Today's News

  • Legislative update: SB1 is data-driven plan to fund pensions

    After weeks of anticipation and months of discussions and meetings with stakeholders, the Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus filed its comprehensive pension reform bill as Senate Bill (SB) 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
    While SB 1 marked the filing of one of the most significant pieces of legislation of the 2018 Session, we continued to hold committee meetings and voted bills out of the Senate chamber, making for another busy week in Frankfort.

  • Gospel sing to benefit cancer patient

    Central Christian Church at Second Street and Riggs Avenue will host a gospel sing/silent auction on Sunday, March 11, to benefit Kay Moss, who has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. The kidney cancer has also spread to her liver and lungs.
    The benefit, which will include soup, sandwiches and drink, will begin at 1 p.m. with bidding for silent auction items. Singing will be held 2-4 p.m.; food will be served 4-5 p.m. At 5 p.m., all bidding ends and singing resumes. Silent auction winners will be announced at 5 p.m.

  • Cole sentenced to nine years in prison for drug trafficking conviction

    A Harrison County woman who was recently convicted on drug charges was sentenced last week to nine years in prison.
    Probation was denied for Jewel Cole, who appeared before Judge Jay Delaney on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

  • Arnold honored posthumously for his many volunteer services

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    According to long-time friend Ralph Dietemeyer, the late Dr. Rick Arnold would have been an excellent choice for either the Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Professional of the Year or the chamber’s Volunteer of the Year.
    “He was nominated for both of those and was equally deserving of either award,” Dietemeyer said. “It’s just a shame that he wasn’t honored when he was still alive.”

  • School officials talk safety with board members

    Becky Barnes,

    School shootings are not far from the minds of school officials and local law enforcement. The two groups addressed school safety at the Harrison County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night.
    Assistant Superintendent David Case described some of the ways Harrison County is preparing for any crisis situation.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    1. Salmon deposit
    6. Old age, archaic
    9. Bagpiper’s garb
    13. Hawaiian veranda
    14. Big Island flower necklace
    15. Helper
    16. V.C. Andrews’ “Flowers in the ____”
    17. Uno ___ or one more
    18. 4 x 4 race
    19. *”Water of life”
    21. *Shamrock
    23. ____ Aviv
    24. Rumpelstiltskin’s weaver
    25. Wildebeest
    28. Mega Bloks competitor
    30. *Outdoor St. Patrick’s Day event
    35. Starting point on way to riches

  • Dog park is open at Flat Run

    Becky Barnes,

    The much-anticipated dog park is here. It’s open and dogs of all sizes are basking in the play yard.
    It’s been about six months in the making, but Anastasia Hicks, who spearheaded the project, is thrilled that it has been so overwhelmingly supported.

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center reopens today

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort reopens for the season today. The center, which features exhibits of the state’s fish and native wildlife, is a popular destination for families and school groups.
    Later this season, visitors can expect to see a new addition: a striped skunk. It joins the center’s collection of animals that cannot be released back into the wild, but are trained at the center for educational programs.

  • What to do with 38th District tournament

    Each year, or at least two of four years, the problem of a too-crowded gym and not ample parking presents itself for the 38th District Tournament.
    The past boys’ championship game was a perfect example of the problem. Here are some issues and some suggestions that I have which will be ignored but here goes anyway.
    The parking problem.  When I arrived with Jim Swinford at 5:46 for a 7 p.m. start time, the parking people were already sending cars to the secondary lot.  

  • Pendleton County romps past Breds, 73-44, in 38th District title game

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Led by junior Dontaie Allen’s 48 points and 15 rebounds, the Pendleton County Wildcats beat the Harrison County Thorobreds 73-44, Friday night, to win the 38th District championship.  The win improved the Wildcats to 24-7 for the year while the Thorobreds fell to 11-20.