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Today's News

  • Loud boomboxes are nuisance

    To the editor:

    Everyone who received a Democrat or bought one last week got a yellow paper flyer with the city ordinances on it, asking that all residents cooperate with the following ordinances. That means all residents in the city.

  • Breds put away Tigers for trip to Applebee's Park

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won their second consecutive Semi-State Tournament with a 3-0 win over Beechwood on Wednesday night at St. Henry High School to sweep the first two games of the best-of-three series.  They now advance to the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Tournament at Applebee’s Park in Lexington next week.

    Harrison County’s pitching, defense and some timely hitting by seniors Eric Case and Bobby Feeback, proved to be the difference for the Breds.  Case and Feeback delivered back-to-back RBI singles as Harrison County took the lead.

  • Academic Briefs

    BCTC DEAN’S LIST

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recognizes following students from Harrison County who have achieved Dean’s List honors for the 2009 Spring Semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the Dean’s List full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    BCTC’s Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2009  are:

  • Harrison County District Court

    HARRISON DISTRICT COURT

    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 15, 2009

    TRAFFIC CASE

    Cynthia D. Harney, 1975, other hearing; disregarding stop sign; guilty plea entered, state traffic school, costs.

    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding June 15, 2009

    PROBATE CASES

    Estate of Lillian Courtney, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Mary McFarland Eads, probate hearing; order entered.

    Estate of Dorothy Perrin Matthews, probate hearing; will admitted to probate, order entered.

    CIVIL CASES

  • Case, Feeback lead Breds to win over Beechwood

    It may or may not be a cliché, but coaches, seemingly since the beginning of time, are fond of saying that teams are only as strong as their seniors.

    Last Wednesday, the Harrison County Thorobreds got strong play from two of their seniors, defeated Beechwood in the second game of their best-of-three series, 3-0, and advanced to their second straight “Elite Eight,” this week at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

  • Mother congratulates son for earning Salutatorian honors

    To the editor:

    I wanted to write a letter congratulating my son, Aaron Williams, for his graduation on Friday, June 5 from Harrison County High School. Aaron was recognized during commencement for being the only student to sweep the CATS scores for his entire high school career and he and J.D. Wright were recognized for receiving Commonwealth Diplomas.   Congratulations J.D.

  • Age, fertility two factors for bloom

    I have no complaints about plant performance this spring.  It was England-like with agreeable temperatures and ample rainfall, thus far. A few steamy days have managed to snap me back to summer in the Ohio valley reality. 

    Plants have preformed well and bloomed as they should here at the farm, but some gardeners continue to pose the question, “Where’s the bloom?”

  • Ethan Wyatt Bevins

    Ethan Wyatt Bevins

    Ethan Wyatt Bevins was born to Jonathan and Jennifer Willoughby Bevins on May 29, 2009 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz., and is welcomed by his sister, Natalie Hope.

    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Willoughby of Lewis County.

    Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Loretta Bevins of Lewis County.

  • Academic Briefs

    BELLIS-JONES

    Harrison County Middle School teacher Cynthia Bellis-Jones attended a workshop at the University of Kentucky recently where she learned about approaches designed to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    The workshop, organized by the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Initiative, featured a presentation by gender equity expert Jo Sanders.

  • New Drivers

    NEW DRIVERS

    Jacob Scott Bates, Garrett Ray Hitch, John Curtis Fuson, Mariah Carr, Russell Whitaker, and Katelynn Paige Perraut.