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Today's News

  • Man killed in mobile phone tower accident

    A wireless communications worker was killed at the top of a Verizon Wireless mobile phone tower on Waits Road Wednesday afternoon when the routine installation of a new signal receiver went wrong. Heavy equipment plummeted over 240 feet trailing a cable that caught and severed the worker’s right arm and then, tragically, decapitated him before the eyes of his crew.

    The man was later identified as 28-year-old Joel Metz, a father of four from Indianapolis, according to a report from Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton.

  • Grand jury makes charges on eight subjects

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    In its first session of the quarter, a Harrison County grand jury issued 10 indictments against eight individuals.

  • Pride in our Community parade

    The Harrison County Fair will sponsor a “Pride in our Community” parade on Friday, July 4, at 4 p.m.

    Parade route: Begins at Flat Run Veterans Park; turning right onto Oddville (all vehicles stay in the right lane); left onto Church; right onto Pike; right onto Main; right onto Mill St.; left onto Walnut; right onto Oddville; end back at Flat Run Veterans Park.

  • Spilled debris leads to Cynthiana man’s arrest

    A Cynthiana man was arrested Sunday after an accident caused his alleged cache of stolen items to be spread across the highway in Bourbon County.

    According to a Kentucky State Police release, Henry Sparks, 36, was driving east on U.S. 62 West in Bourbon County when he struck a guard rail.

  • TI Automotive to remain open into 2015

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Contrary to recent rumors of its closure, TI Group Automotive  Systems is still in business on White Oak Pike, Larry Barnes, Plant Manager, reported Tuesday morning.

  • Project Playground ribbon cutting
  • Rays in Coach Pitch, Yankees in T-Ball finish undefeated seasons

    The Yankees of the T-Ball League won two one-run games in the tournament to finish with a 17-0 record for the year including three wins in the tournament.  
    The Yankees defeated the Reds 18-8 in the first tournament game but then were challenged in a very severe way by the Orioles and then the Braves in the championship.  
    They defeated the Orioles 20-19 and the Braves 19-18 to round out their perfect season.
    The Giants finished second in the regular season followed by the Braves, the Orioles, Blue Jays, Pirates, Cardinals and the Reds.

  • No escape from God's forgiveness

     I was the youngest camper on my first day of camp in the first grade.
    There was a giant hornets’ nest hanging off the bath house of the boys’ cabins. From a distance, the boys were each taking turns throwing rocks to knock it down.

  • Sports beat

    Golf tryouts will be in July
    Harrison County golf coach Jason Crisp has announced the dates for both the boys’ team tryouts and the girls’ golf team sign ups. In both cases an up-to-date physical has to be with the participant at the tryouts or sign up.  
    The Thorobreds golf team tryouts will be held Thursday, July 17, at 7:45 a.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club. The format will be an 18-hole tryout with no more than a 10-member team selected.  

  • Rays