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Today's News

  • Cheerleading competition is quite an affair

    The last time I attended a cheerleader competition the boys’ state tournament was still being played in Louisville.  I think it was the year that Jeff Lamp and Lee Raker played for Ballard, which would have been 1977. They both went on to play for the University of Virginia, but that is another story. 

    Anyway, it has been a long time and that was the only competition that I have been to ever.     

    So, the competition Sunday on the Hilltop was something new for me and I found it quite interesting.

  • Grapplers shut down Dunbar on Senior Night

    In what Coach Riegel thought may have been the best match of the year, the Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling team defeated Paul Lawrence Dunbar 44-26 Wednesday night. 

    This was Senior Night for wrestlers Chris Brunker, Shaun Lenz, Josh Moss and Brett Williams and it was a real team effort.

    The match started with the heavyweights and Corey Bailey started the evening out right with a very smart match and a 2-0 overtime win.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    HARRISON FAMILY COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 19, 2010

    CIVIL CASES

    Ruby Stamper Willis vs. Larry Nelson Willis, motion hour; motion passed.

    Kentucky Bank vs. Herbert F. Bennett Jr., motion hour; (motion to confirm report), final report approved.

    Countryside Home Loans vs. Jeffery M. King, motion hour; (motion to reschedule Master Commissioners sale), order rescheduling granted, referral entered.

    Republic Bank and Trust Co. vs. Joseph Murphy, motion hour; (motion to amend), motion granted, order entered.

  • School Menus

    Feb. 8-12

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, cinnamon rolls, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: French toast, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Waffles, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    MONDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, toast and jelly, fruit or juice, variety of milk.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding Jan. 22, 2010

    PROBATE CASE

    Estate of Naomi Ruth Smith, court trial; hearing held, based on testimony, handwriting submitted proved.

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Jan. 25, 2010

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Jerry K. Fogle, probate hearing; administrator appointed, order entered.

    Estate of Ronald L. Holland, probate hearing; administratrix appointed, order entered.

  • Fillies drop home game to Clark County, 49-42

    The Fillies never lead Monday night as Clark County took advantage of 25 Harrison County turnovers to win 49-42.

    The game was only tied at 2-2 as the Cardinals jumped out to a 15-4 lead near the end of the first period. Harrison County scored the last six points of the quarter to cut the lead to five at 15-10.

    The second period saw Clark County lead by as many as 13 points before the Fillies again cut it to nine at the half, 27-18.  Neither team really played inspired ball as they both shot poorly and made multiple turnovers.

  • Animal cruelty cases being investigated

    While Animal Control Officer Allen Fryman likes seeing dogs and cats find a good home, he is also responsible for taking dogs and cats out of homes that are not so good.

    “Right now, the worst thing we’re seeing is neglect,” Fryman said. “It’s people that are just not taking care of them, period.”

    Currently five cruelty cases await rulings in Harrison County court.

  • Considerations for new and existing orchards

    When it comes to the home orchard, some pre-planning is a must. Some fruit is easier than others and it is often hard to discern in the catalogs which apple variety, blueberry or persimmon will do well in Kentuckiana. 

    My No. 1 rule is the more information a catalog provides the better. Gathering as much information as possible is the key to success when it comes to fruit trees.

    So where do you find the information? A good place to start is with local university research and recommendations.

  • Academic Briefs

    ASHBROOK

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2009 semester.

    Joshua T. Ashbrook, a sophomore from Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the President’s List.

    BARNES

    Seth Barnes graduated from Lincoln College of Technology on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis.

    Barnes, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, is working in his field of study as a collision repair technician at Don Jacobs in Lexington.

  • A. Keller Dam improvements pursued

    An avid fisherman, Dustin Rose said he has enjoyed the Licking River ever since he moved to Harrison County in 1999.

    “When I first came to town, there was always somebody down there fishing,” Rose said about the state-maintained boat ramp at River Road.

    Now Rose, along with a city-appointed committee, is trying to improve the river flow by fixing the A. Keller Dam.

    “In dry years, without a good dam at A. Keller... you can almost walk across the river...” Rose said.