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Today's News

  • Director says Wedco was prepared for forecasted cuts

    After heavy anticipation of rocky roads ahead, Wedco says health department cuts are still a ways away from affecting services offered.
    According to Wedco Public Health Director Crystal Caudill-Miller, changes were made in spending after expected  cuts from health care funding were anticipated.
    “Four years ago when I first got here I knew what the future had in store for health department funding,” explained Caudill-Miller. “We immediately set-out to build our reserves to their fullest potential in an effort to be ready for what is now.”

  • Minor damages reported as a result of recent straight-line winds

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    Even with recent storms following the extreme heat, Doug Hampton, insurance agent with Palmer-Hampton, said there hasn’t been very much reported damage.
    “Just a lot of wind claims,” Hampton said.
    The majority of reported damage is from strong, straight-line winds, he said.
    Hampton said wind damage is routine in nature but has been more frequent recently.
    “A lot of wind claims are rare during the summer,” Hampton said.

  • First United Methodist Church to host a Back-to-School Celebration

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    The First United Methodist Church will be hosting its first Back-to-School Celebration on Aug. 1.
    The celebration is designed to collect resources for students headed back to school who need assistance with these things.
    Pastor Mike Coppersmith said the Harrison County Board of Education is supplying school supplies for students but they aren’t able to supply family resources like underwear and socks.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding July 16, 2012
    PROBATE CASES
    Estate of Harold J. Mattox, settlement; order entered.
    Estate of Elizabeth Ross Reno, motion hour; order entered.
    CIVIL CASES
    Capital One Bank vs. Austin K. Jones, motion hour; default judgment entered.
    SMALL CLAIMS
    Fairway Leasing vs. Jennifer Hanson, motion hour; matter is passed.
    FELONY CASES
    Jeanette L. Browning, 1964, other hearing; petition denied, refund filing fee.

  • Berry woman faces three charges

    By Ben Hyatt, News writer
    A Berry woman now faces charges after she allegedly forced her way into a home and assaulted a neighbor.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuan Kreer, a two-hour search began at 11:01 p.m., Monday, July 23,  for a woman wanted for questioning in an altercation that took place on First Street, Berry.

  • Rev. Ross Park to get new equipment

    The Harrison County Fiscal Court agreed to help with the purchase of new playground equipment for Rev. Ross Park.
    Members of the Rev. Ross Park committee were present at the Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting to ask for help in purchasing a $27,000 playground set.
    “I personally know that the equipment at Rev. Ross Park is very outdated and in most cases not safe for children to be playing on,” said magistrate Paula Taylor. “The children in that area have the right to have something nice to play on.”

  • Commissioners say they will help with playground equipment

    By Kristie Hamon Summer intern
    Commissioners voted to give $10,500 to Rev. Ross Park for playground equipment at Tuesday’s  City Commission meeting.
    Lois Gross presented the request and said they have received $3,000 from the recreation board and $4,000 from Healthy Communities and plan to ask the county for $10,500.
    “We do not hold a big bank account,” Gross said. “We do what we got to do.”
    She said the amount they have asked for does not include installation or transportation of the equipment.

  • An Evening with the Arts is Friday

    After months of planning, downtown Cynthiana will come alive on Friday, July 27 with art exhibits, music, street performers, fashion shows, and much more.
    The “Evening with the Arts” is a one night arts festival with something for everyone. Over 30 artists will be displaying art at businesses along Walnut, Pike, and Main streets. These art exhibitions include photography exhibits, painting displays, sculpture, woodcarving, and floral art.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding July 17, 2012
    CRIMINAL CASES
    James Slade, 1987, arraignment; receiving stolen property under $10,000, persistent felony offender-second degree; bench warrant issued, no bond.
    Nathaniel Hutsell, 1973, review; motion granted.
    Daryl F. Fryman, 1982, probation revocation hearing; probation violation; admission to allegations, probation continued on same terms.
    Tyler Box, 1982, other hearing; admission to allegations, pretrial diversion voided, 5 year sentence probated.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding July 18, 2012
    CIVIL CASES
    Kenneth Wayne Clemons II vs. Rebecca Lynn Clemons, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Chad Levi Whitaker vs. Amanda Susan Ring Whitaker, motion hour; order entered.
    Dee Anne White vs. Daniel Wayne White, review; mediation agreement, order entered.
    Phyllis Helen Weiser vs. George William Sparks, motion hour; (motion to amend), sustained.
    Kathy Lynn Fryman vs. Martha A. Faulkner, motion hour; motion to set sustained.