Today's News

  • Former district judge indicted on theft charge

    A former Harrison County District Judge was indicted in the county he previously served and is charged with taking money from a disabled client.
    Wayne W. Fitzgerald, 86, is accused of taking money from the account of Obie Roberts, for which Fitzgerald was the escrow agent.
    According to the indictment, Fitzgerald is alleged to have taken in excess of $500 but less than $10,000 between Dec. 3, 2008, and Sept. 15, 2011.
    Officially, he’s charged with theft by failure to make required disposition.

  • Millersburg Garden Club celebrates new year, new growth

    Millersburg Garden Club is gearing up for a new year and celebrating a growth in membership.

  • Burn victim from Feb. 15 fire on Oddville Avenue improving

    Terry Chesnut, who was seriously injured in a Feb. 15 fire that also claimed the lives of two of his daughters, is improving.
    According to information released by Dale Kendrick, minister at Salem Church of Christ, Chesnut has been moved from the ICU burn unit into an acute care step down unit at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
    “He is off all machines, including the ventilator,” Kendrick said in a release to the newspaper. “His skin has regenerated sufficiently enough that grafts will  not be required.”

  • USDA seeks applications for economic development funding to create jobs in rural acreas

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development. The funding is being provided under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program.
    “Boosting access to capital sparks job creation and revitalizes the rural economy,” said Vilsack. “USDA works in partnership with cooperatives and utilities across America, and we intend to utilize this program to leverage federal and private investments to put rural residents to work.”

  • Read Across America

    Held Thursday, March 1 at Harrison County elementary schools in observance of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

  • Grand jury declines indictment of Berry man

    The Harrison County grand jury declined to indict a Grant County Middle School teacher and Berry resident on a charge of marijuana cultivation.
    Nicholas D. Catey, 63, was arrested on Jan. 20 on a Kentucky State Police warrant for marijuana cultivation of five or more plants.
    Catey appeared in Harrison County District Court on Monday, Feb. 6, and entered a not guilty plea to the charge.
    The grand jury heard testimony on Tuesday and issued a “no true bill,” which means the jurors found no probable cause to support the charge.

  • Wireless internet coming this spring

    Shelby Broadband plans to add Harrison County to its list of wireless customers this spring.
    According to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett, several Harrison County citizens have requested that the county shop for wireless providers to meet the need for internet in the county.
    “This has been a personal goal of mine since I took office five years ago,” said Barnett. “We are behind with the times as far as wireless technology is concerned, but all that is now going to change.”

  • Woman accused of animal cruelty released on bond

    A Harrison County woman faces seven counts of cruelty to animal charges and other county violations after allegedly abandoning her dogs.
    Constance Carter, 60, has been charged with seven counts of cruelty to animals and being in violation of county ordinance 247.
    According to Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Peak, Carter had been traveling to her previous residence on Stringtown Webber Road to care for her three horses.
    However, Peak said several dogs had been neglected of food and fresh water.

  • Road crews to begin treatment of weeds

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month.  The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.
    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • Harrison County District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Feb. 27, 2011
    Estate of James Brandenburg, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Kenneth Taylor Burns, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Betty Courtney, motion hour; order entered and bond approved.
    Estate of Gladys McNees Haley, probate hearing; order entered.
    Estate of Larkin Leroy Price, probate hearing; order entered.
    Ford Motor Credit Company vs. Kristy G. Bartram, motion hour; order entered.