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Today's News

  • A Special Night on Church

    Hospice of the Bluegrass’ annual ‘Church on Church’ fundraising event will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

    But some things will be different this year.

    While the event will continue to be held at the LeBus storage warehouse on Church Street, the other “church” will change.

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the Jimmy Church Band will not provide the tunes at this year’s event, coordinator Kelly Kendall said Friday.

  • Funeral this week for woman hit by vehicle at Walmart

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday for the Cynthiana woman who died of injuries she suffered after being struck by an SUV in front of Walmart on Friday.

    Sylvia Fight, 74, died about 6 p.m. Friday night, according to Sgt. Wilbur Gross of the Cynthiana Police Department.

    Fight was exiting Walmart about 10 a.m. Friday when she was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Lauren Watts, 24.

    She was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital and airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where she died of her injuries.

  • County’s unemployment down fourth month in a row

    For the fourth month in a row, Harrison County’s unemployment rate dropped.

    In January, 12.2 percent of Harrison County’s labor force was unemployed. Over the last six months that number has steadily dropped to 10.4 percent.

    According to figures released this week by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Harrison County was one of eight counties in the 17-county Bluegrass Area Development District to show a drop in unemployment between May and June.

    Statewide, the unemployment figure remained the same during the one-month period at 10.1 percent.

  • 3M investigation complete

    The state’s investigation following the death of a 3M employee is finished, but results have yet to be released.

    “Kentucky OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has completed their investigation,” 3M plant manager Ann Getting said Tuesday morning.

    The investigation followed the death of Tammy Landrum, 39.

    Landrum suffered from static electric shock in the tape film department of the New Lair Road factory on May 6.

    She died four days later at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

     

  • Fisher files in school board race

    Mike Fisher has filed to seek election to the Harrison County Board of Education, Division 2.

     Fisher began his active involvement in the Harrison County School System in 1998 when his children enrolled in Eastside Elementary. He was a parent member of the Harrison County Middle School Site Base Decision Making Council from 2002 until 2007.

    During this time, the council hired the current HCMS principal, Michael McIntyre, and the assistant principal, Robin Glascock. 

  • Native American culture on display at pow-wow

    His Native American heritage has always been important to Clinton Gould.

    “It’s just something I’ve always taken to heart,” he said Monday morning. “I take great pride in who I am and where I come from...”

    It’s something Gould now plans to share with his fellow Harrison County residents.

    A full-blooded Ottawa Indian and a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians of northern Michigan, Gould has coordinated Cynthiana’s first Pow-Wow event.

  • Harrison County to receive a $975 grant for local ag marketing program

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves the Licking River Valley RC&D for $975 in Harrison County Agricultural Development Funds for the promotion of area farms and agribusinesses.

    The goal of this project is to increase consumer awareness of agricultural products and services available in Harrison County. To promote area farms and agribusinesses a professional brochure and map will be created to list and show the locations of commodities and services of Harrison County agriculture.

  • A childhood relived

    Artisan Sally Cammack remembers a quieter, calmer lifestyle from her early years in Stearns, Ky.

    It is there that she was unknowingly developing images that would later appear on her popular hand-painted gourds.

    Cammack describes her designs as folk art or what she laughingly calls “an unschooled form of art.”

    Whether schooled or unschooled, Cammack’s gourds and her talent are in high demand.

  • School district does not meet state’s progress goals

    It wasn’t what school officials had hoped for, but, according to David Case, district assessment coordinator, the recently released test scores showed some growth.

    Harrison County schools joined 66 percent of the state’s school systems in not meeting its Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Some of the schools in the district did meet theirs.

    However, according to Superintendent Andy Dotson, the district as a whole missed its mark.

  • HCHS alumni gather for Oct. 2 banquet

    “It should be a special night,” Ben Clifford, Harrison County High School Alumni president said about this year’s alumni banquet.

    Held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the HCHS cafeteria, the banquet will begin and end before the high school homecoming football game.

    Clifford said several individuals will be honored at the event.

    “We are going to be honoring those seniors that graduated from this year’s high school baseball championship team,” he said.