Today's News

  • Church begins program to help improve young readers’ skills

    Attention reading enthusiasts, Journey Community Christian Church would like to introduce to you a way to give back to the community using your bookworm skills.
    It’s called Whiz Kids. A literacy-based, one on one program geared toward helping  second and third graders hone their reading skills.
    “Not only are we going to help them read better,” said Whiz Kids coordinator Mary Gim Norfleet. “We intend to provide encouragement and full support to the kids”

  • Cynthiana residents collect gifts for America’s largest Christmas project

    Christmas is arriving early in Cynthiana, as The Christian Bookstore prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child.  Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.
    Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Cynthiana residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.  

  • Property Transfers

    Brian L. Bell and Katrina A. Bell to Naomi Wilson, property in Harrison County, $145,000.
    Gary A. Ross and Bertha L. Ross to Holly Florence, property at 505 E. Bridge St., $77,900.
    James Jett and Connie Jett to M.E. Northcutt and Goldie Northcutt, Tract 3 on Berry-Kelat Road, $12,000.
    General Warranty Deed: Carolyn Moran, Connie Joseph and Harold Joseph, Anita Forsythe and Wesley Forsythe, Linda Fralix and James B. Fralix, Collectively Grantors and Jeannie Smiley, Collectively Grantee, 2 tracts in Harrison County, $69,000.

  • Harrison County Sheriff's Department

    Traffic Cases
    The following information from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office indicates drivers and/or owners whose vehicles were involved in accidents.
    Oct. 30- At 5:16 a.m., Ky 1054 South, injury, Brandon Holbert, 19, operating a 2006 Mazda, lost control and struck a culvert.
    Nov. 5- at 7:25 p.m., U.S. 62 East,  injury reported, Jessie Ritchey, 33, operating a 2002 Ford Ranger, lost control and struck an embankment.

  • Harrison District Court

    Judge Charles W. Kuster Jr.
    presiding Nov. 1, 2010
    In re: Mart Clough Jr. Estate, settlement; order entered.
    Carlene Eclar vs. Trish Morris, court trial; forcible detainer sustained.
    James E. Slade Jr., 1987, arraignment; alcohol intoxication in a public place-first/second offense; guilty plea entered, $25 and costs.
    Martin A. Taylor, 1946, review; underpayment waived.
    Russell F. Hisle, 1971, show cause deferred/installment payment; paid as ordered.

  • Harrison Circuit Court

    Judge Jay Delaney
    presiding Nov. 2, 2010
    Kevin Belleville, 1972, sentencing; first degree possession of controlled substance-first offense; one year sentence imposed, probation denied.
    Arlene Hildebrand, 1972, sentencing; 2 cases, second degree trafficking in controlled substance-first offense; 2 1/2 year sentence probated on condition of service of 180 days, balance probated.

  • Harrison County Family Court

    Judge Barbara Paul
    presiding Nov. 3 2010
    Terrie M. Allen vs. Broch Woodford Allen, review; decree entered.
    William Matthew Criswell vs. Cindy Lynn Criswell, review; order entered.
    Kacey Renea Hamm vs. Jeremy Denver Hamm, domestic; testimony taken, decree entered.
    Cindy A. Lawrence vs. Richard K. Jones, motion hour; (motion for temporary custody), overruled.
    Jaclyn Lawson Rawlings vs. Justin Ray Rawlings, other hearing; testimony taken, decree entered.

  • Asian lady beetles ready for home invasion

    It is that time of the year again: The attack of the lady beetles.  
    Usually they sneak their way into our homes before now, but the mild weather has kept them at bay. The chill is here so people are asking, “What do I do about all the lady bugs in my house?”  
    Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

  • KOHS gets over $500,000 in Homeland Security grants

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) has awarded $578,100 in State Homeland Security Grants to Bluegrass Area Development District  for the purchase of interoperable communications, hazmat equipment, and mobile data computers.
    “Homeland Security grants are a vital component in helping keep the Commonwealth safe and secure,” Gov.  Steve Beshear said. “They provide funds that enable our first responders to have the latest and best tools needed in their critical missions.”

  • National 4-H Congress delegates focus on Issues Affecting Youths

    Through 4-H, young people not only have the opportunity to make a positive difference in their communities, but they can impact their state and nation by becoming a delegate to National 4-H Congress. The 2010 National 4-H Congress will take place Nov. 26-30 in Atlanta, Ga.  Harrison County will be well represented at the 2010 National 4-H Congress. Sarah Barton, daughter of Doug and Trudy Barton of Cynthiana, will be representing Kentucky along with 30 other 4-H’ers from across the state.