Today's News

  • Fillies defeat Bourbon for season’s first win

    The Harrison County Fillies picked up their first victory of the young season with a 57-47 win over Bourbon County Monday night on the Hilltop.   The Fillies improve their season record to 1-1, while Bourbon County drops to 1-2. 

    Bourbon County scored first on a 3-point basket by Sparks, but the Fillies tied it with 5:30 left in the period and at 4:42 left, took a lead on Kaitlin Johnson’s first 3-pointer of the game. 

  • Picking holiday greenery

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Woman’s indictments allege forgery, fraud

    The Harrison County grand jury issued six indictments during its last scheduled session of 2009.

    A Harrison County woman was named in two separate indictments that totalled 11 counts.

    Carrie Seivers, 34, is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument (eight counts) and persistent felony offender.

    In the second indictment, Seivers is also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and a second PFO charge.

  • Sports Shorts

    Harrison freshmen runner-up in

    Bourbon tourney

    The Harrison County freshman boys, under the direction of Coach Larry Kendall, finished second Saturday in the Bourbon County Freshman Tourney. 

    Lexington Catholic bested the young Breds in the third game of the day by a 71-46 margin.

  • Monday weather causes wrecks

    Slick roads proved to be treacherous for Monday morning drivers.

    “It just caught everyone off guard...” Sheriff Bruce Hampton said Monday afternoon. “It was a bad morning.”

    Hampton said the Sheriff’s Department responded to eight wrecks between 6:50 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on White Oak Pike, US 27 North, Republican Pike, Ky Hwy 1054, Ky Hwy 36 West, US 62 West and US 62 East.

    “At 6 a.m. it was fine,” Hampton said about the roadways. “At ten ‘til seven, snow flurries picked up and turned to ice.”

  • News briefs

    Davender a no-show for court

    The former University of Kentucky basketball player who has been charged with selling tickets to basketball games that he did not have, was not in court Tuesday as scheduled.

    According to Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller, the warrant for the arrest of Edward Davender has not been served.

    “That’s not unusual,” Miller said, noting that the indictment was just filed earlier this month. “When he’s served, he’ll be brought before the court.”

  • At the PEAK of technology performance...

    Harrison County teachers are teaching... and blogging.

    On Friday, delegates from the Kentucky School Boards Association recognized the impact of the teachers’ blogs and presented the Harrison County school district with the 30th PEAK award.

    “It’s truly an honor for our district to receive the PEAK award,” said Assistant Superintendent DeeGee Fischer, adding that the award is the highest honor given by KSBA.

  • Alzheimer’s patients shouldn’t be left alone

    I am completely heartbroken about the news this past weekend of the missing elderly woman found dead in Lawrence County on Saturday, Nov. 28. She went missing Wednesday evening, Nov. 25. You can find the whole story about her at www.wsaz.com/newskentucky.

  • Weather system installed in Robinson

    Harrison County weather information can now be found at the click of a mouse.

    The Kentucky Mesonet recently installed an automated weather and climate monitoring system in Robinson.

    “For a weather bug, this thing is fabulous,” said Harrison County Extension Agent Gary Carter.

    By visiting the Kentucky Mesonet website at www.kymesonet.org, viewers can see the temperature, precipitation, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction for all Mesonet stations, including Harrison County.

  • Selin serves on WAVE of WWII

    Betty Poindexter Selin was 22 years old when she left Cynthiana to join the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).

    It was 1944 and America was fighting in the most widespread war in history - World War II.

    Selin and her friend Winnie Midden went to Biancke’s restaurant to meet with a recruiter for the women’s Navy program that had been established only two years earlier.

    “We just decided we wanted to join the WAVES,” Selin said.

    She and Midden left for New York on June 14 that same year.