Local News

  • Pill take back is Saturday

    The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a pill take-back day Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their office at the corner of Pike and Poplar streets. Since the program’s beginning, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has played a part in the removal of several hundred pounds of unwanted medication from Harrison County that may have been discarded improperly or used illegally.

  • Judge denies request to recover estate money

    A bankruptcy judge has said no to a motion for the turnover of $417,414.43 to the debtor’s estate.
    On Thursday, Sept. 20, Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. denied the motion filed by the trustee, James Westenhoefer, for the recovery of funds being held by Kay Brown’s brother, R.B. Kirk.
    The judge noted that the proper procedure for recovery of property from a third party is through an adversary case.

  • Gym renovation interferes with haunted maze

    The Rev. Ross Park Committee was told they need to find a new place to hold their haunted maze again this year.
    Committee member Brian Williams told members of the Cynthiana City Commission that the haunted maze is the organization’s largest fund raiser for the year. Proceeds help support the annual bike race and Easter egg hunt.
    Williams asked if the City Hall gym would be ready and available to hold the annual haunted maze.

  • Winner of bicycle

    The winner of a bicycle from the Rev. Ross Park Committee’s annual bike race was Quintana Walker. Pictured with her are  Brian Williams, committee member, and Gary Mitchell of Korner Auto Mart. Mitchell along with McDonalds, Family Resource were sponsors of the event.

  • County chooses compensating tax rate

    After a second reading of an ordinance involving county tax rates, the Harrison County Fiscal Court voted to take the 10.2 cent compensating rate.
    Surprisingly, many audience seats remained vacant during the final reading of this year’s proposed tax rates. However, the few occupied seats were filled with those voters opposing any raise in taxes for next year.
    Members of the TEA Party were present to express their opposition to the county taking any kind of rate that would ultimately take more money from tax payers.

  • Salaries paid to public employees in taxing districts

    Harrison County
    Extension Service Taxing District

    Gary Carter    $74,650    County agent
    William Meyer    $34,580    4-H agent
    Cheryl Case    $62,098    County agent
    Heather Russell    $24,882    Staff assistant
    Evonne Blackburn    $27,144    Staff assistant

    Harrison County Fire
    Taxing District

  • Webb sentenced in Falmouth

    After Bass Webb withdrew his withdrawal of a guilty plea Wednesday in Pendleton County, the judge sentenced him to 50 years in prison.
    The sentence will be tacked on to a 15-year sentence already issued on Fayette County charges for 65 years.
    Webb appeared in Pendleton County Circuit Court with Judge Jay Delaney presiding Wednesday afternoon for a ruling on Webb’s Aug. 15 motion to withdraw his July 18 guilty plea to the murder of Bryia Runiewicz.

  • Charges sought in animal cruelty

    A criminal complaint is being pursued by the Cynthiana Police Department and Harrison County Animal Control against a couple who allegedly abandoned at least one dog leaving it to starve.
    Sgt. Wilbur Gross along with Harrison County Animal Control officer Paul Colson were called to a 203 W. Penn St. residence, which had been the former residence of Donna and Edward Golden.
    Gross said the dog was severely underweight and covered in fleas.
    Colson said the dog, believed to be a border collie mix, was at least 50 pounds underweight, weighing only 33 pounds.


    By Stephen Lega, Landmark News Service

    The Lebanon Enterprise

  • Judge to rule on motion for recovery of Brown funds

    A hearing is scheduled today in bankruptcy court to hear a motion filed by the U.S. District Court trustee regarding the recovery of $417,414.43 for the estate of James Brown that is being held by R.B. Kirk, brother of Kay Brown.
    Judge Joseph M. Scott Jr. ordered that any responses to the motion should be filed by Wednesday, Sept. 19.
    Judge Scott also signed an order on Sept. 14 sustaining in part objection to claims of exemption, which were filed on behalf of James Brown by his representatives.