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Today's News

  • Kentucky FSA reminds producers of program deadlines

    John W. McCauley, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, reminds producers of the following program deadlines.
    • May 27 – Deadline for project area proposals for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).
    • May 31 – Final date to request a marketing assistance loan or loan deficiency payment for 2010-crop cotton, feed grains, soybeans, and minor oilseeds.
    • May 31 – Final date to report small grain acreages.

  • Amending the garden, feed the soil

    The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years.
    Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land.  
    This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system. The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak so some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.  

  • Curves food drive brings in 1,052 lbs. for pantry

    Curves of Cynthiana recently announced that the 13th Annual Food Drive brought in 1,059 pounds of food, which will benefit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Food Pantry. Worldwide, Curves members have donated more than 61 million pounds of food since 2004.
    Jennifer Johnson, Cynthiana Curves franchise owner said, “Our members have generous hearts. So, it’s no surprise to me that they rallied behind the food drive. We set a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food and we met that goal. I am really proud of our ladies.”

  • Bourbon Community Hospital moves business office to new location

    Bourbon Community Hospital has a new location for its business office. The business office, formerly located on Clinic Drive, has moved to Triple Crown Medical Suites, often referred to as the “Blue Roof Building” at 5 Linville Drive, Suite 102, Paris.

  • 4-H Events

    May
    May 16-18 - 4-H Hunter/Home Gun Safety, Extension Office and Roberts Farm

    June
    June 11-12 - District 4 Horse Show
    June 13-16 - Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference, University of KY Campus
    June 21-22 - State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest – Madison County Fairgrounds and Lexington, KY
    June 28-July 1 - 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp
    TBA - District 4 4-H Shooting Sports Contest, Mercer County Game and Fish

  • Harrison Memorial Hospital achieves national recognition for EMR initiatives

    Harrison Memorial Hospital achieved stage six of the United States Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) created United States EMR Adoption Model to track the transformation from paper chart medical records to electronic medical records.  
    There are seven stages to the model, and HMH has completed stage six. As of the end of 2010, 3.2 percent of hospitals in the United States achieved stage six, which places HMH as one of the most elite facilities in information technology.

  • Scholarship winners
  • Prom Court
  • Two airlifted following motorcycle crash on Sunday

    A Mother’s Day wreck has sent two former Harrison County students to UK Hospital via helicopter.
    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a multiple-vehicle wreck was reported Sunday, May 8, on U.S. 27.
    Ricky Chase Johnson and Phillip Sexton, both 2009 graduates from HCHS, were involved in a motorcycle accident that apparently collided with an SUV.
    Both were transported to UK Medical Hospital by helicopter. Johnson’s condition is listed as critical and Sexton is to be released Monday.

  • Resident holds suspects until law enforcement arrives

    After being the victim of several scrap metal thefts, a Harrison County resident caught the alleged thieves.
    A call was made to dispatch at approximately 9:40 a.m., for a possible robbery occurring at 975 Smitsonville Road.
    “I received the call around 9:44 a.m., to go investigate a possible robbery at a location owned by Frank White,” said Harrison County Deputy Steve McCauley.
    McCauley said that the property owned by White had been the subject to numerous thefts including scrap metal.