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Today's News

  • Harrison Co. Sheriff's Report

    HARRISON COUNTY

    SHERIFF’S REPORT

    ACCIDENTS

    May 26 at 2:20 p.m. -- non-injury, Mouth of Cedar Road, Joseph Burden, 20, Mt. Olivet, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado struck Amanda Houg, 24, Cynthiana, driving a 1998 Dodge Durango.

    May 26 at 3:10 p.m. -- non-injury, US 27 North, Dolores Y. Harrison, 80, Cynthiana, driving a 1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 struck a parked vehicle.

    May 27 at 5:55 a.m. -- non-injury, US 62 East, Donna Baker, 56, Mt. Olivet, driving a 2007 Toyota Yaris struck a deer.

  • Money to burn

    It may be April Fool’s Day, but smokers in Kentucky won’t be laughing when checking out with their tobacco products on April 1.

    That’s when state and federal tax increases will take effect.

    The state increase amounts to 30 cents on each pack of cigarettes. The federal tax boosts the cost per pack by 61 cents. A carton of cigarettes will increase by $9.10.

    Carol Rice, manager at Ken’s Exxon, predicts that the increases will drive smokers to the cheaper generic-type cigarettes.

  • God’s name shouldn’t be attached to personal opinions and ideas

    To the editor:

    Do you know why many people stopped going to church? Or why they never started in the first place?  It might be because we keep attaching God’s name to our opinions.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and their opinion is neither right nor wrong, because it is their opinion. But if there is a God (and I’m convinced there is), I wonder how he feels about us attaching his name to our opinion. We try to give authority and clout to our own ideas by throwing the G-word into the same sentence.

  • Once you’re His, there’s no sin He can’t or won’t forgive

    ‘When I was about 10 I had gorilla legs, which embarrassed me horribly.

    Next to my fair-haired classmates who all had fine downy fuzz on their legs, I thought I stood out and that everyone thought I was as hideous as I considered myself to be.

    That was also in the olden days when girls weren’t allowed to wear pants to school, so I couldn’t hide my legs underneath a pair of jeans.

  • Museum Musings

    * Cynthiana News, Sept. 18, 1856 - “Fair and Omnibus - I will run a regular line of Omnibuses to and from the fair grounds during the week of the fair-leaving town every 15 minutes and the grounds the same. Fare each way 25 cents - R. S. Hopkins.”

  • Building of Hassall’s house was a blessing for more than just family

    To the editor:

    There has been a lot of talk in town about the Hassalls selling their house. Some people are even concerned they are getting dollars out of it. I would like to share with you what I got out of their house.

    I got the privilege of working with all of the professionals and volunteers who gave of their time and money to work on it. I got to see the “best side” of my hometown, (businesses and public) who gave so much. I also got the satisfaction of helping give a deserving family a helping hand.

  • Poteet family thanks community after losing daughter

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 24, 2008, our 16-year-old daughter Kayla and our 15- year-old daughter Brandi were in a car accident with two of their friends. Our daughter Kayla did not make it and Brandi was seriously injured. It has been 6 months since the accident but we have not forgotten anything that anyone has done for us. We would like to thank everyone for all your calls, cards, support, love and prayers that we have received since that horrible day. The outpour that we received and still receive has been tremendous and we appreciate everything that everyone has done for us.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    HARRISON FAMILY COURT

    Judge Barbara Paul

    presiding May 20, 2009

    CIVIL CASES

    Sam Allen Irvin vs. Roberta M. Irvin, domestic; testimony taken, decree signed.

    Lee Eugene Lakes vs. Loretta A. Lakes, motion hour; testimony taken, order entered.

    Martha Gail Caswell Lizer vs. Joel Patrick Lizer, motion hour; testimony taken, order entered.

    Susan Renee Nickerson vs. William E. Nickerson Jr., review; order entered.

  • Census workers are verifying addresses in county

    It could be the result of heightened awareness after last week’s banking scam in Harrison County. Whatever it is, Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley is pleased that residents are calling in about a stranger in their neighborhood. However, it’s all on the up and up.

    McCauley said address verification has begun for the 2010 Census. Individual are canvassing the county recording addresses so that census questionnaires can reach every household next year.

  • Feix’s 20 years of Newbery participation honored on seal

    After years of reading books with Newbery Medal seals, Susan Feix will soon be reading books that will display a different seal - one honoring her.

    Also named the Newbery Medal winner for 2009, ‘The Graveyard Book,’ by Neil Gaiman, is the first young adult novel that will display the gold Susan Feix Legacy Award seal.

    “I was thrilled that they did that,” said Feix about the honor.