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Today's News

  • Benefit concert to be held at Flat Run Veterans Park

    Licking River Outfitters announces their second annual Salute the Warriors Benefit Concert to be held Saturday, May 19, at Flat run Veterans Park.
    Licking River Outfitters welcomes the public to join in an afternoon filled of live music, games and food as they honor all veterans and active warriors who have fought to preserve the rights of American citizens.

  • Fiscal Court approves first reading of $9 million budget

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court votes in favor of proposed 2012-13 budget after first reading.
    Ordinance 264, proposed budget for 2012-13, received an unhesitant yes from all magistrates, minus absent magistrate Paula Taylor, as it outlined expected county expenditures for the next fiscal year.
    Despite unanswered issues pertaining to various requests from organizations such as the Recreation Board, the Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to the first reading of the $9,062,906 budget.

  • Uninsured motorists risk cancellation of registrations

    Linda Furnish, Harrison County Clerk, says an important insurance law for Kentucky motorists will soon be implemented in Harrison County and across the Commonwealth.
    As mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly, the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation on June 1 will begin mailing notices to owners of registered motor vehicles identified as having been without personal insurance coverage for more than 60 days.

  • Bear to celebrate May Festival Chorus Milestone

    Cynthiana resident Karen Schulman-Bear will be honored at this year’s 2012 May Festival for her 22 years of service to the May Festival Chorus.
    Members of the chorus are honored with a service pin, worn onstage at the May Festival, and recognized in the program of the May Festival as they pass five year milestones of service.  In all, 20 singers will be recognized this year for lengths of service ranging from five years to 40.

  • KYTC reminds motorists that U.S. 27 bridge not yet complete

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that the new U.S. 27 bridge over CSX Railroad tracks in Cynthiana, though open to traffic, is not yet completed.

  • Phase I sign-up deadline is Monday

    The 2012 Phase I deadline will be Monday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. This will be the only sign up for 2012 and the program will include up to $3,000 per producer. The applications are available at the Harrison County Extension Office and can be picked up during business hours and returned by May 14.
    Following the application period, the local board will score the applications on May 15. All scoring will be based on a scoring sheet which is supplied by the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy.
    If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 234-5510.

  • Conservation District Cost Share Program announced

    The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program beginning May 14, 2012 and extending through June 15, 2012.

  • Conservation District Cost Share Program announced

    The Harrison County Conservation District will be accepting requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program beginning May 14, 2012 and extending through June 15, 2012.

  • Break out the shade devices early

    Boy, from the frying pan into the fire these first few weeks of May.
    The vegetable garden will be responding -- for better and for worse -- to in the upper 80’s so early in the season.  
    One thing we can do to alleviate a little heat stress is to employ some shade devices for our spring crops and seedlings.
    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to raise into the upper 80s and 90s many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set; and stop blooming all together.  

  • Producers encouraged to apply for Specialty Crop Grant funding

    Kentucky producers and organizations may apply to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for funding from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
    “Kentucky’s climate and soil are well suited for production of specialty crops,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “These funds will help expand Kentucky’s specialty crop production and diversify. I encourage all eligible individuals and organizations to apply.”