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Today's News

  • Annual Chamber awards banquet is Friday at Extension Office

    The 42nd Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held this Friday, Feb. 24.
    The banquet will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office.
    Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can still be purchased at the Chamber office located at 201 S Main St., or reserved in advanced and purchased at the door the night of the event.
    The night will begin with a 6 p.m. social hour with crackers, cheese and fruit, followed with dinner at 7 p.m., where pork loin and grilled chicken, catered by Layne  Tussey, will be served.

  • Dropout age could raise to 17 by 2016 if voted into law

    FRANKFORT – In today’s economy, most employers ask for at least some postsecondary experience and all but require a high school degree.  Those who drop out are often not even considered.

  • Trying grab-n-go breakfasts to bolster student productivity

    Who would ever have thought that a simple yogurt parfait or sausage biscuit could improve a student’s school performance?
    That’s exactly what Austin Dacci, nutrition coordinator and school liason for Harrison County schools, is anticipating with the introduction of a special National School Breakfast Week pilot menu.
    “When you don’t eat, you can’t focus,” said Dacci. “ Your stomach is growling, you’re hungry and thinking about when it will be time for lunch and your performance drops.”

  • Former bookeeper will be missed

    Cynthiana lost one of its Christian soldiers last week with the passing of Ruth E. Furnish.
    When I first started working at The Cynthiana Democrat in 1976, Ruth was the bookkeeper for the newspaper and the Cynthiana Publishing Co. plant. During her tenure, she served with several publishers.
    I say “with” because many of those publishers would probably agree that they were publishers because Ruth said they could be, much like most men are the head of the house because their wives say they can be.

  • Beaver Creek restoration project gets $100,000 grant

    The Ohio River Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the United States Fish & Wildlife Fish Passage Program to restore Beaver Creek in Harrison County, Ky.  
    The key component of restoration will be removing a road and installing a bridge.
    Apple Lane in Harrison County is a small road that crosses Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Licking River. The road floods during high water, creating a transportation hazard.  

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  • Alltech brewmeister opens microbrewery with buds

    A Harrison County man has joined forces with fellow beer enthusiast to open Lexington’s first micro-brewery with attached tap room.
    Jeff Beagle of Harrison County recently partnered  with Daniel Harrison and Evan Coppage, both of Kentucky, to bring craft beer. to the Lexington area.
    Beagle, a former winner of the Kentucky Ale Brew Off competition sponsored by Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, has taken his passion for craft beer and is now sharing it with fellow beer connoisseurs.

  • Florence to celebrate 100th birthday

    The family of Melvin Florence will host a 100th birthday party in his honor on March 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Unity Christian Church. Friends and relatives are invited. Cards only please.

  • Peddlers Mall owners use previous experience in their new business venture

    After spending nine years in Harrison County, a Michigan family has opened a store that they have several years of history in running.
    Mona and Bobby Holman moved to Harrison County nine years ago when they decided to start their very own family.
    “I always wanted my children to be around their grandparents,” said Mona. “We moved here to be close to my father, who at the time was the only grandparent left.”
    However, shortly after moving from Waterford, Mich., to
    Harrison County, Mona said her father passed away.

  • Christians are not limited to just three free sins

    It’s not every day that I get “three free sins” in the mail, but today I did.
    Unfortunately, I used them up even before I got the envelope opened.
    I’m talking about Bible teacher, author and Christian radio personality Steve Brown’s new book, “Three Free Sins,” subtitled, “God’s Not Mad at You.”
    The title comes from Steve’s former call-in radio program where he gave callers three free sins — six if they called on a cell phone.