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Today's News

  • Local performers taken Kennedy Center Stage for ‘Our Lincoln’

    Three Harrison Countians recently represented the Bluegrass state in the nation’s capital during a special performance at the Kennedy Center.

    As part of a centennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln, groups and performers from around Kentucky took the Washington D.C. stage on Monday, Feb. 2, for musical and theatrical performances during a program entitled ‘Our Lincoln.’

    Among those Kentuckians were Betsy Smith, Devon Williams and Wendy Keith.

    “We’re telling Kentucky stories through drama,” said Smith.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding Feb. 4, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    David Wayne Slugantz vs. Paula Dean Slugantz, domestic; pass to be re-noticed.

    William E. Burrows vs. Glenda R. Burrows, motion hour; (motion for temporary support/custody maintenance); pass to be re-noticed.

    Cheryl Kay Pierce vs. Robert K. Pierce, review; agreed order entered.

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    Stephanie Elizabeth Dewitt vs. Andrew T. Flynn, domestic violence; dismissed without prejudice.

  • Court OKs zone change for Amish store

    A zone change allowing for the construction of an Amish bulk-food store on U.S. 27 North was approved by the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    A request by Allen Yoder previously ended in deadlock with the Planning Commission and therefore landed with magistrates for a decision.

    Several neighbors attended Tuesday’s public hearing to support the Yoders and their proposed business, which would be located between Carr  Road and Blackburn Road.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Cody Grant Baker, Feb. 16, son of Tracey and Wendy Baker; Rylee Alexandra Hall, Jan. 9, daughter of Nathan and Cathy Hall; Madison Bailey Ketchersid, Feb. 26, daughter of Paul and Tammy Ketchersid; Sabrina Nicole Rice, March 1, daughter of Floyd and Veronica Rice; Daisy Mariah Robinson, Feb. 11, daughter of Chris and Judy (King) Robinson.

    Earl G. Robbins II, M.D., new gastroenterologist to join HMH Clinic. He is a specialist in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology, diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

  • Suspected drug possession ends in suspension of student

    A Harrison County High School student is suspended after being found in possession of prescription drugs and another substance, believed to be marijuana.

    The drugs were found after the juvenile was searched at the high school Friday afternoon said Harrison County superintendent Andy Dotson.

    Harrison County school security officers and the Cynthiana Police Department responded to the high school Friday afternoon.

    Dotson said tests were still being performed to confirm the identity of the substance that is believed to be marijuana.

  • Seniors and pre-retirees will be hurt by insurance premium hikes

    To the editor,

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six year period, cumulatively totaling over a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable. That is what is being done to thousands of seniors and pre-retirees in Kentucky who bought long term care insurance years ago.

  • Overturned tractor-trailer closes Ky Hwy 36 West early Wednesday morning

    Kentucky Highway 36 West was closed for over an hour early Wednesday morning while towing crews removed an overturned tractor-trailer carrying three steel bridge girders.

    The 1999 Peterlait semi-truck was traveling westbound from Virginia when the truck rounded a curve and overturned.

  • Heart health should be priority all year through

    To the editor,

    The short month of February in the words of President Bill Clinton “is held in the depth of winter. But, by the words we speak and the faces we show, we force the spring.” A spring of rebirth, renewal and revitalization. In this short month we watch the groundhog predict the weather, observe the history of our African American brothers and sisters, honor great men like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, and celebrate the feast day of Saint Valentine.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Feb. 16, 2009

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Andy C. Fryman, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Sue M. Gray, motion hour; passed to be re-noticed.

    Estate of Dorothy Allene McGill, probate hearing; will admitted to probate on testimony.

    Estate of Charles Todd Reffett, probate hearing; petition to be appointed administratrix filed, orders entered.

    CIVIL CASES

  • Senior Homecare Company now open

    Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of assisted living services for seniors, has opened its newest franchise serving Scott County, in Georgetown.

    The new location, owned and operated by Ben New, a native of Georgetown, provides non-medical senior homecare to help elderly and older adults to continue to live in their homes.

    The new Visiting Angels location is located at 137 E. Main St. in Georgetown and will provide services for seniors in locations throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Cynthiana.