Today's News

  • A childhood relived

    Artisan Sally Cammack remembers a quieter, calmer lifestyle from her early years in Stearns, Ky.

    It is there that she was unknowingly developing images that would later appear on her popular hand-painted gourds.

    Cammack describes her designs as folk art or what she laughingly calls “an unschooled form of art.”

    Whether schooled or unschooled, Cammack’s gourds and her talent are in high demand.

  • School district does not meet state’s progress goals

    It wasn’t what school officials had hoped for, but, according to David Case, district assessment coordinator, the recently released test scores showed some growth.

    Harrison County schools joined 66 percent of the state’s school systems in not meeting its Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Some of the schools in the district did meet theirs.

    However, according to Superintendent Andy Dotson, the district as a whole missed its mark.

  • HCHS alumni gather for Oct. 2 banquet

    “It should be a special night,” Ben Clifford, Harrison County High School Alumni president said about this year’s alumni banquet.

    Held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the HCHS cafeteria, the banquet will begin and end before the high school homecoming football game.

    Clifford said several individuals will be honored at the event.

    “We are going to be honoring those seniors that graduated from this year’s high school baseball championship team,” he said.

  • Harrison County Circuit Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Aug. 17, 2010


    Harrison Memorial Hospital vs. Arlene Hildebrand, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.

    Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Elizabeth Northcutt, motion hour; (motion for sale of property), motion granted, order entered.

    Citimortgage, Inc. vs. David A. Ward, motion hour; (motion to reschedule master commissioner sale), motion granted, order entered.

    Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. Jason Martin, motion hour; motion granted, order entered.

  • Blessed hunger pangs

    One day last week I was at the market buying bananas, broccoli slaw and Vidalia onions and when the kid bagging my groceries asked, “How are you today?” I told him, “I’m so hungry I could eat my arm.”

    We both laughed and then when I got to my car I gobbled a banana in about three bites because, frankly, my arm was looking pretty tasty.

  • Property Transfers


    Quit Claim Deed: Elaine Devoe and Tom Devoe, Kenneth Sexton and Brigitte Sexton, Roger Sexton to Johnny Sexton, property at the intersection of West Penn and North Locust streets.

    David McEwan and Alice McEwan to Kerri Childress, Lot 15 - Block B - Unit 1-A of the Country Club Estates Subdivision, $167,000.

    Darrell Schell Jr. and Andrea L. Schell to ESS Holdings, LLC, Lot 5 - Block F - Unit 1-B of the White Oak Estates Subdivision.

    Darrell Schell Jr. and Andrea L. Schell to ESS Holdings, LLC, property at 10561 US Hwy. 62 E.

  • Fire Safety Day is Saturday

    The Cynthiana Fire Department will be joined by other firefighters from throughout the state in recognizing Fire Safety Day on Saturday.

    Firefighters will be at Walmart at 9 a.m. for the start of a day filled with activities.

    There will be a firefighter muster competition that will pit departments against each other in things like hose rolling, bucket brigade and others.

    There will be a parade at 3:30 p.m. followed by a chili cook-off at Station 1.

    The public is invited to all of the activities designed to educate the public in fire safety.

  • Final date to apply for SURE is Sept. 30

    Barry Sims, County Executive Director of the Harrison County FSA Office, reminds area producers of the Sept. 30, 2010 final date to apply for the 2008 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE).

    Producers who suffered 2008 crop losses may be eligible to receive benefits under the SURE program. All applications must be filed by Sept. 30, 2010 to be considered timely filed.

    In order to be eligible all crops including hay must have been insured with FCIC or NAP for the 2008 year.

  • New Drivers


    James A. Snapp, Emily Cassell, Brett Cheek, Hunter Clay Hill, Tracy Hicks, Shelby Tucker, Sara McNees, Jeffrey Faulconer, Bradley Hopkins.

  • Birth

    • Olivia Lu Sexton was born to Lauren Tillman and Josh Sexton of Cynthiana on Sept. 2, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs.