Today's News

  • Drowning victim will be buried Friday

    Visitation and funeral will be held Friday for a young man who drowned in the Licking River last Friday after falling into the rapidly churning water.
    Martin Antonio Martinez-Ortega and his brother, Ernesto, were dropped off at their Rocky Ford Road residence near Berry about 2:30 p.m. last Friday by their employer Jerry Dennis.
    According to Harrison County  Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Martin was walking along the bank of the river and slipped in.

  • Grand jury issues 11 indictments in Tuesday session

    Ten suspects were named in 11 indictments issued by a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday.
    Six of those indictments were for drug-related offenses.
    Matthew Edmondson, 48, was named in a three-count indictment for two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone, 10 or more dosage units), and persistent felony offender.
    The grand jury alleges that Edmondson transferred the Schedule II narcotic drugs to another person on Aug. 1 and Aug. 11.
    His bond is $10,000.

  • Stolen vehicle found torched on Mouth of Cedar

    A car fire near Wagner Chapel Road lead authorities to believe they found a vehicle that was reported stolen.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley, a call was made on Jan. 2, to report a vehicle on fire located on Mouth of Cedar Road, close to Wagner Chapel Road.
    “The car was completely destroyed in the fire,” said McCauley. “The aluminum wheels were melted so bad that they are just piles of metal now.”

  • Beckett Lane family loses everything in Monday fire

    A Monday afternoon fire left a family without a home for the new year.
    A call was made to dispatch around 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 2, for a house fire located at 58 Beckett Lane, near Eureka Road in northern Harrison County.
    According to Harrison County Fire Department Assistant Chief Wagner Perrin, the owners of the mobile home, Mike and Shelley Varax, were at work at the time of the fire.

  • HMH lab department earns CAP accreditation

    Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory, Cynthiana, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.
    The laboratory’s medical director, Patrick C. Crowe, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

  • KYTC District 6 is prepped for snow

    Here we “snow” again!  Indian Summers are gone and December weather has arrived in Kentucky.  The drop in temperature, coupled with precipitation, equals the potential for snow and ice. That’s when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 crews take their jobs to another level to ensure safe driving conditions.

  • Thorobreds second in HCIWT with solid team performance

    Harrison County’s wrestling team hosted its annual Harrison County Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 28. and came away with the second place team trophy.  
    With what Coach Luke Tucker called “an indication of hard work paying off,” the Thorobreds defeated Western Hills, Dunbar, Ashland and Bullitt East during the grueling five dual match afternoon.
    The tournament-winning Bryan Station Defenders were the only team to defeat Harrison County by winning some extremely close matches in the finals.  

  • Breds cage Panthers 77-59 in Augusta Tuesday night

    Senior Caleb Ford scored his 1,000th point early in the second period Tuesday night on the way to a game high 29 points, and sophomore Dillon Pulliam hit for 21 as the Harrison County Thorobreds ran over the Augusta Panthers 77-59 in Augusta.  
    The Breds never trailed as junior guard Jordan Stubbs shook his season-long shooting slump in the first period hitting for eight of his 11 points for the game early.  

  • Fillies defeat East Jessamine, lose heartbreaker to Leslie County

    The Harrison County Fillies finished 2011 playing in the Lady Wolverine Christmas Tournament at Western Hills High School on Wednesday and Thursday last week.  
    On Wednesday, the Fillies overcame a sluggish first half to defeat the Lady Jaguars of East Jessamine by a 59-46 score.  
    This victory placed the Fillies in the fifth/sixth place game against the Lady Eagles of Leslie County on Thursday.  The Fillies lost this game by a narrow 45-43 margin in a most difficult way, yet in a promising fashion as well.

  • The second day of the new year and I’m disturbed

    It has happened again. The bad thing is that more than one thing that shouldn’t happen at all has happened again.  
    The first repeat offense is the annual egg laid by the Big Ten in the bowl games. By early evening Monday, only Michigan State had won in five games in which the conference teams participated during the day with only Wisconsin still to finish in the Rose Bowl as I write this.  
    Before today, Iowa and Northwestern lost while Illinois and Purdue won and Michigan will play later in the week.