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  • Licking Valley Singers fall Choral Kaleidoscope Nov. 9 and 11

    When the 45-voice strong Licking Valley Singers step onto the risers for their fall presentation on Nov. 9 and 11, expect an ever-changing array of musical selections -- A Choral Kaleidoscope.
    “It was our intent to move away from themed programming for a change,” said Choral director Karen Bear. “I wanted to give the singers an opportunity to be challenged by different styles of songs. I love it.”

  • Cookin’ up a retirement

    After serving the Harrison County community for over 60 years, Jesse Cook has decided to hang his keys up once and for all.
    Cook delivered his last load of rock on Thursday, Oct. 11, however, the same attitude that pushed him into the business 60 years ago still shows its face today.
    “I enjoyed what I did,” said Cook. “There are not too many farms in Harrison County that I have not been on at one time or another.”

  • 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.