Today's News

  • A day at the racetrack or he’s driving a hot truck

    Some people are the master of the obvious and while I don’t believe I am one of them, this statement is obvious.  Gosh is it hot!!
    I spent Thursday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., working as an usher. I was part of the six-person crew that was there to raise funds for the Harrison County Football program.  
    Each group who worked could have as many as 15 members, but the boosters could only muster six on Thursday and fewer numbers on Friday and Saturday.  

  • Harrison County Night at the Ballpark

    Harrison County will be guests at Whitaker Bank Park on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
    Tickets are still available at the Chamber office for $5 each. Hot dogs will be only 35 cents.
    The Licking Valley Singers will perform after the fifth inning.
    Purchase your tickets at the Chamber office. Call 234-5236 for more information.

  • HCHS Fillies Soccer Camp
  • State property tax remains at 12.2 cents

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2012 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  
    Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.
    This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2011 to 2012. If the increase in revenue is more than four percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2012, then the prior year rate must be reduced.   

  • Sports beat

    Cross Country practice begins
    Harrison County Cross Country practice will be starting on Monday, July 16. Practices will be held at the old high school track from 7- 8:30 p.m. Additional practices are July 19, 23, 24 and 26.   
    High school and middle school boys and girls are invited to attend. For more information, contact Coach Danny Simpson  234-9218 or 235-1453. Athletes should have their up-to-date high school physical.

    Football Thorobreds to sponsor
    youth football camp in July

  • Cooper-Sellers to marry July 28

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cooper of Sadieville, Ky., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Lee, to Dustin Sellers, son of Ricky Sellers and Kelly Wachter of Cynthiana.
    Cooper is a graduate of Spencerian College. She is employed as a medical massage therapist.
    Sellers is a graduate of BCTC. He is employed as a diesel mechanic.
    The wedding will take place at St. Edward Catholic Church on July 28, 2012. Invitations have been sent.

  • FSA now accepting pollinator habitats in Continuous CRP

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announces that pollinator habitats, which support a variety of pollinator species, will now be accepted as a Continuous Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) practice. CCRP is a voluntary program that helps producers apply conservation practices to safeguard environmentally sensitive land.

  • Five facts about diabetes

    The Harrison County Diabetes Coalition is constantly trying to educate the general public as well as persons with diabetes about the disease. Although diabetes cannot be prevented the beginning can be delayed by good health habits. Complications that occur when blood sugar is not under good control can also be prevented.
    If you or someone you care about is in denial or falsely believe that what they eat does not matter or that no matter what they eat is ok as long as they take their medication, please read these facts about diabetes.

  • Kentucky Sheriffs’ summer camp celebrates 37 year anniversary

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch summer camping program opened for the 37th year on Sunday, June 10 with boys in attendance. The camp will run throughout the summer, serving both boys and girls, alternately throughout the camp season.

  • Feds feeds families

    Across the country, there continues to be a need to feed the hungry, particularly in the summer months when there are shortages in food banks and an increased need among children who are out of school and not benefitting from school lunch programs. Feds Feeds Families, or FFF, began four years ago to help fill a gap during the summer months, when food banks and pantries struggle with an increase in demand from families and individuals, but a decrease in donations.