Today's News

  • Test scores show improvement, but fall short of federal NCLB goal

    In what could well be the final year for No Child Left Behind evaluations, Harrison County showed improvement, but was not one of only 22 schools in the state that scored 100 percent.
    Harrison County was among the other 174 school districts that fell short of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate in the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT). These results were based on the scores from students tested last spring.

  • Open house is Sunday for heart cath lab at HMH

    Harrison Memorial Hospital will host an open house to show off the new Harrison Heart Cardiac Catheterization lab Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    To keep up with the endless growing and changes in medicine, HMH opened its newly equipped cardiac facility with the latest and greatest in technology with one thing in mind... the patients’ conveyance.

  • Royse-Schirmer exchange vows

    Sarah Elizabeth Royse of Louisville, Ky., daughter of Keith and Jeanie Royse of Cynthiana, and Mark Thomas Schirmer of Louisville, son of Charles and Suzanne Schirmer of Lexington, Ky., were united in marriage on July 30, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at  Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
    The Rev. Charles Schirmer, father of the groom, officiated the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Keith Royse.

  • Talbott robbery charge dismissed

    A first degree robbery charge against 21-year-old Julius Talbott was dismissed in Harrison Circuit Court on Sept. 20. Talbott entered a guilty plea to fourth degree assault and was sentenced to 240 days in the county jail with credit for 174 days served. He was also fined $155 in court costs.
    Talbott was indicted June 7 after a March 30 incident.
    Talbott is a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and a stand-out athlete during his high school years.

  • Way Back When

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  • Correction

    An article that appeared in the Sept. 22 Cynthiana Democrat regarding an expansion at Maysville Community and Technical College’s Licking Valley Campus contained some incorrect information.
    It was the Maysville Community and Technical College administration’s decision to build the new Allied Health building that is now under construction.
    Enrollment for the nursing program at LVC will be offered every year.
    Also, a change in the estimated time of completion of the Allied Health building has been moved to mid-summer of 2012.

  • Apple Lane bridge closer to being replaced

    County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett announced to the fiscal court during its Sept. 27 meeting that the bridge located on Apple Lane may finally be replaced.
    “We may have the opportunity to replace the bridge located on Apple Lane with about 50 percent of the cost being covered by grant money,” said Barnett. “There is a lot of water that goes over that bridge and we need to make it safer for the school bus and those who live in that area.”
    The estimated cost of replacing the bridge is around $150,000 and will be 16 feet wide and 120 feet long.

  • LVC’s Literati and our community

    By Ashley O’Brien, Guest writer
    High on a hill, above the Licking River* is a college truly making a wonderful name for itself.  I am a student at Maysville Community & Technical College’s Licking Valley Campus and am in my second semester. This semester, I wanted to get more involved with school.  
    I am the accompanist for the Campus Choir, which is directed by Bill Webber, but that wasn’t enough for me. I woke up one morning on fire for school. I started making plans of how I could do more, be involved, and make a difference.

  • Photo weekend planned at Blue Licks on Oct. 14-15

    Photographers who want to learn more about outdoor and nature photography should make plans to visit Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Oct. 14-15, 2011.
    Tom Patrick of Georgetown, Ohio, will serve as the instructor for this weekend of fall photography. The weekend will start Friday at 6 p.m. with a discussion on techniques and equipment. Participants will spend Saturday taking photos around the Licking River and the park, for critiques and discussion later in the day.

  • New Women’s Club officers announced

    The Harrison County Women’s Club held their meeting Sept. 9 at the Cynthiana Country Club. Bonnie Teater, president, presided and welcomed everyone. She also introduced the officers for the next two years.
    New members Kay McCauley, Nancy Duncan, Ann Wells, Shelia Jamison and Marjorie Taylor, were welcomed, along with guests Catherine Lake, Sue Lake and Tammy Schweitzer.
    Spiritual Values and the blessing was given by Zenona McCauley.
    Anna Ruth McLoney introduced Lucy Marsh. Marsh presented the music program by playing the piano.