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  • Court OKs plans for BP gas station, store on US 27 North

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will allow for a new BP station to be built on US 27 North.
    The request, which was submitted by Scott McCauley to planning and zoning, would allow McCauley to eventually tear down the old Pine Villa building and replace it with a new BP station equipped with a food mart and gas service.

  • Harrison’s All-Stars take third at Richmond tourney

    The Harrison County 11-year-old All-Stars competed in an 11-year-old All-Star Baseball  
    Tournament in Richmond July 2-9.  
    The team competed against teams from Richmond, Mercer County, and Lexington earning a third place finish in the tournament with a three-win, two-loss record.  
    The coaches said they are proud of their team’s spirit, competitiveness, and desire.  

  • City leaders discuss water distribution with Carlisle

    Cynthiana mayor and commissioners traveled to Nicholas County to present a summery of how Cynthiana Water Plant could supply the water needs to the city of Carlisle.
    A joint meeting between the Carlisle City Commissioners and the Cynthiana Commissioners was held on Monday, July 11.
    “There were no decisions made in that meeting,” said Mayor Steve Moses. “This was just us showing and telling them how we could take care of their water needs.”

  • Soldier's military funeral will be held in Cynthiana

    Sgt. Jeremy Russell Summers, 27, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 13, was escorted to Ware Funeral Home Monday morning by the Patriot Guard Riders.
    A full military honors service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday for the Bracken County soldier.
    Summers was killed after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire on July 13. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Art Walk welcomes songwriters July 29

    By Noel Christian Riddell, Guest writer
    Every song, from million-selling chart toppers to bluegrass standards to ‘The Old Rugged Cross,’ was written by someone.  
    Whether pecking away at the family piano, humming while they worked, or strumming a guitar, the songwriter experienced a crystalline moment of inspiration in which words, melody and music gave birth to a song. In western music there are only 12 notes and every song from a simple blues to the most intricate baroque piece is composed from them.  Songwriters possess a potent gift.

  • Clip & Save

    What started as a plan to save money has turned into competitive game for three Harrison County women who take couponing seriously.
    While they are serious about cutting their bills for groceries, toiletries, medicines and household items, none of them consider themselves “extreme” couponers.
    Jama Rose, who has been clipping coupons for about two years, said the couponers who take it to the extreme are making it more difficult for the men and women who are the average couponer.

  • Charges filed in prank call to 911

    Phone calls to the E-911 dispatch center last Thursday morning that claimed that a woman had been stabbed inside the old Curves building on Poplar Street were a hoax.
    An estimated 38 phone calls were logged at the dispatch center over several hours beginning at 3 a.m.
    Police have since filed charges against David Burden II, 21, for harassing communications and falsely reporting an incident.

  • Bar fight victim cut with broken beer bottle

    A Harrison County man is still recovering from a bar dispute that went from verbal to physical and his alleged attacker is in jail.
    According to Harrison County Deputy Nathan Gasser, Michael Bales, 26, came into the sheriff’s office on Monday, July 11, to report an assault that took place at Fatboy’s Bar located on US 27, on Saturday, July 9.
    Gasser said he was provided with photos taken by Bale’s wife the night that the incident occurred showing the extent of his injuries.

  • Talbott trial set for Oct. 26

    A jury trial will be held in Harrison Circuit Court for Jaron Talbott on Oct. 26.
    Talbott, who is charged in the May 29 shooting at Harrison Square that sent two victims to the hospital, has entered a not guilty plea to charges of second degree assault and wanton endangerment.
    A final pretrial hearing will be held Oct. 18.
    He is being held at the Grant County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
     

  • Southwood pretrial Aug. 2

    A pretrial conference will be held Aug. 2 in Harrison Circuit Court for Sandra Southwood.
    Southwood is charged with  first degree wanton endangerment, first degree assault, first degree criminal mischief, first degree fleeing or evading and third degree criminal mischief stemming from an incident on Confederate Drive on July 30, 2010.
    Southwood is accused of shooting at her ex-husband and his girlfriend.