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Today's News

  • Tips for a secure home and peace of mind

    (ARA) - Homeowners often worry about keeping their homes safe and secure for their families. And it’s no wonder: nearly 70 percent of home break-ins are in the form of kick-ins to a door, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
    You have many easy and affordable options for ensuring a safer home, and ultimately, greater peace of mind. Here’s a home security checklist to get you started.

  • Conservation Reserve Program signup begins Monday

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency announces that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup will begin March 12 and end April 6.
    Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP can be offered during signup if all eligibility requirements are met. Also, CRP participants with contracts expiring this fall can make new contract offers during the signup period. Contracts awarded during this general signup period will become effective Oct. 1.

  • Spring peppers welcome us back

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  
    On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be. Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.
    Male spring peepers are the noise makes.  

  • Connersville school welcomes all alumni for reunion

    If you went to school at Connersville, close your eyes.
    Can you hear the sound of the ping pong ball hitting the table in the gym?
    Can you see Jimmy Fryman, who was tagged “the Champ of the Tramp,” doing flip after flip on the trampoline?
    Can you hear principal and teacher Charlie Tribble walking down the hall?
    Can you see all of the experiments that were lined up for the many science fairs that were held during the school’s short life?

  • Students of the month
  • Charges made in gun thefts

    A Harrison County man has been arrested and charged following three burglaries.
    Justin Jenkins, 21, was arrested by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department after he allegedly took items from three homes.
    According to HCSD documents, a theft was reported on Feb. 16, on McDowell Road., where several items had been taken from a residence including a 42-inch Phillips plasma television, a Dell laptop computer, a Kodak digital camera and a Raven 25 calibre automatic handgun.

  • Riley-Fryman exchange vows
  • Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year

    She may be “Miss Betty,” or “Grandma Betty.” Some just call her “Betty.”
    No matter what her moniker might be on any given day, Betty Zumwalt is just happy that she is able to spend time at Westside Elementary School with classroom upon classroom of eager learners.
    She was honored as this year’s Chamber Volunteer of the Year for the many hours she puts in at Westside as the resident reader, copy maker and hugger of all children.

  • Whitleigh Jade Harding
  • New group formed to help children

    The first few years of a child’s life play a critical role in its overall success or failure as an adult. Recently a new group was created to help the children of Harrison County grow and develop to their full potential.  
    The group is called the “Harrison County Community Early Childhood Council” (CECC) and its purpose is to bring organizations together so that they can serve the area’s children more efficiently and effectively.