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  • Obama beats McCain, McConnell defeats Lunsford; not in Harrison

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain had no problem winning his race in Harrison County and Kentucky Tuesday, but ultimately fell short of the votes needed to secure the White House.

    McCain earned 4,520 votes in Harrison County or 59.6 percent. Democrat Barack Obama, now the President-elect, came in with 2,916 local votes (38.4 percent). Statewide, McCain had 1,048,037 votes cast (57.4 percent) and Obama, 751,583 (41.2 percent).

  • Guilty plea entered by man who tried to rob elderly Ammerman Pike couple

    The Harrison County man accused of trying to rob an elderly couple and who was chased from the house by the homeowner wielding a baseball bat, has pleaded guilty.

    Robert Linville entered a guilty plea Friday afternoon as part of a plea agreement, said Commonwealth Attorney Doug Wright.

    Linville was charged following the July 3 incident at Harold and Dorothy Slade’s Ammerman Pike home with first degree robbery, first degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and persistent felony offender.

  • Paul is next family court judge

    Pendleton County proved to be the swing in the hotly contested 18th Judicial Circuit Family Court judge’s race.

    As election results began to pour in Tuesday, it appeared Peter Newberry would walk away with the judgeship, replacing David Melcher who is set to retire.

    However, when Pendleton’s results were posted, it was Morgan resident Barbara Paul who took the race by a margin of 775 votes over Newberry.

    The 18th Judicial Circuit includes Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas and Robertson counties.

  • Operation SEND community wide event is Nov. 13

    Operation SEND (Sending, Encouragement to our Nation’s Deployed) community wide event will be held Nov. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Harrison County fair grounds. Everyone is welcome to come and help pack the donated items. 

    Materials can be brought that night or dropped off at: Aurora Information Systems, 105 Joe B. Hall Court, Cynthiana, KY  41031, phone (859) 234-8353. The event is sponsored by Cornerstone Christian Church and Military Missions. There are already about 100 addresses of folks from the 201st and other units serving from Harrison County.

  • Band finishes ninth in semi-finals

    For the first time since 1992, Harrison County’s Marching Thorobred Band was not among the finalists in the running for a state championship.

    HCHS competed at South Oldham High School on Saturday in the 2008 KMEA Class 4A state semi-finals.

    There were 16 competing bands for each class: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A. Harrison County went on 12th, having earned a top eight seed at last week’s regional quarterfinals.

  • Court to help senior citizens with van purchase

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to help the Senior Citizens’ Center in its quest to buy a new van.

    Center director Teresa Gray and Harrison County Commission on Aging representative Tom Kearns came to the court’s special meeting in Berry asking for $5,000 toward the cost.

    “I’ll be right up front with you,” Kearns said. “We need help.”

    He said the center bought a van under a special program in 2005, but it has been plagued with issues since.

  • School board approves class trip for spring break

    The Harrison County Board of Education said no to a senior class trip not scheduled during spring break, but yes to a Charleston, S.C., trip during spring break.

    Before the senior class officers made their presentation, board chairman, Ed Taylor, cautioned that the board would not consider any proposal that was not in accordance with the board’s policy.

    “No matter when we go, we’d just love to go, “said Brooke Razor, class president.

  • HCHS band qualifies for ‘Sweet 16’

    The Harrison County High School Marching Band has earned a berth in the Class 4A semi-finals which will be this weekend.

    Sixteen bands will be competing for four finalist spots. If selected as a finalist, the band will perform Nov. 1 at the University of Louisville’s Papa John’s Stadium, said Chris Hedges, band director.

  • Four candidates in running for Family Court Judge

    Four candidates have filed to run in the Nov. 4 general election for Family Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit. Those candidates were given a questionnaire and the following is their responses.

    Raymond S. Bogucki

    1016 Sardis Road, Mount Olivet

    Spouse (if married): Stephanie A. Bogucki

    Members of immediate family (children):  Chant, Anthony, John R., Lyle and Justin

    Education: University of Kentucky (Bachelor of Arts Degree), Salmon P. Chase college of Law, Northern Kentucky University (Juris Doctor Degree)

  • Bracken County Sheriff's deputy arrested Friday

    A Bracken County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday morning in Falmouth.

    According to a release from the Kentucky State Police, Frank Smith Jr., 39, Brooksville, was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance second degree. The arrest occurred about 11 a.m. Friday at the McDonald's in Falmouth.

    Making the arrest were members of the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations East Command along with troopers from  KSP Post 6.