Today's News

  • Harrison County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable.
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.
    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • Wildcats in Red Hats chapter competes 11th year together

    In January the Wildcats in Red Hats chapter met at Biancke’s with Wanda Gaunce as hostess and played Lazy Bridge at the home of Gaunce.
    Wanda Jones hosted the February meeting at Paula’s Restaurant and also played bingo.
    The chapter traveled to Rafferty’s in Lexington in March. The day was hosted by Kathy Brooks.
    Hostess Ruth Ann Perraut planned the day at Wilshires in Georgetown for the April get-together.
    In May, Marian Crawford hosted the ladies at The Cellar in Lexington.

  • R.A. Williams Co. tries to wash hands of Cedarbrook sewer

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    The R.A. Williams Construction Company informed the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) that it plans to close the books on its management of Cedarbrook Wastewater Treatment on Saturday, Feb. 28.

  • Tuesday’s special election will be at National Guard Armory

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has called for a special election on Tuesday, March 3, to fill the seat of Wayne Blevins Jr. who resigned as representative of the 27th Senatorial District.

    Blevins was elected as Rowan County judge-executive in November. The March 3 special election will be to fill Blevins’ unexpired term.

  • HCMS Academic team competes in KAAC District Governor’s Cup

    The Harrison County Middle School Academic Team placed first overall at the KAAC District Governor’s Cup on Jan. 17 at HCMS.  
    Students competed in future problem solving (FPS), written composition, quick recall, and written assessment in the areas of math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, and language arts.  
    The team consists of sixth, seventh and eighth grader students.

  • Commission gives go ahead for community garden project

    In keeping with Cynthiana mayor James Smith’s platform for a beautification of the city, a proposal was presented at Tuesday’s meeting to aid with that goal.
    Melinda Boyers and Juanita Herrington said they would like to create a community garden that would be for education as well as beautification.
    Boyers, an experienced gardener and instructor, told commissioners that in her preliminary discussions around town, she has received positive feedback.

  • Harrison FFA student shown the power of political activism

    A Harrison County High School student got way more than he expected when he decided to follow his teacher’s advice and write his congressman.
    Within a few weeks of writing a letter of protest with a petition to Kentucky’s legislators in Washington, Ryan Huff, 16, a Harrison County High School sophomore and a member of Future Farmers of America, found himself in a face-to-face meeting with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and organizing a class visit for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.

  • Score 'N' More
  • Harrison man shoots hand while cleaning gun

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    A Harrison County man was airlifted for treatment after accidentally shooting a hole through his hand while checking the finish on a handgun he had just treated and re-assembled.

  • And the winners are:

    By Becky Barnes, Editor