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  • Did you know?

    Audition for
    harriCYN’s next production
    Auditions will begin Nov. 3 for the harriCYN community theatre’s next production, To Kill A Mockingbird.
    The first audition will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Additional auditions will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 4 and at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. All auditions will be held at Rohs Opera House, 133 E. Pike St.
    To Kill A Mockingbird will be performed April 25-28, 2013, and will be directed by Becky Smith.

  • 18 pounds and counting

    Local celebrity dog is continuing to recover after allegedly being left to starve in a Harrison County home.
    Before all is said and done, Harley, the name given to a dog being held by the Harrison County Animal Shelter due to a cruelty case, could end up being given the keys to the city.
    “I would say the list has grown to around 75 people that are in line to adopt that dog,” said animal control officer Alan Fryman. “I have never seen a community react to something like this the way they have.”

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  • Grand jury hands down eight indictments

    Six out of eight indictments returned by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday will be referred to circuit court. The remaining two will be heard in district court.
    Matthew Stacey, 23, faces  two indictments totaling four felony counts.
    Stacey is alleged to have trafficked in heroin, two grams or more, and Oxycodone, less than 10 dosage units, while in the possession of a handgun. He is also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felony and with being a persistent felony offender.

  • Guard unit being deployed, again

    Harrison County National Guard troops have began pre-mobilization training to prepare for their 2013 deployment to the middle east.
    According to Deputy Director of the Public Affairs Office for Kentucky National Guard David Altom, the 149th Vertical Engineer Construction Company, which is made of mainly Harrison County troops, have began training in preparation for their February 2013 deployment to Afghanistan.

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  • Special election, 4th, 6th district races confusing

    Voting on Nov. 6 may be confusing if voters haven’t done their homework.
    As if the congressional district split wasn’t enough, voters will be filling an unexpired term of 4th Congressional District Rep. Geoff Davis, said Harrison County clerk Linda Furnish.
    Davis was elected in 2005 and resigned his seat in July 2012, citing family health reasons.


    “We have a fire bug,” said Charles Allen Carson of the Harrison County Fire Department following three barn fires overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday.
    Those four bring the total to 13 for Harrison and Nicholas counties over the last week.
    Carson said Kentucky State Police arson investigator Curtis Combs has been called in to sift through what remains of the burned buildings.
    On Monday night, firefighters were called to the Harrison/Nicholas County line for two fires, one of which was in Harrison County and belonged to Avi Bear.

  • Marching Thorobreds advance in Simon Kenton finals

    The Harrison County Marching Thorobreds performed at the second annual Simon Kenton Band Classic on Saturday, Oct. 6.  
    A solid preliminary performance placed the band at the top of Class A where it took caption awards for best Musical Performance, Best Visual Performance, and Best General Effect.  
    The band was in fifth place overall at the end of the preliminary round. In finals, the band had an amazing performance and jumped one place to fourth overall, beating a much bigger and very talented Conner High School Band.  

  • Clifford chosen for national convention

    A Harrison County beef cattle farmer looks to learn a few tricks at a midwest youth leadership convention.
    Only five from Kentucky will make their way to Nebraska for the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium and Harrison County Senior Lincoln Clifford will be filling one of those spots.
    According to Clifford, Harrison County Ag. teacher Todd Brannock encouraged him to submit an application to be chosen for the event, which will be held in Lincoln Neb., Nov. 2-5.