Today's News

  • Harrison County District Court


    Judge Jay Delaney

    presiding June 15, 2009


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

    Judge William D. Probus

    presiding June 15, 2009


    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.


  • 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


    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


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

  • Community thanked for success of Ice Cream Social

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the parishioners of St. Edward, I wish to thank everyone who supported our recent Ice Cream Social. It was a great success! All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Edward School.

     We appreciate the kindness and generosity of our local officials and businesses who provided items for our silent auction.  We are grateful to the many members of our local churches and community who stopped by and enjoyed some great food, delicious cake and ice cream and even found a bargain at the silent auction. Thanks for your support!

  • Grid Breds progressing nicely

    For the second straight year, spring football practice for the Harrison County Thorobreds proved to something less than spectacular.

    Last year, Ray Graham was on his way to retirement and new coach Aaron Stepp was not yet on board to take the reins. This year, Stepp resigned to accept the head coaching position at Franklin County and the next “new” coach, Mark Carroll was not yet hired.

  • Homemade shade devices offset summer heat

    We protect some of our plants from cold; why not protect them a bit from heat.  Sure, we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90 degree day, but we can keep our vegetables shaded on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to raise into the upper 80s and 90s, many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set and stop blooming. Beans, tomatoes and eggplant do like it hot, but there is a threshold of tolerance to heat.