Local News

  • Thorobred band narrows gap for fifth place final at Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Harrison County High School Marching Band traveled to Alexandria to compete in the 37th Annual Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival at Bob Miller Stadium (Campbell County Middle School).

    In preliminary competition, the HCHS Marching Band (76.95) finished second to Grant County (79.25). The point difference was 2.3 points as Grant County won five of the eight captions. HCHS won one music performance caption and the visual effect caption. The HCHS colorguard won the colorguard caption.

  • Second MRSA case confirmed in Harrison schools

    Letters were sent home with students on Friday reporting that a second incident of MRSA had been confirmed in Harrison County schools.

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.

    According to Dee Gee Fischer, assistant superintendent, administration was not notified of the case until the student returned to school.

    She said the Harrison County Middle School student was out of school the required seven days and brought a doctors note confirming the diagnosis.

  • City's recycling going to Bluegrass Regional

    "We are recycling with a better deal than we had before," said Commissioner Jimmy New at Tuesday's commission meeting. "We will be getting some money back."

    New said the city has never stopped collecting recyclables, which some residents may have misunderstood.

    When the county's contract with Randy Northcutt was due for renewal on June 30, the city chose to look at other options stating that it was providing the vehicle and personnel to collect the material, then paying an additional $1,750 monthly.

  • Wreck victims airlifted

    Two wrecks in two days required victims to be airlifted from sites in eastern Harrison County.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at about 2:45 p.m., 18-year-old Trevor Marsh, of Cynthiana, hit a guard rail about six miles out of town on U.S. 62 East, according to a report from the Harrison County Sheriffs Office.

    Marsh was going eastbound at the time of the accident.

    The report said a witness account was that speed did not appear to be a factor and that Marsh appeared to be in control of the 2008 Honda CB1000R motorcycle he was driving.

  • Court gives $500 for fire hydrant installation

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court allocated $500 toward installing a flush fire hydrant near Harrison Estates.

    Charlene Craycraft and Patti Clapp have been trying to raise money to install the hydrant on the Harrison County Water Association line which runs along Wornall Lane.

    Currently, we dont have any fire protection in Harrison Estates other than what the fire trucks can carry, Clapp said. So quick as a mobile home or trailer burns, by the time they have to leave the area to refill their tanks and come back, its already gone.

  • Fall programs designed to extend reach of library

    The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library has its fall programming ready to go and a new theme to go with it.

    Cindy Franklin, who coordinates the librarys adult programming, said the whole idea is to stretch the librarys reach.

    We are just really trying to make something in the community for every age group, Franklin said. And have something, at least one event, every month, for every age group.

    She and Jenny Hyatt, of childrens programming, have been hard at work planning a fall schedule which they hope will draw in the crowds.

  • Chamber Golf Classic set for Oct. 2

    Chamber Golf Classic set for Oct. 2

    The 10th annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning at 9 a.m.

    Entry fee will be $50 per person, $200 a team. There will also be an awards luncheon, goodie bags, and door prizes.


    Registration forms available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 201 S. Main St. RSVP with Pat Grenier, 859-234-5236; or fax to 859-234-6647 no later than Sept. 24.

  • Farmers Mill prepared to help bring the aroma of baking breads to area kitchens

    Chris Trenkamp is looking forward to the baking season. Hes anxious for the homes of Harrison County to be filled with the smells of fresh-baked breads and sugary holiday cookies.

    This will be the first baking season that Trenkamp and his family will be supplying all the baking needs that any good baker will want.

    Farmers Mill opened at Harrison Square in April and has already been dolling our flours and spices ... with a little twist ... or twist tie as it might be.

  • Harrison County possible site for new industry

    Harrison County may be in the running for another addition to its industrial base.

    At last Thursdays meeting of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority, board chair Dr. Ed Ford reported that the state economic development cabinet has intervened to assist in enticing a company to open a facility here.

    They (the cabinet) have a policy that if a local entity contacts an industry first, then they will follow up on it, he said. Since our last meeting, they have contacted the parent office in Japan and also in Michigan.

  • CATS scores miss their mark

    Harrison County fell just shy of its 2007-08 CATS goal in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS).

    Test scores released last week show Harrison County schools with a district score of 82, three points behind its goal of 85.

    According to David Case, district assessment coordinator, this testing cycle was the last year of the adjusted and non-adjusted scoring. He explained that several changes have been made over the last biennium, which required a formula to be drafted that would best compare the two years.