Today's News

  • School district to have smoke-free campus

    Harrison County Superintendent Andy Dotson was present at the Wedco July 20 meeting to accept “Smoke Free” campus signs and banners for Harrison County Schools.
    A push by the Harrison County Board of Education to make all public schools smoke free will come full circle July 1, 2011.
    “I have to give the credit to the entire board of education,” said Dotson. “In order for our faculty to be the role models we want, we have to set good examples and practice what we teach.”

  • HCMS staff gives courtyard much-needed facelift with help from local donations

    Harrison County Middle School staff members used a year-end project to breathe new life into the school’s dying courtyard.
    An eyesore to all who saw it, the once beautiful courtyard between the original middle school and the sixth grade addition, had aged horribly with overgrown weeds and unattended trees.
    “It was a mess,” said middle school teacher Betty Peak. “You were unable to see the memorials and everything had simply been unattended and it showed.”

  • Middle school, Southside receive 3M Ingenuity grants

    Harrison County Middle school and Southside Elementary were selected to receive grant checks totaling $18,490 towards classroom project development from the 3M Ingenuity Grant.
    This year, the 3M Foundation awarded more than $350,000 in Ingenuity Grants to 51 schools in 36 3M communities across the country.
    The grants, provided by the 3M Foundation, are designed to foster innovative class room discovery for third through eighth grade math and science students.
    Teachers apply for the grants for specific programs and may receive up to $3,500 for materials.

  • Harrison County will host Smithsonian exhibit for six weeks this summer

    The Smithsonian Institution has selected Harrison County to host an exhibition this summer.
    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Trust looks to bring more awareness to the museum with its six-week long exhibition, Journey Stories.
    Journey Stories shows how the evolution of mobility shaped a young nation like the United States, into what it currently is today.

  • Murder conspiracy foiled

    A plot to have Harrison County attorney Bradley Vaughn killed has ended with the arrest of a Carlisle man.
    The Kentucky State Police released a statement early Thursday morning in the arrest of Charles Fryman, 50, Carlisle. He is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Fryman is alleged to have conspired with another person to kill two people in Cynthiana, one of whom was Vaughn. There is no information on the second target.

  • Academic briefs

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,493 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2011 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 7.
    Harrison County graduates include:  Mary Nicole Jones, James P. Allen, Angela Michelle Cracraft, Derek Cleveland Florence, Jill Cameran Jones, William Isaac Lyons, Cara Beth Mattox, Lana Frances Snapp, Joshua P. Taylor, Julie K. Whalen, Sara Frances Young.


  • Academic briefs

    Megan Russell Gray graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy on May 6, 2011 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She received a Merck award for outstanding graduating students in pharmacy studies and was recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0  GPA as a student in the College of Pharmacy.
    She was a member of Rho Chi - Pharmacy Academic Honor Society, an Alumni Association Scholar, KAPS member, as well as a volunteer at Faith Pharmacy and the Salvation Army Clinic.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat in vegetable patch

    I can hardly wait for this year’s first harvest of summer squash.  
    Last year was a bust because of the heat so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.
    Mostly gardeners complain about losing their plants to the squash vine borer, but I have managed mostly to offset that pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time.  
    I have also used row covers, lifting them in the morning so bees can do their pollinating then covering them during the day when mama wasp of the vine borer does her work.  

  • FSA county committee nominations opened June 15

    Nominations for Farm Service Agency county committees opened on Wednesday, June 15, according to Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.
    “The county committees provide a vital link between the local farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Farmer said. “They help deliver FSA programs at the local level. I encourage all Kentucky producers to take part in this election.”

  • 4-H Events

    June 28-July 1 - 4-H Camp, North Central 4-H Camp
    TBA - District 4 4-H Shooting Sports Contest, Mercer County Game and Fish
    July 3-9 - State 4-H Horse Show
    July 7-16 - Harrison County Fair
    July 9 - State 4-H Communications Day
    July 10 - State Fair Deadline for Livestock Entries
    July 25-27 - 4-H Hunter/Home Gun Safety, Extension Office and Roberts Farm
    TBA - District 4 4-H Shooting Sports, Central KY Wildlife Area