Today's News

  • Fiscal court comes close to voting on Handy House

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    After months of being in limbo, the fate of the Handy House came close to being voted on by the Harrison County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.
    The vote on a motion to proceed with demolition of the home was put off, however, after former Cynthiana Mayor Virgie Wells asked the fiscal court not to take action on the issue on Tuesday, citing the absence of Harrison County Heritage Council chair Marilyn Bell.

  • Chance to get a ‘Taste of Harrison County’ is this Saturday


  • Deputy: Man chased woman with loaded shotgun

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    A Cynthiana woman was reportedly chased by her mother’s drunk boyfriend brandishing a loaded shotgun, and was punched by him.
    Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy Robert Peak responded to a 911 call a little before 11 p.m. Sept. 1 from Tabatha Tekulva.
    Tekulva reported that Melesio Tello, 35, was pointing a loaded shotgun at her, and was chasing her around the yard with it.

  • News briefs

    Bridge deck restoration
    KY 3016, Harrison County – The bridge over the south fork of the Licking River will be closed to through traffic for a bridge deck restoration project which started Wednesday, Sept. 9.
    A signed detour will be in place. The estimated completion is Sept. 25, 2015.

  • Raggedy Ann turns 100; birthday party to be held Saturday at public library

    Kelly McKinney,
    News Writer

    An iconic doll with Cynthiana ties is now a centenarian, and Harrison Countians are invited to help celebrate.
    A birthday party for Raggedy Ann will be held during A Taste of Harrison County on Saturday.
    Juanita Ingram, an organizer of the party, said that Raggedy Andy also is being celebrated.
    Raggedy Ann turned 100 on Sept. 7, Ingram said.

  • 2015 Harrison County School District Salaries

    Dotson, Andy    $116,848.56
    Case, David    $101,453.04
    Shepard, Melissa    $92,323.92
    Hatter, Jenny Lynn    $90,164.88
    Asher, Julie    $88,162.08
    Maggard, Belinda    $87,213.60
    Switzer, Robert    $87,164.88
    Yearsley, Brad    $86,552.64
    Mcintire, Michael    $86,157.84
    Fowler, Steven    $84,818.88
    Hill, Sharon    $84,818.88

  • Fillies beat Montgomery Lady Indians, look to battle Pendleton Co.

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County Fillies traveled to Montgomery County Wednesday and came home with a 4-2 win over the 2-2-2 Lady Indians.  
    The match, the most physical to date for the Fillies, saw the home team jump out to a 1-0 lead in the third minute of the first half on a diagonal ball score.
    “It has been the slow start that has been our Achilles heel so far this season,” noted Coach Kevin Gaunce. “We have given up early goals in the last three games.”  

  • USDA commodity loans available to Kentucky producers

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, John W. McCauley reminds producers that USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows. The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs), were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill for the 2014-2018 crop years.

  • Breds drop third game 42-6 to Montgomery County Friday

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    A very good crowd came to the Hilltop Friday evening, but went away disappointed as the Breds dropped a 42-6 game to the Montgomery County Indians.
    The inability to stop the run, interceptions, and a couple of dropped passes turned what could have been an exciting close game into a lopsided win for the visiting Indians.

  • Plant now for a beautiful fall garden

    Don’t pack away that shovel and trowel. Fall is a great time to plant a few new additions in the landscape. Here are just a few ideas for adding immediate and long term beauty to your garden.
    Add cool season annuals like pansies, snapdragons, ornamental kale and stocks to brighten the fall garden. Those in milder regions will enjoy them throughout the winter.  Consider adding cold hardy pansies. They provide color in the fall garden, survive most winters, and are back blooming in the spring just as the snow melts.