to help her family who was made homeless by the fire.
    Kearns was the only fatality in a house fire that occurred at 1273 Hick Hardy Road on  the border between Nicholas and Harrison counties.
    Not only did the fire claim Kearns’ life, it also left her husband, daughter Hannah Callahan, son-in-law and two grandsons homeless. The home was a complete loss.

  • Farmers’ Market season opening meeting

    The Harrison County Farmers’ Market will hold the first general meeting of 2014 at the Harrison County Extension Office on March 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Pizza, salad and drinks will be served during the meeting.
    Since this will be our first meeting of the year we ask for past members plus anyone else considering joining this year to attend this meeting. Market business will be discussed along with training required for new and existing members.

  • Diabetes diagnosis forces a change of habits

    I’m on this new healthy eating kick. Well, its not really new, but it’s been a long time on the back burner for me.
    When Dr. Wright delivers news sitting down, you know it’s serious.

  • HCHS speech team takes first in team efficiency at state tournament

    The HCHS speech team received first place in team efficiency in the state at the KESDA speech tournament last weekend.
    The following team members competed: Erin Bradford, Lauren Shepard, Harry Smith, Kellsie Kennedy, Wylie Caudill, Alycia Schaum, Ross Smith, Jared Thomas, Amber Schools, Jacob Sanders, Marie Bowen and Katie Stein.
    The team earned an average of 25 points per competitor making them the most efficient team in the state.