Today's News

  • Marriage Licenses


    Toby Diane Cloyd, 38, and Christopher Steven Perkins, 36, married Feb. 19, 2009.

    Javon Janay Edwards, 21, and Matthew Layne Price, 20, married Feb. 20, 2009.

    Stacey Morgan Newkirk, 23, and Philip Lewis Richardson, 31, married March 5, 2009.

  • Kerr family thanks friends for assistance during ice storm

    To the editor:

    This letter is overdue although the help sure was right on time. Ed and Jane Simpson certainly were on time during the power outage that hit the county. In fact, Ed and his company, All Points Towing, have come to our rescue many times, even when our car broke down when we were living in Winchester.

  • Fire department thanked for rescuing cat from roof

    To the editor,

    I want to thank the Cynthiana Fire Department for rescuing my cat off of an apartment roof. She had been up there all night and day. I know I was going to have to get help, it was supposed to rain that night. I called the fire department, 15 minutes later I had my cat. She was important to me.

    Norma Landrum


  • Connersville Christian ladies lend a sewing hand

    The ladies of Connersville Christian Church have become dressmakers... and their donations are bringing smiles to the faces of young girls in Haiti.

    In December, 140 handmade dresses were sent to the Russell Christian School in Haiti - all products of months of hard work and one idea.

    A seamstress for many years, Connersville Christian Church member Judy Millar said one day she decided she wanted to sew for others.

    “The Lord popped this idea in my head,” Millar said. “I just started sewing and it grew.”

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS indoor track

    Two weeks ago. several Harrison County track team members participated in an indoor meet at Mason County.

    Three Harrison County athletes placed in their respective events at the big meet that included several teams from Kentucky and Ohio.

    Catherine Darnell was 4th in the high jump, clearing 4-4, Danni Kemplin was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 10.45 seconds and Caleb Reeder was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.36 seconds.

  • Deming falls to Fillies and Breds

    They took distinctly different routes to get there, but both the Harrison County Fillies and Harrison County Thorobreds enjoyed textbook starts to their respective post-season journeys.

    Both HCHS teams won 38th District championships as the weekend got started, the Fillies 39-26 over Deming on Thursday, and the Breds 62-54 over Deming on Friday.

  • Breds face Montgomery in regional Saturday

    The first time Harrison County and Montgomery County played this year, both teams were trying to gather some much-needed momentum heading into post-season play.

    In their last regular season game, Harrison County dropped that home-court decision to the Indians, 55-45. In that contest, Harrison County fell behind early, made a run in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t seal the deal.

    As fate would have it, the same two teams play again, this time in a do-or-die situation in the first round of the 10th Region Tournament this Saturday in northern Kentucky.

  • School on lock down

    Northside Elementary school is on lockdown after the school received a letter in the mail of “questionable content” last Thursday morning.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Cynthiana Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the United States postal service.

    “There is no danger at this point to any students, teachers or employees,” said Cynthiana police officer Scott Loechel.

    Loechel said the mail of “questionable content” is still being examined by a postal inspector.

  • Northside Elementary update

    Northside Elementary School remains on lockdown after the school received mail of “questionable content” two weeks ago.

    Harrison County Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer said the case remains under investigation.


  • School board cuts four positions

    In an attempt to meet state-required budget cuts, the Harrison County School Board announced at its special meeting Tuesday evening that four part-time positions have been eliminated.

    The jobs cut were health aide positions, each totaling 20 hours or less a week.

    “Once we learned of budget cuts for this year... those positions were the ones we chose to eliminate,” said Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer.

    Fischer said the state informed Kentucky school systems that funding would be cut 6.7 percent for the remaining school year.