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Today's News

  • House fire in Robinson suspicious, says Chief

    A state arson investigator has been called in to check on a suspicious fire in Robinson Tuesday night.

    Chief Charlie Carson, of the Harrison County Volunteer fire department, said firefighters were called just after 11 p.m. to a vacant home on Robinson-Renaker Road.

    Two fishermen were on the bank of the Licking River and noticed two vehicles pull in near the home, which is owned by Junie Pierce. As soon as the vehicles pulled away, there was a loud explosion from the house and it was immediately fully engulfed, the fire chief was told.

  • Cynthiana's first 'Idol' named

    Cynthiana now has its first Idol.

    Taylor Vallandingham came out on top Saturday in the finals of the first Cynthiana Idol competition held at Rohs Opera House.

    Vallandingham wowed the judges and crowd with her rendition of "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue."

    She won a trophy, a cash prize and the opportunity to sing at several upcoming events.

    "Based on her final performance, she should have won," said Rohs owner Roger Slade, who emceed the four-week event.

    On Saturday, four finalists competed in two rounds, eliminating two, then one.

  • Breds drop state opener in battle of pitchers

    The Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team saw its state tournament run come to an end in the first round of the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Thursday evening when they were defeated by Lexington Catholic, 1-0.

    In a tense pitcher's duel in front of a record crowd, Lexington Catholic pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning when Harrison County shortstop Eric Case misplayed a ground ball with the bases loaded.

  • Restaurant Inspections

    RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

    May 12 -- Westside Cafeteria, 100%, no violations.

    May 13 -- Snappy Pizza, complied with boil water advisory, no cola machine or ice maker.

    May 21 -- Fastmax, 100%, no violations.

    May 13 -- True Confections, followed all procedures during boil water advisory, need certified manager.

    May 19 -- Subway Wal-Mart, 94%, no certified manager, no hand soap at kitchen lavatory, clean clothes, hair restraints, hands washed and clean, hygienic practices.

  • District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 9, 2008

    FELONY CASES

    Erica B. Kiskaden, 1981, other hearing; flagrant non-support; orders entered.

    Brian K. Roe, 1983, pretrial conference; theft by unlawful taking/disposition-shoplifting under $300; guilty plea entered, 30 days in jail, balance probated 2 years unsupervised, $100 fine, costs.

  • Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding June 3, 2008

    CRIMINAL CASES

    Jermaine Cummins, 1977, pretrial conference; persistent felony offender-second degree; dismissed.

    Brian Sowder, 1968, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admits violations, probation revoked.

    David Ray Perry, 1982, other hearing; any violation charge (except traffic) not covered; admits violations, to remain on conditional discharge.

  • Strong field to test CCC Men's Invitational

    A full field of 96 golfers, or close to it, is expected to participate this weekend in the 45th Cynthiana Country Club's Men's Invitational Golf Tournament. The two-day, 36-hole stroke play event is set to get underway on Saturday morning and will conclude on Sunday.

    "Right now we have 70 paid entrants and expect to get right at 96 golfers for this weekends tournament," said Men's Golf Association president and tournament committee member Ray Sparks on Tuesday night. "The course is in really good shape and we look for a very competitive tournament."

  • New Drivers

    New Drivers

    Heather Shepherd, Kayla Poteet, Allycia Perry, Gloria Jean Bolton and David Ryan Slade.

  • Property Transfers

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Special Warranty Deed: Federal National Mortgage Association to Robert L. Kinney and Brenda A. Kinney, 5.00 acres at 3094 Corinth-Hinton Road, $34,000.

    Lois Ann Simpson to Peggy A. Risner and Paskel Risner, 0.95 acre on Granger Lane and Lafferty Pike, $85,000.

    Jennifer Jo Barnes, as Executrix of the Estate of Joseph M. Barnes to Danny R. Cameron, property on Cynthiana and Paris Turnpike Road, $76,500.

  • Willis sentence upheld

    Harrison Circuit Court Judge Robert McGinnis upheld the jury's recommendation in sentencing Larry Willis for the Aug. 22, 2007, shooting of his estranged wife Ruby.

    McGinnis sentenced Willis to a total of 10 years in the case, which involved convictions on two charges.

    On May 29, the jury found Willis guilty of first degree assault and second degree assault for shooting his wife two times.

    The sentence was 10 years on the first degree assault and five on the second, to be served at the same time.