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Today's News

  • Will the poplar vortex hurt invasive insects or kill pesky ticks?

    Will the polar vortex hurt invasive insects or kill pesky ticks?
    A few weeks ago on Ira Flatow’s Science Friday there was an interview with research biologist Rob Venette from the U.S. Forest Service in Minnesota that addressed the effect temperature has on certain insects.  
    The ability of insects to survive winter- when so many of them thrive in summer- has always fascinated me.  While we would most certainly root for the bees and butterflies, my enthusiasm would wane for fleas and ticks.

  • Recreation department to review job descriptions

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation Board have decided to leave the position of deputy director vacant for time being as they reevaluate the language of its job description that was developed over a year ago.
    During the board’s regular monthly meeting last Monday,  Parks and Recreation Director Darrell Baxter said that he perceived that there was too much of an overlap between the director and deputy director positions as they were originally conceived.

  • School Menus

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: pancakes with syrup, yogurt or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Cinnamon toast, yogurt or cereal, toast, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs with toast or cereal, toast, fruit or juice choice, choice of milk.

  • Academic briefs

    JENKINS
    Weston Jenkins of Cynthiana has been placed on the Eastern Kentucky University Dean’s List for fall 2013.
    Jenkins was presented with a Dean’s Award pin for having achieved the list three times.
    He is the son of Dwayne and Patricia Jenkins of Cynthiana.

    MARSH
    Jacob O. Marsh of Cynthiana has achieved the designation of President’s Scholar at Western Kentucky University for the Fall 2013 semester.

  • Harrison County Speech Team
  • Honor Roll

    HCMS HONOR ROLL
    The Harrison County Middle School Honor Roll for the second nine-weeks includes:
    Sixth Grade - All A’s
    David Bowen, Kelsey Brinker, Autumn Burgan, Lauren Crowe-Duggins, Will Darnell, Wilson Duckworth, Nathan Graves, Kortney Harney, Dakota Hill, Bailey Holbert, Tyler Hudgins, Colton Kendall, Shannon Knight, Will Lucky;
    Ann Midden, Addison Moore, Lauren Nichols, Dalton Pergram, Christopher Shrout, Casey Sledd, Savannah Slemp, Katie Stonich, Abigail Stroub, Miracle Switzer, Marleigh Watkins, Kayla Whalen, Brady White, Katie Wood.

  • No school Tuesday, Jan. 28

    Harrison County schools will be closed in Harrison County Tuesday, Jan. 28. 

    Assistant superintendent David Case made the announcement at 6:45 p.m. Monday. 

  • Courthouse open as cold weather shelter Monday night

    Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has authorized use of the Harrison County Courthouse as an evening shelter from tonight’s frigid temperatures.
    Those who need shelter can report to the front of the courthouse. Cots, snack, hot beverages and television will be available.
    Forecasts are for the temperature to reach below zero degrees with wind chills driving the cold to an estimated -12 to -15 degrees.

  • One-hour delay for school

    Harrison County schools are on a one-hour delay for Monday, Jan. 27..

  • Shelter open at courthouse

    Harrison County's Red Cross has opened a shelter at the old courthouse on Main Street for those who need a warm place to take refuge from the bitter cold.

    Gayle Velat, director of Harrison County's Red Cross, said the shelter at the courthouse will be open on a day-to-day basis until further notice.