Today's News

  • Court changes its mind: No tax increase for 2011

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court reversed its Aug. 9 decision to take the compensating rate for 2011 to maintain the same tax rate as last year.
    The fiscal court has been pressed for time to have the first and second reading of the proposed taxing rates for 2011 in an effort to allow property owners the ability for early payment in October.
    During the Aug. 9 meeting the court voted to take the compensating rate raising real property taxes from 9.9 percent to 10.1 percent on each $100 assessed property.

  • Nutritionist’s plan is for a healthier Harrison County student

    Harrison County Schools are moving toward improving students’ diets by hiring a nutrition coordinator.
    Austin Dacci, a 2004 Harrison County graduate, recently joined forces with Harrison County Food Service Director Tammy Klapheke to help improve students’ health in the cafeteria.
    “So far it has been the best money that the food department has spent,” said Klapheke. “He has the energy and the know-how to be very effective in his job.”

  • New campaign to curb DUIs launched

    The Kentucky Highway Safety Administration is launching its newest campaign to eliminate drunk driving.
    The Cynthiana Police Department is taking part in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which will continue through Labor Day.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross serves as the local administrator for the department’s highway safety grant. At various times during the year the state will have a blitz targeted at such safety issues and seat belt and child restraint use, speeding and drunk driving.

  • Commission majority gives nod to City Hall plan

    The Cynthiana City Commission voted to proceed with plans to renovate City Hall restrooms despite opposition from one commissioner.
    “I don’t want people to think I’m against recreation,” said safety commissioner Gary Brunker at Tuesday’s meeting. “When we’re strapped for money, we need to fund essential services.”

  • He’s a horse, of course

    Even at 40 years old, a Harrison County horse is still known to run from time to time on the Rice Farm.
    His name is Pal and that’s what he has become to many Harrison County horse lovers over his 40-year and counting life.
    Pal, a palomino walker, spends his days taking it easy in the pastures of Dr. Jim and Dava Rice’s farm located on Ky 36 East.
    “Pal is a very special horse,” said Dava, with a huge smile on her face. “I can’t help but be happy when I think about him.”

  • Thorobreds open season with 33-14 win over Grant County

    Harrison County was 8-0 in its football win column against Grant County going into Saturday night’s Hometown Pharmacy/Thorobred Bowl tussle with the Braves.
    That record can now be 9-0 as the Breds rolled up 455 yards of total offense in a thorough 33-14 whipping of the neighbors to the northwest.  
    Senior quarterback Joe Korona was named player of the game for the Breds as he threw for 164 yards and ran for another 118 to lead the way for the Harrison County squad.  

  • Soccer Breds close out Thorobred Classic with 2-0 win

    Coach Nick Hill was upbeat yet philosophical after the Thorobreds won their first match of the season in three tries on Saturday night.  
    “We could have been three wins and no losses if we would have played like we did tonight,” he said. “The players realized that the modified kickball they were playing was not going to win anything.”  

  • Fillies soccer loses to Boone, ties East Jessamine

    The Harrison County Fillies traveled to Boone County last Wednesday and lost a 2-0 battle with the Lady Rebels.  
    Boone County scored early and the Fillies battled back with several near misses on goal during the match. Boone County scored again with four minutes to play with their second goal to pull out the victory.  
    The Lady Rebels stand at 3-1 for the year after Monday night’s 6-0 defeat of Fillies’ region rival Montgomery County.
    Monday night the Fillies played host to the undefeated Lady Jaguars of East Jessamine.  

  • Cheerleading experience great for whole family

    I want to cover several different areas in this column and will start with the cheerleader camp held last week that culminated with the little ones getting to cheer at halftime of the Harrison County/Grant County football game.  
    My granddaughter, Cecilia, attended and participated in the camp and I believe was the youngest one there at just barely 4. She had a great time and was following along with the varsity cheerleaders pretty well the best I could tell.  

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