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  • Don’t fall for do-not-call scam

    Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify their information. Of course, the callers are really trying to solicit personal information, which opens victims up to identity fraud.

     How the Scam Works:

  • School district faces $215,000 assessment in KSBIT deficit payoff

    While Kentucky’s school districts are scrambling to make up a nearly $60 million deficit in the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust (KSBIT), Harrison County is sitting marginally better off than most.

  • Daniel sworn in as sheriff's deputy

     Joe Daniel, formerly of the Cynthiana Police Department, was sworn in as the new Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy by Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Jay Delaney. Daniel was added to the crew to replace former deputy Steve McCauley. Daniel’s first day as deputy was Feb. 1.

  • Build-a-Bed project makes beds available for children

    Applications are now available for families in need of beds for their children.
    Through the help of Morehead State University’s MSUCorp’s Program, Harrison County families are now able to apply for the Build-A-Bed program.
    Laying down to sleep at night in an oversized bed is often a luxury that few think of.
    While most Harrison County families are snug in their beds at night, there are still many children who are forced to curl up on the floor because they have no bed.

  • Former lawmaker Swinford dies at 80

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    It was words like oak, legend, hero and friend that his peers used to describe the late John M. Swinford.

  • Grand jury issues charges in 12 cases

     

    Eleven people were named in 12 indictments issued by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.

    Matthew Stephens, 25, is accused of stealing seven guns from the home of Stephan and Heidi Coghill between June 1 and Aug. 2, 2012.

  • Deputy retires

    Deputy Steve McCauley: A farewell celebration was held at the Harrison County sheriff’s Department in honor of the forthcoming retirement of McCauley. McCauley was presented with his service weapon by Sheriff Bruce Hampton as well as the Kentucky Colonel Award by State Representative Tom McKee.

       

  • King sentenced to two 10-year sentences in arson, stabbing cases

    Michael King, who set fire to his couch and then told police the reason for setting the fire was because his wife left him, was sentenced in Harrison Circuit Court Tuesday.

    King, 48, was initially charged on March 13, 2012, with six offenses. Two months later, he was again charged for offenses he attributed to love gone wrong.

  • Train vs. truck collision closes New Lair Road

    A New Lair Road railroad crossing was closed for most of Monday morning following a train vs semi truck collision on County Infirmary Lane.

    According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a semi truck stalled at the railroad crossing on County Infirmary Lane Monday around 9 a.m.

  • Don’t fall for ‘free’ airline ticket scam

    Consumers across the country are receiving mailings indicating that they have won two round-trip tickets from US Airlines, according to a recent release from the Better Business Bureau. Another similar letter indicates that one can redeem a travel voucher for two round-trip, airline tickets. This letter also contains what appears to be a check but says “Must Be Redeemed for travel certificate,” near the bottom.