Today's News

  • Salato Wildlife Center unveils new Bluegrass Prairie exhibit

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort held the grand opening of its interactive Bluegrass Prairie Exhibit on May 2.
    Visitors enjoyed a hands-on learning experience about the efforts of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to restore and manage prairie habitats and the animals that call them home.
    Families and kids can learn how prairie habitats help wildlife survive by imaging they are a quail chick as they make their way through the exhibit.

  • HCMS students participate in United Nations Conference

    On March 11-13, 31 students from Harrison County Middle School traveled to Louisville, Ky. to participate in a three day mock United Nations conference. Kentucky’s conference is hosted by the YMCA each year. This program is designed to help students develop valuable leadership skills, diplomacy, and to better understand the world around them. The program can have a powerful impact on students, allowing them to empathize with people around the world and in our own country.

  • HCHS May Students of the Month
  • A deadly stretch of highway put to rest

    Last week we reported on the pending reconstruction of U.S. 27 North between mile points 11.9 and 12.4.
    Finally, a road project I can get behind wholeheartedly.
    I have repeatedly said I’m on the fence about the by-pass. There are pros and cons.
    With the reconstruction, I can find no cons.
    I’m certain the property owners whose homes might be in danger feel differently. However, had the design been done properly back in the 1980s, this would be a non-issue today.

  • Searches for ‘See Rock City’ barns, explores Battle of Richmond, and more

    On Kentucky Life, the program travels the back roads of Kentucky in search of “See Rock City” painted barns; visits Madison County, where efforts are underway to memorialize and protect the site of The Battle of Richmond; enjoy the frozen treats at Gelato Gilberto in Prospect; and more. The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, airs Saturday, May 12 at 8/7 p.m. CT and Sunday, May 13 at 4/3 p.m. CT on KET.

  • New proposed BioPreferred regulation to expand biobased products for federal purchase

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces the publication in the Federal Register of new proposed guidelines for the USDA BioPreferred program that could expand the ability of USDA to designate biobased products for Federal purchase. USDA is proposing to allow for the designation of intermediate ingredients such as fibers, resins, and chemicals so that the products made from them could more easily be designated for preferred Federal procurement.

  • MCTC takes action to help neighbors affected by tornadoes

    In the wake of the tornadoes that damaged parts of our region on March  2, the instructors, staff members, and students of Maysville Community and Technical College set out to help people in need throughout the area as well as those within the college family.  
    The Rowan Campus in Morehead pooled resources to support West Liberty and the surrounding communities with immediate assistance.  

  • Cynthiana woman has fond memories of horse racing

    ‘The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky home...’
    The simple lyrics of Stephen Foster seem to unite all proud Kentucky lovers but also marks the beginning of the most exciting two minutes in sports.
    The chills it sends down the spines of every proud Kentucky resident only intensifies as it is being performed at Kentucky’s most prestigious tradition... the Kentucky Derby.
    One Kentucky resident recalls some of those proud moments in history spent at the tracks, once as a young spectator and later as an owner.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding April 16, 2012
    Estate of Christine Clifford Bradford, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Raymond P. Purcell, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Paul Tucker, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Estate of Richard T. Wilson, probate hearing; will admitted, order entered, bond approved.
    Heights Finance Corporation vs. Kevin Hisle, motion hour; default judgment.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    April 18 – At 11:50 a.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Susan Switzer-Perrin was traveling on US 62 when a turkey flew into and broke her windshield.
    April 22 – At 1:54 p.m., a non-injury accident was reported on US 62. Daniel Hurst was attempting to cross US 62 and failed to see a vehicle driven by Timothy Endris and struck him in the rear.