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Today's News

  • Harrison County students attend HOT conference

    A group of Harrison County High School students attended the HOT (Helping Overcome Tobacco) conference in Lexington at the NorthEast Christian Church on Nov. 13.Peggy Seithers RN, Tobacco Program Specialist for Wedco District Health Department, and Brad Allison with Harrison County Schools, served as chaperones for the event.

    Seventeen counties were represented by over 250 high school students. The event was sponsored by Wedco District Health Department, Harrison County’s Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, and the Department of Public Health.

  • Second half dooms Fillies in loss to Lady Commodores

    Down 14-4 at one point in the first quarter, Harrison County fought back and led host Tates Creek at halftime on Monday night, 26-25. To start the second half, the Fillies were awarded two free throws after it was discovered that a Tates Creek player was not in the official score book.

    Charley Hatfield made one of those charity tosses to give Harrison County a 27-25 lead.

  • Clarification

    In last week’s article regarding the city commission’s deadlocked mayor pro-tem vote, a paragraph citing information provided by City Attorney John Lair during the Monday, Jan. 5, special meeting needs clarification.

    Under a request from Commissioner Jack Keith, Lair said he had researched past court cases relative to the mayor pro-tem vote.

  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter's pet adoption list

    Pet Adoption List

    The following pets are available for adoption at the Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Female dogs, $75; male dogs, $65; female cats, $58; male cats, $43. Call 234-7138 or 234-1492 for more information.

    FOSTER CARE - DOGS

    Boyfriend - Male, Border Collie/Chow

    Reese - Male, Pit

    Nugget - Female, Boxer/Pit

    Cooper - Male, Setter

    Shea - Female, Great Pyrenees

    Macy - Female, Beagle mix

    FOSTER CARE - CATS

    Paisley - Calico

    Sandy - Male, buff

  • Oscar Fosse Duncan

    Oscar Fosse Duncan was born at Wigston Royal Infirmary in Wigston, England, to Kyle and Mindy Duncan on Dec. 14, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.

     

    Maternal grandparents are Jon and Peggy Mitchell of Midwest City, Okla.

     

    Paternal grandparents are Janet and Larry Duncan; paternal great-grandparents are Carl and Pat Duncan.

  • Ammerman named to dean's list

    The University of the Cumberlands Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Rachel Marie Ammerman, Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester.

  • Breds roll as Reitz notches 500th win

    Don’t look now, but the Harrison County Thorobreds may be raising a few eyebrows within the 10th Region.

    On Tuesday night, the Breds returned to the Hilltop for their second home game of the season and didn’t disappoint the crowd with an 82-59 rout of visiting Augusta.

    Balanced scoring, solid outside shooting and improved rebounding by the home team proved to be too much for the Panthers to handle. It was the second time within a two-week period that Harrison County has upended Augusta.

  • Those special places will continue to lure us home

    We all have those special places.

    On a recent news assignment this past week, I spoke with a man that lost his special place.

    In the middle of Nebo Road, I spoke with Charles Bell about the arson fire that had destroyed his mother’s family home only days ago.

    Needless to say, he was very emotional as he looked up at the house that once was white, but now was a burned black.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Brian Ross Caskey, Dec. 5, son of Kevin and Susan Whitaker Caskey.

    Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton is ready to start enforcing Megan's Law. He has gone through training classes which deals solely with sex offenders and their victims. Megan's Law is the result of an incident which happened in 1995 in New Jersey. Megan's Law will let neighbors know if a previously convicted sex offender is moving next door.

    County plans to start 911 process with fee, which will appear on each customer's bill.

  • Isaiah Evans Wade

    Isaiah Evans Wade was born to Matthew Todd Wade and Kristy Lynn Wade of Lexington on Oct. 20, 2008 at St. Joseph East Hospital, Lexington. He weighed 8 lbs., and was welcomed by his brother Jeremiah Todd Wade.

    Maternal grandparents are Lynn Evans Williamson and Bertha Williamson of Winchester, Ky.; maternal great-grandparents are Doris Evans Williamson and the late Hylton Williamson, the late Fannie Spriggs Hopson, and the late Hobart Spriggs of Pike County, Ky.