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Today's News

  • Pratt returns to Harrison County to take over Burley Marketing Co-op

    A new general manager of Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association has been hired just before the 2013 growing season.

    The vacant GM position at BTGCA, formerly held by Harrison County native Brian Furnish, has been filled by life-long agriculture enthusiast Steve Pratt of Lexington.

  • Arts, alive and well in Harrison County

    As I sat in the audience at Cynthiana Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, waiting for the Licking Valley Singers to take the stage, I thought about some of the Broadway songs I remembered and silently hummed.
    I knew that Don Johnson was going to be opening up with “Ol’ Man River.”
    My interviews with Dr. Beth Laytart and Karen Bear gave me a heads up there. I also had some impromptu reviews from family members who attended the Friday night performance.

  • Saluting Cynthiana Hospice of the Bluegrass volunteers

    National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize the caring individuals that give of their time and talents to organizations and causes that rely on the gift of service. Of particular note would be America’s hospice volunteers who support patients and family coping with serious and life-limiting illness.

  • Ewalt’s hosting grand opening

    Although he purchased the business in 2011, Steve Ewalt said he was not ready to host his grand opening until now.

    So, for the next 60 days, Ewalt’s Jewelry on Main Street, formerly Whalen’s Jewelers, will have a 30-50 percent off sale of all merchandise, except consignment pieces.

  • FBLA Wins Awards At State Conference
  • 12th best place to work in Kentucky

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Kentucky Eighth annual Awards Dinner on April 16 at the Lexington Convention Center. The final rankings were announced at the event, and HMH ranked number 12 out of 40 in the large business category.

  • Foundation eyes $25,000 match with local pledges

    The Harrison County Community Foundation is not a new organization. However, those behind the scene are wanting to breathe new life into what was started years ago.

    Dr. Gregory Cooper, who is chairman of the 10-member board, said a pledge drive is underway through the end of June.

  • Amazing (yet disturbing) grace

    One of my favorite authors is Jodi Picoult.
    She writes love stories mixed with some controversial issue — stem cell research, faith healing, euthanasia, teen suicide — usually with a lengthy courtroom drama at the end.
    Her books are impeccably researched. When she tackles an issue, she knows her stuff.
    In her latest book, “The Storyteller,” she writes about the Holocaust.

  • Clarification

    In a recent article about the town meeting for the Harrison County Champions Against Drugs, District Judge Bill Kuster was incorrectly quoted as saying that heroin is quickly becoming the drug of choice in Harrison County.

  • Oddville Church