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Today's News

  • 101 birthday wishes

    “Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday dear Katie... Happy birthday to you...”

    Cedar Ridge residents, staff and guests sang to Katie Wilson Friday afternoon in celebration of her 101st birthday on Saturday.

    “Thank you, honey,” Katie said to the worker that presented her with a cake. “It’s just beautiful.”

    Maria Kuster, Cedar Ridge director of resident programs and activities, said at 101 years old, Katie was an inspiration to everyone at the facility.

  • Top-ranked Holmes downs Breds, 63-42

    On Saturday night in Covington, the Harrison County Thorobreds found out what it’s like to take on the best team in the state.

    Top-ranked Holmes (16-1) had little trouble taking care of the Thorobreds, jumping to an early lead and cruising to a 63-42 win.

    “In all reality, Holmes took it easy on us,” said HCHS Head Coach Mike Reitz. “This one could have been a  90-30 game or something like that.”

  • Harrison County Circuit Court

    HARRISON CIRCUIT COURT

    Judge Robert McGinnis

    presiding Jan. 6, 2009

    CRIMINAL CASES

    Doretha L. Hubbard, 1963, arraignment; costs waived, (amended), guilty plea entered, sentenced to 18 days in city jail.

    Kelly Michelle Jeffers, 1983, sentencing; flagrant non-support; sentenced to 2 years, probated 5 years, costs, remain in jail.

    Shannon Bills, 1982, pretrial conference; persistent felony offender-first degree; dismissed.

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding Dec. 29, 2008

    PROBATE CASES

    In re: Paolo Lopez Ayala, other hearing; (name change), order entered.

    Estate of: In re: Donald Eugene Adams, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Donald G. McDonald Jr., motion hour; (motion to amend), order entered.

    CIVIL CASES

    Whalen and Company vs. Henry Hogg, court trial; hearing held, forcible detainer granted, to vacate on or before Jan. 5.

    MISDEMEANOR CASES

  • January named School Board Member Recognition Month

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett, left, signed a proclamation Friday afternoon declaring January as School Board Member Appreciation month. Barnett is pictured with school board chairman Ed Taylor.

  • Hospital gets golden nod on accreditation

    After a week-long on-site survey by its accreditation program, Harrison Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

    HMH Chief Executive Officer Sheila Currans said the commission’s survey results helped validate the success and high standards of the regional hospital.

    “We try to live by these standards,” Currans said about the regulations placed on the hospital by The Joint Commission, which has accredited HMH since 1973.

  • God allows wandering, but always knows how to get us back home

    For Christmas my husband bought me a GPS device for my car.

    I am notorious for my directional dyslexia, which I blame on my dad. When I was a kid he told me to get lost and, ever the obedient child, I’ve been doing so ever since.

    I don’t understand north. I know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, but I couldn’t point it out to you. Orlando and Tampa are both south of where I live, but they feel northish to me.

  • Budget cuts for county attorneys jeopardize safety

    Our state’s budget crisis may soon result in a crisis in personal and community safety for Kentucky’s law-abiding citizens.

    Kentucky’s county attorneys face cutting more than $1.1 million dollars from their budgets over the next six months. This is equivalent to 77 staff members losing their jobs effective January 1, and will have a devastating effect on our system of public safety and criminal justice.

  • Community Calendar

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23

    Story Hour. Friday, Jan. 23 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 2-5 in the Feix Community Room at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

    MONDAY, Jan. 26

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Monday, Jan. 26 at the Community Action Center/Harrison County Adult Daycare from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27

  • Now, more than ever, citizens need to be involved

    The new year is a time for reflection. I think that it is important to thank people who have contributed to making Cynthiana and Harrison County a better place to live. These are people or groups of people who selflessly contribute their time, energy, and yes, sometimes even money for the betterment of the community. I won’t mention names so that I don’t slight anyone, but you know who you are.